As part of Volante Global, we are a global insurance and reinsurance group expanding rapidly in multiple territories worldwide. The Volante (DIFC) Ltd team is highly experienced and has a successful track record in executive management roles in the insurance and reinsurance market. We specialise in delivering corporate and consumer (re)insurance solutions to the Middle East, Turkey, and selected territories worldwide. Combining our global reach with our local knowledge brings a state-of-the-art underwriting platform essential to our objective of building long term collaboration with our business partners and clients. Our value creation will come from investing in people, technology, and distribution to leverage the region’s full (Re) insurance potential across multiple products in the corporate and consumer segment. Our products will constantly evolve to deliver our growth targets while building a balanced and profitable portfolio with our business partners.

We deliver our (Re) insurance solutions across two strategies:

  • Capacity & Specialty: Working with reinsurance brokers and insurance companies on individual risk and on a portfolio basis to deliver reinsurance solutions
  • Product & Distribution: Working with insurance companies, retail brokers and distribution partners on a product basis providing the complete product supported by a technology platform to deliver consumer (Re) insurance product solutions

Corporate Lines

  • We provide a wide range of covers to corporates on a reinsurance basis, working with brokers, insurance companies and captives.
  • We focus on broad sectors across small, mid, and large corporates domiciled in the region.
  • Our added value is our consistent and reliable underwriting philosophy backed by A-rated securities.
  • Products
    • Dommages aux Biens
    • Marine
    • Liability
    • Treaty

Consumer Lines

  • The retail industry is shifting from product-driven to customer-centric sales to drive customer loyalty and adapt to changing customer expectations.
  • We have developed a unique product capability covering the Auto and retail sector.
  • Our products are backed by A-rated security and delivered through a state-of-the-art technology platform.
  • We deliver solutions branded with the distribution partner name and in partnership with insurance companies covering the middle east, Turkey, and selected territories worldwide.
  • Products
    • a broad affinity business focusing on consumer products across accident, disability, credit, and asset service contracts tailor-made specifically for the Auto & Retail sector

Contact Details

Volante (DIFC) Ltd

Dubai International Financial Centre

Gate Village, Building No 8

Office No.6, 5th Floor

P.O. Box 507219

Dubai, UAE

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Volante (DIFC) Ltd is a company incorporated under the laws of the Dubai International Financial Centre (« DIFC »), with Registration No. 5092, with its registered office at Dubai International Financial Centre, Gate Village, Building 8, Office No.6, 5th Floor, P.O. Box 507219, Dubai, UAE. Volante (DIFC) Ltd is regulated by the Dubai Financial Services Authority (« DFSA ») with DFSA Reference Number F006829.

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L'Équipe Volante (DIFC)

Khalil Eid

Managing Director

Volante (DIFC)

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Khalil Eid

Managing Director

Volante (DIFC)

Khalil has held several executive management positions in the insurance and reinsurance sector for over 25 years. He brings an in-depth understanding of the region, client management, distribution, business planning, underwriting, portfolio management, risk management, regulations, compliance, and go-to market strategy building successful portfolios and teams across multiple lines.

He joined Volante in 2021 to launch Volante (DIFC) Ltd as the Managing Director, board member and senior executive officer responsible for the overall business.

Before Volante, he was the General Manager and Senior Executive Officer of QBE Insurance Middle East since its start in 2009 and until May 2020 based in the DIFC and covering the Middle East, Africa and Turkey region. Previously he held leadership roles at the Dubai International Financial Center ‘DIFC – Authority’ as Director of Insurance & Reinsurance and AXA Gulf as Country Manager of the UAE and member of AXA Gulf management team. He was also a board member of the Emirates Insurance Association in 2005 – 2006.

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Manik Sethi

Director of Marine & Offshore Energy

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Manik Sethi

Director of Marine & Offshore Energy

Volante (DIFC)

Manik held leadership and senior underwriting positions in the insurance and reinsurance sector over the past 15 years. He brings an in-depth understanding of the general insurance and reinsurance market-leading global underwriting teams, speciality lines of business and regional offices of reinsurers in Asia & the Middle East.

