The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) has strengthened its global team by naming David Thompson as international director. He will be based at the CII’s new Middle East and Africa headquarters in Dubai but will also oversee operations from CII offices in Mumbai and Hong Kong.
He joins from Friends Provident International, where he was most recently regional sales director for the Middle East and Africa. Before this he worked for Schroders, American Express and Legal & General.
Thompson also developed and launched the management development company, Globalwise, where he specialised in designing and delivering specialist coaching programmes to clients such as Lloyds TSB, PwC, Barclays and National Australia Bank.
“We are really pleased to appoint David to this new role of international director. He comes with an impressive background in financial services and will be an asset to our expanding global team. With a growing appetite for qualified financial services experts across the world, David will play a crucial part in ensuring our international members receive access to the training and qualifications that they demand, as well as delivering the professional standards message to potential members globally,” Sian Fisher, chief executive officer of the CII, said in a statement.
David Thompson added: “I am really looking forward to taking on this new role with the CII. We have a busy time ahead of us, engaging with our international members and focusing on the CII’s commitment to promoting the profession worldwide.”
The Chartered Insurance Institute is a professional body for the insurance and financial planning profession, with 125,000 members.