UIB strengthens Energy & Construction division with senior promotion and appointment within Downstream Energy team

London, 20 September 2022: International (re)insurance broker UIB has announced a senior addition to its highly respected Downstream Energy team, alongside the promotion of Mathieu Sahhar to Head of Downstream Energy.

Mathieu Sahhar (left) and Chris Saada (right)

Having initially joined UIB in 2012, gaining experience in the international property sector as a Broker for major international property clients, Mathieu moved into UIB’s Downstream Energy team in 2018.

Reporting to Marc Perrin, Executive Director, Energy & Construction Division, Mathieu is now responsible for the entire Downstream Energy portfolio and heads all London Market broking for energy and power accounts, including the marketing, renewal negotiation and placement of oil, gas, mining, petrochemical and power generation business.

Alongside Mathieu, Chris Saada has joined as Associate Director – Downstream Energy. A highly knowledgeable insurance professional with extensive international experience in insurance and reinsurance broking, Chris is skilled in the structuring, servicing, placement, and account delivery of Downstream Energy programmes including Conventional Power and Renewables across Property Damage, Business Interruption and Construction Reinsurance.

While London based for the past two and a half years, his experience before that included building extensive relationships with regional, international and London Energy markets. His ten years of experience working in the UAE include retail and wholesale insurance and reinsurance activities.

Shaun Barrington, UIB CEO commenting on the appointments, said: “Downstream Energy is an incredibly important part of UIB’s diverse portfolio of business. The appointment of Mathieu as Head of the team emphasises both the regard in which we hold him and his experience, but also our commitment to strengthening and developing the team’s presence in this growing market.”

Marc Perrin, Executive Director, Energy & Construction Division added: “I am pleased to welcome Chris to the team. He possesses the ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with insurers, cedants and direct clients. He also has a proven track record of successfully leading and being part of high performing teams that have shaped and successfully executed strategies in maturing market environments.

Together, Mathieu, Chris and the rest of the team will help identify and capitalise on the opportunities this market presents as we continue to concentrate our efforts on strategic growth and global development.”


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