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Executive Committee

Chief Executive Officer

Jason Light

Jason has more than 30 years experience within the insurance industry.After spending the early years of his career as a reinsurance broker,he joined the Renewal and Reconstruction team at Lloyd’s in 1995 and was later appointed the founding Managing Director of Lloyd’s Japan, Lloyd’s retail insurance business in Japan.Immediately prior to joining Emirates Insurance Company in May 2007, he was CEO of Hemayah Insurance,Toyota’s ALJ’s captive insurance business in Saudi Arabia.

Chief Financial Officer

Aart Lehmkuhl


Aart is a South African Chartered Accountant and holds an Honours degree in Accounting. He has also completed an Executive Development Program.He joined in EIC in January 2007. He has more than 25 years experience in the financial services industry spanning across financial, technical and operational management.He served as director on several Boards in South Africa and was Chief Executive Officer of a private hospital in Oman for nearly 3 years. As Chief Financial Officer, he is responsible for the financial soundness and activities of the company, maintaining the investment strategy of the company, managing the Information Technology department and Company Secretarial and Administration.

Chief Operating Officer

Paul McLeod

Paul McLeod has more than 25 years’ experience in the international business environment in a wide range of industries, from mining, distribution and processing and manufacturing, through to retail and financial services. Initially working as a management consultant, in 1999 Paul joined American International Group to develop their Malaysian joint venture AIG-Software International. During his career at AIG, Paul held various roles in Operations and Systems in Hong Kong, Bangkok, Melbourne and Dubai, in both regional and in-country roles. Immediately prior to joining Emirates Insurance in 2015, Paul ran the local integration for the Middle East & North Africa zone for AIG’s Global Business Transformation program.

Chief Underwriting Officer


Rob Duchesne

Rob has more than 35 years’ experience within the insurance industry. After spending the early years of his career in various underwriting positions in the London Market he joined RSA Dubai in 2005 as Regional Property Director. In 2015, he was promoted to Head of Property, Construction and Engineering Global Specialty Lines at RSA London. Immediately prior to joining Emirates Insurance Company, he was Head of Commercial Underwriting at Towergate Underwriting Group London.

Chief Underwriting Officer (International)

Dermot Dick

Commenced his insurance career as a Graduate Trainee with General Accident in 1982 and after various posts in General Insurance and London Market Division was appointed Senior Manager Marine/ Energy in 1997.After the merger that formed CGU Dermot moved to Lloyds where he was Deputy Underwriter and Marine Manager for Syndicate 1243 Euclidian.After a break to do some Management study at Henley Management College he moved in 2004 to QIC Group in Doha where he held a variety of posts-being appointed as the inaugural CEO of Q-Re in 2009.Leaving Q-Re he returned to London as Senior Vice President of XL Re Europe to oversee their Emerging Markets business in MENA, Africa and the Indian subcontinent in 2010.
Dermot is a Law Graduate of University of Exeter UK.He joined in EIC in September 2012