Team Members

Bashar Raoof

Head of Business Development

Bashar holds B.Sc. in Business Management, he is a Chartered Insurer (United Kingdom), plus an Associate in Risk Management (Canada) and has secured many professional certificates in addition to over 25 years insurance industry experience within the MENA region and Canada. During his 12-year stint in the UAE insurance market, Bashar held managerial positions in Abu Dhabi and Dubai-based insurance companies, whereby he cemented strong relationships within the international reinsurance market. Prior to joining Oman Re, he was handling the Specialty Risks Division in one of the largest insurance companies in Canada.

Malek Mechouet

Senior Underwriter - Facultative

Malek is a Mechanical Engineer and has Certified Insurance IAA/Enass, Paris and International Well Control Certificate “IWCC” (Oil & Gas). He has over 16 years of experience within insurance and reinsurance markets of Africa, Asia and France. Since early 2015, he has been leading the Facultative underwriting team at Oman Re.

Nader Onaissi

Senior Underwriter - Treaty

Nader has over ten years of experience in the reinsurance market. Prior to joining Oman Re, he held several underwriting positions at Trust Re. His main areas of expertise include: Treaty underwriting, portfolio management, reinsurance planning and structuring, risk management, marketing and business development. Nader holds a B.Sc. in International Business from the New York Institute of Technology and is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute (ACII), UK.

George Abi Rached

Underwriter – Marine and Energy (Facultative)

George holds an Executive MBA from ESCP Business School, Paris and is Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute (FCII), UK. He has held several positions in the insurance and reinsurance industry over the last ten years. Prior to joining Oman Re, George started his career as Claims Officer and then shifted to Reinsurance. He has thereafter handled different territories across the world focusing on all types of Energy business. In his current position, George handle Marine and Energy Upstream/ Downstream. He has also secured multiple professional certificates related to Energy business.

Mondher Al Darmaki

Underwriter – Non-Marine Classes (Facultative)

Mondher holds a B.Sc. in Information Systems from Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat and a Certificate in Insurance (Cert CII), UK. He has nearly six years of reinsurance experience within Facultative underwriting handling several classes of business, such as Property, Casualty, Engineering, Marine and Specialty Lines. Mondher is currently pursing advanced insurance qualifications from the Chartered Insurance Institute.

Ali Al Balushi

Deputy Underwriter – Treaty

Ali holds a B.Sc. in Information Systems from Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat. He has over four years of reinsurance experience within Treaty underwriting. He commenced his professional career at Oman Re as Assistant Underwriter in 2016. Having secured Cert CII designation already, Ali is currently pursing advanced insurance qualifications from the Chartered Insurance Institute, UK.

Edwin J Taruvinga

Deputy Underwriter - Treaty

Edwin holds a B.Sc. in Mathematics and Statistics from the University of Zimbabwe and a Certificate of Proficiency in Insurance from the Insurance Institute of Zimbabwe. He also holds a Higher Certificate in Insurance from the University of South Africa and is currently studying towards being a Certified Actuarial Analyst with CAA Global – an affiliate of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, UK. He has over seven years of experience in the reinsurance field working for reinsurance companies and broking firms in Africa. In his current position, Edwin is responsible for Sub-Sahara African market.

Malek Mohamad Ali

Head of Claims

Malek is a Marine & Non-Marine Certified Surveyor with more than 20 years of reinsurance industry experience. Prior to joining Oman Re in April 2013 as Head of Claims, Malek worked for various international reinsurance companies.

Ramesh Narayan

Head of Technical Accounts

A seasoned Insurance & Reinsurance Professional with over 23 years of experience, Ramesh possesses expertise in Technical Accounts (Treaty & Facultative) and Underwriting having worked with direct Insurance and Reinsurance companies. He holds an Advanced Diploma in insurance from Bahrain Institute of Banking & Finance (BIBF).

Ahmed Bakhnug

Head of Retrocession

Ahmed has been working in the insurance and reinsurance industry for the past 14 years. His area of expertise is mainly in Claims and Reserve management and Treaty accounts handling. Prior to joining Oman Re in January 2020, he was leading the Treaty Claims team at Trust Re, Bahrain.

Khaled Al Balushi

Legal and Compliance Manager

Khalid Al Balushi is a law graduate from Sultan Qaboos University and has a master's degree in International Commercial Law from Bournemouth University, UK. He has over six years of experience in the insurance industry in Oman having worked as a legal adviser and compliance officer. Khalid is also enrolled as a primary courts lawyer in the Sultanate of Oman.

Rahma Al Harthy

Human Resources Officer

Holding a Diploma in Human Resources Practice and a Higher Diploma in Administration and Information Management, Rahma's professional experience spans over 12 years, with almost eight years in the field of Human Resources in UAE and Oman. Rahma's international outlook has enabled her to engage with multicultural and multidisciplinary teams at all levels.