(MENAFN - Gulf Times) QIC has announced the appointment of Salem Khalaf al-Mannai as Group CEO of Qatar Insurance Group. He has been instrumental in bringing innovative solutions to cement QIC Group's position as a pioneer in the insurance industry, both in the Mena region and across international markets.
A postgraduate from the University of South Wales, UK, al-Mannai has held various key positions within Qatar Insurance Group, the most recent being the deputy president and CEO.
He started his career in the retail department of QIC in 2001. Subsequently, al-Mannai was appointed as the head of Energy, Marine and Cargo Insurance. In 2013, al-Mannai assumed the responsibility of the deputy CEO of QLM.
In 2015, he was appointed the deputy group CEO, Mena region. Because of his wealth of knowledge and experience, al-Mannai was assigned as deputy group president and CEO of the QIC Group in 2019.
Khalifa Abdulla Turki al-Subaey, group president of QIC Group, said, 'I am extremely pleased to welcome Salem into this new role. This key appointment testifies the Qatari competencies that exist within QIC Group and our constant endeavour to empower Qatari talent by assigning them in senior leadership positions. Salem has a proven record of accomplishment of leading QIC towards achieving growth, and I wish him success in this new role'.
The recommendation for the new role was submitted to QIC Group's board of directors and has been adopted by the policy and organisation committee.
The succession plan for executive management jobs and the new organisational structure has taken effect from January 1, 2020. It ensures a smooth transition and succession of Qatari citizens of the next generation into leadership positions at the level of executive management.