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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 qualified Chartered Accountant. He joined EIC in January 2007.He holds a Bachelors and Honours Degree in Accounting (South Africa). He has also completed an Executive Development Program and a Diploma in Islamic Finance. His career in the financial services industry has spanned over a 26 year period and has focused on financial, technical and operational management. He served as director on several Boards of insurance companies 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 strategy of the company, sets and manages the investment strategy and operations of the company and responsible for Company Secretarial, Corporate Governance and Administration of the company. He is the Chairman of the Risk Committee and attends all Board meeting, audit, human resources and remuneration committees.

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.