IGI Taps Garrity from Swiss Re as CEO in Malaysia to Lead Asia-Pacific Growth

January 24, 2019

International General Insurance Holdings Ltd. (IGI), the Dubai-based speciality re/insurer, has appointed Nick Garrity as chief executive officer of IGI’s Labuan Branch in Malaysia. Garrity will be based in the Kuala Lumpur office.

In his new role, Garrity will help strengthen the group’s offering in Asia Pacific, with a planned growth strategy from IGI’s Kuala Lumpur office, which will serve as the group’s hub, for expansion in the region.

Nick Garrity

Garrity has 28 years of experience in the international insurance and reinsurance industry and joins IGI from Swiss Re Corporate Solutions in Singapore, where he was head of Sales, Asia Pacific. Prior to that, Garrity was Strategic Customer and Broker Relationship director at Royal Sun Alliance, also in Singapore. He has also held chief executive officer and chief operating officer roles at Lockton Companies. Before that, he was at Marsh, starting his career at Willis.

Since the company’s inception in Amman, Jordan in 2001, IGI has expanded beyond the Middle East and North Africa region. Today, IGI now writes specialist commercial insurance and reinsurance in over 200 countries. Registered in the Dubai International Financial Centre, IGI has offices in London, Bermuda, Amman, Dubai, Kuala Lumpur and Casablanca.

“In Nick, IGI has identified a proven industry expert, who will be able to provide immediate strong leadership and strategic direction to the Ggoup’s plans for growth in Asia,” said Wasef Jabsheh, chief executive officer at IGI.

Source: International General Insurance Holdings

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