2 November 2016News

AXIS Capital appoints former Munich Re regional underwriter

AXIS Capital Holdings (AXIS Capital) has appointed Anees Ahmad as vice president of its accident and health (A&H) division and business development manager of its Middle East and North Africa (MENA) reinsurance business.

Ahmad works out of AXIS Capital’s office in the Dubai International Financial Centre and reports to Rob Smart, senior vice president, international reinsurance of AXIS A&H.

Ahmad has spent the entirety of his career in Dubai working in medical reinsurance. Most recently, he served as regional underwriter, MENA for Munich Re. Prior to that he worked as an assistant manager, technical and policy maintenance for Middle East, MedNet (Munich Health).

Ahmad is the second accident and health hire in Dubai in recent months, and he works alongside Christian Romieh, who was appointed in August 2016 with the same title, to develop and manage business production for reinsurance in the MENA region.

“I am enthusiastic about the growth of our A&H team in Dubai, our increased reinsurance market presence in the MENA region, and the momentum behind our expansion initiative,” noted Smart.

“Anees is an important addition to the team, as he brings proven experience in the region and an established track record of success."