Yassir Albaharna graduated in 1984 with a Bachelor degree in Engineering (Mechanical) from McGill University in Montreal and then in 1986 obtained dual Masters in Engineering (Manufacturing) and an M.B.A (High Honors) from Boston University. He subsequently joined the Arab Insurance Group (Arig) in 1987 and was elected as “Fellow” and “Chartered Insurer” of the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) in 1993.
Yassir worked within the reinsurance division of Arig during his entire working career and assumed various underwriting and managerial positions. Throughout, he has traveled extensively and represented Arig in numerous regional and international forums.
Yassir is currently the CEO of Arig, Chairman of Gulf Warranties (Bahrain), Arig Capital Limited (London) and FAIR Oil & Energy Insurance Syndicate (Bahrain). Yassir further holds Board memberships in Takaful Re (DIFC, Dubai), Arima Insurance Software (Bahrain), FAIR Non-Life Reinsurance Pool (Istanbul), Hardy Arig Insurance Management (Bahrain), GlobeMed (Bahrain), the International Insurance Society (New York), Federation of Afro-Asian Insurers & Reinsurers (Cairo), Association of Insurers and Reinsurers of Developing Countries (Philippines), Bahrain Insurance Association, Specific Council for Vocational Training – Banking Sector (Bahrain) as well as Board of Trustees of Human Resources Development Fund – Banking & Financial Sector (Bahrain).