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IGI appoints Christopher Jarvis as Chief Underwriting Officer

3rd October 2022 - Author: Kassandra Jimenez-Sanchez

International General Insurance Holdings (IGI), the specialty risks commercial insurer and reinsurer, has appointed veteran Christopher Jarvis as Chief Underwriting Officer of the IGI Group.

IGIAs a member of the IGI Executive team he will be based in the company’s London office and will report to Waleed Jabsheh, President of IGI.

In his new role, Jarvis will work with IGI’s underwriting team leaders to optimise performance within their existing portfolios in order to support the Group in delivering on its growth and profitability targets. He will also be responsible for evaluating new business opportunities.

Jarvis has 30 years of industry experience and is joining IGI from Canopius Managing Agency, where he was Joint Active Underwriter, Syndicate 4444 and 1861. He held joint responsibility for all aspects of the Lloyd’s underwriting platform, including regional underwriting operations in the US and across the Asia Pacific region.

Before Canopius, he held various underwriting positions at Lloyd’s syndicates and London market re/insurers, including AmTrust Syndicates Ltd., ANV Managing Agency, Flagstone Marlborough, BMS Group, and SVB (Novae) UW Limited.

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Commenting on his appointment Jarvis said: “I feel privileged to be given the opportunity to lead the underwriting team at IGI. I look forward to working across the organisation to promote the IGI brand while delivering both sustainable and profitable future growth.”

Jabsheh, President of IGI, commented: “Chris brings significant experience from his tenure at several Lloyd’s of London syndicates and London market companies.

“His successful track record of delivering portfolio growth is impressive, and his considerable experience in niche property and marine insurance classes will be invaluable as we continue our evolution as a global specialist commercial insurer and reinsurer.”

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