11 offices across the Middle East & in Greece

Athens Main Office



Basim R. Faris is the Founder, Managing Director and Vice Chairman of Fenchurch Faris Ltd.  He holds a BBA from the American University of Beirut and is a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute  in London (FCII). Prior to establishing Fenchurch Faris Ltd. he was employed by and later became Group Vice President of Arab Commercial Enterprises/Sedgwick.


Executive Director

Rafat Faris is the Executive Director of the Company and the Director of the Marine/Aviation, Life and PA Department. Rafat graduated from McMaster University in Canada with a Bachelors Degree in Economics and is a chartered member of the Insurance Institute of Canada (CIP). He worked in Toronto, Canada in the Special Risks Department at Marsh and then in Aon’s Property and Liability Department prior to joining Fenchurch Faris in 2004.


Chief Operating Officer (C.O.O.).

Zayd Faris holds a B.Comm. degree from McGill University and an M.B.A. from Insead.  He has worked at NBKCapital in New York and his combined insurance experience includes 7 years at Fenchurch Faris Ltd. in Abu Dhabi and Heath Lambert Group in London.


General Manager

Mohammed El-Sayyed is General Manager of Fenchurch Faris Ltd.’s insurance arm situated in Athens, Greece.   He completed his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and Economics and then his postgraduate studies in Business Administration. Mohammed joined Fenchurch Faris Ltd. in 1985.


Deputy GM and Director of Engineering & Casualty

Imad Garaisy is Deputy GM and Director of Engineering & Casualty at Fenchurch Faris. He holds a Law Degree and is fluent in Arabic (mother tongue), English, Greek and Romanian.


Director of Property & Special Risks

Magda Pastalatzi is Director of the Property & Special Risks Department. Magda graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Management and Organizational Behaviour. She speaks English, French and Greek (mother tongue).


Chief Financial Officer

N. Kannan is the Chief Financial Officer at Fenchurch Faris Ltd. Kannan has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree and is a Chartered Accountant.  He is a fellow member of the Chartered Accountants of India (FCA), a Chartered Insurance Broker and an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute, London (ACII). He is Indian (mother tongue Tamil, second language English).