March 21, 2019

Movers & shakers

Movers & shakers
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Jad Ariss joins Geneva Association

The Geneva Association has announced that Jad Ariss has been appointed secretary general effective March 1, 2019. Aris joins The Geneva Association after a distinguished and diverse career. Most recently, he was the group head of Public Affairs and Corporate Responsibility at AXA and prior to that he was the...

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Cigna names CEO for MENA region

Cigna Corporation has appointed Jerome Droesch its new chief executive officer for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and Board member of Cigna’s joint venture operations in India and Turkey. Droesch will be responsible for building a customer-centric portfolio of offerings in the region in line with Cigna’s...

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Howden hires TMEA regional sales leader

Howden, part of the Hyperion Insurance Group, has announced the joining of Khaled Reslan as regional sales leader for Howden Turkey, the Middle East and Africa region (TMEA).  Reslan will be based in Dubai to lead the sales focus in the region and will be part of Howden TMEA senior...

Markel appoints TCI underwriter

Markel International has appointed Ramzi El Kadi as underwriter in its trade credit, political risk and surety operation in Dubai. El Kadi has five years’ experience in the trade credit insurance industry and was previously with Coface in the capacity of credit risk underwriter. El Kadi will report to Leroy...

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AXA Gulf creates regulatory affairs role

The board of AXA Gulf has appointed Issam Mouslimani as the director –Regional Regulatory and Business Affairs. The role is newly created with the aim of building relationships with all relevant regulators, insurance associations and governmental entities in the region. Prior to this role, Mouslimani held the position of head...

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Gunther Saacke leaves Qatar Re

Gunther Saacke has decided to resign from the position of chief executive officer and executive director of Qatar Re at the next Board meeting, scheduled for March. He will be leaving the Company later on in the year. Michael van der Straaten, chief underwriting officer for Long Tail and Specialty...

Dr. Roger Sellek steps down

AM Best has announced that Dr. Roger Sellek will step down as CEO of AM Best’s EMEA and AP regions effective 31 March 2019. Dr. Sellek joined AM Best in 2007. During his tenure at AM Best Dr. Sellek led the expansion of AM Best’s global business including the establishment of...

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Lloyd’s appoints EMEA regional director, Brussels CEO

Sonja Rottiers has been appointed CEO of Lloyd’s Brussels. She will also be Lloyd’s regional director for Europe, Middle East and Africa, and will take up her position in February. Rottiers’ career spans over 30 years in the Belgian financial services industry, including senior leadership positions in insurance and banking....

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Michel A. Khalaf to lead Metlife US, EMEA business

Metlife has announced that Michel A. Khalaf, president, EMEA, and US business will become MetLife’s president and chief executive officer on May 1, 2019. Khalaf also has been appointed to the MetLife board effective May 1. Steven A. Kandarian, who is retiring, will continue to serve as chairman, president and...

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WTC names insurance consulting & technology lines lead

Willis Towers Watson has announced that Colin Forrest will take on the role of regional leader for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) in the company’s insurance consulting and technology business. He succeeds Frank Schepers who, following a successful tenure leading and transforming the EMEA business over the past few years,...

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