Farid ChedidChairman & Group CEOChedid Insurance Brokers Network
Farid Chedid is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of the Chedid Capital Holding group of companies.
He founded Chedid Re in 1998 as a reinsurance broker and underwriting agencies operating in the Middle East, Africa and parts of Europe. Within a few years, Chedid Re became a regional powerhouse and a global top 20 reinsurance broker.
In 2009, Mr. Chedid established Seib Insurance Company with a talented team of professionals, which went on to become a major insurance company in Qatar focusing on corporate and complex risks.
Moreover, Mr. Chedid is the Chairman and CEO of Chedid Insurance Brokers established in Lebanon, Cyprus, Turkey, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. His repertoire also includes being a board Member of a joint venture in City Brokers, the leading insurance broker in Mauritius and East Africa, as well as serving as the Chairman of Al Manara Insurance Services, one of UAE’s premier insurance broker.
Farid Chedid’s has been listed in the Power 50 ‘most influential individual in the insurance industry in the Middle East and North Africa’ title for 10years in a row, in addition to being awarded the ‘Middle East and Africa Industry Achiever of the Year 2016’.
Mr. Chedid is a UNDP Goodwill Ambassador; a Fellow of the Middle East Leadership Initiative (MELI), member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network (AGLN); a member of the board of Endeavor, Lebanon Chapter, a member of the Young President Organization (YPO), Lebanon Chapter, and a member of the MENA Insurance CEO Club (MICC).
He is a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute of the UK, he holds a Masters in Risk Management from NYU Stern School of Business, USA; a Masters in Finance from ESCP Europe, France; a Masters in Management from Universite Paris IX Dauphine, France, as well as a Postgraduate Diploma in Maritime Law from London Metropolitan University, UK.
Sami ChedidManaging DirectorLa Nationale SAL
With over 45 years of experience in the insurance industry in Lebanon and the Middle East, Sami Chedid is the founder and Managing Director of La Nationale SAL, a leading life and non-life insurance brokers.
Mr. Chedid is one of the founder of Chedid Re and he is a member of the strategic committee of Chedid Insurance Brokers network.
Mr. Chedid holds a law degree from La Sagesse University in Lebanon.
Issam LahhamManaging DirectorAl Manara Insurance Services
Issam Laham is the Founder and Managing Director of Al Manara Insurance Services Sharjah.
Prior to establishing Al Manara, Issam was the Area Manager of Abu Dhabi National Insurance (ADNIC), Dubai Area; Regional Manager of Jordan Insurance – UAE and a Regional Manager at Syrian Insurance Company.
Issam holds a Business Administration degree from Damascus University with additional degree in Accounts.
Patrick BouicManaging DirectorCity Brokers Ltd.
Holding 26 years of experience, Patrick Bouic started his career at City Brokers Ltd in 1991.
He since then has been acting as insurance consultant to most major and medium local enterprises in all fields of economic activities ranging from Sugar Cane, Textile, Hotel, Banking, Services to general Manufacturing and Commercial sectors.
Patrick has made significant contribution to the development of CBL whose activities have been extended to follow its clients in the region including Reunion, Seychelles, Madagascar, Mozambique, Maldives and Tanzania and the Company has corresponding agreements with leading international insurance and reinsurance brokers providing necessary resources for a global network.
Joseph FaddoulExecutive DirectorChedid Insurance Brokers Network
Joseph Faddoul is the Executive Director at Chedid Capital. He is appointed to assist in the organic development and growth of our Direct Broking Insurance operations, Chedid Insurance Brokers.
Joseph was previously Chedid Re's Executive Director. He helped grow the company to a regional leader in the reinsurance broking, responsible for ChedidRe day-to-day-operations, as well as leading the company’s development and strategy from building partnerships to advising the CEO and senior leadership on business and policy issues.
Joseph is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute of London.
Karim ZarkaExecutive DirectorChedid Insurance Brokers Network
Karim Zarka is the Executive Director at Chedid Capital Holding and Chedid Insurance Brokers in charge of Marketing, Communication and Business Development.
Karim holds a bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Affairs from the Beirut University College.
He started his career in France, in 1992 with Kettaneh Group Holding managing one of their industrial subsidiaries. In 1994, he moved to Beirut to head the Telecom Division of Kettaneh Group.
From 1999 to 2005, Karim set up and managed various telecom companies and joint ventures specialized in value-added services and pre-paid calling cards in the Middle East and North Africa.
In 2005, Karim joined Grey Group in the capacity of Managing Director where he established and managed the Doha operation. During his 11 years as Managing Director of Grey Group Doha, he successfully pitched and won some of the most prestigious projects and accounts such as Doha 2016 Asian Games, Qtel, Vodafone, Commercial Bank of Qatar, Qatar Airways, Ministry of Public Health, Qatar Rail, Barwa Bank, Qatari Diar and Qatar Financial Center, to name a few.
Before joining Chedid Capital, Karim was appointed as Managing Director at Memac Ogilvy for their Jeddah operation.
Alaa LadkaniGeneral ManagerChedid Insurance Brokers Qatar
Alaa El Lakdani is the General Manager of Chedid Insurance Brokers Qatar, in charge of the day to day business and team.
Prior to that he actively participated in the growth of the company as a Business Development Manager.
Alaa holds a BS in Economics from the Lebanese American University (LAU) and a Master of Applied Economics from Marquette University- USA
Alaa holds certifications from Bahrain Institute of Banking &Finance, Chartered Insurance Institute and Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment and is undergoing the CII Diploma.
Jad KanbarDirectorChedid Insurance Brokers KSA
Jad Kanbar is a Director at Chedid Insurance Brokers Saudi Arabia, in charge of Chedid Insurance Brokers day to day business and team.
Prior to that, Jad was a Director at Chedid Re Saudi Arabia in charge of a general, motor and medical reinsurance portfolio.
Jad studied Business Administration at the American University of Beirut and holds an Executive MBA from ESCP Europe and École Supérieure des Affaires.