Sajeev NairSenior Executive Officer at Zurich Workplace Solutions (Middle East)
Sajeev Nair is the Senior Executive Officer at Zurich Workplace Solutions (Middle East) Limited (ZWS), a part of the Zurich Insurance Group entities operating within the Middle East. He joined Zurich in 2009 as Strategic Sourcing Partner and was the Head of Global Application Development & Maintenance (ADM) before being appointed as SEO of Zurich Workplace Solutions.
Zurich Workplace Solutions was created to act as a plan administrator of the DIFC Employee Workplace Savings (DEWS) Plan. The DEWS scheme is a progressive end-of-service benefits (EoSB) plan introduced within the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) to restructure its former defined employee benefit arrangement into a funded and professionally managed defined contribution plan.
With 25 years of senior leadership experience, Sajeev has extensive knowledge ranging from sales, business development, operational delivery strategy and consulting. His experience spans insurance, banking, pharmaceuticals, technology companies and management consulting.
Sajeev holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and has completed a number of executive leadership programmes with IMD Lausanne and Thunderbird School of Management. He began his professional journey as an industrial engineer, then moved to systems integration focusing on delivery and sales, followed by a role in management consulting focused on guiding CXOs on organizational transformation.
In his last role, Sajeev was responsible for Zurich’s global application portfolio, focusing on improving technology delivery models, simplifying the technology landscape, creating new commercial partnerships as well as driving innovation.
An industry thought leader, Sajeev was a key panellist at WEF 2019 in Davos on “Future of Work: The Radical Agency” and also mentors students of MAS-MTEC at ETH. Sajeev is passionate about helping organizations and staff navigate the fourth industrial revolution, with a specific focus on digital strategies and workforce transformation.