- Andrew Smith
- Chief Executive Officer
- RAK Insurance, United Arab Emirates
Andrew accepted a leadership role at RAK National Insurance Company P.S.C. in January 2013. He is an experienced head of business in conventional and Islamic insurance across the UK and the Middle East. He has over 20 years of experience in conventional and Islamic insurance. He is an insightful strategic thinker with a proven track record of developing and successfully implementing business plans, to build sustainable businesses across the Middle East.
Developed, maintained and enhanced long term business relationships with Board level and regional regulatory bodies. Extensive experience in corporate governance having chaired and managed a number of executive governance committees that led to improvements internally and recognition of the company by local regulators. His areas of practice spans across establishment of new insurance companies, re-engineering of insurance companies, fiscal management, market development, technical development, enterprise risk management, emerging markets, and creation of shareholder value. He is a holder of a Master’s Degree (MSc) from the University of Leicester, a Post Graduate Diploma in Islamic Banking & Insurance from the UK and Financial Planning Certificates from the Chartered Insurance Institute.