October 1, 2020

Movers & shakers

Movers & shakers
Husain Al Ajmi, CEO, Foundation for Insurance and Finance Education

Husain Al Ajmi receives top CII accolade

The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII), London, has awarded Husain Al Ajmi with the Allan Bridgewater Award for Excellence, a top honor amongst the CII awards.  Al Ajmi becomes the first winner ever of this prestigious award globally. The CII has designated the Allan Bridgewater Award for Excellence to celebrate inclusivity...

Faris Khatib

Lockton strengthens team

Lockton Insurance Brokers UAE has announced the appointment of its new chief executive officer, Faris Khatib, who will provide executive leadership to Lockton MENA Limited’s subsidiary in the UAE. Khatib brings deep rooted experience of the region to the role, from first working for Deloitte ME in its consultancy division and...

Mohamed Elailah

General Takaful Co hires GM

The Board of Directors of Qatar-based General Takaful Company has appointed Mohamed Elailah as the company’s general manager. Elailah’s appointment comes after the resignation of Majed Akel from his position as general manager of General Takaful after a long career of contributions and achievements, the company has said in a...

Mark Quinn

Chubb appoints regional heads of Marine, PowerGen

Chubb has announced the appointment of Guney Celik as regional head of Marine  and Mark Quinn as regional head of PowerGen for Eurasia & Africa. In his new role Celik will be responsible for the continuing expansion of Chubb’s marine presence in the region, working with underwriting and business development...

Ibrahima Cheikh Diong

ARC elects new group DG

The Conference of Parties (CoP) of the African Risk Capacity (ARC) has elected Ibrahima Cheikh Diong as the new ARC group director general, for a term of four years. The election of Diong, which was ‘without objection’ from all the Members, was consistent with provisions of the Procedure for Electing...

Sanlam hires for key positions

Sanlam has announced appointments in three positions in the diversified financial services group. Elias Masilela has been appointed as independent non-executive chair of the Sanlam Board; Paul Hanratty has been appointed as group CEO; and Abigail Mukhuba will be appointed as Group financial director from 01 October 2020. Masilela, who...

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...

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