DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, July 03, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Roland Zaatar, Senior Executive Officer of RSA Insurance Group Plc, was recently named a VIP member of Worldwide Branding. This special distinction honors individuals who have shown exceptional commitment to achieving personal and professional success.
Mr. Zaatar has 18 years of insurance industry experience, including with two years in his current role. He uses his expertise in establishing startup companies in his current role of developing business, managing re-insurance business, re-aligning with regulators, overseeing profits and loss, strategy, budget and forecasting.
He has been helping startup insurance and re-insurance companies in DIFC, as well as delivering top and bottom lines. One of his first roles in the industry was with the local insurance companies in Lebanon Libano-Suisse & Societe Nationale d'Assurances as a non-life underwriter in 1996. After a year, Mr. Zaatar began working with Gen Re between Lebanon & France as a senior underwriter specialist. After remaining with Gen Re for nearly a decade, he then became employed with Gulf Reinsurance Limited Dubai (JV with Arch Capital), where he created and implemented underwriting guidelines. For three years, beginning in 2009, he started working with Zurich Insurance Company in different roles, including construction practice leader, head of property in Middle East, and regional manager engineering for Middle East, Turkey and Africa.
Along with his professional experiences, Mr. Zaatar has gained expertise in the field through various training courses, such as the Zurich Senior Leadership Program in 2012 and developing leadership awareness through The Leadership Trust in 2010. In the future, he intends to enjoy continued professional growth, and aims to attain a position of chief executive officer of a large region.
Successful because of believing in himself and his team, Mr. Zaatar also credits his emphasis on education. He earned an Executive Ph.D. in management of insurance companies from CNAM in France (2008), an MBA from UQAM in Canada (2003), and an insurance studies diploma from St. Joseph University in Lebanon (1995).
Mr. Zaatar became involved in his profession because he has always had an interest in insurance. He started as an underwriter and moved into a senior UW specialist role as his career grew. He then became a construct practice leader and regional manager of engineering in Africa and the Middle East. He also maintains affiliations with CHEA-CNAM Alumni.
RSA Insurance Group Plc is an insurance company that provides property, construction and engineering, casualty, renewable energy and marine insurance and re-insurance.
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