Qatar Insurance Group has announced the recent promotion of three senior executives, which is an integral part of its strategic succession plan, Qatarisation, and “consistent efforts” to realise Qatar National Vision 2030.
Fahad al-Suwaidi was promoted to deputy CEO of QIC, Qatar Operations, while Ahmad Mohamed Zebeib is now deputy CEO of QLM Life & Medical, and Ahmed al-Jarboey as senior vice-president of QIC Mena Retail and Motor Claims.
In a statement on Monday, QIC Group said it has “consistently attracted, motivated, developed, and retained Qatari talent. Pursuant to its consistent efforts at aligning with this goal, QIC Group has not only attracted, but has also groomed young and ambitious Qatari nationals to assume leadership and senior specialist positions within the group.”
Delving further on this initiative, QIC Group launched the QIC Learning Academy to empower its Qatari staff with the right mix of technical know-how, business acumen, and capabilities to achieve operational excellence in their respective fields.
“Remaining true to its objective of being a talent-driven organisation, Qatar Insurance has always given a lot of weightage to the process of local talent identification, training and retention process. In fact, it forms an integral part of major strategic decisions to ensure that the focus on talent and competencies is well woven into the success fabric of QIC Group.”
A graduate from Saint Leo University, al-Suwaidi completed his Bachelor of Arts in Management in the US. He joined QIC’s Motor Claims department as manager and subsequently as senior manager. He was later appointed as senior manager for Property and Commercial Risks.
The following year, al-Suwaidi moved to the Marine, Energy & Aviation Risks Department. He has now assumed responsibility as deputy CEO of QIC Qatar Operations, and has played a key role in digitising procedures to improve efficiency through automation of processes.
A postgraduate of the University of Westminster in London, Zebeib earned an MA diploma in Marketing. He started his career with Qatar Re and has worked in various departments within the QIC Group.
Subsequently, Zebeib was promoted to the position of vice president for the Mena region and head of Retail in Qatar. Through his dedication and commitment, Zebeib was promoted and shifted to QLM Management team. He has assumed responsibility as the deputy CEO of QLM Life & Medical.
Al-Jarboey completed his Bachelors in Business Management from the University of Derby. He started his career in QIC’s Retail Department. Later, he was appointed as manager for supervising the branches for Retail at QIC.
Subsequently, he assumed the position of senior manager for Motor Claims. Al-Jarboey has now assumed responsibility as senior vice-president of QIC Mena Retail and Motor Claims.
Khalifa Abdulla Turki al-Subaey, Group president & CEO of QIC Group, said: “I am pleased to announce the recent promotions within the subsidiaries of the QIC Group and extend my heartiest wishes to each of them on their new roles. I am confident that with their combined efforts and capabilities, QIC Group will witness long term growth and sustainability.”
He added: “Technology can support organisational interventions that streamline processes. However, equally critical are people analytics endorsed through talent-review system, and shifts in organisational structure for reinforcing the required changes in sharpening competencies.
“Given the pace of transformation, adapting systems, processes, and culture that can support change-enabling leadership development is critically important. At Qatar Insurance, it is all about nurturing competencies and achieving success by putting together a high-performance based group of Qatari youth who are diligent, innovative, and result driven.”