Advisory Board

Mr Fareed Lutfi

With over 39 years of insurance experience, Fareed Lutfi continues to work patiently as a powerful lobbyist for the cause of insurance and correct insurance practice across the UAE and the GCC. Fareed has a demonstrated history of working in the insurance industry with integrity and respectability. Skilled in Negotiation, Business Planning, Management, Mentoring, Strategic Development, and Organizational Administration. He has mentored many in the industry and is well known across the MENA region, the EU, and beyond for his helpfulness, expertise, and professional acumen. He is a strong industry development professional with a flair for innovation, creativity, and teamwork.

Mr A. R. Srinivasan

Mr. A. R. Srinivasan is a Senior Chartered Accountant from India and Chartered Insurer (ACII, London) with more than 35 years` experience in the Insurance industry in India, Oman, Dubai and Bahrain at senior levels. He was Chief Executive Officer of Dar-Al Takaful Dubai till2020 and has deep understanding of all core issues of Insurance Companies, with proven track record of Company Turn Around. He has earlier been the CEO of Arabia Falcon Ins. Co. and Al Ahlia Insurance Co., in Oman with elaborate knowledge of the Middle East market requirements in Insurance and Reinsurance Operations, he has developed and maintained a trustworthy relationship with major Reinsurers, Brokers and Clients across different key markets.

Ms Fetooh Al Zayani

Fetooh, a Bahraini national, has a career spanning 40 years in executive management, underwriting, and business development in the regional and international insurance and re-insurance industry. This includes leading roles at regulatory & development authorities in the GCC such as the Dubai International Financial Centre and Qatar Financial Centre Authorities where she was one of the founding team members; and was instrumental in developing the vision and strategy for the insurance and reinsurance sector. Fetooh also spent 21 years in the Arab Insurance Group (ARIG) where she was managing the largest international aerospace reinsurance portfolio in the MENA region from 1994 to 2002.She received numerous accolades for her contribution to the insurance and reinsurance industry. Fetooh has been acting as adviser and board member for a number of international and regional insurance & reinsurance companies, higher educational establishments and government authorities. She is also the International Insurance Society’s (IIS) Ambassador for Bahrain.

Mr Andrew Nelson

Andrew has been the Managing Director of Blue Ocean Strategy Australia since 2010. He is Australia’s leading proponent of Blue Ocean Strategy®, for the identification and engagement of new customer groups for new and existing products, services and business units. Andrew has assisted many businesses throughout Australia, Europe, Asia and the Middle East across industries Before being recruited to Blue Ocean Strategy Australia as Managing Director, he enjoyed a 25-year career in consulting, sales, marketing, and senior management roles at other professional consulting organisations including Deloitte, BDO, Mercer, Mellon & Sedgwick. Andrew liaises regularly with his counterparts in Europe, North America and Asia, and is regarded as a global leader amongst Blue Ocean Strategists.