Najwa El Iraki
General Representative Lloyd’s of London for North & West Africa
Najwa is currently the Lloyd’s General Representative for North and West Africa and Managing Director of Lloyd’s Casablanca.
Lloyd’s of London is the world’s specialist in insurance and reinsurance market.
She is also the Founder & Managing Partner of AfricaDev Consulting which offers services in business development, strategy and corporate finance and in particular for the insurance sector.
Prior to that, Najwa was a Head of Business Development at Casablanca Finance City Authority (CFCA), a public-private held organization dedicated to positioning Casablanca (Morocco) as an international financial center and a premier gateway into African markets for financial institutions, multinationals and international professional services firms. Najwa structured the project from its inception, contributing to the overall strategy for building a regional business and financial centre, advising institutional prospective investors and attracting well over 130 international companies. Her work focused mainly on the insurance sector, including promoting Africa as an attractive destination for re/insurance players and working with local insurance regulators to attract companies such as AIG, IGI, Lloyd’s, Lockton, Chedid Re among others… Previously, she was Senior Manager within Mazars’ Financial Services Group in London. She was responsible for a team providing business advisory work and tax planning across the banking, insurance, and funds sectors. She also worked for KPMG and large investment banks in London (Lehman brothers & Nomura).
Najwa holds a Master’s degree in Business Management and Corporate Finance from leading French and British business schools (Kedge Business School & Aston Business School). She is a qualified CA, Chartered Accountant, member of both international accountancy and UK tax leading professional institutes (ICAS & ATT). She holds a certificate in leadership management from Harvard. She is also an alumnus of the US Elite government program, IVLP.