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Lloyd's announces new appointments for the EMEA region

Fri 28 Jun 2019

Lloyd’s, the world’s insurance and reinsurance market, announced today the appointment of Mark Cooper for the newly created role of Head of Market Development for the European market, and Amit Khilosia as the new Regional Head, Africa.

In this new role Mark will join the Lloyd’s Brussels executive committee and will be responsible for delivering Lloyd’s commercial strategy in Europe and managing the network of Lloyd’s European branches.

Mark has been with Lloyd’s since 2015, when he joined as General Representative for the Middle East. Based in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), Mark was responsible for developing and implementing Lloyd’s business and market development strategy across the MENA markets as well as managing the operations of the Dubai platform.

Dean Wickens, Senior Manager, Stakeholder Engagement in the Lloyd’s International Regulatory Affairs team, will support the Dubai office during the transitional period. Mark will remain on the Lloyd’s Dubai board where he has been a Director for the last four years. In addition, Sonja Rottiers, Regional Director for EMEA and Lloyd’s Brussels CEO, will be joining the Board replacing Cameron Murray who will step down as Chairman in November. With Mark remaining on the Board and Sonja’s appointment later in the year, this will ensure that there is continued support for, and focus on, Lloyd’s Middle East business.

In Africa, Amit Khilosia has been appointed as Regional Head, Africa. In this new role Amit will be responsible for delivering Lloyd’s commercial strategy and enhancing Lloyd’s market access and profile in Africa.

Amit has been with Lloyd’s since 1989 and held a variety of roles in Finance and Market Development. During his time at Lloyd’s he has negotiated and developed Lloyd’s licenses and access in Africa and established Lloyd’s South Africa Ltd where he served as Managing Director. In 2013 Amit took up the position of Lloyd’s Regional Manager for Africa where he undertook market development and access initiatives across the continent. Amit will join the Lloyd’s South Africa board and will continue to oversee Lloyd’s Representatives in the region and have overall responsibility for Lloyd’s licence in South Africa, Lloyd’s largest market in Africa.

I am delighted to welcome Mark to the team and to have Amit leading Lloyd’s work across Africa. Their strong commercial acumen and experience in market development, both within the Lloyd’s and company markets, will be an asset as we continue to grow our presence across the region.
Sonja Rottiers, Lloyd’s Brussels CEO

Both Mark and Amit will take up their position on 1 July 2019, reporting to Sonja Rottiers, EMEA Regional Director and Lloyd’s Brussels CEO.

Mark’s appointment is subject to approval by the National Bank of Belgium.