Mark Graham named as CEO of Antares Managing Agency


QIC Global, the international operations of Qatar Insurance Group which includes Bermuda-based Qatar Re, has named Mark Graham as chief executive of Antares Managing Agency. 

Graham has been with QIC Global for eight years, having started his career at the group as chief operating officer at Antares. He was appointed group chief risk officer and executive vice president at QIC Global’s parent company, Qatar Insurance Company, in January 2016.

Before joining Antares he chaired the Solvency II Committee for the Lloyd’s Market Association and headed his own company, Acuitas Consulting.  He has also served as chief financial officer and chief actuary at Chaucer.

In his new role, which is subject to regulatory approval, he reports to Michael van der Straaten, chief executive of QIC Global.

Alexander Craggs, who was acting chief executive of Antares since the summer, will be taking the permanent role of deputy chief executive of Antares and chief underwriting officer of marine, energy and accident and health at QIC Global.

van der Straaten described Graham as “a consummate professional, industry leader and an executive with a track record of success.” 

Meanwhile, Jim Lye has been given full regulatory approval as active underwriter for Antares Syndicate 1274.

Mark Graham, Qatar Insurance Group, Antares Managing Agency, Alexander Craggs, Jim Lye, Michael van der Straaten

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