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We write a broad range of products across low, medium, and high risk categories covering public and product liability, auto liability, workmen’s compensation and employer’s liability, energy and construction liability, excess and umbrella liability.

Our target areas include:

  • Wholesale and retail
  • Utilities
  • Transportation
  • Services
  • Oil & Gas
  • Construction

Our advantage:

  • Over 15 years of knowledge and experience in the region
  • We are on the ground with full authority to bind business backed by A-rated security

Our target territory is the Middle East, Africa, and Turkey region

(Regulated by the DFSA)

Volante (DIFC) LINES OF BUSINESS

THE Volante (DIFC) TEAM

Khalil Eid

Managing Director

Volante (DIFC)

Biography

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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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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Arnen Panopio

Director of Third Party Lines

Volante (DIFC)

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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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Kyra Logothethi

Director of Casualty

Volante (DIFC)

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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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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

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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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Rainer Lehner

Director of Offshore Energy

Volante (DIFC)

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Rainer Lehner

Director of Offshore Energy

Volante (DIFC)

Rainer has over 20 years of experience in Re/Insurance with most of it spent in the field of energy insurance. His expertise ranges from underwriting facultative and treaty risks to broking and managing underwriting operations. Prior to joining Volante, he worked with several large multinational companies such as Marsh, JLT and Swiss Re in across various locations in Europe and Asia. Rainer also worked for almost 10 years in the Oil and Gas industry as a Geophysicist prior to joining the finance industry.

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Tariq Siddiqui

Director of Engineering, Power and Onshore Energy

Volante (DIFC)

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Tariq Siddiqui

Director of Engineering, Power and Onshore Energy

Volante (DIFC)

Tariq has 29 years of Insurance industry experience covering India, Middle East, and North African markets. Prior to joining Volante, he worked as the Chief Technical Officer of Alsagr Insurance Company in Saudi Arabia.  Tariq has also held various senior underwriting/managerial positions in Swiss Re, AIG and RSA handling Engineering, Construction, Onshore Energy, Power & Utility, and Property insurance business. Tariq is a Mechanical Engineer with an MBA degree from Manchester Business School, UK.

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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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