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New CEO at SALAMA signals new growth plans

Fahim Al Shehhi appointed as new CEO of UAE’s largest Shari’ah compliant insurance provider

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New CEO at SALAMA signals new growth plans.

The Board of Directors of Islamic Arab Insurance Company (“SALAMA”), the UAE’s largest Shari’ah compliant Takaful solutions provider, today announced Fahim Al Shehhi as its new Chief Executive Officer.

Fahim has succeeded in the role of CEO in the role of Parvaiz Siddiq, who recently stepped down as CEO since 2018 and with the company since 2016.

SALAMA is the largest Sharia’h compliant Takaful operator with ‘AAA’ level capital adequacy as per S&P. 

Jassim Alseddiqi, Chairman of SALAMA, said: “On behalf of the Board, I’m pleased to welcome Fahim to SALAMA. Fahim brings a strong track record of transforming businesses both at an operational and a strategic level which will help him drive SALAMA’s next phase of growth as a modern, customer-focused company. Fahim in his new role will bring his cross-sector experience to work with the Board to accelerate SALAMA’s growth strategy, driving core business profitability and investment income, while maintaining the company’s market-leading position in the UAE Takaful market. I would also like to take the opportunity to thank Parvaiz for his valuable contribution to the company.”

 

Fahim Al Shehhi commented: “I have followed SALAMA’s growth trajectory from the outside and have been impressed by the company’s evolution as it has continued to lead the Islamic insurance sector with its customer-centric products and services that have won it many industry accolades over the years. I am excited to be part of the SALAMA team. I look forward to working with the board, employees, customers and other partners to build on SALAMA’s strengths and drive the company to even greater levels of success, firmly supported by strong business practices and technology-driven solutions.”

Fahim joins SALAMA from Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA) whereas VP-Business Development built commercial relationships and led the capital investment process and performance optimisation. He is also a Board Member and Managing Director for Massar Solutions. Previously, Fahim held senior management roles within the Department of Economic in Abu Dhabi, Etisalat Group, and served as a non-executive Board member for Takaful Emarat Insurance.

In December 2020, SALAMA revealed its new brand identity to reflect the company’s future strategic plans. SALAMA is also a few Takaful companies to return surplus cash to eligible policyholders, with the latest cash return announced in August 2020.

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