Sabbir Patel

Senior Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer
ICMIF

Sabbir joined ICMIF in 1996 and qualified as a chartered certified account (FCCA) in 2001. In 2002 he completed his Masters degree at the Institute of Development and Policy Management (IDPM) and holds a CII Diploma. As well as the finance department he is responsible for the ICMIF Development function (www.microinsurance.coop) and works closely with new/emerging member organizations providing technical assistance, regular newsletters, and annual microinsurance workshop. More recently he has overseen the development of the ICMIF Microinsurance Simulation which is now being run in workshops across various countries.

As Managing Director of Allnations Inc he has overseen the restructuring of the organization since 2004 and has provided capital support to members in Latin America and Africa.

In addition Sabbir is spearheading the Federations support to the Takaful (Islamic Insurance) sector since 2001, setting up the ICMIF Takaful website www.takaful.coop, Takaful newsletter, annual workshop and assisting the establishment of cooperative based Takaful schemes in developing and developed insurance markets, as a result ICMIF now has twenty Takaful operators as member organizations.