Our Reach Qatar / Doha

PO Box 31316
Office 1415, 14th Floor
Al Fardan Tower, West Bay

+974 (4) 410 1584

Obi Alhelou

Country Manager


Large Commercial Losses; Large & Complex Engineering Losses (CAR); EAR; Property, Construction & Machinery; Large Commercial Liability Losses; Financial Institution & Specie Market Claims; Fine Art, Cyber Losses; Marine Claims (Inland and Ocean)


+971 (56) 549 4791

Obi has nearly three decades of experience in the loss adjusting field working for international markets. Throughout his career, he has dealt with large and complex Commercial & Industrial property losses, CAR (Builder’s Risk) and EAR (Erection Risks), amongst other business lines. Obi began his adjusting career at an early age and has a successful professional path, having worked for leading claims management firms on assignments in America, Africa, the Middle East and the United Kingdom. Before joining Advanta, Obi held the position of Head Office Large & Complex Claims Specialist for EBI and Energy at a leading insurance company for their Canadian operation. At Advanta, he leads the Abu Dhabi office to continue our brand positioning in the Middle East.

Professional Qualifications
— Mechanical Background (Damascus University, Syria)
— Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP, Insurance Institute of Canada)
— Certificate of the Chartered Insurance Institute (Cert CII)

— English, Arabic

Jiju Varghese

Loss Adjuster / Surveyor


Marine, Cargo Surveying, Risk Assessment Surveys


+974 55 422 870

Jiju, who holds an Advanced Diploma in Insurance (Chartered Insurance Institute, UK), has extensive expertise in Marine, Cargo Surveying and related insurance lines. He has worked for over 18 years in Associated Consulting Engineers (ACES Qatar Ltd) specialising in architectural and engineering solutions to their clients across the Middle East and Europe. Jiju has worked on numerous construction and energy projects including Pearl GTL (Shell-Qatar project), a highly complex energy project, as well as claims related to Qatargas, Rasgas and the Hamad Port project amongst others.

Professional Qualifications
— MBA in Risk and Insurance (Assam University)
— Advanced Diploma in Insurance (Chartered Insurance Institute UK, CII)
— Certificate of Cargo Surveying Proficiency
— Bachelor Degree in Commerce (Kerala University)

— English
— Hindi
— Malayalam