IGI announces Waleed Jabsheh to succeed Wasef Jabsheh as CEO


The Board of Directors of International General Insurance Holdings Ltd has announced (26 June 2023) that effective July 1, 2023, founder and current Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Wasef Jabsheh will become Executive Chairman, while current President Waleed Jabsheh (pictured) will assume the role of Chief Executive Officer, implementing the succession plan that was put in place in 2020 when IGI became a public company.

As Executive Chairman, Wasef Jabsheh will continue to be engaged in overseeing the strategic direction of IGI. Waleed Jabsheh, who joined IGI in 2002 shortly after inception and who has served as President since 2011, will take on expanded responsibilities beyond the insurance and reinsurance business, to include all aspects of the holding company activities. The Board noted that Waleed Jabsheh has exhibited exceptional leadership during a period of significant growth and transition for IGI and that in recent years, the Company has delivered some of the best financial results in its history.

Mr. Wasef Jabsheh said, “This is a natural transition for us and is part of the succession plan our Board set in motion several years ago. The Company has been on an excellent trajectory of profitable growth and expansion, and Waleed and I will continue to work together to maintain our Company’s commitment to excellence and to delivering long-term shareholder value. Waleed has played an important role in developing the IGI culture that has supported our long track record of success and this ensures a seamless transition to CEO. The Board and I look forward to continuing to provide strong stewardship to the IGI group.”

Mr. Waleed Jabsheh said, “It is an honour and a great privilege to take on the role of CEO and follow in the footsteps of our founding CEO, Wasef. It is Wasef’s vision, leadership and consistent commitment to our clients, shareholders and most importantly our people, that IGI has achieved its many successes over the past two decades. I am committed to carrying on this legacy and building upon it; we have deep talent across the IGI group with an embedded culture of performance. I look forward to continuing to work with Wasef, the Board, and my colleagues, and I am grateful for their support in taking on this role.”

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About IGI

Established in 2001, International General Insurance (IGI) is a global privately-owned specialist commercial insurer and reinsurer. Our vision is to be the company of choice for clients and brokers through market-leading service and our reputation for stable management and capital security.

A diverse and highly experienced team of underwriters operates our office in London. We also have offices in Dubai, Amman, Casablanca and Kuala Lumpur.

Our diverse portfolio of specialty lines includes Energy, Property, Construction & Engineering, Ports & Terminals, Financial Institutions, Aviation, Professional Indemnity, Political Violence, Legal Expenses, D&O, Casualty, Forestry and Treaty Reinsurance.

Standard and Poor’s upgraded our financial strength rating to “A- “, with a Stable outlook. A.M. Best rated the company A- (Excellent), with a Positive outlook, stating, “the revised outlook reflects IGI’s consistent record of very strong operating performance and the continuous improvement in its enterprise risk management framework.”

We take pride in providing proactive claims management, coupled with open communication, leading to the efficient handling of claims. We endeavour to act fairly and honourably in our relations with clients and brokers. 

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