JLT Specialty USA, a US subsidiary of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc. (JLT), one of the world’s leading specialty-focused providers of insurance, reinsurance and employee benefits related advice, brokerage and associated services, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ihab Loubieh as Vice President of JLT Specialty USA’s Construction Practice.

Loubieh will be based in JLT’s San Francisco office where his primary focus will be developing surety solutions for clients and prospects in the Construction and Commercial sectors.

"We are thrilled to welcome Ihab Loubieh to the JLT Specialty USA family. Ihab is a talented surety expert. In joining the team, he reinforces JLT’s commitment to attract the industry’s best talent to our growing specialty brokerage business, in the US," said Pat Donnelly, President of JLT Specialty USA.

Loubieh comes to JLT Specialty USA from Marsh where he has served as Vice President of Surety and was responsible for the negotiation, placement and management of surety programs, as well as providing innovative solutions to protect general contractors and owners from risk of subcontractor default. Before Marsh, Loubieh held surety positions at Zurich North America and was trained in underwriting, surety claims, risk engineering and corporate finance. Loubieh comes to JLT Specialty USA with more than ten years of experience.

"Ihab comes to JLT Specialty USA with impressive career and background in surety," added Bill Buchan, West Construction Leader for JLT Specialty USA. "Ihab looks forward, as do we, to utilizing his diversified skills and market credibility to deliver innovative approaches and service to our clients that exceeds their expectations."

Loubieh holds a B.A. in finance from the University of San Francisco.

JLT Specialty Insurance Services is the US platform of the leading specialty business advisory firm Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group. Our experts have deep industry and product experience serving leading U.S. and global firms.

Jardine Lloyd Thompson is one of the world’s leading providers of insurance, reinsurance and employee benefits-related advice, brokerage and associated services. JLT’s client proposition is built upon its deep specialist knowledge, client advocacy, tailored advice and service excellence.