Dubai – MENA Herald: The region’s leading insurance broker, Nexus Group, has appointed Phil Ashkuri as the Head of General Insurance, Commercial and Personal Lines, for the GCC region.

With nearly three decades in the general insurance industry, Ashkuri has extensive experience and widespread knowledge of the global and regional market. Ashkuri started his career in 1988 as an underwriter with the Prudential based in London, and was appointed to a number of senior management roles over an 18-year career with the same firm. He was then appointed as the Director of General Insurance at the Bank of Ireland (UK) in 2006.

Ashkuri relocated to the UAE in 2010 as the Regional Head of Insurance for HSBC, and more recently, held the role of Senior Vice President, EMEA Regional Head of Partnership Distribution at AIG.

“Phil’s exceptional knowledge and industry-specific expertise is an asset to Nexus Group, and we are pleased to welcome him to the Nexus family. His appointment to this role will add value to the services we provide our clients and to our overall general insurance portfolio,” said Tarun Khanna, CEO of Nexus Group.

Speaking about his appointment, Ashkuri said: “I am delighted to join Nexus Group where I will have an opportunity to implement my knowledge and skills in such a quickly developing market. I look forward to building on Nexus’ legacy of being the region’s trusted provider of insurance solutions.”