News MiddleEast13 May 2018

UAE:George Kabban elected as chairman of DIFC Insurance Association

13 May 2018

Mr George Kabban of international insurance broker UIB, has been elected as the chairman of the board of the DIFC Insurance Association. Dr Bassel Hindawi holds the role of CEO and board member of the Association.

Four new members have joined the board. They are:

  • Dr Frank Mayer, Munich Re
  • Henri Labat, IGI
  • Fawzi Omari, Chaucer
  • Omar Bilani, Groupmed

The continuing board members are:

  • Amro Sartawi, AON Benfield
  • Mark Cooper, Llloyd’s
  • Samir Yogishawer, HDFC Life
  • Atish Suri, Willis

The election to the board was held at the Association's 3rd annual general meeting on 9 May. Members had agreed to separate the roles of chairman of the board and CEO, dual roles that had been previously held by Dr Hindawi.

At the AGM, members discussed the Association's main activities over the previous year, in particular the work of the Regulations, Market Data and Life and Health Working Groups; educational seminars; training and professional development and the research project that the Association has launched in relation to developing the first mortality tables for the MENA region. The large majority of the members supported continuity in line with the Association’s strategy and building on what was accomplished during the first three years since the Association was found.

The Association currently has 47 members.


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