Wasef Jabsheh is the Chairman, CEO and Founder of International General Insurance Holdings Limited (IGI). A key figure in the Middle East region, Wasef Jabsheh has specialized in energy insurance for more than 50 years in various prominent roles spanning from the mid-1970s to the late 1980s with Kuwait Insurance Co and with ADNIC, which he helped establish.
In 1989, Wasef established Middle East Insurance Brokers and two years later founded International Marine & General Insurance Co., both taken over by Houston Casualty Company (HCC) where he also served as a Board Director until 1997.
In 2018, Wasef was chosen as Jordan’s EY Entrepreneur of the Year and joined the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Hall of Fame in Monaco in 2019, being recognized for his exceptional entrepreneurial achievements.
Waleed Jabsheh has served as President of IGI since 2011. He began his career at Manulife Reinsurance in Toronto, Canada and later joined LDG Reinsurance Corporation, a subsidiary of Houston Casualty Co, in 1998 where he served as Senior Underwriter managing a $30 million book of treaty and facultative business.
Waleed joined International General Insurance Co Ltd at the time of its foundation in 2002. As President of the company, he has played a pivotal role in the growth and development of IGI now writing more than $300 million in Gross Written Premium worldwide across 17 classes of business within a network of five offices.
Andrew Poole most recently served as Chief Investment Officer and Director of Tiberius Acquisition Corporation, the blank check special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) incorporated in 2015 to serve as a vehicle for the acquisition of a target business, ultimately completing a business combination with IGI in 2020.
Andrew has over 15 years of diversified insurance investment experience with a focus on portfolio management, analyzing and investing in public insurance companies.
He was the original partner and portfolio manager at Scoria Capital, LP, a long/short equity hedge fund, where he managed a portion of the firm’s capital including insurance sector investments from 2013 to 2015.
Prior to that Andrew held various positions at Diamondback Capital Management, SAC Capital and Swiss Re.
David D. Anthony
David Anthony has served on the former International General Holdings Limited Board since 2014. He is an independent insurance consultant working under the DA Research & Analysis (DARAA) trading name.
He has more than 30 years of experience in the insurance and reinsurance industry, including senior, insurance-related positions at ratings agencies and international banks.
He has worked extensively in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa and the United States. Before that, David was a Director and Senior Analyst with S&P Global Ratings (formerly Standard & Poor's).
Throughout his time with S&P, David remained an active lead rating analyst and a Chair of the Insurance Rating Committee.
David King has served on the former International General Holdings Limited Board since 2018, serving as Chairman of its Risk & Audit committee. David also serves as a non-executive director of IGI UK. Additionally, he serves as a member of the boards of directors of Forex Capital Markets Limited and serves as chairman of its audit committees and is a member of its remuneration committee.
From 2010 to 2012, he was the executive director of Middle East business development at China Construction Bank International. Prior to that, David held the positions of director of finance & administration and chief executive officer of The London Metal Exchange from 1987 to 2001, managing director and acting chief executive of the DFSA from 2003 to 2005 and managing director of global banking in the MENA division of HSBC Bank Middle East Limited from 2005 to 2009.
David is a fellow in the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. He holds a Master of Business Administration from Cranfield University.
Michael Gray is the Chief Executive Officer of The Gray Insurance Company, a middle-market property and casualty insurance company, and most recently served as Chief Executive Officer and Director of Tiberius Acquisition Corporation, the blank check special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) incorporated in 2015 to serve as a vehicle for the acquisition of a target business, ultimately completing a business combination with IGI in 2020.
Michael is Chairman of the Louisiana Insurance Guaranty Association, a position he has held since 2008, and Director of both American Insurance Association and the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America.
Wanda Mwaura is a qualified accountant with more than 24 years of audit, accounting, and advisory experience in financial services and reinsurance, with specific expertise in U.S. GAAP, IFRS, SEC and audit committee reporting; internal controls; investments; and business combinations and valuations.
Most recently Wanda served as Chief Accounting Officer and Head of External Reporting at PartnerRe, a global reinsurance company headquartered in Bermuda.
Prior to joining PartnerRe in 2013, Wanda was a Partner at Ernst & Young.