Management Team

Mir Waqas Ellahi

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Ex-banker with 30 years of Treasury & Risk Management experience worked in Far East, Eastern Europe & Middle East in organizations like Bank of America, Indosuez, Chase Manhattan & ABN AMRO. Held various senior management positions in the banks and ended the banking career with last assignment as Senior Vice President at ABN AMRO Bank, Dubai.

Involved in Insurance industry since 2002 and currently spearheading an insurance brokerage firm in United Arab Emirates

Samir Mohammed El Kassem

General Manager - Abu Dhabi

Mr. Samir Mohammed El Kassem has more than 35 years in the Insurance industry. He began his career with Arab Commercial Enterprises in Abu Dhabi, and in 1983, he established Emirates Insurance Co. Branch in Al Ain. He was responsible for all the operations for the next 23 years. In 2006, he was transferred to EIC Head Office to take control of the Motor Business in the UAE as Senior Director. Before join JdV in January 2012, he was the Deputy Chief Marketing officer of EIC. He is also an associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute, ACII.

Chalapathi Srinivasan

Executive Director – Dubai

Mr. Chalapathi Srinivasan is a versatile insurance professional with extensive General Insurance and Reinsurance experience of over 30 years. He is a qualified Fellow in General Insurance. He has led the management and operations in Insurance Companies as well as Broking firms during his tenure both in India and GCC in various senior management capacities.

 

At JdV International, he handles Reinsurance Treaties, product conceptualisation, Corporate Risk Management and General Insurance business besides designing aggregation models for affinity groups and community schemes. He has published Insurance related articles and is a regular speaker at Insurance summits and conferences.