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Marsh names CEO for Middle East and Africa, country leader for UAE


Marsh L.L.C. has named Christos Adamantiadis as CEO of its newly combined Middle East and Africa region, the broker said in a statement Wednesday.

Mr. Adamantiadis, who will be based in Dubai, will join Marsh on May 1 and report to Flavio Piccolomini, president of Marsh's international division, the statement said.

In his new role, Mr. Adamantiadis will be responsible for all of Marsh’s operations across the Middle East and Africa, the statement said. He was most recently CEO of Dubai-based Oman Insurance Co. and has also worked in the Middle East for American International Group Inc.

Marsh also named Ayman El Hout as country leader for the United Arab Emirates, effective June 1.

Mr. El Hout will also be based in Dubai and report to Mr. Adamantiadis. He was most recently deputy CEO of Al Sagr National Insurance.

“By uniting our businesses in the Middle East and across Africa, we will be able to better leverage the talents and expertise of Marsh colleagues for the benefit of clients,” Mr. Piccolomini said in the statement. “With a strong track record of serving firms across a range of developing geographies, Christos is well-placed to deliver the services and solutions clients need to meet the challenges of the fast-changing risk landscape across the region.”