Team


Management & Operational Team

“Great things in business are never done by one person. They’re done by a team of people.”
~Steve Jobs~


Management

Timeline

2015
May 7

Captain Richard Chalhoub – Chairman

Captain Richard Chalhoub – Chairman

Captain Chalhoub’s sailing career started as a 16 year-old deck boy on a German Commercial Vessel and with only 34 years of age he became one of the few youngest Captains in Germany in command of various types of vessels in national and international waters. His technical experience and knowledge in the maritime world made him a perfect candidate for Munich Reinsurance Company in Munich where he launched a different path of his career in Risk Management, Reinsurance and Client Management. After 10 years, Captain Chalhoub returned to the Middle East where he established the Reinsurance Brokerage and Consultancy Company ‘Zaris,’  which has now flourished into Broktech Insurance & Reinsurance Brokers SAL.Read more

2016
May 7

Ronald P. Chidiac – Chief Executive Officer – Broktech Initiative

Ronald P. Chidiac – Chief Executive Officer – Broktech Initiative

Mr. Chidiac has more than 20 years of experience in the insurance industry. He started his career as an actuary in 1995, growing throughout Actuarial, Statistical, and Risk Management services in Lebanon and the MENA region. A few years later, Mr. Chidiac turned his focus to further promote the Actuarial and Insurance-related Consultancy services, to then join PwC as a Partner in 2008.  In 2010, he accepted the position of General Manager at Arab Reinsurance Company for 6 years until he decided to move to Broktech Insurance & Reinsurance Brokers SAL. Read more

2017
May 7

Kerstin Marx Chalhoub – Executive Director

Kerstin Marx Chalhoub – Executive Director

Mrs. Chalhoub finalized her Diploma in Insurance before the Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Munich, Germany. An extensive training with Munich Re as well as Allianz was followed by more than 6 years of Reinsurance Underwriting with the Casualty, Property and Treaty Department of Munich Re, to furthermore being involved in the set-up of Munich Re’s ART unit ‘CPS,’ to then join Zaris in 2001, growing with and into Broktech Insurance & Reinsurance Brokers SAL in 2016. Read more

2018
May 7

Basma Barakat – Executive Director – Broktech Initiative

Basma Barakat – Executive Director – Broktech Initiative

Ms. Barakat holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Business from California State University of Fullerton. Her reinsurance career started at Arab Reinsurance Company in 1998. Since then, she has been exposed to the various facets of the industry starting from Non-Life facultative and treaty underwriting to a managerial position that enabled her to engineer special risk transfer mechanism, be it through actual risk transfer or finite reinsurance solutions for specific medical groups, leading her to join Broktech Insurance & Reinsurance Brokers SAL in 2016. Read more

2019
May 27

Sami El Khoury – Chief Development Officer

Sami El Khoury – Chief Development Officer

Mr. Sami El Khoury holds a Bachelor Degree in Business Management, Marketing & Related Support Services from the ‘Boston University – School of Management’ with a pronounced experience and market know-how having distinguished himself throughout forty years of experience in the Insurance & Reinsurance field while promoting and sustaining Portfolios of Treaties & Facultative Business. Mr. El Khoury joined Broktech in 2019, as Business Development Officer ready to pursue focus on executing the company’s strategy and delivering added value to our Clients and Business Partners. Read more


Operational Team