Gertsch to take up new role in February


Q-Re has appointed Michael Gertsch as global head of facultative, effective 1 February 2014.

Gertsch joins from Gulf Re, where he was chief executive officer from March 2011 to November 2013.

Last week Gertsch announced he was stepping down from Gulf Re for family reasons.

Q-Re chief executive Gunther Saacke said: “We are delighted to welcome Michael to Q-Re. He will be instrumental in establishing a broad and deep facultative footprint for Q-Re. My colleagues and I look forward to working with Michael as we build Q-Re’s global franchise.”

Gertsch said: “I am excited to be joining Q-Re at a very important stage of the company’s development.

“Based on the firm’s existing strengths and capabilities and underwritten by a team of specialists, we will build a global facultative book of business that will not only support the continued diversification of Q-Re’s portfolio but also further enhance the firm’s brand and recognition as a global reinsurer.”