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Lockton makes key appointment in Middle East

Lockton MENA has announced the appointment of Ata Khatib as its new chief executive officer. Based in the Dubai International Financial Centre, Khatib first setting up Lockton’s offices in the DIFC in 2009 to becoming deputy CEO of Lockton MENA and sitting on its board.

He succeeds Tony Saada, who will focus on his responsibilities as regional CEO for MENA as the company continues to build the Lockton brand across the region.

Lockton MENA in the Dubai International Financial Centre “DIFC” will continue to oversee the other recently opened offices in the region.

Saada said: “With Ata at the head of Lockton MENA, the business is ideally positioned to accelerate its focus on executing against key strategies due to its strong relationships with clients, regional and international markets  and a proven track record of leadership.”

Khatib said: “I join everyone in congratulating Ata on his new appointment. I would like to thank the leaders at Lockton throughout the region for their constant dedication to create a strong organisation. They have been deeply committed to laying the building blocks to continue Lockton MENA’s transformation along its planned growth strategy.”

Lama Sweis will continue her role as regional COO for Lockton MENA

Mohamed Magdy Omar assumed his current role as CEO of Lockton Insurance Brokers Egypt since it was launched in April 2018.

In Jordan, Ahmed Abdo will continue to lead the Lockton Insurance Broker Jordan operations as its general manager, a position he has held since its opening in 2017.

Fatima Zahra will also continue to run Lockton MENA’s office in Casablanca, where, as a result of her resolute determination, she has been able to establish a foothold in the Moroccan market and also increase Lockton’s profile in Western Africa.