QBE North America Appoints Risa Ryan SVP to Drive Analytics Ecosystem

Ryan will be responsible for strengthening QBE’s analytics strategy for North America and cultivating a team to drive the use of state-of-the-art modeling and analysis methods.

(Risa Ryan, SVP—Analytics, QBE North America.) 

QBE North America, a New York-based Integrated Specialist Insurer and subsidiary of QBE (Sydney), has announced that Risa Ryan has joined the company as SVP—Analytics to lead the development and delivery of analytic services. Based in QBE’s New York office, Ryan will be responsible for strengthening QBE’s analytics strategy for North America and cultivating a team to drive the use of state-of-the-art modeling and analysis methods to support business objectives, according to a QBE North America statement.

John Beckman, Chief Underwriting Officer, QBE North America.

“Risa is a proven leader and talented insurance executive who is joining QBE with more than 20 years of leadership, data and analytics experience,” comments John Beckman, Chief Underwriting Officer, QBE North America. “Nurturing a robust analytics ecosystem is critical to how we build for the future, respond to emerging market trends and help our customers manage risk from end to end with integrated solutions. Among the many avenues we are exploring, we see great potential in mining internal and external data and applying Machine Learning, and we’re excited to have Risa help power our efforts.”

Prior to joining QBE, Ryan spent most of her career at Munich Re America, holding positions of increasing responsibility, with her most recent role as Head of Strategy and Analysis. She is pursuing a PhD at New Jersey Institute of Technology and holds a Master of Science in Predictive Analytics from Northwestern University, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics from Temple University and a Certificate of Business Analytics from Cornell University.

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Anthony R. O’Donnell // Anthony O'Donnell is Executive Editor of Insurance Innovation Reporter. For nearly two decades, he has been an observer and commentator on the use of information technology in the insurance industry, following industry trends and writing about the use of IT across all sectors of the insurance industry. He can be reached at AnthODonnell@IIReporter.com or (503) 936-2803.

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