Karl Hamann

Chief Executive Officer
QBE Insurance (Singapore) Pte Ltd

IBF Fellow (2018)

General Insurance

"It is important that we continue to evolve our business and reinvest in our future and our people. To be successful, we need to be inquisitive and constantly seek new knowledge to innovate and improve."


​Karl Hamann was appointed on 4 March 2014 as Chief Executive Officer of QBE Insurance (Singapore) Pte Ltd.

Karl is a veteran in the insurance industry with 30 years of working experience in the insurance industry, of which 18 years has been spent in Asia.

​Prior to his appointment in Singapore, Karl was the Chief Executive Officer of QBE Insurance (Malaysia) Berhad for close to 4 years and was the Regional Operations Manager, Asia in the Singapore's Regional Office from 2006 to 2010, covering QBE's operations in Asia including Hong Kong, Macau, Thailand and Vietnam. Karl was also the President and CEO & Executive Director of QBE Insurance (Philippines) Inc from 2002 to 2005. Karl first joined QBE in 1997 and moved to Asia as a Technical Advisor for QBE Pool Indonesia from 2000 to 2002.

Having worked in Sydney and Asia with strategic and leadership responsibilities in underwriting, claims, distribution and operational roles, Karl has extensive knowledge of the insurance industry both internationally and in the region. Under his strategic leadership in the various QBE's offices in Asia, Karl has made significant contributions in driving business growth and profitability in these markets, and operational efficiency.

Karl holds a Bachelor Degree in Commerce from Deakin University and is a Fellow member of the Australian Insurance Institute. He is also the President of the General Insurance Association of Singapore (GIA), Member of the WSH2028 Tripartite Strategy Committee and Co-Chair of the Partnerships Workgroup for the Ministry of Manpower (MOM), Deputy Chairman of the Insurance Workgroup for the Workplace Safety and Health Council (WSHC), Council Member of The Institute of Banking and Finance (IBF), Committee Member of The Financial Sector Tripartite Committee (FSTC) and Board of Governors of The Singapore College of Insurance (SCI).