November 17, 2018

Movers & shakers

Movers & shakers

Ed expands A&H team

Reinsurance, wholesale and specialty broker Ed has selected Roshan Choolhun as divisional director of its A&H and Contingency business. Choolhun will report to Chris Bonard, CEO of Ed Specialty. Choolhun brings nearly two decades’ experience to Ed and will be responsible for growing the A&H and contingency business with a...

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Now Health posts promotions

Now Health International Group has announced three promotions of its senior staff. Zahir Sharif, formerly managing director for the Asia, Middle East and Africa region has been promoted to lead the entire business as managing director – Now Health International. With 20 years of experience in the insurance sector across...

AFIC appoints CEO

Arabia Falcon Insurance Co (AFIC) has announced the appointment of Roland Zaatar as the company’s new chief executive officer. “Further to our disclosure on July 9 about the resignation of the chief executive officer A. R. Srinivasan…. The board is pleased to announce that Roland Zaatar has been appointed as...

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Saham Insurance names president

The board of directors has named Said Alj as the new president of Saham Insurance after the departure of the former president, Nadia Fettah, and the general manager of the company, Moulay Mhamed Elalamy. Alj, who is the president of Sanam Holding, holds 21.5 percent of Saham’s capital. During his...

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IGI strengthens Board

International General Insurance Holdings Limited (IGI) is appointing David Anthony and Anwar Al-Jabri as two new non-executive directors to its Board. Anthony brings to IGI the wealth of his 30 years of experience in the insurance and reinsurance industry, which has included senior, insurance-related positions at ratings agencies and with...

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JdV International makes key hire

Joie de Vivre International Insurance Brokerage (JdV International) has announced the appointment of S. Chalapathi Srinivasan as executive director. Srinivasan is a qualified insurance professional with extensive general insurance experience of over 27 years. He has managed operations of insurance companies as well as broking firms during his tenure both...

UIC hires branch head

United Insurance Company has announced the appointment of Shalabh Gupta as head of its Sharjah branch, in a move to capitalise on potential business opportunities from the different regions of the UAE. Gupta has more than 16 years of experience in the insurance industry. His expertise lies in the ability...

CII selects goodwill ambassadors from Dubai

  The Chartered Insurance Institute has selected Suresh Nair, executive director, Gargash Insurance and Mark Cooper, general representative, Lloyd’s, as goodwill ambassadors. “Our goodwill ambassadors are qualified members that are experienced in the profession who voluntarily assist our international team in promoting our qualifications and professional standards to achieve our...

Ed hires treaty head in Dubai

London-headquartered wholesaler Ed has hired Souvik Goswami to lead its treaty business in the Middle East. Goswami joins from Saudi Re and he will also be responsible for North Africa, India and the sub-continent region. While at Saudi Re, Goswami was head of non-life underwriting, facultative and treaty at the...

Arun Hari becomes group chief risk officer at Gulf International Bank

GIB appoints group CRO

Gulf International Bank (GIB) has appointed Arun Hari as group chief risk officer. Hari has over 27 years of corporate banking experience in the MENA region, including 20 years with the HSBC Group in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Before joining GIB, he worked as country head of...

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