Farid Chedid is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of the Chedid Capital Holding group of companies.
He founded Chedid Re in 1998 as a reinsurance broker and underwriting agencies operating in the Middle East, Africa and parts of Europe. Within a few years, Chedid Re became a regional powerhouse and a global top 20 reinsurance broker.
In 2009, Mr. Chedid established Seib Insurance Company with a talented team of professionals, which went on to become a major insurance company in Qatar focusing on corporate and complex risks.
Moreover, Mr. Chedid is the Chairman and CEO of Chedid Insurance Brokers established in Lebanon, Cyprus, Turkey, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. His repertoire also includes being a board Member and the Chairman of a joint venture in City Brokers, the leading insurance broker in Mauritius and East Africa, as well as serving as the Chairman of Al Manarah Insurance Services, one of UAE’s premier insurance broker.
Farid Chedid’s has been listed in the Power 50 ‘most influential individual in the insurance industry in the Middle East and North Africa’ title for 10years in a row, in addition to being awarded the ‘Middle East and Africa Industry Achiever of the Year 2016’.
Mr. Chedid is a member of the board of trustees at Notre Dame University; a member of Human Rights Watch, Beirut Committee; a UNDP Goodwill Ambassador; a Fellow of the Middle East Leadership Initiative (MELI), member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network (AGLN); a member of the board of Endeavor, Lebanon Chapter, a member of the Young President Organization (YPO), Lebanon Chapter, and a member of the MENA Insurance CEO Club (MICC).
He is a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute of the UK, he holds a Masters in Risk Management from NYU Stern School of Business, USA; a Masters in Finance from ESCP Europe, France; a Masters in Management from Universite Paris IX Dauphine, France, as well as a Postgraduate Diploma in Maritime Law from London Metropolitan University, UK.