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Michele C. Lamarre

VP, Head of Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging
QBE North America

Michele Lamarre is the Vice President, Head of Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging for QBE North America (NA), a global insurance leader focused on helping customers solve unique risks. Michele is responsible for delivering strategic direction, thought leadership and inclusion competencies to advance the organization’s mission and business objectives.

Michele was awarded the 2024 Insurance Business America Elite Women and 2021 Acord Women’s Insurance Advancement award. Michele is a DEI speaker and a published author in Insurance Business America, Insurance Thought Leadership.com.

With over 20 years’ experience in the financial services and insurance industries, Michele joined QBE in 2017 as a Corporate Communications Partner. Before QBE, Michele held several leadership roles at AIG, including Director of Executive Communications to AIG’s CFO, Chief Risk Officer, and Chief Auditor; Strategic Advisor to the CEO of the Americas region and to the President of Consumer Insurance, Canada; and Chief of Staff to the Chief Marketing Officer, Accident & Health.

Prior to AIG, Michele held leadership roles at Moody’s Analytics, UBS Wealth Management, and JP Morgan Chase. Michele earned a Master of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Miami and a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Hofstra University.

Michele serves on the National Board for The National African American Insurance Association (NAAIA) and on the IICF IDEA Council – Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF) Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility (IDEA) Council, the premier body for advancing diversity best practices and inclusive leadership development throughout the insurance industry.

Michele is an avid global traveler, a self-proclaimed foodie and has earned the Court of Master Sommeliers Introductory certification.

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