GBN adds Africa Service Desk

October 28, 2014 – GBN Worldwide is pleased to announce the addition of a network-wide available African desk and market resource supported by Crescent Global and based out of Bahrain. A different approach than what has been previously used in network structures, management determined this direction would provide our members with the best possible solution for accessing the market following countless hours of research within the region. The desk is available for every member’s utilization and will be focused primarily on French-speaking African nations. It is important to note that current African members Ark Insurance, Indwe Risk, and Masumali Meghji will remain within the network with no change to accessibility structure. However marketing efforts can be coordinated along-side the servicing desk if desired.

“As GBN dove deeper into accessibility options to the French-speaking African market we learned that many countries are not broker reliant and those that are generally become engaged through carrier referral or colleague relationships. In an effort to ensure our network has access the best possible services within this region we developed the service desk concept and have begun staffing it with professionals who have worked diligently alongside these markets for years.” Jamil Bahou, Chairman, GBN Worldwide

The new desk is open effective immediately and we welcome the addition of Lubna Al-Jowder, ACII to our team. Lubna comes to us from Aon Re Middle East & Africa where she was a technical / account executive within the energy, construction and power segments for 2 years. Prior to her time at Aon, Lubna worked for 8 years at Zurich Insurance Services as a senior account executive / supervisor for their Global Corporate unit focused on Africa. Lubna is fluent in English, French, and Arabic. Lubna’s knowledge of local policy administration and compliance requirements along with the desk’s relationships across Africa brings to GBN capabilities in the world’s newest emerging continent and a clear edge over other networks. Lubna can be reached via telephone at: +973- 17713838 or by email at:

Please join network management in welcoming Lubna to GBN.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Elena Mistal at 312-724-8074 or email at