Jarvis joins from Canopius Managing Agency, where he was joint active underwriter, Syndicate 4444 and 1861

International General Insurance Holdings has appointed Christopher Jarvis to the role of chief underwriting officer of the IGI Group, effective today.

Jarvis will work with IGI’s underwriting team leaders to optimise performance within their existing portfolios in order to support the Group in delivering on its growth and profitability targets. He will also be responsible for evaluating new business opportunities.

Based in the Company’s London office, Jarvis is a member of the IGI Executive team and reports to Waleed Jabsheh, President of IGI.

“Chris brings significant experience from his tenure at several Lloyd’s of London syndicates and London market companies,” said Jabsheh.

“His successful track record of delivering portfolio growth is impressive, and his considerable experience in niche property and marine insurance classes will be invaluable as we continue our evolution as a global specialist commercial insurer and reinsurer.”

Jarvis joins from Canopius Managing Agency, where he was Joint Active Underwriter, Syndicate 4444 and 1861. He held joint responsibility for all aspects of the Lloyd’s underwriting platform, including regional underwriting operations in the US and across the Asia Pacific region.

Prior to that, Jarvis held various underwriting positions at Lloyd’s syndicates and London market re/insurers, including AmTrust Syndicates Ltd., ANV Managing Agency, Flagstone Marlborough, BMS Group, and SVB (Novae) UW Limited.