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Advanta Global Services 

T: +961 76845725 (Ayman Morrar mobile)
E:  lebanon@advantaglobal.com
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    Ayman Morrar - Country Manager

    BA (Bachelor of Risk Management and Insurance), Licensed Surveyor and Loss Adjuster (Jordan Insurance Authority), Technical Cargo Surveying (Lloyd’s of London), Cargo Claims and Recoveries (Lloyd’s of London). 

    Ayman is a licensed surveyor and loss adjuster with a Bachelor Degree in Risk Management & Insurance. Prior to joining Whitelaw Advanta, he gained 6 years’ experience working in Jordan and Northern Iraq as a surveyor. He specialises in marine and property claims and cargo inspections and surveys in the Middle East. In addition, Ayman has experience conducting investigations in regard to theft and fraud as well as hauliers liabilities and pre-risk surveys.

    Languages: English and Arabic.

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    Gohar Harutyunyan

    Specialist Diploma (Hons) in Economics and Maths (Yerevan State University), MBA in Finance (University of Maine), Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Accredited Counter Fraud Specialist (ACFS). 

    Gohar is a chartered accountant with extensive experience in advisory and accounting services. For the last 5 years she has specialised in forensic accounting and dispute advisory services including expert witness reports and the investigation of fraud and misconduct allegations for both corporate clients and regulators. Gohar has been involved in various complex engagements across the United Kingdom, Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Cyprus and other jurisdictions.

    Languages: English, Russian and Armenian.

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    Mark Smith

    FCILA (Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters), ACII (Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute), Chartered Insurance Practitioner, ACIArb (Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators), Associate of the Faculty of Claims, BA (Hon) Bachelor of Arts in Business Studies, Government Registered Expert with the UAE Insurance Authority, FUEDI (European Loss Adjusting Expert), Fellow of the International Federation of Adjusting Associations.

    Mark Smith is Director and founder of Whitelaw Chartered Loss Adjusters and Surveyors. He started his career in the insurance industry in 1994 in a large London Composite insurer before moving into loss adjusting. Based in Dubai, he personally undertakes many of the major assignments given to Whitelaw Advanta as well as taking a lead role in the day to day operations of the business. Mark has been involved in a large number of assignments in countries such as Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Sudan and Thailand.

    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.