Convenor, Claims Management/PARS
(CEO, QBE Insurance Bhd)
Leo Zanolini was appointed the Chief Executive Officer of QBE Insurance (Malaysia) Berhad in April 2014.
Prior to this appointment, Leo was the Regional Head of Business Transformation from August 2013, where he was responsible for leading all transformation strategies and initiatives across the region. In this former capacity, he played an instrumental role in key initiatives of strategic planning including merger and acquisitions (M&A) and centralizations.
Previously he served as the Global Head of Process Development for HSBC Insurance Holdings in 2013, and has also held the positions of Chief Operating Officer and Chief Underwriting Officer for HSBC Amanah Takaful Malaysia (Islamic Insurance) in Kuala Lumpur from 2008 to 2012. Before his move to Asia, Leo held several senior roles in HSBC Insurance across Mexico, USA and Brasil.
With inspiring leadership and strategic experience in underwriting and claims, operations, systems and distribution, Leo has extensive knowledge of the insurance industry locally, regionally and internationally.
Leo holds a Master’s Degree in Corporate Finance from IBMEC – Brazilian Institute Of Capital Markets and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro and in 2016 he was awarded a Fellowship from the Malaysian Insurance Institute