He joined Volante in 2021 as Director of Marine and a member of the senior management team of Volante (DIFC) Ltd.

Before Volante, he was Practice Leader in the Speciality Lines team at Willis in Dubai in 2020 and 2021. Before that, he held leadership and underwriting roles at Qatar Re as the SEO of Qatar Re DIFC, CEO Singapore, Global Head of Marine between 2016 and 2020. He was also the Marine Underwriting Manager at Zurich Insurance Middle East between 2012 and 2016, and he held underwriting roles at Royal and Sun Alliance UAE from 2006 to 2012.

He is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute, UK and has a Masters in Commerce.

 

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Nazih Matar

Director of First Party Lines, Property, Onshore, Power & Energy

Volante (DIFC)

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Nazih Matar

Director of First Party Lines, Property, Onshore, Power & Energy

Volante (DIFC)

Nazih held leadership and senior underwriting positions in the insurance and reinsurance sector over the past 35+ years. He brings an in-depth understanding of the general insurance and reinsurance market-leading underwriting teams, property line of business and regional offices of insurers and reinsurers in the Middle East, Africa and Turkey.

He joined Volante in 2021 as Director of Property and a member of the senior management team of Volante (DIFC) Ltd.

Before Volante, he was VP of Property, Casualty and Marine lines of business at Fidelity Insurance from 2018 to 2021. From 2017 to 2018 he was the SR VP head of Property at Oman Insurance. He also held senior underwriting roles at AIG MEA Limited for more than ten years between 2007 and 2017, where he managed the Property, Energy, and Engineering. He held senior management and underwriting roles at Bankers, Libano Suisse, and CIGNA.

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Arnen Panopio

Director of Third Party Lines

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Arnen Panopio

Director of Third Party Lines

Volante (DIFC)

Arnen held leadership and senior underwriting positions in the insurance and reinsurance sector over the past 25+ years. He brings an in-depth understanding of the general insurance and reinsurance market-leading underwriting teams, Casualty line of business and regional offices of insurers and reinsurers in the Middle East, Africa and Turkey.

He joined Volante in 2021 as Head of Casualty and a member of the senior management team of Volante (DIFC) Ltd.

Before Volante, Arnen had several Casualty roles between 2003 and 2021 at the AIG MEASA region. He was the Casualty Profit Centre Manager between 2012 and 2020 and the Head of Liability Product line manager (Energy and Construction casualty) in 2020 and 2021.

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Abdelfattah Chami

Director of Treaty

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Abdelfattah Chami

Director of Treaty

Volante (DIFC)

Abdelfattah has more than 24+ years of experience in the reinsurance sector.

Prior to joining Volante (DIFC) Ltd. in April 2022 as Director of Treaty he held various senior underwriting and management positions such as Chief Underwriting Officer at Saudi Re from 2018 to 2022 and Head of Treaty at Gulf Re from 2008 to 2017. Before that Abdelfattah served as a Senior Underwriter at Hannover Re in Germany where he spent more than 11 years between 1997 and 2008 overlooking non-life treaty business emanating from the Arab World, Cyprus, Greece, Iran, Malta and Turkey.

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Kyra Logothethi

Director of Casualty

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Kyra Logothethi

Director of Casualty

Volante (DIFC)

Kyra has held leadership and senior roles in Casualty Broking since 2009. During her career as a Casualty Broker, she was underwriting on behalf of Lloyds and Company markets building a successful Liability Portfolio. She brings an in-depth understanding of the insurance and reinsurance market-leading Casualty Portfolio in the Middle East, Africa, and Turkey. She joined Volante in July 2022 as Head of Casualty and a member of the senior management team of Volante (DIFC) Ltd.

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Athar Pandit

Business Manager

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Athar Pandit

Business Manager

Volante (DIFC)

Athar has 8 years of experience in the management of Insurance operations, extensive knowledge in business process management, service delivery, and significant experience in insurance operations across several functions with competence in all aspects of operations. He also has knowledge of underwriting, new business applications, quotation generation, policy issuance, policy maintenance, and end-to-end processes.

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