ACE Appoints Wazen as Head of North Africa

August 12, 2015

ACE Group has appointed Ghassan Wazen, currently regional business development manager for ACE in MENA, to the new role of head of North Africa, as it continues to build its management capabilities within Eurasia and Africa, its newest geographical business region.

In his new role, Wazen will oversee the performance, future development and strategy of ACE’s North Africa operations. His appointment is effective immediately and he will report to Mojgan Khoshabi, regional managing director for ACE in MENA. Ihab Elawady, country president for Egypt, and Kamal Kaabi, general manager for Tunisia, will now report to Wazen.

Wazen’s career in insurance spans 30 years. He joined ACE in France in 1986 where he held various positions within underwriting, claims and finance before being appointed head of accident & health and personal lines for France in 2003. He moved to MENA in July 2007 as country president for ACE in Egypt and regional manager for accident and health, MENA, before taking up his current role as business development manager, MENA, in 2013.

“Despite the current uncertainties in North Africa, we believe that the market offers considerable long-term opportunity for ACE,” said Giles Ward, regional president, Eurasia and Africa at ACE Group.

“Ghassan’s appointment reflects the valuable and growing role that he has performed over the last few years, providing guidance and support for both our Egyptian and Tunisian teams. I am confident that his management experience, strong market relationships and local knowledge will be of great value as we continue to develop our business in North Africa,” Ward continued.

Source: ACE Group

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