July 6, 2020

Movers & shakers

Movers & shakers
Abdullah Al Nuaimi

ECI appoints director for operations

Emirates Credit Insurance has announced that Abdulla Al Nuaimi has joined the organisation as director of operations and international cooperation. Al Nuaimi has over two decades of experience in organisational development and high level stakeholder relations. Prior to ECI, he worked with Abu Dhabi National Insurance Company for nine years...

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CII appoints new GWAs

The Chartered Insurance Institute has appointed two Good Will Ambassadors for the Middle East region. These are individuals who voluntarily assist the CII with its endeavours to promote qualifications and professional standards in order to build public trust in the insurance sector. Dr. Suzanne White is managing director of Oasis...

Salama hires new CFO

The Islamic Arab Insurance Company – Salama (PSC), appointed Muhammad Zaheer Iqbal, as chief financial officer at the company, according to a bourse filing. Previously Iqbal was in the role of head of finance at AXA Green Crescent, and senior manager finance at Solidarity General Takaful. He has rich experience...

Andrew Woodward, CEO, Lloyd's Middle East

Andrew Woodward joins Lloyd’s

Lloyd’s has appointed Andrew Woodward as the Lloyd’s regional representative for Middle East and Turkey. Woodward will be based in Dubai and report to Sonja Rottiers, Lloyd’s regional director for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Woodward has had several leadership positions across the region and was most recently the...

Alessandro Cerase, SEO, Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance

BHSI SEO to take up additional role

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) has announced that it has expanded its global property underwriting officer team to include Alessandro Cerase, who will focus on general property, energy and construction. Cerase will also retain his role as senior executive officer (SEO) for BHSI’s Middle East region. “With our property portfolio...

Jerome Droesch, CEO, MEA, Cigna

Cigna CEO’s role extends to Africa

Cigna Corporation has appointed Jerome Droesch as chief executive officer for the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region, expanding his remit to include all markets across Africa. In addition, Jerome has been appointed as senior executive officer (SEO) and chairman of the Cigna Insurance Management Services (CIMS) Board in the...

VUMI opens Dubai office

International health insurance products and VIP medical services organisation VIP Universal Medical Insurance Group (VUMI), has announced the opening of a new administrative office in Dubai. To support its commitment to unparalleled service, the company has launched a new plan created for residents of Africa, Asia and other nearby markets. The new Dubai office will serve...

Hadi Riachi moves to India

Global reinsurance giant Swiss Re has announced the appointment of Hadi Riachi as chief executive officer (CEO) of its India branch. Riachi’s appointment remains subject to regulatory approvals and sees him takeover from G. Satish Raju, who has decided to pursue other opportunities outside of Swiss Re. In his new...

ADNIC loses two senior executives

Abu Dhabi National Insurance Company has bid adieu to two senior executives, Abdullah Al-Nuaimi, executive vice president – Shared Services as well as Andrew Woodward, executive vice president – Business Development, according to a Dubai Financial Market filing. Al-Nuaimi is an expert in digital marketing, human capital management, change management and...

Nadia El Tannir, associate, BSA Ahmed Bin Hezeem and Associates LLP

BSA expands insurance practice

Nadia El Tannir has joined BSA Ahmed Bin Hezeem and Associates LLP as an associate in the Insurance practice in Dubai focusing on all aspects of corporate law. Before joining BSA, she had provided a wide range of clients with legal assistance and opinions on several matters and queries mainly...

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