October 19, 2019

Movers & shakers

Movers & shakers

Alfredo Alonso joins ArgoGlobal as CUO-EMEA

ArgoGlobal, the Lloyd’s insurer and member of Argo Group, recently announced the appointment of Alfredo Alonso as chief underwriting officer for Europe, Middle East and Asia. He will report to Matt Harris, group head of International Operations. “Alfredo’s extensive underwriting expertise spans European, Middle Eastern and Asian markets, further bolstering our...

Gulf Capital makes senior appointment

Asset management firm Gulf Capital has announced that it is expanding and strengthening its executive team with the appointment of Sharaf F. Sharaf as a managing director in Gulf Credit Partners, the Firm’s private debt business. Based in Dubai, Sharaf Sharaf will join as a managing director in Gulf Credit Partners, which provides mezzanine debt and...

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Cigna appoints Lebanon GM

Cigna Insurance Middle East has named Raed Labaki its new general manager for Lebanon. Originating from Lebanon, Labaki brings to the role a wealth of experience in the insurance industry in the MENA region. With his keen understanding of the Lebanese market, he will be responsible for driving the growth...

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Fenchurch Faris hires for Oman, KSA

Fenchurch Faris has made a string of appointments in its Oman and Saudi Arabian branches. In March, Esam Alsayyari was appointed as general manager of Fenchurch Faris (Saudi Arabia). Alsayyari was promoted from the position of client relations manager. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Insurance & Risk Management from...

Michael Breuer heads region for SCOR Global Life

  SCOR Global Life announced a slew of changes within its organizational structure in the Global Markets teams. According to a statement, Michael Breuer has been promoted to head of Central Europe and Nordics. He will be responsible for Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Eastern Europe, Netherlands, Nordics, Middle East and Israel....

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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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