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."

About IGI:

International General Insurance Holdings Limited is registered in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) with operations in Bermuda, Jordan, UAE, Malaysia, Morocco and a wholly owned subsidiary in the U.K.

IGI Bermuda is a class 3B (re)insurer regulated by the Bermuda Monetary Authority (BMA). This subsidiary is the principal underwriting entity for the Group. The Group also has a branch in Labuan, Malaysia, registered as a second-tier offshore reinsurer.

Both IGI Bermuda and IGI UK are rated A- with a stable outlook by Standard & Poor's and A- (Excellent) with a positive outlook by A.M Best Company.

IGI Group of companies underwrites a worldwide portfolio of energy, property, engineering, casualty, legal expenses, directors and officers, financial institutions, general aviation, ports & terminals, marine liability, political violence, forestry and reinsurance treaty business.

International General Insurance Holdings Limited had assets in excess of US$ 900 million as at 30th June 2018.

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