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Lloyd's Appoints New Middle East and Turkey Regional Representative

Thu 09 Apr 2020

Lloyd’s has appointed Andrew Woodward as the Lloyd’s Regional Representative for Middle East and Turkey effective from 01 April.

Andrew brings to Lloyd’s a wealth of technical experience as well as a deep knowledge and understanding of the Middle East, Turkey and North Africa (re)insurance markets. He will be based in Dubai and report to Sonja Rottiers, Lloyd’s Regional Director for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

Andrew has had several leadership positions across the region and was most recently the EVP of Business Development at Abu Dhabi’s National Insurance Company (ADNIC), responsible for all distribution and market engagement strategy. Before joining ADNIC in 2014, Andrew was the Chief Underwriting Officer of Emirates Insurance Company, responsible for all aspects of non-motor underwriting, including facultative reinsurance. He was also Managing Director for RSA in Egypt and General Manager for Muscat Insurance in Oman.

Sonja said:

“I am delighted to welcome Andrew. His depth of underwriting knowledge and business relationships will be invaluable as we seek to continue our growth across the Middle East and Turkey. He has extensive experience of the region having lived and worked in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Oman and the UAE. Andrew will also join the Lloyd’s Dubai board, working alongside the other board directors to maximise Lloyd’s presence in the region.”

“Our focus will be delivering the support that our market expects and to build on the platform that we have in the region. We also remain focused on the Future at Lloyd’s strategy. This means helping to ensure that we make it even easier for our partners to do business with Lloyd’s, and that we continue to build a marketplace that is highly responsive to the changing and diverse needs of our customers.”

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