Dr. AFTAB Hasan Chairman – Risk Exchange DIFC Limited CEO – Arya Insurance Brokerage Co. (Bayzat)

Secretary General – Insurance Business Group (IBG)

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Personal profile

Dr. AFTAB Hasan, an eminent technocrat and versatile business leader is the first-generation entrepreneur fueling multi-milliondollar growth, international business expansion, and new product launches within a start-up, early stage, high-growth environment. He has made remarkable contributions to the Energy, Offshore, Marine, Oil & Gas, IT, and Insurance & Reinsurance Sector with his passionate and pioneering spirit with more than 30 Years of professional experience serving and leading top management team.

He is an elected representative committee member and Secretary-General on the Board of Insurance Business Group (IBG) under the auspices of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry, an appointed member of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) Private Sector Alliance for Disaster Resilient Societies (ARISE). He is the Advisory Board Director of All India Association of Industries (AIAI), a Member of the Indian Council of Foreign Trade, a Member of the Emirates Insurance Association, Gulf Insurance Federation, Member of the Indian Economic Trade Organization, Member of the Indian Business &
Professional Council and Member of the Canadian Business Council.

He has contributed to the development of Dubai with his association & engagement as one of the steering committee members along with a few other think tanks for the launch of the Dubai Strategy where the blueprint of today’s Dubai was being writtenin the 1990s. He received wide appreciation during this period for his periodic editorial contribution & views on the global economy and trade in Dubai Trade Magazine which was a monthly periodical published by the Economic Department of Dubai.

He was obliged to be invited to the formation of Dubai Quality Group (DQG) as an examiner to assess & evaluate member companies participating in Dubai Quality Appreciation Award.

He is conferred with many accolades & awards in recognition of his outstanding contribution to enhancing insurance industry standards, his unwavering commitment to bringing about regulatory change, and his exemplary organizational skills with practical wisdom for leading by example and serving as a model of underwriting discipline, stability, and continuity to place big risks and find reinsurance support, professionalism, and transparency in dealing with clients. He has been at the forefront of the insurance industry embracing & promoting Insuretech solutions among peers while offering value-added service, industry leadership, excellent customer service, and boosting the image of the broking profession. He engages closely with Professionals, Entrepreneurs, Board Members, Shareholders & Senior Corporate Management teams in the region through workshops, roundtable discussions, and interviews, providing guidance on insurance & reinsurance-related matters. He is a well-recognized name in the Middle East insurance sector. The insurance industry felt his participation and presence at times when the new regulatory framework for practicing the insurance profession in UAE was being drafted, a mandatory health insurance scheme in Dubai was proposed, a unified motor insurance policy was planned and more importantly, the run-up to the implementation of value-added tax (VAT) for first time in the UAE was discussed. He was conferred as “Insurance Personality of the Year” at the 4th Edition of UAE – India Economic Forum organized by Bloomberg Middle East & Economic Times. He was also conferred as “Personality of the Year” at the 𝗜𝗻𝘀𝘂𝗿𝗲𝗧𝗲𝗸 𝗠𝗶𝗱𝗱𝗹𝗲 𝗘𝗮𝘀𝘁 𝗜𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗜𝗻𝘀𝘂𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝗳𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗚𝗼𝗹𝗱𝗲𝗻 𝗦𝗵𝗶𝗲𝗹𝗱 𝗘𝘅𝗰𝗲𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗔𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗱𝘀 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟯 𝐃𝐮𝐛𝐚𝐢.

His articles, write-ups & blogs could be found in Word Press, periodicals, and journals. He has been frequently speaking at various industry forums, conferences, and summits; and is often quoted in the media, providing opinion and analysis on global & emerging markets which includes but are limited to Global Economic Summit, Middle East Africa Insurance Summit, Middle East Healthcare Insurance Conference, ShipTech International Conference on Marine, Offshore and Oil & Gas Industry, Dubai Rendezvous, India Rendezvous, Cyber Security in Banking Conference, Trade Finance Conference, Seamless Middle East Conference, etc.

Dr. Hasan possess a Professional Doctorate in Risk Management & Insurance from EIU (Paris) with two Bachelor’s Degree one in Science and another in Engineering a Master Degree in Business Management and Diploma in Mergers & Acquisitions from (INSEAD) & Certification in Strategic Planning and Quality Management.
Dr. Hasan is presently the Founder and Chairman of Risk Exchange (DIFC) Limited. Dubai, Risk Exchange International Holdings Pte. Ltd. Singapore, CEO of Arya Insurance Brokerage Co. (Bayzat) Dubai, and Chairman of A2R Solutions, Dubai.