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George Kabban

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George Kabban
Chief Executive Officer of UIB (DIFC) Ltd
Speaker 2019


He is currently the Chairman of the Board of Directors as well as a founding member of the DIFC Insurance Association, the body that represents the collective interests of its Members while acting as a forum for the exchange of views on market issues, and contributes to the development of the insurance market at the DIFC.

He is a Member of the Board of the Insurance Business Group (IBG), an interest group formed under the auspices of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce to further the interests of the insurance industry and its interaction with other industries. In addition, he is a member of the Board of Directors of The Emirates Insurance Association, the organization which represents the interests of the insurance industry in the U.A.E.

George is a Post Graduate of the University of Southern California and holds a Master of Business Administration degree in Finance and Marketing. He joined UIB London in October 1987 and was one of the founders of UIB’s Oil & Gas Division. Previously, he had been with a leading international insurance broking firm responsible for the handling of Property and Casualty risks of major multinational corporations as well as National Oil & Gas Companies.

He is an expert on Well Control Insurance and is one of the few insurance practitioners who has actually had first hand well control experience in post- liberated Kuwait when he observed and worked with a specialist well control team on several wells burning out of control. George has authored, lectured and conducted Non-Technical Well Control Seminars in London and Internationally.

He has been a prominent speaker at numerous national, regional, and international insurance conferences and is passionate about serving the interests of the insurance, reinsurance and intermediation community.

George is fluent in English, Arabic and French.