About Us




HAYAH is the UAE’s newest and most exciting insurance company, specialising in life, medical and savings. We want to enable secure living by simplifying insurance for our individual and corporate customers. HAYAH is with you every step of the way, providing a fully digital experience that is easy, safe and time-saving.

HAYAH Insurance Company P.J.S.C. is registered with the Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates and listed on the Abu Dhabi stock exchange.

Our Board of Directors

Mr. Mishal Kanoo (Chairman)

Mr. Mishal Kanoo is the Chairman of the Kanoo Group, one of the largest independent, family owned, group of companies in the Gulf region. He is also a visiting lecturer at the American University of Sharjah, he is also a columnist in Gulf Business and Arabian Business along with other publications.

Mr. Mohamed Abdul Latif Kanoo (Member)

Mr. Mohamed Abdul Latif Kanoo, Deputy Chairman, Kanoo Group, is based in Abu Dhabi, where he oversees the business operations and the interests of the Kanoo family. Apart from his current position, he also holds directorships of several companies in the GCC. He is also the Charity Fund Chairman of Abdul Rahman Kanoo Co. WLL, Bahrain.

Mr. Omar Al Katheeri (Member)

Mr. Omar Al Katheeri is the Chief Corporate Support Services Officer, Technology Development Committee. Prior to his current position, he was Executive Director, General Secretariat and Executive Council. He holds a MBA from University of Oxford, United Kingdom.

Dr. Tariq Abdulqader Bin Hendi (Member)

Dr. Tariq Bin Hendi is the Executive Vice President and Head of Wealth Products & Advisory of the Emirates NBD Group and acting Chief Investment Officer and Chairman of Nasdaq Dubai listed ENBD REIT. He has over 18 years of experience in asset management, private equity and investment banking. He holds a PhD in Labour Economics from Imperial College London (UK) as well as degrees from Columbia University (USA), London Business School (UK), and Clayton State (USA).

Mr. Bader Jeiroudi (Member)

Mr. Bader Jeiroudi is currently the Managing Director of Sultan International Holding LLC. He has co-operated in the management team and managed several other companies including Al-Makamin Commercial Projects LLC and Martrade Sultan Logistics LLC (Germany), to name a few. Additionally, he is on the Board of Directors for a number of other UAE and international companies.

Leadership Team


Mr. Mohamed Seghir – Chief Executive Officer of HAYAH Insurance Company

Mr. Mohamed Seghir began his career as an Actuary at FWU AG in Munich, where he was responsible for Western Europe and the Middle East. He then took up the role of Manager Actuarial Services for Munich Re and then joined Swiss Re in 2013, initially as a Senior Marketing Actuary in charge of pricing of the life & health business in MENA, Turkey and Pakistan. Mohamed is a regular contributor to seminars, conferences and publications. He holds an MSc in Finance and Actuarial Sciences and a BSc in Finance from the Université Claude Bernard (France), and is a fully qualified actuary from the French (IA) and Swiss (SAV) Institutes of Actuaries.

He leads a team of professionals who significantly contribute and lead relevant departments to ensure the focus is always on the customers :


Ameen Ahamed :              Head of IT

Hana Alnuaimi :                 Head of Compliance

Adel Benachour :               Head of Life

Djamel Chalabi :                Head of Group Offering

Iman Elkhyari :                   HR Manager

David Howard :                  Head of Strategic Implementation

Doris Kalisse :                     Head of Operations and Claims

Jamal Sharafat :                Head of Finance

Usama Zulfiqur :                Head of Audit