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Leading health insurer Bupa Malta, part of GlobalCapital plc’s portfolio of insurance and investment operations across the Maltese Islands, has announced the appointment of Charles Zarb as the brand’s new branch manager. Mr. Zarb, a veteran insurer, well known within the industry, has a wealth of experience and is now joining Bupa for this high-profile role.

Mr. Zarb started his career in insurance over 25 years ago within insurance broking, and pursued his studies in insurance attaining the Associate Diploma of the Chartered Insurance Institute in 1987 progressing to Fellow in 1990. Shortly after that he was appointed as the General Manager of a local insurance agency.

Adriana Zarb Adami, director and consultant to Bupa, has warmly welcomed Mr. Zarb, praising his wealth of experience and stating that this would prove invaluable in his new role: “We are very pleased to welcome Charles on board who no doubt, with his vast expertise, will further help grow the Bupa brand here in Malta. Bupa’s purpose is to help people lead longer, healthier, happier lives, and we look forward to Charles strengthening our purpose and helping to ensure that our delivery to our customers in Malta is exemplary. We are confident that the valuable input and experience that Charles will be bringing with him will further enhance the quality of the service and products that our clients have every right to expect from an organisation that is synonymous with health insurance in Malta, having introduced this class of insurance business locally over 40 years ago.”

Bupa Malta was the site of Bupa’s first international business in 1971. The Bupa Group now has customers in 190 countries around the world. It is committed to making quality, patient-centred, affordable healthcare more accessible in the areas of wellness, chronic disease management and ageing. Bupa Malta’s customers receive round-the-clock support and advice through a worldwide emergency medical centre provided by Bupa International.

GlobalCapital CEO Bashar Khatib, expressed his delight at the appointment of Mr. Zarb, pointing to his solid track record. Mr. Khatib went on to say that Mr. Zarb was the right man to lead Bupa Malta through its next phase, adding that he and the Board were looking forward to working with him. Mr. Khatib says, “With Charles’s wide and extensive experience gained over the years in occupying various important positions within the insurance market, and as a Chartered Insurance Practitioner, our new Bupa branch manager adds valuable knowledge to the mix which will stand us in good stead going forward.”

Mr. Zarb said that he is thrilled to be joining a world-class brand like Bupa at such an exciting time, and added that he looked forward to building upon the legacy left by his distinguished predecessors.
For further information visit GlobalCapital plc’s office in Testaferrata Street, Ta’Xbiex or Bupa’s local website at


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