Founder and CEO
SHIELDS Reinsurance Brokers
Ahmed Rajab is Founder and CEO of SHIELDS Reinsurance Brokers, established in 2017. Shields is a fully regulated reinsurance broker by the DFSA, approved by Lloyd’s of London, headquartered in Dubai at the DIFC and full member of the DIFC IA. Ahmed brings 25 years of professional experience, relationship in the region and strong leadership skills.
Before starting SHIELDS, Ahmed was CEO responsible in developing the strategy and leading Aon‘s (largest insurance/reinsurance broker in the world) Treaty and Fac teams dedicated to the region based in London and Dubai to achieve the group’s growth ambitions. Since Ahmed joined AON, he restructured the team moved the operation out of Bahrain and setup the company at the DIFC in Dubai managing Middle East and North Africa.
Ahmed was one of the first Board Members of the DIFC Insurance Association when it was established, promoting Reinsurance and helping in growing the reinsurance market in Dubai. Ahmed has been prominent speaker at many conferences across the region and authored articles in the insurance / reinsurance press.
Before joining AON Benfield, Ahmed worked at Willis Re in London (today part of Gallagher) as regional director MENA from 2002 to 2012 and prior to that he was a reinsurance treaty underwriter at SOREMA in Paris looking after the Middle East for 5 years.