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Created under the umbrella of the GAIF – General Arab Insurance Federation and owned by 40+ shareholders from insurance-related organizations from across the Arab world, The Arab Insurance Institute is an independent organization providing training and education to insurance-related organizations and individuals across Middle-East, Gulf and North Africa.

Our courses and programmes are designed to support people from all disciplines in, or associated with, the insurance industry, both general and life; insurance and reinsurance providers, insurance brokers, loss adjusters, and insurance departments in other business sectors. The range of courses is constantly expanding in response to demand.

As experienced insurance practitioners and business leaders we know that in order to improve performance at work, training needs to develop practical skills as well as theoretical knowledge. To achieve this we bring together academic research, practical advice and guidance, professional development and rigorous standards to enhance technical competence and business capabilities. This is good for business, for society at large, and good for people's working lives.

We combine of face-to-face delivery with the latest methods in technology-enabled learning, appropriate to the topic and programme requirements. Courses are offered across the region, some from our permanent sites and others from temporary venues. Our trainers are insurance practitioners and/or specialists in their field.

We are committed to championing Pan-Arab insurance training that is accessible to people where, when and how they need it by combining traditional methods and values with the latest in technology-enabled learning, for the benefit of businesses, individuals, economies and society.

  1. Mr. Ghazi Abu Nahl – Chairman
  2. Dr. Aziz Saqr – Deputy Chairman
  3. Mr. Abdel Khaleq Raouf 
  4. Mr. Jamal Abu Nahl 
  5. Mr. Abdullah Barrage
  6. Mr. Khaled Abu Nahel
  7. Mr. Ibrahim Barraj
  8. Mr. Walid Saadi

Adnan Abu Al Haija MSc, SIRM, CIRM, ITIL

Mr. Adnan Abu Al Haija is the Head of Risk Management at Arab Orient Insurance Company (gig), Jordan.
Mr. Al Haija was previously the Regional Risk Manager at Trust International Insurance Group. He also founded the Jordan-based IRM Regional Group dedicated towards the development of the risk management profession. He is an expert in building successful risk cultures within organizations by creating and implementing Enterprise Risk Management frameworks and has assisted in setting up the risk management function in several companies in the region.
Over the last five years, Mr. Al Haija has conducted several training programs and workshops within the technical insurance and risk management domains regionally. He has also actively participated in several international insurance and risk management seminars and conferences.
Adnan has been awarded the “Corporate Risk Manager” award by MENA Insurance Review for 2017 and awarded the “Corporate Risk Manager” award by Middle East Insurance Review Magazine for 2016.

Bader Attari BSc, MBA, ACII

Mr. Bader Attari is the Senior Vice President – Property, Casualty and Marine Insurances at Jordan International Insurance Group (JIIG).
Mr. Attari has previously worked as the Head of Reinsurance Treaties at Amman Regional Office of Trust International Insurance Company (Cyprus) Ltd. He has also worked at the Arab Bank and Al Nisr Al Arabi Insurance Company in Jordan and his expertise is within the reinsurance domain.
Having conducted a range of training programs and workshops within the technical insurance and reinsurance domains over the past five years, he also possesses excellent business knowledge as well as interpersonal communication skills with a high level of flexibility and willingness to share his knowledge with his trainees.

Diane Walker MBA, FCII, MSc, PCC, AssocCIPD, FRSA

Mrs Diane Walker, MBA, FCII is the Head of Programmes at The Arab Insurance Institute.
Her career as a Fire & Liability Underwriter, commercial brokerage owner, Director of Insurance Studies & Principal Lecturer at a UK university, Head of the Insurance & Risk Management faculty at the IFS and a freelance trainer, coach and consultant brings together practical insurance experience, a solid academic foundation and a breadth of international experience in the design and delivery of insurance & management training programmes.


Jaffar Jahromi B.Eng., ACII, DHLI

Mr. Jaffar Jahromi is the General Manager of IIC Insurance.
For the past 10 years Mr. Jahromi has conducted many training programs and workshops that help students achieve a range of internationally and regionally recognized insurance qualifications. He also actively participates as a panelist for international seminars and conferences within the general insurance domain.


