IGI appoints its first Chief Technology Officer
International General Insurance Holdings Limited (IGI), the international specialist commercial insurer and reinsurer, has announced the appointment of Nasser Zagha to the newly-created role of Chief Technology Officer.
In his new role, Nasser has been tasked with leveraging cutting-edge technology to enhance IGI’s overall business capabilities. Nasser will focus on complimenting IGI’s corporate objectives with an enhanced digital strategy in order to streamline IGI’s business processes.
Nasser joins IGI from the Bank of Jordan, where as Head of Information Technology, he spearheaded initiatives in areas such as; Enterprise Digital Transformation, Business Process Management, Mobility, Financial ERP, CRM, EDMS implementations, Web Services, Open Banking, Architecture design, ITIL, Software Quality and Performance and Automation. Previously he worked for Bank of America, where he was a Systems Engineer, Technology Manager, and most recently Vice President.
He will be based in the Amman office and will report to Hatem Jabsheh, IGI’s Chief Operating Officer.
Mr. Jabsheh said: “I am delighted to welcome someone of Nasser’ calibre to the company. At IGI we have made significant investments to future-proof the business. Earlier this year we implemented a ground-breaking project to modernise our risk, capital and actuarial modelling capabilities. Technology is at the very heart of our business, and I look forward to working with Nasser to implement the best emerging technologies to help improve the service we deliver to our clients and brokers.”
“I am very excited about joining IGI, a company that is fully committed to using the very latest technology to benefit its clients. IGI’s strategy is clearly aligned with both the needs of the market and technology trends,” said Mr. Zagha. “I'm looking forward to utilizing my over 20 years of expertise in the IT and financial industries to address IGI's business needs.”
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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