Antares (formerly QIC Global), the international specialty insurance and reinsurance subsidiary of Qatar Insurance Group, today announces the appointment of Stewart Smith as business development officer, effective immediately. Smith joins Antares at Group level and will be based in London, reporting directly to Michael van der Straaten, CEO of Antares.
Smith will work across all Antares entities to help each identify new areas of opportunity and increase efficiency. Having worked in the London market for more than 40 years, Smith brings a wealth of industry experience to Antares. He has held senior roles at several large brokerages, including Aon and Willis Re, and he joins Antares from McGill and Partners where he was a partner.
Michael van der Straaten, Antares CEO said:
Stewart is an extremely well liked and respected industry veteran whose extensive broking experience will be invaluable as we continue to grow. The newly created BDO role, with a remit across our entire business, will allow him to use his considerable expertise to connect brokers with the right solutions for their clients. His appointment is indicative of Antares’ ongoing development and he is exactly the person we need to drive further growth.”
Antares is a multifaceted, rapidly expanding business and I look forward to working with the various teams to enhance broker experience and speed access to solutions relevant to their clients.”