Kevin is a Director of Standard & Poor’s Financial Institutions Ratings division and has been based at Standard & Poor’s Dubai office at the DIFC for 5 years. He is Lead Analyst for insurance ratings in the Middle East & Africa regions, and coordinates a growing team of analysts, based in Dubai and Europe, for assignments in these regions. A chartered certified accountant, Kevin has worked at Standard & Poor’s for over 20 years, and for much of the last 15 years has worked to develop the presence and recognition of Standard & Poor’s Ratings in these rapidly developing insurance markets. Kevin regularly produces articles and speaks at conferences concerning the insurance in these regions. Kevin was instrumental in the development of Standard & Poor’s rating criteria for the Islamic Insurance (takaful) market. Kevin is a Fellow of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA), and holds a post graduate diploma in Business Management from Durham University.