Willis Relocates to New Office in Bahrain's Seef District
-- Latest Office Move Strengthens Broker's Presence in Middle East--
Manama, Bahrain, January 21, 2009 -
Willis Bahrain, a unit of Willis Group Holdings
, the global insurance broker, yesterday marked its relocation to a new state-of-the-art
headquarters in the Seef District, Manama, with an official opening ceremony hosted by Willis
and Managing Director, Global Specialties & Middle East,
. The ceremony was attended by 100 local dignitaries and leaders from the business community.
Willis, one of the leading global brokers in the Middle East, was established in the
in 1981 and since then has become a key component of the company's international
business. Willis Bahrain is now one of the largest multinational retail brokers on
the island in terms of gross premium income.
his latest office move follows the opening of two of Willis' newest modern headquarters in
Dubai (in 2007) and Saudi Arabia (in 2008), underscoring the importance of
the company's Middle Eastern operations. Willis also has operations in Abu Dhabi.
Welcoming guests at the opening ceremony,
said, "Willis is proud to be a key player in the ever-evolving business community here
in Bahrain. Opening this landmark office in the very heart of Bahrain's newest financial
district shows that we are here to stay, and keen for our operations in
Bahrain to continue to grow. These modern facilities - and more importantly, the
outstanding team of insurance and risk management professionals we've assembled to serve our
clients here - demonstrate our commitment to being the best global broker in the
said, "As the global markets go through a time of turmoil, the Middle
East continues to present exciting and emerging opportunities for Willis. This new office will
play a pivotal role in helping us connect with our clients in Bahrain and
will significantly enhance the efficiency of our business in the region."
The move into the Seef District headquarters allows Willis Bahrain to be even closer to
its clients. The new office is located on the second
floor of the Al Raya Building, Building 1025, Road 3621, Block 436, Seef
Willis Bahrain handles all specialty lines of insurance including Property and Casualty, Financial
Institutions, Construction, Marine Liability and Hull, Employee Benefits and Crisis Management (Sabotage and Terrorism,
Kidnap and Ransom).
Willis Group Holdings Limited is a leading global insurance broker, developing and delivering
professional insurance, reinsurance, risk management, financial and human resource consulting and actuarial services to
corporations, public entities and institutions around the world. Willis has more than 400 offices
in nearly 120 countries,
with a global team of approximately 20,000 Associates serving clients in some 190 countries. Additional
information on Willis may be found at
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