Our People



Advanta Global Services 

T: +961 7637 3248
E:  lebanon@advantaglobal.com
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    John Donald - Executive Director

    City & Guilds Mechanical Engineering, BTEC Mechanical Engineering, Certified CII. 

    John Donald heads up our Global Energy offering as Global Energy Director. He has worked as an energy loss adjuster for over 30 years, initially in the Middle East before transferring to London in 1990.  In recent years he acted as Managing Director and Chairman of The Energy & Natural Resources division of a major loss adjusting firm. He has wide international experience in the onshore and offshore energy markets. John has managed the adjustment of many complex energy claims throughout the world. He also has a wealth of experience in the adjustment of construction claims, hurricane-related losses, property damage, well control and OEE losses, Loss of Production Income (LOPI) and Business Interruption (BI).  In his early career he worked at British Steel and on engineering projects in UK-based Petrochemical facilities.

    Languages: English.

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    Carole Sab

    Lloyd’s Anti-Bribery, Anti-Money Laundering, & Sanctions Certificates (Montreal, Canada), Commercial Insurance Studies (Cégep du Vieux Montreal, Canada), English Proficiency and Communication Program (McGill University, Canada), Diploma in General University Studies in Insurance (DEUG), (Saint Joseph University (USJ), Lebanon).

    Carole has 20+ years’ insurance experience with Syndicates of Lloyd’s in London. She has worked in the Middle East and in the Canadian markets, where she has developed part of her career. Additional to her technical competencies, she has a wealth of experience in reporting at management level along with general financial skills including bookkeeping, invoicing, budget-tracking and expense account. At Advanta, she supports the day-to-day operation of Advanta in the Lebanon, as a consequence of the blast at the port occurred in August 2020.

    Languages: English, French and Arabic.

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    Eddy Mbarak

    BEng in Civil Engineering Structure & Enterprise Managing (Universite Saint-Joseph).

    Eddy is a Civil Engineer specialised in Structure & Enterprise Managing. He has 5 years’ experience dealing with engineering projects and has worked in companies in Lebanon and Nigeria. His specialties include project management and cost estimation.

    Languages: English.

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    Iván Castro

    BSc Eng (Civil) (INTEC), Master in Construction Management (INTEC), Diploma in Insurance (UNIBE).

    Iván is a Civil Engineer with over 10 years’ experience within the insurance industry. In 2014 he founded SENACON, a company which provides consultancy services to the insurance, construction and real estate sectors, where he is in charge of project management, budgeting and loss adjusting for local and international insurance companies. Iván has also handled more than 300 claims arising from the Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, in the region of US$30,000,000.00. In addition, Iván is a regular contributor to technical publications and has undertaken several courses to deepen his industry knowledge and skillset.

    Languages: English and Spanish.