About Us




gig Egypt Life Takaful was established in 2006 as the first joint Takaful Insurance Company registered under the Insurance Companies’ Registry number 22 for 2007.

The company’s shareholders include the most prestigious banks in Egypt with Gulf Insurance Group being the major shareholder.

gig Egypt Life Takaful is regulated by The Egyptian Financial Regulatory Authority (FRA) and a Shariaa Supervisory Committee.

At present time gig Egypt Life Takaful is only operating in Egypt, however, it has wide geographical distribution nationwide.





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Takaful Concept


Takaful Definition


Objective of Takaful


An alternative to the concept of insurance is the Islamic doctrine of Al-Takaful, as adopted by the Islamic operators today. This is because insurance may have a place in Shariaa, if it is approved by Shariaa practices based on shared responsibilities, mutual cooperation, and solidarity to safeguard one against a defined risk.



Takaful provides customers with protection and security for themselves and for their families. Its main objective is to diversify the risk among the members. In Takaful the risk is shared mutually by the members of the common Takaful Fund under the Takaful scheme (Risk sharing).


The principles of Takaful


Contributions paid by the Policyholders to the company are directed as donations to the Takaful Fund. They are then invested in Shariaa compliant investment vehicles.

At the end of each fiscal year, the balance of this fund is determined and accordingly the following takes place:

  • In case of surplus in the Takaful Fund, the surplus is distributed between the company and the Policyholder according to the rules laid down by the Governing Council in this regard.
  • In case of deficit in the Takaful Fund, the shareholders will grant the Fund an interest free loan repaid from the fund surpluses in the future years.
Uncertainty is eliminated concerning subscription and compensation. It does not derive advantage at the cost of others.





gig Egypt Life Takaful Company is making every effort to be the company of choice in the Middle East to its customers, shareholders, and employees.

We will introduce the finest sharia compliant insurance products to the Egyptian market ensuring peace of mind for our customers from the daily risks that threaten the future of their families supported by highly admired customer service.

We will also ensure that our shareholders are provided with profitable growth and substantial return on capital.

gig Egypt Life Takaful will provide its employees with an environment where they will be challenged, appreciated, and respected.

Our promise is to be always with you whenever you need and wherever you are. We put our customers, shareholders, and employees at the heart of everything we do.






Be the most sought after reputable internationally recognized insurer in providing professional risk solutions and comprehensive services.





Board of Directors


Raafat El Salamony

Chairman - gig Egypt Life Takaful Company


  Holds a bachelor degree of Commerce from Alexandria University with wide experience in the insurance sector. Mr. El Salamouny started working in 1988 in GIG as a Finance Manager till he reached the post of the Deputy General Manager. He is also board member in various companies, such as: Buruj Cooperative Insurance – Saudi Arabia, Arab Misr Insurance Group – Egypt, and Fajr El Gulf Insurance and Reinsurance Company – Lebanon.  


Alaa El Zohairy

Vice Chairman - gig Egypt Life Takaful Company


Rimah Asaad Ahmed

Managing Director - gig Egypt Life Takaful Company


Holds a bachelor degree of Business Administration from Sadat Academy Egypt, in addition to a Diploma in Insurance Sciences, Cairo University. Currently, Mr. El Zohairy is the Managing Director of Arab Misr Insurance Group (AMIG). Prior joining to AMIG, he was the Operations Manager for ACE Insurance Company, the Engineering Insurance sector Manager for Suez Canal Insurance Company and the Reinsurance Specialist for Misr Insurance Company. Mr. El Zohairy is also a member in board of directors in the Egyptian Insurance Union and in the Arab Orient Insurance Company – Jordan.






Currently Managing Director at gig Egypt Life Takaful.

Prior to this current post, Mr. Asaad worked with MetLife Alico for 20 years. His professional career with MetLife Alico is characterized by diversity in the roles he assumed. From Corporate Director to Director of Bancassurance and finally Director of Corporate Affairs.
In addition Mr. Asaad is certified as an Associate Underwriter and Associate Customer Service and won the International Sales Award from the Life Management Institute USA. He also was a winner of the worldwide sales award for the years 2003 and 2007 from the American International Group AIG.

Rimah Asaad received BA in Economics and Political Science from Cairo University and has 12 years of experience as an Executive Partner in Economic Consultancy Center.





Tareq Al Sahaf

CEO - Gulf Insurance and Reinsurance Co.


Ibrahim El Rayes

Chief Executive Officer - Bahrain Kuwait Insurance Company


He held several positions as the Assistant Manager of Marine and Aviation department, and the Manger of Marine and Aviation department in GIG to be changed to  GIRI.






    Holds a bachelor degree of Commerce from Beirut University and got an insurance certification from the Chartered Insurance Institute, United Kingdom. Mr. El Rayes joined (BKIC) in 1984; he held many positions as the General Manager, Business Development Senior Manager and Marketing Manager. He is also a member in board of directors in various companies, such as: United Insurance Company – Bahrain, Arab Orient Insurance Company – Jordan and gig Egypt Life Takaful – Egypt.  

Abdel Ra’ouf Taha

General Manager of Retail Banking Operations - Banque Misr


Maged Ghaleb

Former Chairman - The Egyptian Endowments Authority

    Holds a bachelor of Business Administration and Executive Management Diploma. In addition to that, he is a member in bank technology committee. He was the General Manager of Smart Cards Applications Company.  Mr. Taha has total of 29 years of experience in retail banking businesses and operations. He has maintained key positions in a number of leading regional and international banks and institutions, namely National Commercial Bank, Citibank Egypt and MasterCard International. His roles in the past ranged from Operations & Technology Director, to Operations Director, to Retail Banking Group Head to Cards Business Manager.    

