Vivek Bhatia

Chief Executive Officer, Australia Pacific / QBE Insurance Group

Vivek Bhatia is the CEO, Australia Pacific, of QBE Insurance Group, one of the world's leading general insurance and reinsurance companies. 
 
Before joining QBE, Vivek was inaugural CEO and MD of icare, the NSW Government AUD$32 billion public financial corporation managing the state’s insurance and care schemes. 
 
Vivek has more than 20 years’ experience in the insurance and management consulting sectors. Vivek was previously the CEO of Wesfarmers Insurance in Australia, where he was responsible for leading the multi-brand, multi-channel insurer through a significant transformation journey.  
 
He has also co-led McKinsey & Co’s Asia Pacific Restructuring & Transformation practice. 
 
Vivek is widely recognised as one of the most influential leaders in the Australian insurance industry. He was awarded the “Insurance Leader of the Year” in 2017 by the Australian & New Zealand Institute of Insurance & Finance (ANZIIF) and the “Australian Indian Business Leader of the Year” by the Australian Indian Business & Community Awards (AIBCA) in 2015.  
 
He has also been a finalist of the “Financial Services CEO of the Year” by CEO Magazine in 2016 & 2017 and the “CEO of the Year” by Australian HR Institute in 2017.