October 17, 2017

Movers & shakers

Movers & shakers
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IFE gets new chairman

Alaa Al-Zoheiry, managing director of the Arab Misr Insurance Group (gig), has been elected as chairman of the Insurance Federation of Egypt (IFE). El Zoheiry has high studies diploma in non-life Insurance from Cairo University (1989) and a BA in Business Administration from Sadat Academy for Management Sciences, Faculty of...

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AXA Gulf appoints CHO

AXA Gulf has announced the appointment of Laura Gerstein as chief healthcare officer in a move to strengthen its leadership team. Gerstein will be responsible for AXA Gulf’s entire healthcare operations, developing the company’s market share in the health insurance sector for personal and corporate clients within the Gulf region....

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Chris Divito to head up FPI ME

Chris Divito, the former head of Standard Life in the Middle East and currently working at the DIFC, is to take over from Marcus Gent as managing director of Friends Provident International in Dubai. Divito’s appointment, which is subject to regulatory approval, begins on 1 September and comes just a...

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Holborn plans regional expansion

Holborn Assets is to open six new offices across the Middle East and Asia over the next 12 months to strengthen its client proposition. To support the firm’s expansion plans, Holborn has recruited Riyad Adamou as chief commercial officer. He was formerly senior vice president and senior board member of Globaleye...

Meir Lewis named head of insurance investment banking

Deutsche Bank has hired Meir Lewis from Morgan Stanley as a managing director and head of Insurance Investment Banking. Prior to his appointment Lewis served Morgan Stanley’s North America Insurance sector providing investment banking coverage that focused on large-cap P&C carriers, specialty mid-cap companies, and life and reinsurance clients. Lewis will...

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Howden makes regional hire

Howden, part of Hyperion Insurance Group, has announced that Atinc Yilmaz is to join its international broking business as Regional CEO for Turkey, the Middle East and Africa. Yilmaz will lead the region and drive growth and investment for Howden as it seeks to build its presence in the region’s high-growth...

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Swiss Re CS names new EMEA CEO

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions, the commercial insurance arm of global reinsurance player Swiss Re, has named Fred Kleiterp as CEO Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA). Kleiterp currently holds the role of CEO Asia Pacific, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions, but will replace Tony Buckle, who is stepping down as CEO EMEA....

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AGCS Africa chooses new BDM

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) Africa has appointed Senzi Ndlozi as Business Development Manager. She will be responsible for growing sales and distribution for the business across the continent. Ndlozi has over 11 years of experience in risk management and insurance. She holds a BCom degree from University of...

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Swiss Re selects EMEA run-off chief

Swiss Re said it appointed an executive to oversee legal finality, or run-off portfolio solutions, for the Europe, Middle East and Africa regions. Carlo Coletta, current CEO for Italy with Swiss Re Europe SA, was named as Swiss Re’s head of legal finality delivery for the EMEA region. Swiss Re...

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Al Zayani & Schanz Join Trust Re’s Board

Trust Re has appointed Fetooh Al Zayani and Dr. Kai-Uwe Schanz as independent non-executive Directors for a full three-year term to its Board. Al Zayani’s career spans 36 years in executive management, underwriting, and business development in the regional and international insurance and re-insurance industry. This includes leading roles at...

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