Husain Al Ajmi BSc, ACII

Mr. Husain Al Ajmi is the Chief Executive Officer of the Arab Insurance Institute (A.I.I.).

An insurance and risk management executive, business analyst and international trainer for over 25 years, Mr. Al Ajmi holds memberships with various professional bodies and committees. He has also received a number of awards for achievement and outstanding contributions to the insurance industry from regional and global insurance organizations.



Mr. Esam Z. Ali is the Head of Business Development at Medgulf Takaful.
Mr. Esam has worked in the insurance industry for 10 years with a key focus on sales and marketing. He is specialized in developing and maintaining the company’s insurance portfolio, and as Head of Business Development department at Medgulf Takaful, he is responsible for developing new business opportunities and maintaining client and market relationships.
In addition to his Insurance qualifications Mr. Al Shaikh holds an Associate Diploma in Marketing from the University of Bahrain.


Mazen Nimri FCII, FLMI

Mr. Nimri is the Deputy General Manager - Life and Medical at Jordan Insurance Co.
With over 17 years of experience in Life & Medical Insurance, he is a highly experienced trainer, specializing in the field of Life Insurance.


Issam Mouslimani BBA, ACII

Mr. Issam Mouslimani is the Head of Regional Retail Product Offering at AXA Gulf.
Prior to joining AXA Gulf, Mr. Mouslimani was the Head of Personal Lines in the Arabian region at AIG Insurance in Dubai, and Motor Department Manager at Emirates Insurance Company and Dubai Islamic Insurance Company.
Mr. Mouslimani has conducted many training programs and workshops over the past ten years. He has also actively participated a panelist for a number of international seminars and conferences within the retail insurance domain.


Khaled Abu Nahel MSc MCMI FCII MIRM

Mr Khaled Abu Nahel, is the Chief Operating Officer of the Trust International Insurance Group.
His career as a senior executive in both insurance companies and brokers brings a powerful, practical approach to his international teaching and training assignments in insurance, reinsurance and risk management.

Yusuf Darwish BSc, ACII, DLHI, SIRM

Mr. Yusuf Darwish is the Managing Director of Now Insurance Services.
Mr. Darwish graduated from University of Bahrain with a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering. Prior to taking the leadership role at Now Insurance Services, he was the Chief Operating Officer of Dar Maiar Insurance Brokers in Saudi Arabia with key goals of empowering staff knowledge and promoting property and casualty portfolios for two years.
Over the last eight years, Mr. Darwish has conducted a wide range training programs and workshops as well as leading consulting projects in the GCC and other countries in the Middle East.

Abdullah Jawad Saleh BS (Finance), ACII

 Mr. Abdullah Jawad Saleh is the General Manager of Elite Insurance Consultations (EIC), Kuwait.

He has previously worked with Gulf Insurance and Reinsurance Company, Kuwait as Energy Underwriter, where he identified and assessed the energy risks as well as determining the adequate premium, policy terms and conditions, and obtained the necessary underwriting approvals. He also worked with Kuwait Reinsurance Company as Assistant Underwriter with specialist responsibility of handling the flow of business from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, mainly Property, Engineering and Energy.

Mr. Saleh has been conducting training programs leading towards internationally and regionally recognized insurance qualifications.

Ali Shaker Al Najar BSc (Marketing), BIID, DLHI

 Mr. Ali Shaker Al Najar is the Head of the Medical Claims Department at Medgulf Takaful, having previously worked in the banking and automobile domains in Bahrain.
Mr. Al Najar delivers practical training solutions to the regional insurance industry in general and the life and medical segments in particular.

Research plays a critical role as it provides the content and credibility for us to deliver practical, up-to-date training and education using the latest methods. Also, harnessing industry expertise will help to generate a culture of home-grown thought leadership.

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When our published courses and programmes are not quite what you are looking for; in content, timing, duration or venue, contact us to discuss how we can customize a training solution to fit your specific requirements.