Management Team

Mr. Ebrahim Al Rayes

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Ebrahim Al Rayes
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Date of Joining
  • Joined BKIC on 8th January 1984
Academic & Professional Qualification
  • B. Com (Accounts) from Arab University of Beirut, Lebanon
  • Certificate of Insurance Proficiency (COP) from Chartered Insurance Institute, UK
Assignments Held
  • Vice Chairman of the Board & Chairman of the Executive Committee of United Insurance Co, Bahrain
  • Chairman of Technical Committee of AWRIS, Bahrain
  • Board Member & Member of Audit Committee of Takaful International Co., Bahrain
  • Vice Chairman of Bahrain Insurance Association
  • Ex-Board Member of Arab Orient Insurance Co., Jordon
  • Ex-Board Member of Egyptian Life Takaful Co., Egypt
  • More than 33 years of expertise in Insurance Industry

Mr. Waleed A Mahmood

Deputy CEO – Bahrain Operations

Mr. Waleed A Mahmood
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Date of Joining
  • Joined BKIC on the 1st February 2005
Academic & Professional Qualification
  • Chartered Insurer and an Associate of Chartered Insurance Institute, UK
  • Master of Business Administration, Westminster University, UK
  • Bachelor in Industrial Management, King Fahad University of Petroleum & Minerals, KSA
Assignments Held
  • Director of Gulf Assist, Bahrain
  • Ex-General Manager of United Insurance Co., Bahrain
  • Total 23 years of experience, of which 19 years have been in Insurance Industry

Mr. Abdulla Rabia

Deputy CEO – Kuwait Operations

Mr. Abdulla Rabia
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Date of Joining
  • Joined BKIC on 20th January 1990
Academic & Professional Qualification
  • Diploma in Motor Vehicle Engineering
Assignments Held
  • Holds the overall responsibility of all functions of general management of BKIC Kuwait office
  • 31 years of substantial experience in Insurance Sector all over GCC, of which 21 years have been in Insurance Industry in Kuwait Market
  • Ex-Loss Adjuster with Bayne Adjusters and Surveyors Bahrain, Dubai and Saudi Arabia
  • Experience in handling Engineering claims with Arab Insurance Group (ARIG) Bahrain

Mr. K M Kurien

Assistant CEO – Technical Affairs

Mr. K M Kurien
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Date of Joining
  • Joined BKIC on 22nd October 1977
Academic & Professional Qualification
  • Associate of Insurance Institute of India
  • Bachelor of Arts
Assignments Held
  • Ex-Chairman of Marine Committee of Bahrain Insurance Association and widely regarded as an expert in this field
  • Holds overall functional responsibility of underwriting, claims and reinsurance works related to business transacted in Non-Life and Life & Medical Divisions of BKIC
  • Actively involved in serving major Corporate Clients
  • 39 years of substantial experience in Insurance Industry

Mr. Manoj Badoni

Chief Operating Officer - Bahrain

Mr. Manoj Badoni
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Date of Joining
  • Joined BKIC on 10th August 2016
Academic & Professional Qualification
  • Masters in Economics (MA)
  • Fellow of Insurance Institute of India (FII)
Assignments Held
  • Responsible for Underwriting & Claims of Property, Engineering, Liability, Marine, Life & Medical Lines of business
  • 30 years experience in General Insurance Industry which includes FAC Reinsurance Underwriting

Mr. R. Sundaram

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. R. Sundaram
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Date of Joining
  • Joined BKIC on 28th September 2013
Academic & Professional Qualification
  • B.Sc. with Mathematics
  • Associate of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
  • Associate of Chartered Insurance Institute, UK
  • Associate of Insurance Institute of India
  • Intermediate of Institute of Company Secretaries of India.
Assignments Held
  • Heads the Finance, Corporate and Reinsurance Accounts of BKIC.
  • 29 years of experience in Insurance/Reinsurance Sectors, of which, 5 years have been in East Africa (Nairobi) and above 4 years in Thailand (Bangkok). It also includes 7 years of reinsurance industry exposure (4 years in Thailand and 3 years in India).

Mr. Ahmed A Bucheeri

Chief Investment Officer

Mr. Ahmed A Bucheeri
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Date of Joining
  • Joined BKIC on 1st December 2011
Academic & Professional Qualification
  • Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA)
  • Commercial studies diploma
  • Treasury and capital markets diploma
  • Investment representative program (series 7)
Assignments Held
  • Manages investment and treasury 
  • 19 years of experience in banking and investment

Mr. K Gandhi

Chief Operating Officer - Kuwait

Mr. K Gandhi
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Date of Joining
  • Joined BKIC on 2nd July 2006
Academic & Professional Qualification
  • Post Graduate in Engineering
  • Associate of Insurance Institute of India
  • Master of Business Administration
Assignments Held
  • Holds the overall functional responsibility of Underwriting, Claims and Reinsurance of Non-Life Division
  • Actively involved in serving major Corporate Clients and Management of the Technical functions of the Company
  • More than 33 years of experience in Insurance Industry, out of which 16 years in Gulf
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