EC3 Brokers announces the launch of EC3 Brokers MEA, with the appointment of Steve Hart as senior executive officer to lead a team of four in Dubai’s International Finance Centre. This new venture marks the strategic expansion of the EC3 Brokers team, which already has offices in London and the United States. Hart will work closely with London-based chief executive officer Danny Driscoll.
Hart is a leading construction risk specialist with 40 years’ experience producing and placing large complex risks into Lloyd’s and the international reinsurance market. He will handle the construction and energy aspects of the business and oversee the team in Dubai which will broke property, casualty, professional indemnity, political violence and marine classes.
Hart joins from JLT Re’s Dubai office where he has worked since 2014, most recently as SEO. Prior to this, Hart held a variety of roles at RFIB, PWS and Arthur J Gallagher, having been a Lloyd’s broker since 1980. He has worked in the Middle East for nine years and brings a wealth of regional experience to the team.
EC3 Brokers MEA will operate extensively across the Middle East and Africa region, including offering extra-regional business to the local A rated markets. This will give clients access to insurers which many competitors currently do not provide, and set EC3 Brokers MEA ahead of other regional producers.
Hart said: “the Middle East has reached a turning point and the region presents strong opportunity. This will enable us to bring great business to London and EC3 as a smaller brokerage is focussed on providing clients with the high level of service they expect and deserve. I look forward to building EC3 Brokers’ portfolio across the Middle East and Africa.”
Driscoll added: “Steve has a wealth of experience that provides a strong foundation as EC3 Brokers MEA establishes a regional presence. With the new team in Dubai, EC3 Brokers MEA will deliver specialised personal service, which is a primary focus for EC3 Brokers across all of our offices. We are excited to have him on board as the company gains headway and expands further afield.”
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