GBN Risk Solutions expands its Leadership Team

GBN Risk Solutions expands its Leadership Team 150 150 Haggie Partners

GBN Worldwide Risk Solutions Ltd. (“GBNRS”), the London-based specialty MGA today announces that it has expanded its Leadership Team with the appointment of Houssam Yehya as director and group head of international. He will be based in London and report to Jamil Elbahou, chairman of Silverbrook Holdings, the parent company of GBN Worldwide and the ConnectUW Holdings Group.

Yehya will be responsible for the development and operations of GBNRS, which launched in February to enable brokers to place risks in territories beyond their jurisdictions in over 150 countries via the GBN Worldwide network’s 10,000+ insurance and risk management professionals.

Yehya brings more than 15 years of re/insurance industry experience to GBNRS, having worked with the Group since the start of his career.

Elbahou said: “We are excited to announce the appointment of Houssam as head of GBNRS. With extensive international experience, knowledge of global markets, multiple business lines and partnerships with local brokers and re/insurers across the globe, Houssam is a perfect fit for the role, having grown his career in and around the GBN network and he is well known to members. . Administering foreign insurance and reinsurance programmes can be challenging. Houssam will facilitate access to our network members via GBNRS for wholesale and retail brokers looking to underwrite programmes internationally, compliantly and seamlessly. GBNRS provides the international element to our philosophy, which is to provide services and capacity to the broker partners we work with in London and abroad.”

Houssam Yehya said: “I am excited and honoured to have the opportunity to continue working with the team and to help establish and grow this new venture. GBNRS will play an important role in growing international business for GBN Worldwide and its members by helping the wider insurance community to place risks in territories outside their jurisdictions.”