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Board of Directors

H.H. Sheikh Saeed Bin Hamdan Al Nehayan (Chairman)

H.H. Sheikh Saeed Bin Hamdan Al Nehayan completed his advanced training at the U.S. Naval Training Command, California and then pursued the Command Course at the U.S. Naval War College, Rhode Island. Presently, he serves as the Captain and Deputy Chief of Naval Operations, UAE.


Mr. Mishal Kanoo (Vice-Chairman)

Mr. Kanoo is the Deputy Chairman of the Kanoo Group, one of the largest independent, family owned, group of companies in the Gulf region. Visiting lecturer at the American University of Sharjah, he is also a columnist in Gulf Business and Arabian Business to name a few.


Mr. Mohamed Abdul Latif Kanoo (Board Member)

Mr. Mohamed Abdul Latif Kanoo is based in Abu Dhabi, where he oversees the business operations and the interests of the Kanoo family. Apart from his current position, he also holds directorships in several companies in the GCC. He is also the Charity Fund Chairman of Abdul Rahman Kanoo Co. WLL, Bahrain.


Mr. Omar Al Katheeri (Board Member)

Mr. Omar Al Katheeri is the Chief Corporate Support Services Officer, Technology Development Committee. Prior to his current position, he was Executive Director, General Secretariat and Executive Council. He holds a MBA from University of Oxford, United Kingdom.


Dr. Tariq Abdulqader Bin Hendi  (Board Member)

Dr. Tariq Bin Hendi is the Executive Vice President and Head of Wealth Products & Advisory of the Emirates NBD Group, the acting Chief Investment Officer and Chairman of Nasdaq Dubai listed ENBD REIT. He has over 18 years of experience in asset management, private equity and investment banking.




Mr. Bader Jeiroudi (Board Member)

Mr. Bader Jeiroudi is currently the Managing Director of Sultan International Holding LLC. He has incorporated and managed several other companies including Al-Makamin Commercial Projects LLC and Martrade Sultan Logistics LLC (Germany), to name a few. Additionally, he is on the Board of Directors for a number of other UAE and international companies. 


Mr. Cédric Charpentier (Board Member)

Cédric Charpentier is the Chief Executive Officer of AXA Gulf, responsible for markets in the UAE, Oman, Bahrain and Qatar. Cédric has served as CEO of AXA Gulf since 2016 and has spearheaded its transformation to drive performance across both product and client segments. In his role, he continually tackles key challenges whilst focusing on driving innovation and sustainable long term value creation to achieve AXA’s ambition, to empower people to live a better life.

As one of the largest international players in the GCC, Cédric leads AXA Gulf’s workforce of over 750 employees with a wealth of both local and international experience, and more than 20 years of Insurance know-how and excellence.


Mr. Frank Heimburger (Board Member)

Mr. Frank led AXA operations in the UAE as Country Manager since 2013 and was responsible for executing and managing sales strategy across multiple distribution channels for commercial and retail insurance products. An expert in insurance, his ample experience comes from his previous roles in AXA’s sales and distribution divisions.


Mrs. Laura Alvarez Gerstein (Board Member)

Mrs. Laura is currently responsible for developing the company’s market share in the health insurance sector for personal and corporate clients within the Gulf region. With over 20 years of experience in the industry, she began her career in 1993 as a Senior Actuarial Analyst and was instrumental in a number of strategic transformations.


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AXA Green Crescent

AXA Green Crescent Insurance Company (AXA Green Crescent) is part of AXA Group, a worldwide leader in insurance and asset management. Headquartered in Abu Dhabi, AXA Green Crescent has been created post a strategic alliance between AXA Group, Kanoo Group and Green Crescent Insurance Company (GCIC). GCIC was founded in 2008 as a public joint stock company to provide tailor-made health and life insurance solutions to groups and corporate clients. AXA Green Crescent now aims to offer life protection and savings solutions to customers in the UAE, making AXA Gulf a one stop shop for all insurance needs.


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