Zahir Sharif

Managing Director

Zahir is the global Managing Director of Now Health International. He was previously Managing Director of Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa prior to his promotion in 2018. 

In his role he is responsible for P&L management and the overall growth strategy of the business as we continue to build and expand into new markets. 

Zahir carries over 18 years experience in the insurance sector working across both developed and emerging markets. He has lived and work across 3 continents and with over 21 countries. 

He has particular expertise in P&L management, strategy, underwriting, risk management, contract negotiation, restructuring, acquisitions, distribution management and talent development. Zahir has a proven track record in building businesses and driving profitable growth. 

EDUCATIONAL BACKROUND

University of Northampton, UK
BA/BSC, History, English and Psychological Science 
1996-99

EXPERIENCE

General Manager, General Insurance, Zurich Insurance Company Ltd
2015-16

Retail Director, General Insurance, Middle East, Zurich Insurance Company Ltd
2011-15

Regional Vice President, South East Asia, AIG
2008-11

Regional Assistant Vice President, Middle East, Mediterranean and South Asia Region, AIG
2004-08