RFIB appoints Martin Pyrke as Deputy SEO, Middle East

RFIB Group Limited, the international Lloyd’s insurance and reinsurance broker, today announces the appointment of Martin Pyrke as Deputy Senior Executive Officer, Middle East. Martin will be based in RFIB’s Dubai office. He takes up his new position with immediate effect and will report to Anthony Harris, Senior Executive Officer, Middle East.

Martin, who joined RFIB in 2009 to develop its Middle East Reinsurance Treaty business, brings nearly four decades’ insurance experience to his new role. Prior to his appointment at RFIB he spent six years developing Benfield’s Middle East account. In total, Martin spent nearly 25 years at Greig Fester (subsequently Benfield) where he held various senior roles including serving as Managing Director of Greig Fester New Zealand.

Jonathan Turnbull, Chief Executive Officer of RFIB said: “Since joining the RFIB team in 2009, Martin’s wealth of knowledge and experience has been a significant asset and I am pleased to announce his appointment as Deputy SEO of our Middle East business. The Middle East is a key part of our growth strategy and with his extensive local market contacts and proven track record in the region, Martin will have an integral role in ensuring we realise our ambitions and develop the opportunities available to us.”