Mr.Mustafa Oliyath Vazayil, Managing Director ,a strategic thinker, master-communicator and consensus-builder, which his business partners in the Middle East will certainly appreciate, had set up Gargash Insurance in 1994,Today the company is the leading National Insurance Broker in the Middle East. Under his Stewardship, Gargash Insurance has received coveted title of "Chartered Insurance Broker" from the prestigious Chartered Insurance Institute, London recognizing the highest level of professional competence and service ethos. Gargash Insurance is the first Insurance Broker with this accreditation in the GCC.
He has over 30 years of extensive experience in the Middle East Insurance Industry, which included attainment of senior Management level positions at New Zealand Insurance Co. and General Accident Insurance, U.K prior to setting up Gargash Insurance as a Managing Director.
A Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute of London and also holding the Fellowship of the Insurance Institute of India, Mr. Vazayil has gained immense recognition for his valuable knowledge and experience in the Insurance sector. He is a regular speaker at International/Regional Insurance seminars /summits and is often quoted by press on insurance and economic related issues.
He is the Secretary General, Insurance Business group of DCCI (elected for the second consecutive time in 2007).To add on to his social and professional membership and associations, he was a Member of the steering committee of Emiratisation and Insurance program of Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE, was twice elected member of the Managing Committee of the Overseas Indian Economic Forum, was member of the Programme Advisory Council on Banking & Finance of Higher Colleges of Technology UAE for 3 consecutive terms. Also, he was actively involved in socio-cultural organization in Dubai and UAE in 1980 and 1990s
Being very passionate, visionary and enterprising. Under his management skills, Gargash Insurance is poised to enter Saudi and Qatar Markets in 2013.
Mr.Rajendran Murkkoth ,Deputy Managing Director,has an extensive experience across varied functional areas such as Operations, Administration, Marketing, Business Development, and HR functioning in the general insurance industry in UAE for the last 28 years is an avid leader & expert in value creation in multiple sectors.
He was instrumental in setting up & growing Gargash Insurance, which is now the leading National Insurance Broker in the Middle East. Prior to joining Gargash Insurance, Mr. Rajendran held numerous positions while working for General Accident Insurance of U.K., Trakafalgar Insurance Company and English & American Insurance Company.
With good organization, excellent time management, delegation and leadership skills, he successfully manages his incredibly demanding role, to be responsible for the day-to-day running of the company and making strategic plans for the future. With his sharp strategic intellect, he also plays a key role in leading and developing the corporate culture.
He is active in supporting various regional organizations that focus on literacy, health and development. He believes in fairness, simplicity and honesty in creative innovation and in life.
With his indefatigable attitude and meticulous supervision Gargash Insurance is set to expand and progress further.
Mr.Jayaraj Narangoli,Executive Director,with an extensive experience of over 30 years in the industry and a versatile style of management, Mr. Jayaraj Narangoli, Executive Director, has set a stepping stone in the development of the Gargash Insurance’s sales & marketing team.
Prior to joining Gargash Insurance, Mr. Jayaraj held numerous key positions at leading trans- national Insurers including New Zealand Insurance and General Accident, UK.
With an incredible entrepreneurial spirit, he has developed new business opportunities while growing existing client relationships and thereby was instrumental in making Gargash Insurance one of the market leaders. He has commendable personal resilience to be persistent with long-term goals and is able to drive business in all economic climates. Gargash Insurance has seen unwavering growth under his superb management & leadership skills.
He is regarded as a highly coveted role model and mentor.
Mr.Suresh Nair,Executive Director,a perfectionist,has commendable expertise and experience of almost 25 years in the insurance industry. Has worked both as an Underwriter and a Broker during this period due to which he brings deep domain knowledge and has contributed significantly in enhancing technical expertise of Gargash Insurance
With his Fellowship of the Chartered Insurance Institute & Insurance Institute of India, he plays a major role in providing thought leadership and strategic inputs, in addition to supervising the functional heads of Technical departments across all branches of Gargash Insurance.
He also is a member of Institute of Risk Management, UK and holds Masters in Business Administration degree. His professional reach also extends into the academic arena; he has published various papers on Insurance & Risk Management, conducted various seminars and trainings , contributed to columns on insurance matters in industry magazines at various times. He has extensive knowledge in insurance and plays a critical role in leading cross-border business and strategic initiatives.
