About Rob Tolley

Since 2022, Rob Tolley (former London broker) has been the CEO of Global Specialty Underwriters LLC, Dubai. In this role, Mr Tolley develops business strategies to meet the short and long-term goals of the company, leads on business development activities and pursues potential new client services opportunities. He also conducts financial analysis to manage the business’s risks and benefits. Together with investors, Mr Tolley created Global Speciality Underwriters LLC with the aim of becoming a leading niche reinsurance MGA for the African, Mena and Asian markets, where there exists an opportunity for a creative approach to reinsurance with a focus on providing a bespoke approach to best meet the needs of clients.

CEO – Global Specialty Underwriters

As CEO, Mr Tolley oversees and gets involved with everything from board meetings to financial strategy to client meetings, and he travels throughout the region to market the company to new clients and maintain key relationships with existing clients.

Mr Tolley has more than 35 years of experience in providing exceptional leadership, undertaking persuasive negotiation and creating innovative strategies for sustained business growth. From 2019 to 2022, Mr Tolley was the Head of Reinsurance at ECB Sigorta AS, Dubai, where he exceeded company goals through effective prioritisation and a consistent work ethic. Here, Mr Tolley explored and created new ways to resolve problems with technology, processes or team members to enhance overall efficiency. He also optimised staff development and team training in specialty classes of reinsurance and approaching key reinsurers.

In the early 2000s, Mr Tolley launched surety bonds in the Middle East, bringing international reinsurers into the region to liaise with local insurance companies and organising training seminars to educate Middle Eastern clients on the benefits of using these bonds within the construction industry.

Rob Tolley

Rob Tolley London on a desert mountain selfie

Rob Tolley London posing on bike at Santuari de Sant Grau

Rob Tolley posing with friends at Rocacorba 970m sign

Hobbies and Interests

Outside of work, Mr Tolley is a keen cyclist, training five days a week. He races on both road and indoor tracks, has attended sportives throughout the UK and Europe and arranges weekly club rides, as well as annual trips to Europe and training camps. Mr Tolley is also a professionally trained barista and an experienced roaster, naming coffee as one of his great passions and a subject he is extremely knowledgeable about.

Mr Tolley loves to travel with his family, and he has lived in Europe, the US and the Middle East. He and his family are always searching for their next destination to visit, and they especially like to seek out locations that aren’t on the regular tourist trail.

Rob Tolley Cycling
Rob Tolley Travel