Senior team

Leroy Almeida

Leroy Almeida

Senior Executive Officer, Head of Middle East operation

+971 40 355 2580

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Leroy has over 10 years’ of experience in the field of credit management and trade finance. Having worked as Senior Business Development Manager with Atradius’ cooperation partners in the UAE since 2005, he has considerable experience in underwriting trade credit solutions in the Middle East and was instrumental in developing their portfolio and building awareness of trade credit in the UAE. He was previously employed with ABN Amro Bank in Mumbai and has an MBA from Griggs University, USA. In addition, he is designated as a Certified International Credit Professional from FCIB, USA and Certified in International Trade & Finance from IFS University College, UK. Leroy joined in September 2014 and is based in Markel International’s Dubai office.

Michael Gardner

Michael Gardner

Underwriter, Trade Credit and Political Risk, Middle East

+971 4 590 6705

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Michael has worked in the financial services industry since his graduation from Concordia University, Canada, in December 2010. His first role was as a financial analyst at Ruby Rose Financial International in Dubai before joining Nexus Financial Services, also in Dubai, where he worked as an Authorized Financial Consultant. Michael joined Markel’s Dubai office as assistant underwriter shortly after it’s opening, in August 2014. 

Amer Ibrahim

Amer Ibrahim

Marine Underwriter

+971 4 590 6709

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Amer joined Markel Dubai in May 2017 as marine underwriter for the MENA region with responsibility for developing all Markel’s marine product lines. These will be written through Markel’s office in the DIFC via the Lloyd’s DIFC platform.

Amer has a wealth of experience in the MENA region. He began his career in 2003 and has underwritten and
managed a significant portfolio of business prior to joining Markel.