Tabrez Farooquee is currently working as Head of Bancatakaful & Marketing for the 1st full-fledged takaful company in Sultanate of Oman. As a founding member of Takaful Oman, he is responsible to set up the bancatakaful business from the scratch & also ensure the company’s presence in a Oman’s takaful market has the right exposure so as to create the required awareness of takaful and ensure positive acceptance. As the Head of Marketing, Tabrez is part fo the start up team which has got the company recognised in the international arena as it bagged the Best New Takaful company & Market Trailblazer in the MENA region at the prestigious MENA Insurance Awards 2015. His first assignment in the GCC was with pioneers in bancassurance – First Gulf Bank, Dubai where he was a part of the pilot batch responsible for development and set up of the sales as well as distribution teams. He later moved to AXA Insurance in Oman where he was instrumental in successfully setting up Himayati umbrella of products, comprising of both individual life & non life. Prior to joining Takaful Oman he was managing the bancatakaful arm for Noor Takaful, Noor Bank, Dubai Islamic Bank, ADCB & Sharjah Islamic Bank. Having been part of 3 successful startups in bancassurance business in the region he has had the opportunity of working with both banks & Takaful / insurance company which puts him in a good stance to understand the bancatakaful business from a wider angle.