Mr. Mustafa Oliyath Vazayil, Managing Director, is a strategic thinker, master-communicator and consensus-builder, which his business partners in the Middle East will certainly appreciate. He had set up Gargash Insurance in 1994 and today, the company is the leading National Insurance Broker in the Middle East. Under his stewardship, Gargash Insurance has received the coveted title of "Chartered Insurance Broker" from the prestigious Chartered Insurance Institute, London, recognising 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 the attainment of Senior Management level positions at New Zealand Insurance Co. and General Accident Insurance, UK, 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 the press on Insurance and Economic related issues.
He is the Secretary-General of Insurance Business group of DCCI (elected for the second consecutive term in 2007). In addition 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 a twice-elected member of the Managing Committee of the Overseas Indian Economic Forum, was a member of the Programme Advisory Council on Banking & Finance of Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE, for three consecutive terms. Also, he was actively involved in the socio-cultural organisation in Dubai and the UAE in the 1980s and 1990s.