Chubb announces four appointments to its Middle East and North Africa underwriting team

Chubb today announced four appointments to its underwriting team in MENA, as it continues to build its insurance capabilities in the region.

Adam Groves currently Senior Underwriter, Oil and Energy for Chubb in MENA, has been promoted to the role of Regional Manager, Oil and Energy, MENA. In his new role, Adam will contribute to the development of Chubb’s underwriting industry strategy and have responsibility for its implementation across the region, leading the growth and profitable development of Chubb’s energy portfolio in MENA. 

Adam has significant experience in MENA’s energy sector, having worked with a wide range of clients within the region’s energy broking sector. He joined Chubb’s MENA team in 2014 as Energy Senior Underwriter. Previous to this, he held the position of Assistant Vice President - Energy Client Executive at Marsh.  Adam’s appointment is effective 1 April. He will continue to be based in Dubai, reporting to Mojgan Khoshabi, Regional Managing Director for Chubb in MENA.

Jack Watson has been appointed to the role of Assistant Underwriter, Oil and Energy, MENA. Based in Dubai, Jack will contribute to the development and profitable growth of Chubb’s energy portfolio across the region and will support the wider energy underwriting team. Jack relocated to Dubai in 2013 from the UK and has built a wide range of experience and knowledge of the market and culture in the region. Prior to joining Chubb, Jack held underwriting roles at Liberty and United Insurance.  His appointment is effective immediately and he will report to Adam Groves.

Iheb Ghileb, currently Property and Terrorism Underwriter for Chubb in MENA has been promoted to the role of Senior Property and Terrorism Underwriter in MENA.  In his new role, Iheb will continue to be based in Bahrain, and will contribute to the development and profitable growth of Chubb’s property and terrorism insurance portfolios in the region. Iheb has ten years of insurance industry experience. He joined Chubb in 2013 as Property and Construction Underwriter in the company’s Tunis office. Prior to this, he held a series of underwriting roles for Best Re in Tunis.

Batool Ali, currently Assistant Underwriter, Oil and Energy, MENA, has been appointed to the role of Assistant Underwriter, Property, MENA. Based in Bahrain, Batool will contribute to the development and profitable growth of Chubb’s property insurance portfolio in the region, with responsibility for both fire and political violence product lines. Batool joined Chubb in 2010. Her appointment is effectively 1 April.

Iheb and Batool will report to Warda Habib, Regional Property Underwriting Manager for Chubb in MENA.

Mojgan Khoshabi, Regional Managing Director for Chubb in MENA, said:

“The four appointments underline our commitment to investing in a strong, locally empowered underwriting team with a deep understanding of the regional risk landscape. Adam’s and Iheb’s well-deserved promotions reflect their successful track record in the region since they joined Chubb. Jack is already building a solid market reputation while Batool has already distinguished herself as an underwriter and will help build up our presence in property and political violence. I am looking forward to working with all three in their new roles.”

 


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