January 23, 2020

Movers & shakers

Movers & shakers

Hermes appoints Middle East director

Hermes Investment Management has appointed Nigel Norman as director, Middle East distribution. Norman will be responsible for developing the Hermes brand and relationships in the Middle East and will report into Paul Voûte, head of EMEA Distribution. Norman joins from Aberdeen Standard Investments, where he was head of Middle East...

Osama Abu Ghazaleh, Middle East regional manager of Brokerslink

Brokerslink increases strategic focus on region

Global broking business Brokerslink has announced the appointment of Osama Abu Ghazaleh as its new Middle East regional manager. The region now has a dedicated representative committed to promoting the growth and development of its independent brokers located there. Ghazaleh, general manager and executive vice president at ACE Insurance, will...

RKH Specialty hires Richard Mockett as Dubai SEO

RKH Specialty has announced the appointment of Richard Mockett as senior executive officer for RKH’s Dubai office. In his new role at RKH, Richard will lead the Dubai operation and expand the specialty offering in the MENA region as well as coordinate strategy with other regional hubs in London, Luxembourg,...

Stefan Jensen, CEO, Mapfre Turkey

MAPFRE appoints Turkey CEO

Mapfre has appointed Stefan Jensen as the company’s new CEO in Turkey. Jensen replaces Alfredo Muñoz, who in turn has been appointed assistant general director at Mapfre Inmuebles (operations director), replacing Melchor García. Jensen has a degree in Business Administration from Sheffield Hallam University (United Kingdom). He joined the Group...

Abdallah Balbeisi, head of MEA, QBE

QBE picks Abdallah Balbeisi as head of MEA

QBE Insurance Group announced the appointment of Abdallah Balbeisi as senior executive officer (SEO), head of Middle East and Africa (MEA). Balbeisi will lead QBE’s insurance and reinsurance initiative in the MEA region. He is set to join the firm in May 2020 in its Dubai office, reporting to Stephen...

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Mohamed Akoob joins Chedid Capital board

Chedid Capital Holding has announced the appointment of Mahomed Akoob to the group Board of Directors. Akoob brings 43 years of experience in risk finance, management and consultancy. Akoob was previously the managing director of Hannover Retakaful B.S.C in Bahrain, and served as the general manager and executive director of Munich...

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ArgoGlobal strengthens Dubai operations

ArgoGlobal, the Lloyd’s insurer and member of Argo Group, has appointed Noel Praveen, senior underwriter casualty and professional lines – Dubai, effective immediately. Praveen will report to Samir Hemsi, chief underwriting officer MENA region at ArgoGlobal in Dubai. “Noel is an outstanding underwriter, recognised for his excellent technical skills, who will...

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New role assigned

David Vaillant is switching roles within the BNP Paribas group, taking on the role of global head of finance, strategy and participations at the asset manager after having been head of banking for EMEA in the investment bank’s financial institutions coverage division. He succeeds Pascal Biville, head of strategy and finance and...

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Sedgwick makes regional transformation

Sedgwick recently made several changes to the company’s senior leadership team. Stewart Steel, currently CEO of Sedgwick UK, Middle East & Africa, has been selected to oversee a newly combined operating division as CEO of Continental Europe, Middle East & Africa (CEMEA). “I am delighted to announce Stewart’s new role...

Deutsche Bank hires product head

Deutsche Bank Wealth Management appointed Rajesh Mahadevan as head of Global Products & Solutions (GPS) for Emerging Markets as it extends its product base for clients in its fast-growing Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa region. Mahadevan will take up his new role in January, based in Singapore and reporting to Lavanya...

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