Holds a Master of Military Science in addition to a bachelor degree of Commerce.  He held various positions as the Prime Vice Minister of the Ministry of The Egyptian Endowments Authority and the Chairman of the Egyptian Endowments Authority Organization.







Ali Al Hendal

GIRI Deputy CEO - Operations


Mohsen Aboul Azm

Managing Director - Gulf Egypt for Hotels and Tourism


Holds a bachelor degree of Science in Information Technology, in addition to a Diploma in Insurance from the Chartered Insurance Institute – England. Since he joined GIG in 2005, he held several positions; he was the General Assistant Manager and the Board Secretariat.



    Holds a bachelor degree of Engineering from Alexandria University. Mr. Abu El Azm held several project management positions in many prestigious companies as United Building Company-Kuwait, National Housing Authority-Kuwait and Arab Contractors. He is also board member in various companies, such as: Arab Misr Insurance Group, Al Dhiyafa Holding Company, Egypt Air for Tourism Duty Free & El Karnak and Egypt Capital Holding.  

Ismail Hassan

Managing Director - Misr Iran Bank


Mohamed El Samman

Vice President - Al-Ahly Capital Holding


Holds a bachelor degree of Commerce from Ain Shams University, and got a Diploma from the institute of Statistical Studies and research. His professional career is characterized by immense diversity in various banking sectors. Among his significant previous positions, Mr. Hassan worked as a Consultant for the International Monetary Fund in both Yemen and Seychelles and also as the General Manager in the Bank’s Supervisory Department.



Holds a bachelor degree in Commerce from Cairo University and a CFA designation. He has a wealth experience in Corporate and investment banking at HSBC Egypt and investment management.

Currently, Mr. El Samaan is also the Deputy CEO Investment and Finance at Al Ahly Medical Services, he sits on the board of many companies including Misr Qena Cement, ASEC Menya Cement, as well as board audit, executive and commercial policies committees.


Mubarak Al Ayaar

Deputy Manager Reinsurance Department GIRI.


Soha Soliman

Managing Director - The Social Fund of Development


Holds a Double Bachelor Degree of BA management and Finance, in addition to a CII in Insurance from the Chartered Insurance Institute – London, England. Mr. Al Ayaar Joined GIC in 2012, during this period, he held RI accounts and treaties for Kuwait operation and assisting for Group companies. Previously, He had 5 years of experience in KIPCO asset management company managing investment funds and trading equities across MENA region.



Holds a bachelor degree of Commerce, from Cairo University. She was assigned to this position to focus on youth employment and expand the SMEs access to finance. Prior to SFD, Mrs. Soliman was the Head of the Commercial Banking and SME Division in the National Bank of Egypt, the Head of the Commercial Banking and SME Division in Audi Bank and the Vice President of Credit Agricole Egypt. She is also a board member in board of directors in ELTC, a member of the Ministerial Committee for Social Justice and the Chairman of the Arab Union for Small Enterprises.





The Egyptian Financial Regulatory Authority (FRA)


  The Egyptian Financial Regulatory Authority (FRA), is a public Authority having a legal status, established in accordance to law 10 of the year 2009.

FRA is responsible for supervising and regulating non-banking financial markets and instruments, including the Capital Market and the Stock Exchange. In addition to all activities related to Insurance Services, Mortgages, Financial Leasing, Factoring, and Securitization.

FRA's role is to regulate the market and ensure its stability and competitiveness to attract more local and foreign investments.


The Shariaa Supervisory Committee


  The Shariaa Supervisory Committee has specific responsibilities for monitoring the activities of our Company to ensure that we abide with Shariaa principles. Their role includes reviewing all appropriate contracts and agreements relating to the group's transactions confirming compliance with Shariaa principles. The Committee currently comprises three of the world's most renowned and respected scholars on Islamic Shariaa:  


Dr. Nasr Farid Wasel


  He is the Chairman of the Board of rights and reform, the former Grand Mufti of Egypt from 1996 to 2002. He is a Professor of graduate studies and the Head of the comparative jurisprudence Department at the College of Shariaa and law at Al Azhar University in Cairo, and was assigned to the post of the Head of the Faculty of Shariaa and law in Daqahlia Governorate in 1995. He published over twenty books and scientific papers and studies in Islamic law and jurisprudence.  


Dr. Ali Gomaa


  He is an Egyptian Islamic scholar, jurist, and public figure. He specializes in Islamic Legal Theory. He follows the Shafi`i school of Islamic jurisprudence and the Ash'ari school of tenets of faith. He served as the eighteenth Grand Mufti of Egypt (2003-2013) of the Egyptian Islamic Legislation. He is one of the internationally most respected Islamic jurists according to a 2008 U.S. News & World Report "a highly promoted champion of moderate Islam", gender equality, and an "object of hatred among Islamists" according to The New Yorker.  

Dr. Refaat El Awaady



He is the Head of the Economics department in El Azhar University. He is also the Academic Advisor of the International Institute of Islamic thought in Cairo and the Director of the Scientific Signs in the Quran and Sunnah Office in Egypt. He holds bachelor degree in Economics from the El Azhar University in Cairo and he was the first professor to hold a Master degree in the Islamic Economics in Egypt, he also holds a PHD in Economics.  He published so many books in the Islamic Economics.


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