Dubai, UAE

About the Company

A leading Insurer is currently looking for a Regional Underwriting Manager to support the development of their A&H product strategy across the MEA region based in their office in Dubai, UAE.

About the Role

A senior leadership position reporting to the MEA Head of A&H, this position will support development and monitoring of A&H product strategy, P&L, and talent management. Responsibilities include developing and delivering on underwriting strategic objectives including setting, overseeing adherence to pricing guardrails.

  • Execution of the MEA A&H underwriting strategy
  • Expert understanding of the A&H business model E2E, group and individual product suite, underwriting methodology, and the risks involved.
  • Drive underwriting excellence across the A&H product line, by establishing and ensuring adherence to risk appetite, line setting, standards and guidelines, and ensure rating and pricing adequacy.
  • Establish strong relationships with Regional leadership; create mutual understanding of overall product strategy to drive effective execution of business model
  • Ensure business written within the A&H profit centre is in line Insurance risk policy
  • Ensure an appropriate pricing strategy is set within the A&H profit centre
  • Review and implement global underwriting guidelines to set out how strategic objectives are to be executed within the A&H profit centre
  • Implement appropriate delegations of underwriting authority, and to ensure these are documented, communicated and adherence to these is monitored
  • Provide leadership and act as referral point for Country Lead Underwriters
  • Drive collaborative behaviour with leadership team across the wider business

About the Individual

  • At least 10 years insurance underwriting leadership experience, including oversight over multiple products, channels and geographies including P&L responsibility
  • Deep expertise in A&H, expert technical underwriting background
  • Broad and extensive A&H underwriting exposure
  • Re-Insurance experience
  • An in-depth understanding of aggregation monitoring
  • Strong analysis skills with proven ability of managing complex data to make sound commercial decisions
  • Knowledge of market segmentation, portfolio management, acquisition and distribution
  • Proven ability to manage a broad range of stakeholders
  • Highly collaborative approach across functions and geographies
  • Ability to manage and influence in a matrix structure and across a wide geography
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively within a team


Salary commensurate based on Candidates’ experience


An excellent bonus scheme and other benefits


Paras Gosrani

Principal Consultant

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