DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockton, the largest privately-held, independent insurance broker in the world, today announces the opening of its new Jordan office, based in Amman.
The office was officially opened at a launch party attended by senior business leaders from Jordan and beyond, as well as Wael Khatib, Senior Partner & Chairman, Lockton (MENA), Paul Jack, Partner Lockton Companies LLP (London), and other senior members of MENA team, including Alan Corney, David Way, Lama Sweis, and Faris Khatib.
The new office, which will be headed up by Mr. Ahmad Abdo, General Manager, increases Lockton's regional footprint. This expansion will enable the business to better serve corporate clients' insurance and risk management needs in Jordan, and regional and international clients with operations in Jordan.
Wael Khatib, Senior Partner & Chairman, Lockton (MENA) commented: "Lockton is a client-focused organisation, passionate about serving our clients. As we continue to grow our business, we need to stay close to them so that we can continue to improve our first-class local service and support."
He added: "Mr. Ahmad Abdo is well known and respected in Jordan, with substantial experience in the market. I look forward to working with him and his team in further building the business and supporting our rapidly growing client base in Jordan and beyond."
Mr. Ahmad Abdo commented, "Lockton is enjoying rapid growth and development within the UAE and broader MENA region, as clients increasingly recognise the benefits of our keen focus on meeting their needs and our ability to create effective solutions. I am very pleased to be joining Lockton at this exciting time and to contributing to the continued success and evolution of the business."
In the coming 12 months, Lockton is planning further expansion in countries across the MENA region.
More than 5,600 professionals at Lockton provide 48,000 clients around the world with risk management, insurance, and employee benefits consulting services that improve their businesses.
From its founding in 1966 in Kansas City, Missouri, Lockton has attracted entrepreneurial professionals who have driven its growth to become the largest privately held, independent insurance broker in the world and 10th largest overall. For six consecutive years, Business Insurance magazine has recognized Lockton as a "Best Place to Work in Insurance."