MetLife today announced the appointment of Michael Mansour as Head of Growth Partnerships, Gulf, Levant, and Turkey.

Mansour joined MetLife from UAE health insurer Daman and brings more than 20 years sector experience with leading multinational insurers including Zurich and Alico. With his in-depth business development and distribution knowledge across the industry's various lines of business, Mansour will lead the development and implementation of MetLife’s growth strategy and create value by fostering new and existing partnerships.

Mansour began his career in 1999 with Alico and has held several leadership roles since then including Regional Business Development Manager for Zurich Middle East, Africa and Turkey. Most recently, he was Director of Sales and Distribution at Daman.

“I am delighted to welcome Michael to this new and important role at MetLife,” said Dirk Ostijn, Head of MetLife EMEA. “I look forward to working closely with him. Michael is a seasoned executive with a proven track record of leading growth strategies for major industry players in the region.”

Mansour will be based in Dubai.

About MetLife

MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET), through its subsidiaries and affiliates ("MetLife"), is one of the world's leading financial services companies, providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management to help its individual and institutional customers navigate their changing world. Founded in 1868, MetLife has operations in more than 40 countries and holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. For more information, visit


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