John MATTHEWS appointed as TRUST Re's Head of Claims

25 January 2017 — Daniela GHETU
john_matthewsTRUST Re has announced the appointment of John MATTHEWS as its new Head of Claims, effective 23rd January 2017, following the retirement of Mr. Kuriyan OOMMAN, at the end of last year.

Reporting to the Head of Operational Services, the Head of Claims is charged with managing the experienced Claims Team to ensure consistent delivery of services in line with the Company's strategic direction, and compliance with regulatory and company standards. "I am very excited by the opportunity to work with the professional and well respected TRUST Re team. TRUST Re is a dynamic and forward looking company and I look forward to helping the company underline its ever growing position as the Reinsurer of Choice for service excellence," MATTHEWS stated.

Dip-CII qualified, John is a high-performing and driven all-round insurance professional with 33 years of related experience, in and with the London insurance/reinsurance markets as a loss adjuster, risk surveyor and within major broking houses and international insurers / reinsurers. He has hands-on experience in major property, energy, construction, power and engineering projects in more than 40 countries. Moreover, John has proven skills in leading teams to realise their full potential.

Prior to joining TRUST Re, John was Loss Adjusting & Risk Survey Manager at Matthews Daniel Company, U.A.E. for seven years where he was responsible for the loss adjusting and risk surveying functions for the UAE, other GCC countries, Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, Indian sub-continent (including Pakistan) and Africa.

Commenting on this new appointment, Kamal TABAJA, Group Chief Operating Officer said "We are delighted to welcome an individual of John's calibre, with cross functional expertise in loss adjusting and risk surveying, to lead our Claims team. Under his leadership, we are confident that our Claims team will continue to meet the service, support and prompt turnaround times which our clients value".

TRUST Re is a reinsurance company based in the Kingdom of Bahrain with branches in Malaysia and Cyprus, as well as a representative office in Morocco and a Liaison Office in India. With authorised capital of US$ 500 million and issued and paid up capital of US$ 250 million, TRUST Re earned its recognition as a solid and reliable security through its long term professional commitment to the Insurance & Reinsurance Industry. It is classified as a highly reliable security (S&P: A- and A.M. Best: A-), and writes both life and non-life business on a Facultative & Treaty basis with a wide scope of geographical operation that includes: Africa, Asia, Russia, CIS countries and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region. TRUST Re has a fully-owned subsidiary, Afro-Asian Assistance, which provides Travel Assistance and Personal Accident products.

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