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QBE loses market team head to AIG start-up

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QBE’s Global Head of Market Management Uwe Schoberth has left to join AIG technology-focused innovator Blackboard Insurance.

Mr Schoberth was promoted to the role earlier this year and led a new global market management team tasked with strengthening the group’s customer focus.

QBE is yet to appoint a replacement for Mr Schoberth, who had worked with the group since 2014 and was previously global head of major trading partner engagement.

At Blackboard he will also focus on market relationships, enhancing connections with brokers and customers.

AIG said in 2017 it would operate Blackboard as a start-up. The Blackboard website says it serves the commercial insurance market, supporting manufacturing, real estate, wholesale, retail and services industries with annual sales up to $US500 million ($715.5 million).

“After learning about Blackboard’s use of data and technology to serve the middle market in a better way, coupled with the very positive energy exhibited by the team, I knew immediately this was an opportunity I had to take,” Mr Schoberth said.