Qatar Reinsurance Company Limited (“Qatar Re”), the global multi-line reinsurer and subsidiary of QIC Global, today announces the appointment of Dimitris Papachristou as CEO of its Gibraltar companies, effective immediately. Papachristou will report to Michael van der Straaten, CEO at QIC Global. He succeeds Mark Cockcroft, who is stepping down from the role and will be leaving the business.
Papachristou will oversee operations of the Gibraltar subsidiaries of Qatar Re: Zenith Insurance Plc, Markerstudy Insurance Company Limited, and St Julians Insurance Company Limited.
Papachristou brings with him over 24 years’ experience in the industry, joining from his most recent role as chief actuary (research) at the Prudential Regulation Authority for the Bank of England. Prior to that, Papachristou was an actuary at Aon, where he focused on reinsurance structuring and analysis. He began his career as a lecturer at the University of Southampton
van der Straaten said: “We are very pleased to have Dimitris join us as CEO of Qatar Re’s Gibraltar companies. He is a consummate professional and an industry leader with broad experience, a background in actuarial excellence and market-leading economic analysis. I look forward to working alongside him as we continue to move forward with the strategic vision for our Group and further strengthen our Gibraltarian operations.
“I would also like to thank Mark, who has been a valuable member of Qatar Re for many years and has had a pivotal role in aligning our Gibraltar companies to the wider group. We wish him every success in all his future endeavours.”