June 25, 2019

Movers & shakers

Movers & shakers
Ata Khatib, CEO, Lockton MENA Limited

Lockton MENA selects new CEO

Lockton MENA Limited has announced the appointment of new chief executive officer, Ata Khatib. Khatib brings a deep rooted experience of the region to the role, from first setting up Lockton’s offices in the DIFC in 2009 to becoming deputy CEO of Lockton MENA and sitting on its board. His regional...

Axis Re promotes Andy Hottinger

AXIS Re has announced the promotion and appointment of Andy Hottinger to the role of president of its EMEA LatAm division. In this new role, Hottinger will report directly to AXIS Re CEO Steve Arora and will become part of the AXIS reinsurance leadership team. “Andy has a deep understanding of...

MetLife boosts employee benefits leadership team

MetLife has appointed two leaders to its Employee Benefits business: Lilia Mokhtari will join MetLife in the Gulf as head of Multinational and Key Accounts, while Matthew Le Belenger has been appointed as head of Sales for the UAE. With combined experience of more than 25 years in the insurance...

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GAIF chooses new secretary general

The Board of Directors of the General Arab Insurance Federation (GAIF) has appointed Chakib Abouzaid as the new Secretary General for the period 2020-2024. He succeeds Abdul Khaliq R. Khalil, who will step down in June, having held the position for about 20 years. Abouzaid has 30 years of experience...

Salama gets new MD

The Islamic Arab Insurance Company (Salama) has announced that in a recent resolution by the Board of Directors to the Dubai Financial Market that Mustafa Ghazi Kheriba has been appointed as the new managing director for the organisation. Kheriba is also a board member of the company and the Group...

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Michael van der Straaten confirmed as CEO of Qatar Re

Qatar Re has announced the confirmation of Michael van der Straaten as the Company’s CEO. Earlier this year, he was appointed acting CEO of Qatar Re. Qatar Re also announced the appointment of Pantelis Koulovasilopoulos as CUO – Long Tail & Specialty Classes. He formerly served as Qatar Re’s deputy...

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Saleh Al Hashimi chosen as DHIC CEO

H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, has issued a number of executive resolutions appointing new CEOs in Dubai Government. He issued the Executive Council Resolution No. 7 of 2019 appointing Saleh Abdul Ghaffar Al Hashimi as CEO...

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Trust Re appoints group CEO

Trust International Insurance & Reinsurance Company has announced the appointment of Talal Al Zain as group chief executive officer. Al Zain has held senior executive positions in the fields of banking and investment in the US, Europe and MENA region. Most recently, he was founder and director of Jisr Capital....

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Edwin Charnaud joins Aon

and Transaction Solutions business. Charnaud will begin his role on 15 April 2019 bringing his strategic insights to help accelerate the execution of the regional M&A and Transaction Solutions growth plan and will also focus on strengthening relationships with private equity and infrastructure clients. Charnaud was previously at Marsh, where...

ArgoGlobal hires head of operations

ArgoGlobal announced the appointment of Helen Donegan as head of operations – Europe, Middle East and Asia, effective April 1. Donegan will report to Dominic Kirby, managing director, ArgoGlobal. “Helen has an excellent track record of leading global teams and measurably improving their operational performance,” said Kirby. “She will play...

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