Gaenor JonesRegional Director MEA at The Chartered Insurance Institute
Regional Director, Gaenor Jones boasts over 25 years’ experience in Banking, Financial Services and Sales gained in the UK and the UAE. A British national, she has lived and worked in Dubai for over 13 years and has responsibility for launching/developing the Middle East office and raising the profile of the CII, its mission and core values, in order to drive up professional standards across the Financial Planning and Insurance sectors.
Cementing and maintaining relationships with senior stakeholders, including regulators, membership organisations, corporates, training providers, individuals, banks and government entities is a key part of her role. She is also tasked with overseeing delivery and fulfilment of the CII’s education and qualification programmes, and is instrumental in assisting stakeholders to achieve best practice in adhering to the CII’s professional code of ethics.
Gaenor’s career has seen her holding senior management positions for leading financial institutions, including Lloyds bank in the UK and UAE where she was a Senior International Wealth Planning Manager, and Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank where she was Head of Sales, Investment and Takaful. She is a Certified Islamic Banker and holds the Diploma in Financial Planning.