Howden Oman Celebrates 5th Anniversary in Oman

Roundup Thursday 13/April/2023 12:27 PM
By: Times News Service
Howden Oman Celebrates 5th Anniversary in Oman

Howden Insurance Brokers LLC, Oman celebrated their 5th anniversary in Oman.

This milestone celebration was attended by Mr. Ahmed Al Maamari, VP – Insurance Sector, Capital Market Authority, Sheikh Salim Saad Bahwan – Director of OTE Group of Companies & Chairman of Howden Oman.

A large number of prestigious clients of Howden Oman & Crème de la crème of Oman Insurance Industry was present to celebrate this special occasion with Howden Oman team. Senior Management Team of Howden Group - Mr. Jose Manuel Gonzalez (JMG), Howden Group CEO, Ms. Sonia Caamano, CEO International Growth Markets, Mr. Richard Mockett Regional CEO for Howden Middleast & Africa region, Howden Specialty Team from UAE office, Howden Guardian team from Abu Dhabi office were present on the occasion.


Howden’s growth journey in Oman in a short span of 5 years is a matter of great pride. Howden Oman has established itself as a challenger insurance broker for SME & Large Corporates, Financial Institutions, Manufacturing Industry etc by providing comprehensive and cost-effective insurance solutions. Mr. JMG – CEO – Howden Group confirmed that the foundation for Howden Oman is solid & strong for future growth. He also said we must celebrate milestones like this with our clients and business partners.

Howden Broking Group established in London in 1994 has grown to be “The largest international independent insurance broker headquartered outside the USA”.

Howden’s Broking operations in Oman were established in 2017 by acquiring majority stake in a local broker New Generation Insurance and joined forces with Sheikh Saad Suhail Bahwan, Chairman of OTE Group of Companies as the JV partner for Howden Oman. Based in Muscat, Howden Oman is led by Rajiv Arora, CEO & Shareholder of Howden Oman, an insurance industry veteran with over 36 years of experience working in the Middle East and India.

Miss Sonia Camaano – CEO International Growth market complemented that Howden Oman office is one of the greatest inspiration for other Howden offices as it truly has no borders. Oman business is growing by collaborating with various global offices of Howden Group to bring the expertise for the best interest of clients.

Over 35% of the Howden Group is owned by Howden employees. As an employee-owned business, Howden has the flexibility to react to an ever-changing world and the freedom to act with their clients’ best interests at heart. Howden’s long-term mindset always looks to leverage the power of insurance to shape the future, for their clients & communities.

Risks are getting more complex every day, however with continuous strategic investments made by Howden in technology & expertise is allowing them to make data-driven decisions. Howden’s specialist teams have the global resources to handle even the most challenging risks.

Howden Group combines the knowledge of a specialist broker, the agility of a start-up, and the scale and experience of an established international business. Howden’s teams around the world are experts with autonomy – trusted to innovate and relied upon to deliver. Howden takes pride in being an insurance broker with a difference. Their principles have helped them to stand out, as Howden team is always thriving to try harder for their clients.

Mr. Richard Mockett, Regional CEO Howden Middleast & Africa said Howden believes that Insurance can and should be part of the solution to the societal and environmental challenges that we face. Hence, Howden is focused on creating new insurance products to move the industry forward. Howden’s innovations – from the Red Cross volcano cat bond, to microinsurance in Tanzania – are designed to help support vulnerable communities, encourage the use of renewable energy, and facilitate economic growth. Howden is committed to bring the specialist insurance knowledge to their customers. Investing in the Omani talent & providing them a training platform, help them build their insurance career. Challenge the status-quo for the benefit of the Clients to build a sustainable business. He would wish to be part of the next bigger milestone which is celebrating 10th anniversary of Howden Oman on an even bigger stage with bigger Howden Oman team.

As a business, our actions and attitudes have far-reaching consequences. Howden’s CSR work engages with all their people across the globe in giving back to their local communities, and they have started measuring global environmental and societal impact to improve wherever they see an opportunity.

Mr. Rajiv Arora – CEO & Shareholder Howden Oman mentioned that “ We want Howden to be the kind of business we all feel proud of. That means ensuring our culture, actions and policies reflect our values, so that everyone can thrive”.