September 24, 2018

Movers & shakers

Movers & shakers

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...

Milliman expands in the Middle East

Actuarial firm Milliman has announced the launch of a new office in Israel and Turkey, as part of its ongoing plans for expansion in the Middle East. The Tel Aviv office will be headed up by Benny Gabbay and Daniel Sharon, and will offer Milliman’s full range of insurance and...

Arthur Yao joins Allianz Africa Financial Servies as chief underwriting and reinsurance officer

Arthur Yao joins Allianz Africa

Allianz Africa Financial Services has named Arthur Yao as chief underwriting and reinsurance officer, with effect from September 1, 2018. In his new role at Allianz Africa Yao will be responsible for direct underwriting and reinsurance strategies across all lines of business in the region and will be based in...

Higginbotham becomes Swiss Re reinsurance EMEA CEO

Swiss Re has appointed Russell Higginbotham as CEO Reinsurance EMEA and Regional President EMEA and member of the Group Executive Committee. He succeeds Jean-Jacques Henchoz, who has decided to pursue an opportunity outside Swiss Re. Higginbotham has worked for Swiss Re for 24 years in roles across multiple business areas...

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Chahine named CEO of AXA Partners

Gilbert Chahine has been appointed chief executive officer of AXA Partners, the entity of the AXA Group Innovation Business Unit dedicated to forging global insurance and business partners. Prior to this appointment, Gilbert Chahine was chief executive officer of AXA Egypt. Guillaume Borie, AXA chief group innovation officer, said the...

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Hazel M. McNeilage joins RGA Board

Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated announced the appointment of Hazel M. McNeilage along with John J. Gautier to its Board of Directors. The two independent directors will begin their service in July 2018. The new addition increases the number of RGA directors to 11. “I am very pleased to welcome...

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Nuveen names head of distribution for EMEA

Global investment manager Nuveen has appointed Rune Sanbeck as head of International Advisory Services for the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. In this newly created role, Sanbeck will lead Nuveen’s strategy to deliver the firm’s asset management expertise and solutions to clients across the EMEA region. He reports...

Maxis GBN looks at new markets

MAXIS GBN has announced new organisational changes following a strong year of performance in 2017 and the first half of 2018. These changes will allow MAXIS GBN to target new markets and continue with planned international expansion. In addition to his current role leading the UK, Middle East & African...

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