RFIB further expands Middle East presence : Bob Naudi joins the Group
In a further development of its fast growing Middle East presence, RFIB Group Limited (RFIB), the international Lloyd’s insurance and reinsurance broker, has recruited Bob Naudi as a consultant.
Mr. Naudi, who is a recognised industry expert in the region, is joining RFIB after close to 40 years with Aon both as a director and latterly as a consultant to Aon Group.
Patrick Holcroft, RFIB Group Chief Executive, said: “RFIB’s strategy is to develop international activities in areas where we have the specialist expertise. Bob’s broking experience, knowledge of Middle East and other markets, exceptional network of contacts and linguistic skills, means that he is an ideal complement to the group’s capabilities in the region.”
Bob Naudi commented: “RFIB’s established presence and stature in the Middle East means it has the resources and relationships which are fundamental to the development and servicing of the business in the region. I am thrilled to be joining the Group at such an exciting time for them.”
The move follows RFIB’s February 2006 announcement of the opening of a representative office, headed by former British Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates, Anthony Harris, at the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) and its June 2006 announcement of the expansion of its en energy team to support the pursuit of new opportunities, including those in the Middle East.