DR. ABDUL ZAHRA ABDULLA ALI, is the chief executive officer of National General Insurance Company, based in Dubai, a composite insurance co of General & Life business, rated A- by AM Best. He previously served in numerous senior position in Yemen as General Manager (Head of the Organization), for Saba’a Yemen Insurance Company and in Iraq as Deputy General Manager, Non Marine Division, Iraq Reinsurance Company. Dr. Zahra holds a Bachelor degree in Business Administration and Accountancy, a Master’s degree in Insurance from Baghdad University, Iraq. He received his PhD in Insurance & Reinsurance from the University Of Nottingham, UK. Dr. Zahra has more than 40 years of Insurance experience and apart from insurance experience has presented many papers in insurance and has authored a book titled “Insurance Development in the Arab World – Available Domestic Retention Capacity and Demand for International Reinsurance”, published by Graham and Trotman, London in 1985 which was awarded the prize of the best book published in 1985 by the Federation of Afro-Asian Insurance and Reinsurers.