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Mark Cooper biography


Mark Cooper ACII

Mark holds over 20 years’ experience in the international insurance sector, starting his career in 1995 with RSA Insurance Group in the UK. He has since worked in the Middle East for 16 years building extensive experience of the GCC and wider Levant insurance markets in executive roles including Head of Commercial Markets for the Middle East & Levant at Zurich Insurance and Chief Executive Officer for Saudi Arabia and Bahrain at RSA Insurance Group.

Mark joined Lloyd’s in 2015 as General Representative Middle East based in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). In this role, Mark is responsible for developing and implementing Lloyd’s business and market development strategy across the MENA markets as well as managing the operations of the Dubai platform.

Mark joined Lloyd’s from the Dubai International Financial Centre Authority where he was Director of Insurance, Reinsurance and Captives.

Mark is also a founding director of the DIFC Insurance Association which he set up and established in Dubai 2015.

Mark holds an MBA from the University of Leicester and a BA (Hons) in History from the University of Manchester. Alongside this he holds ACII and FPC qualifications from the Chartered Insurance Institute.