February 26, 2021

Movers & shakers

Movers & shakers
Jack Jenner, COO, Orient Insurance

Orient hires new COO

Orient Insurance Group has announced the appointment of Jack Jenner as chief operating officer of the organisation. Jenner spent the last 20 years of his career with both Zurich Insurance and Allianz. During the last five years, he was the CEO of Allianz Global and Specialty operations in the DIFC....

Amer Daya, senior market executive – MENA, Ninety

Amer Daya joins Ninety

Insurance-specialist innovation consultancy Ninety has announced it has partnered with Amer Daya to bring insurance innovation expertise to the MENA region. The partnership will see Ninety strengthening its role in the local insurance innovation community. Daya brings to Ninety 40 years of rich and diverse insurance industry experience in the...

Al-Rajhi Takaful employs acting CEO

Al-Rajhi Company for Cooperative Insurance (Al-Rajhi Takaful) has assigned Mahmoud Sale Dahduli to carry out the duties of CEO following the resignation of previous chief executive Abdulaziz Mohammed Al Sedeas. Dahduli holds a master’s degree in Islamic Banking from the University of Wales and has held several leadership positions during...

Fahim Al Shehhi, CEO, Islamic Arab Insurance Company

SALAMA announces new CEO

The Board of Directors of Islamic Arab Insurance Company (SALAMA) has announced the appointment of Fahim Al Shehhi as its new chief executive officer. Al Shehhi succeeds Parvaiz Siddiq, who recently stepped down as CEO, having been in the role since 2018 and with the company since 2016. Jassim Alseddiqi,...

ASCI selects CEO

Arabian Shield Cooperative Insurance has appointed Bassel Al-Abdulkarim as chief executive officer. Al-Abdulkarim has two master degrees, one in engineering management and the second in information system management both from California State University, US. He is also a certified insurance practitioner by the Chartered Insurance Institute. He has more than...

Maysa Al Kooheji

UIC makes key promotion

United Insurance Company (UIC) has announced the appointment of Maysa Al Kooheji as general manager of the organisation. Al Kooheji has over 12 years of experience in the insurance and reinsurance sector. Al Kooheji began her career in Arab Insurance Group (Arig) and occupied different positions in Globemed Bahrain. She joined...

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The Crown Affair

A dentist decided to damage his patients’ teeth in order to bill their insurance companies for procedures relating to the crown of their teeth. He falsely told his patients that they needed crowns and would break pieces of the tooth with his drill. He would then send X-rays and photographs...

AXIS Re adds senior property underwriter

The reinsurance arm of Bermuda-based AXIS Capital Holdings Limited, AXIS Re, has appointed Emilie Hungenberg as a senior underwriter, property, EMEA and Latin America. In her new role, Hungenberg takes on responsibility for underwriting a property treaty portfolio for France, Benelux, Iberia, and Africa. She will work alongside the underwriting...

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QIC Global finalises Antares executive team

QIC Global, has appointed Mark Graham as CEO of Antares Managing Agency Ltd, subject to regulatory approval. Graham will report to Michael van der Straaten, CEO at QIC Global. Alexander Craggs, who was acting CEO of Antares since the summer, will be taking the permanent role of deputy CEO of...

Bryan Stirewalt

DFSA CEO announces retirement

Bryan Stirewalt, the chief executive (CE) of the Dubai Financial Services Authority has announced his retirement from the DFSA by the end of his term in September 2021. Saeb Eigner, the DFSA’s chair, said: “On behalf of the DFSA Board I sincerely thank Bryan for his dedication, loyalty and leadership...

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