December 14, 2017

Movers & shakers

Movers & shakers
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Coface appoints country manager

Coface has appointed Berna Keskin as the acting interim country manager for GCC, based in Dubai and succeeding Massimo Falcioni, who has decided to pursue opportunities outside Coface. Berna Keskin was last appointed to the position of COO for the GCC Countries. Berna joined Coface in Turkey in 2007 as...

IFRS appoints Nili Shah

The IFRS Foundation has appointed Nili Shah as executive technical director. She will be in charge of the technical staff that support the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) and be responsible for co-ordinating the technical activities of the foundation. Shah will be based in London, reporting to the chairman of the IASB Hans Hoogervorst. Prior to this...

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Fenchurch Faris announces new COO

Fenchurch Faris Ltd. has appointed Zayd B. Faris to the position of chief operating officer (COO) as of November 2017.  His experience and leadership will help develop and consolidate the company’s reach and scope. Zayd Faris holds a BA degree from McGill University in Montreal, Canada and an MBA from...

S&P expands to KSA

S&P Global Ratings has expanded its operations in the Middle East with the opening of a branch in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Having received its final licence from Saudi Arabia’s Capital Market Authority (CMA), S&P Global Ratings becomes the first international credit rating agency to be licensed to conduct...

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Neil Irwin to lead CEEMEA Region for WTW

Willis Towers Watson has appointed Neil Irwin as the new leader of the Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East, and Africa (CEEMEA) region. Irwin brings more than 25 years of industry experience, much of it in the CEEMEA region. He takes up his new position with immediate effect, and will...

Aon promotes Siccardi

Aon Benfield has appointed Leonora Siccardi as EMEA & UK Head of Client Services. Based in London and reporting to Maggie Westdale, CFO of Aon Benfield, Richard Posgate, co-CEO of EMEA for Aon Benfield, and Nick Frankland, UK CEO of Aon Benfield, Siccardi will oversee the strategic direction of the...

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Marsh calls for global restructure

John Doyle, president and CEO of Marsh, has announced the firm’s new global management structure, including new appointments to its executive management team, effective immediately. As part of the restructure he announced the formation of Marsh International, which comprises operations in Africa, Asia, Continental Europe, Latin America & the Caribbean,...

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Paul Griessel is new CEO at Aon Benfield SA

Paul Griessel, currently the executive head of SA Treaty at Aon Benfield, will take over the reins as CEO, replacing Simon Chikumbu. After 13 years at the helm of Aon Benfield as CEO and principal officer, Chikumbu has announced his retirement from the company. He will remain as chairman of the...

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Zurich chooses Peter Huber as CEO for int’l business

Zurich has announced the appointment of Peter Huber as chief executive officer, Zurich International. He will report to Patrick Manley, CEO, Zurich Insurance plc & chief administrative officer for Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA). Huber will lead Zurich’s overall International business which brings together the current international life businesses...

Chubb appoints head of Diversity and Inclusion

Chubb has announced that Louisa Lombardo has been appointed as head of Diversity and Inclusion, Europe, Eurasia and Africa. In this newly-created role, Lombardo will be responsible for developing and delivering the diversity and inclusion strategy for Chubb across the two regions. She will report into Kate Richards, senior vice...

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