July 16, 2018

Movers & shakers

Movers & shakers
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Moody’s sets up KSA unit

Moody’s Investors Service has announced that it has established an office in Riyadh expanding the company’s global outreach and deepening its role in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s debt capital markets. At the same time, Moody’s has appointed Mahmoud Totonji as general manager and head of relationship management, for the Kingdom...

AXA GCIC hires Mohamed Seghir as CEO

The board of AXA Green Crescent Insurance Company (GCIC) has appointed Mohamed Seghir as the new chief executive officer replacing Hassen Bennour who recently joined Coface. Seghir joins AXA GCIC from Swiss Re in Zurich where he held the role of head of North Africa and Life & Health Middle...

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Pinette joins Willis Re as head of EMEA Life & Health

Willis Re has appointed Franck Pinette as managing director of its Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) Life & Health practice. Pinette, who was most recently chief executive officer of European life reinsurance operations at Guy Carpenter, will now lead Willis Re’s development in the rapidly growing life & health...

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Coface appoints Hassen Bennour as MENA CEO

Hassen Bennour has reportedly taken the helm at trade credit insurance major Coface. Bennour, will be driving the company’s growth across the Coface MENA region. He joins the Coface Mediteranean and Africa Region Leadership Team where he will be leading the client experience transformation. He has recently taken the position...

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Jawad Mohamed heads Solidarity Bahrain

Solidarity Bahrain has announced the appointment of Jawad Mohamed as chief executive officer of Solidarity Bahrain. Most recently, Mohamed was the general manager of the company. Mohamed has over 23 years of experience in the Insurance industry and Corporate Management. He holds a Bachelor and a Master in Computer Science...

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Gary Shaughnessy steps down from CEO role

Gary Shaughnessy will step down from his role as chief executive officer for Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) of Zurich Insurance Group and as a member of the company’s executive committee in the fourth quarter of 2018, while maintaining other duties at the group. Amanda Blanc, who is joining...

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Marsh restructures, appoints new CEO, country leader

Marsh has announced the appointment of Christos Adamantiadis as CEO of a newly-combined Middle East and Africa region. Based in Dubai, he will join Marsh on May 1, 2018 and report to Flavio Piccolomini, president of Marsh International. In this role, Adamantiadis will assume responsibility for all of Marsh’s operations...

UIC makes dual appointments

United Insurance Company has made new appointments recently. Bilal Adhami has been named the new chief executive officer and Mazen Al-Ssaman has been appointed manager of the Abu Dhabi branch. Bilal Adhami is a seasoned insurance professional with over 25 years of experience in the Middle East region (and beyond)....

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Markel’s slew of promotions

Markel International has made a number of promotions in its trade credit, political risk and surety business and has structured the team to reflect the needs of its broker clients for global engagement across the three business lines. Adrian Jones adopts the role of head of strategic development for Asia...

ADCB appoints risk officer

Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ADCB) has announced the appointment of Paul Keating as group chief risk officer after the retirement of Kishore Rao. Ala’a Eraiqat, group chief executive officer and Board member, commented: “We are proud that ADCB has reached a level that allows it to attract the world’s best...

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