Arab Insurance Group (B.S.C.)

Arig House Building 131, Road 1702 Diplomatic Area 317 Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain
At Arig we believe corporate social responsibility goes together with our corporate goals. Since our founding days in 1980, we have been committed towards making a difference in our community, both through volunteer work and through funding charitable projects.

Company Staff

Firas El Azem
General Manager
Prior to joining Arig in January 2017, Firas El Azem brings over 25 years of experience in insurance and reinsurance. He started his professional career with Munich Re in 1991 and later became the CEO of its Kuala Lumpur Branch before moving to the Middle East in 2006 as General Manager of a number of Insurance/Takaful companies in Syria, Kuwait, and Arig's subsidiary, Takaful Re in U.A.E.
Rachid Mechouet
Assistant General Manager
Bachelor in Economics and Masters in Finance and Insurance from the Institute of Development Financing, Tunis Prior joining Arig in January 2017, Rachid Mechouet has more than 25 years of reinsurance experience having worked with CCR (Algeria), Arig (Tunis) and Med Re (London) before coming back to Arig in 2010 as Director - Claims & Technical Accounts.
Samuel Verghese
Deputy General Manager
Bachelor of Commerce from Osmania University, India and an Associate member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. Samuel Verghese joined Arig in March 1997 in the finance department and assumed the role of Director, Finance in January 2008. He has joined General Management Team in January 2017. He currently holds Board memberships at Arima Insurance Software (Bahrain), Gulf Warranties (Bahrain) and GlobeMed (Bahrain). Prior to joining the Company, he held various managerial positions in companies in India.
Yassir Albaharna
Chief Executive Officer
Yassir Albaharna graduated in 1984 with a Bachelor degree in Engineering (Mechanical) from McGill University in Montreal and then in 1986 obtained dual Masters in Engineering (Manufacturing) and an M.B.A (High Honors) from Boston University. He subsequently joined the Arab Insurance Group (Arig) in 1987 and was elected as "Fellow" and "Chartered Insurer" of the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) in 1993.