International General Insurance Holdings (IGI) has appointed Nick Garrity (pictured) as CEO of its Labuan branch, as part of its strategy to drive growth in Asia-Pacific.
Garrity will be based in IGI’s Kuala Lumpur office, which will serve as the firm’s hub for expansion in the region. He has 28 years of experience in the international insurance and reinsurance industry and joins IGI from Swiss Re Corporate Solutions in Singapore, where he was head of sales, Asia-Pacific.
Prior to that, Garrity was strategic customer and broker relationship director at Royal Sun Alliance, also in Singapore. He was also chief executive officer and chief operating officer at Lockton Companies.
“In Nick, IGI has identified a proven industry expert, who will be able to provide immediate strong leadership and strategic direction to the group’s plans for growth in Asia,” said Wasef Jabsheh, chief executive officer of IGI. “In the reinsurance space we have grown organically by attracting top talent, and Nick’s expertise in generating growth by creating and retaining high-calibre teams in cross-cultural environments will be key to IGI further building scale in Asia.”
IGI is an international specialist re/insurer founded in Amman, Jordan in 2001. It is registered in the Dubai International Financial Centre and has offices in London, Bermuda, Amman, Dubai, Kuala Lumpur, and Casablanca.