Articles - Aon Benfield Names New CEO for Middle East & North Africa


 Aon Benfield, the global reinsurance intermediary and capital advisor of Aon Corporation, today announces that Ahmed Rajab, an executive with 15 years of experience in the reinsurance industry, will become CEO, Middle East & North Africa.
 
 This is a new appointment, and Ahmed will report to Aon Benfield’s co-CEOs of EMEA, Richard Posgate and Alan Gregory.
 
 Ahmed served most recently as Regional Director Middle East & North Africa at Willis Re. He previously worked as a Middle East treaty underwriter at reinsurer SOREMA, which was acquired by reinsurer SCOR in 2001, and as a broker at intermediary Gras Savoye Re in Paris, then Willis Re, since 2002. He graduated in Business Administration at the American University of Paris, and holds a diploma from the Institut Superieur de Reassurance.
 
 Richard Posgate, Aon Benfield co-CEO EMEA, said: “We are excited to have Ahmed join our firm. He has a wealth of experience in this market, and he will help us to realise the significant opportunities to grow our business and better serve our clients in the region. Many countries in the Middle East and North Africa have robust and growing economies, and we anticipate being able to bring our capabilities to stimulate further development.”
  

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