Mr.Sreekuttan M.P., Senior Vice President, heads the Abu Dhabi Branch of Gargash Insurance Services. His tenure with Gargash Insurance services has been an extremely long one; he joined in 1998 and since then has stepped up the ladder of success developing a vast and varied experience of over 19 years in insurance broking.
Mr. Sreekuttan is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute, London (ACII) and Insurance Institute of India (AIII) and also holds a Post Graduate degree in Business Administration.
Prior to heading Abu Dhabi Branch, he worked as a Financial Consultant in the Indian market and held managerial positions in the Dubai head office of Gargash Insurance. His efficient managerial skills and leadership qualities are the evident reason behind the perpetual growth of Abu Dhabi Branch. His ceaseless enthusiasms towards work, excellent motivational skills, all make him an admirable mentor to his team.
Mr. Vimal Kutty, Branch Manager, heads the Sharjah Branch of Gargash Insurance Services. He joined Gargash Insurance in 2010.
A result oriented professional ,with 11 years of experience in General Insurance, which comprises of holding Area Head position for SME division in ICICI Lombard General Insurance Co Ltd and with SBI General Insurance Co Ltd as Manager, heading SME division for state of Andhra Pradesh, India.
He has immense expertise in underwriting operations, strategic planning, channel and team management & training. He is not only proficient in managing combine ratio, underwriting, building and managing business relationship with clients but is a highly motivated and goal oriented individual striving towards achieving goals of the organization.
He holds a Post Graduate Degree in Business Administration in Marketing & Entrepreneurship Development and is a certified insurance professional from National Insurance Academy.
Under his efficient managerial skills, demonstrated professionalism & leadership, Sharjah Branch is set to see an unprecedented growth in future.
Mr.Sanish Velayudhan, Senior Vice President, joined Gargash Insurance services in 1999. He currently heads the General Insurance (Motor and Non Motor), Employee Benefits division at the Dubai Head Office of Gargash Insurance. He is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute, London (ACII) and the Fellowship of the Insurance Institute of India. He also holds a Post Graduate Degree in Business Administration. Under his entrepreneurial and operational expertise his team continues to embrace projects of all scales and complexities & has a successful track record of completing them. His expertise in building the company’s capabilities, expertise, partners and alliances is commendable and is committed and passionate about creating opportunities for clients, partners and shareholders. He is regarded as a successful leader, mentor and a role model for many in the industry.
Mr.Sikander Khan, Senior Vice President, joined Gargash Insurance services in 2006 and since then has successfully lead and expanded the Sales & Marketing department.
He is an Associate of Insurance Institute of India, a Bachelor of Science and has a career graph that is an advantageous mix of expertise in underwriting /claims supervision acquired during his tenure in the Oriental Insurance and in business development while holding a position of Branch Manager in Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance.
With over 25 years of experience, he has led his team to deliver a more focused and quality orientated results, as well as improving business processes and driving sales that resulted in record growth. He has played an instrumental role in building a strong client base and maintained good professional relationship with customers.
His management style, insurance expertise, mentoring skills is like piecing together a jigsaw of the ideal leader.
Mr.Pramod K.Leela, General Manager, joined Gargash Insurance Services as an Associate Manager in 2008 is a zealous and proficient Insurance professional with extensive multi-disciplinary experience, currently heads the Gargash Insurance’s Life & Investment Division.
He has extensive experience of over 17 years, which briefly comprises of holding a Managing Director’s position of a financial products marketing company and a senior manager position at Mahindra & Mahindra.
He is a highly motivated professional, qualified MBA with extensive experience in Life & Investments’ sales, channel Management, Marketing & Promotional Strategy Development, Training & Mentoring. Few of his achievements include receiving an award from Mr. Anand Mahindra, CEO – Mahindra Group for being one among the Top Five sales performers in all India level and Holding the Top Manager’s Quarterly Rolling Trophy in Gargash Insurance’s life division, UAE consistently from the date of joining for the first 3 years.
Under his strong entrepreneurial spirit and leadership skills, his team has been successful at leveraging product sales and deliver quality customer service. A significant growth & development of Gargash Life & Investment division has been observed under his guidance & leadership.
His professional reach also extends into the academic & social arena, as a past president of Freinds of Yoga Toastmasters Club, unit of a nonprofit organization called Toastmasters International, he plays an active role in supporting its members to improve their leadership skills.
AWARD from chartered insurance institute (cii) London and Certified wealth manager CWM from American Academy of Financial Management ,USA.
He is regarded as a coveted role model and a successful leader by many at Gargash Insurance.