Wasef Jabsheh, International General Insurance (Asia Pacific)

Wasef Jabsheh, International General Insurance (Asia Pacific)

Market: Asia Pacific
Company: International General Insurance (IG) 
Job title: CEO 

A key figure in the Middle East region and founder of IGI, Wasef Jabsheh has specialised in marine and energy insurance for more than 40 years in various prominent roles with Kuwait Insurance Co and with ADNIC from the mid-1970s to the late 1980s. In 1989, Jabsheh established Middle East Insurance Brokers and two years later founded International Marine & General Insurance Co. He also served as a board director of HCC Insurance Holdings Inc until 1997. In 2018, Jabsheh won the title of Jordan’s EY Entrepreneur of the Year. The award recognises the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. In addition to the accolade, he joined entrepreneurs from all over the world in the following year’s prestigious ceremony in Monaco as a nominee for the same award.