RFIB officially opens office in Saudi Arabia

RFIB Group Ltd, the Lloyd’s insurance and reinsurance broker, has officially opened its office in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with a reception at the British Embassy in Riyadh. This follows RFIB Saudi Arabia Ltd being granted an intermediary license by the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA) to conduct insurance and reinsurance business earlier this year.

The new office, located at the Tawuniya Towers building in Riyadh is headed by Anthony Harris, General Manager, who has worked for RFIB in the Middle East region since February 2006 and is a former British Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates.

Anthony, who has served in the Kingdom twice before in various capacities, works alongside Deputy General Manager Naji Al Tamimi, a Saudi national and highly regarded insurance professional who has previous experience of managing high profile accounts.

Anthony Harris comments: “The reception at the British Embassy was an ideal way to celebrate the opening of the new office with our clients, our Saudi partner Bassam Al Dhabaan, many industry contacts, RFIB Group’s Chairman Lord Hodgson and Adrian Spooner, the Group’s Managing Director for Middle East business.”

“The reception was well attended by Saudi nationals and many of our clients from both Dammam and Jeddah in the Eastern and Western Provinces of the Kingdom, in addition to all the key insurance companies in Riyadh.”