IGI names London Market Veteran Chris Jarvis as Chief Underwriting Officer


International General Insurance Holdings Ltd (IGI) has announced 3 October 2022) that it has appointed Christopher Jarvis to the role of Chief Underwriting Officer of the IGI Group, effective today.

Mr. Jarvis will work with IGI’s underwriting team leaders to optimise performance within their existing portfolios in order to support the Group in delivering on its growth and profitability targets. He will also be responsible for evaluating new business opportunities.

Based in the Company’s London office, Mr. Jarvis is a member of the IGI Executive team and reports to Mr. Waleed Jabsheh, President of IGI.

“Chris brings significant experience from his tenure at several Lloyd’s of London syndicates and London market companies,” said Mr. Jabsheh. “His successful track record of delivering portfolio growth is impressive, and his considerable experience in niche property and marine insurance classes will be invaluable as we continue our evolution as a global specialist commercial insurer and reinsurer.”

Mr. Jarvis, who has 30 years’ industry experience, joins from Canopius Managing Agency, where he was Joint Active Underwriter, Syndicate 4444 and 1861. He held joint responsibility for all aspects of the Lloyd’s underwriting platform, including regional underwriting operations in the US and across the Asia Pacific region. Prior to that, Mr. Jarvis held various underwriting positions at Lloyd’s syndicates and London market re/insurers, including AmTrust Syndicates Ltd., ANV Managing Agency, Flagstone Marlborough, BMS Group, and SVB (Novae) UW Limited.

“I feel privileged to be given the opportunity to lead the underwriting team at IGI,” said Mr. Jarvis. “I look forward to working across the organization to promote the IGI brand while delivering both sustainable and profitable future growth.”

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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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