January 22, 2019

Movers & shakers

Movers & shakers

NIA Kuwait gets new CMD

Atul Sahai has taken charge as the new chairman cum- managing director of New India Assurance, a multinational general insurance company with headquarters in India. Sahai joined New India Assurance as Direct Recruit Officer. In last three decades, he has worked in various Depts and Offices of New India Assurance...

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CII sets up MEA HQ

The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) has boosted its global team with the appointment of David Thompson as international director. Thompson will be based at the CII’s new Middle East and Africa (MEA) headquarters in Dubai but will also oversee operations from CII offices in Mumbai and Hong Kong. Thompson brings more than 34 years’...

Barclays hires head of Investments

Barclays has announced that Jean-Damien Marie has joined as head of Investments EMEA in Private Bank & Overseas Services. With over 20 years’ experience in capital markets, asset and wealth management business development and portfolio construction for large asset owners, Jean-Damien brings deep private banking and investment expertise to the team...

Allianz Care makes Qatar appointment

Allianz Care has appointed Paul Halfyear to the position of general manager for Qatar. He has 29 years’ experience in the insurance industry, working in a variety of roles in both the UK and Qatar. He holds several sector-specific qualifications from both the Chartered Insurance Institute and the Chartered Institute...

John Kaye joins Generali Global Health

Generali Global Health (GGH) has appointed John Kaye as head of business development for the EMEA region. Kaye will report to chief commercial officer Stuart Leatherby and will be located at GGH’s London office at 100 Leman Street. Prior to joining Generali Global Health, Kaye worked at Cigna International for...

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BSA Ahmad Bin Hazeem & Associates LLP hires Insurance head

BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP has announced the appointment of Simon Isgar as head of Insurance. A qualified barrister, Isgar previously headed up Kennedys Dubai LLP’s MENA corporate and regulatory insurance practice.  He joins BSA’s growing team of corporate lawyers, to form the largest corporate insurance practice in the MENA region. Jimmy...

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Brokerslink CEO resigns

Brokerslink has announced that Jacqueline Legrand has officially resigned from her position as CEO, returning to her family in New York and subsequently taking up a new professional opportunity. Legrand has been involved with Brokerslink since 2009, during her time as managing director for international business at Crystal & Company,...

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IGI creates new CTO role

International General Insurance (IGI) has appointed Nasser Zagha as chief technology officer, a newly-created role within the company. Nasser joins from the Bank of Jordan, where he served as head of Information Technology. Previously Nasser worked for Bank of America, where he was a systems engineer, technology manager, and most recently...

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WTW hires CEEMEA head

Willis Towers Watson has announced the appointment of Pamela Thomson-Hall as the head of the Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East, and Africa (CEEMEA) region of Willis Towers Watson. Thomson-Hall has also been named as the head of Corporate Risk and Broking (CRB) for the CEEMEA region. She starts both...

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Noor Takaful hires head of distribution

Noor Takaful has announced the appointment of Saif Obeidat as head of Broking Channel. Obeidat is a qualified insurance professional and has 20 years of experience leading the distribution of Employee Benefits solutions throughout the Gulf Region. He joins Noor Takaful from Aetna, where he was senior director – head...

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