IGI Names London Market Veteran Chris Jarvis as Chief Underwriting Officer
HAMILTON, Bermuda, October 3, 2022 - International General Insurance Holdings Ltd. (“IGI” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: IGIC) today announced that it has appointed Christopher Jarvis to the role of Chief Underwriting Officer of the IGI Group, effective today.
Mr. Jarvis will work with IGI’s underwriting team leaders to optimise performance within their existing portfolios in order to support the Group in delivering on its growth and profitability targets. He will also be responsible for evaluating new business opportunities.
Based in the Company’s London office, Mr. Jarvis is a member of the IGI Executive team and reports to Mr. Waleed Jabsheh, President of IGI.
“Chris brings significant experience from his tenure at several Lloyd’s of London syndicates and London market companies,” said Mr. Jabsheh. “His successful track record of delivering portfolio growth is impressive, and his considerable experience in niche property and marine insurance classes will be invaluable as we continue our evolution as a global specialist commercial insurer and reinsurer.”
Mr. Jarvis, who has 30 years’ industry experience, joins from Canopius Managing Agency, where he was Joint Active Underwriter, Syndicate 4444 and 1861. He held joint responsibility for all aspects of the Lloyd’s underwriting platform, including regional underwriting operations in the US and across the Asia Pacific region. Prior to that, Mr. Jarvis held various underwriting positions at Lloyd’s syndicates and London market re/insurers, including AmTrust Syndicates Ltd., ANV Managing Agency, Flagstone Marlborough, BMS Group, and SVB (Novae) UW Limited.
“I feel privileged to be given the opportunity to lead the underwriting team at IGI,” said Mr. Jarvis. “I look forward to working across the organization to promote the IGI brand while delivering both sustainable and profitable future growth.”
IGI is an international specialty risks commercial insurer and reinsurer underwriting a diverse portfolio of specialty lines. Established in 2001, IGI has a worldwide portfolio of energy, property, general aviation, construction & engineering, ports & terminals, marine cargo, marine trades, contingency, political violence, financial institutions, general third-party liability (casualty), legal expenses, professional indemnity, D&O, surety, marine liability and reinsurance treaty business. Registered in Bermuda, with operations in Bermuda, London, Malta, Dubai, Amman, Labuan and Casablanca, IGI aims to deliver outstanding levels of service to clients and brokers. IGI is rated “A” (Excellent)/Stable by AM Best and “A-”(Strong)/Stable by S&P Global Ratings. For more information about IGI, please visit www.iginsure.com.
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