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The Continental Group is a leading insurance intermediary and financial services solutions provider in the region. Central Bank of the U.A.E. (CBUAE) (Registration Number: 088) and The Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA) (Registration Number: 608026 & 20200000091) of the UAE we represent reputed multinational and local insurance and financial institutions.

At Continental, we realise that financial solutions are as diverse as your needs, and no one solution can serve everyone. Driven by the philosophy of building long-term, mutually beneficial relationships with our customers, we specialise in providing personalised solutions through a qualified and experienced team of consultants.

25 Years of Experience

300 Team Members

50 Partners

4 Countries

Our Leadership

Ashok Sardana

Founder & Managing Director

Akshay Sardana

Director & Vice President

Anselm Mendes

Executive Director

Alex Varghese

Sales Director - Alternate Channels

Shilpa Shetty

Vice President – Private Client

Richard Williams

Senior Vice President - Geneva

Anam Zahid

Manager – Life and Policy Servicing

Shabbir Moonim

Chief Financial Officer

Irfan Siddiqui

Associate Vice President - General Insurance

Manish Sharma

Vice President – Business Development (Mauritius)

Prashant Sharma

Vice President - Life and Policy Servicing

Faisal Abbas

Vice President - EB & General Insurance

Shainy Koshy

Head of HR

Nabil Sabbagh

Training Manager

Andrew Cole

Director Sales

Our Values


To offer quality advice on Insurance and Investment Solutions that will secure and enhance our clients’ financial well-being.


To be a partner of choice for all leading Insurance and Financial Institutions.


To offer a work environment that enriches our colleagues, empowers them, raises their self-esteem and encourages their entrepreneurial spirit.


To continuously contribute to society and follow values of integrity, honesty and humility.

Growing From Strength To Strength

From our humble beginnings in a one-room office, Continental has developed into an internationally renowned insurance intermediary and financial services organisation. With offices in Switzerland, India, Kuwait, and the UAE, we currently serve clients across Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. We have grown from strength to strength, and most importantly, so have our clients. Their journey has mirrored ours, with financial security, stability and independence a direct result.

A Network of Qualified Professionals

Our team of over 300 qualified members operating from offices in the Middle East, Europe and Asia are geared to provide impeccable service and unbiased advice that is backed by professional qualifications, rich experience and a guiding philosophy of doing what is right for our clients. Our dedications to continuing education, research and technology, ensure we stay ahead, so we take our clients further.


Our Affiliations

Million Dollar Round Table

The Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) is The Premier Association of Financial Professionals.®

Founded in 1927, MDRT provides its members with resources to improve their technical knowledge, sales and client servicing while maintaining a culture of high ethical standards.

The challenge to attain and maintain membership in MDRT is really an open invitation to all Professionals in Financial Services. The Million Dollar Round Table fills a special requirement sought by the many who join its ranks. That special requirement is sales and service excellence!

MDRT membership is a coveted career milestone. It indicates achievement and brings deserved recognition for the individual. For many, MDRT opens the door to a new world of knowledge, motivation and professionalism.

The Chartered Insurance Institute

The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) is the premier Professional organisation for those working in the insurance and financial services industry. It is dedicated to promoting higher standards of competence and integrity through the provision of relevant qualifications for employees at all levels and across all sectors of the industry.

Success in CII qualifications is universally recognised as a sign of commitment and professionalism.

Award in Financial Planning (AFP) developed by CII provides a solid grounding in the core financial and life assurance principles to advisors. It also offers guidance on sound professional practice, thereby providing a framework for ethical behavior. CII qualifications are recognized by the financial services industry worldwide as evidence of commitment, knowledge and understanding. They underpin technical learning and understanding which enable them to offer professional service to their clients.


We focus on helping clients stay one step ahead by taking advantage of new investment trends and opportunities in emerging markets. We find a perfect fit by using our wide range of partners.


Sarfaraz Parker

Manager CRM & CPD

"It has been an incredible journey of 15 years with Continental Family. I have learned so much while working here and have had the opportunity to grow professionally and personally. I am thankful for the support and guidance I have received from my colleagues, leadership, and mentors throughout the years. It has been a pleasure being a part of this amazing team and I am excited to see what the future holds!"

Padmapriya Sujeesh

Assistant Manager – Investments

I have been with Continental since 2011 and it has been an amazing experience. I have had the opportunity to learn and explore different job roles, which has helped me to gain a lot of knowledge and experience. Moreover, thanks to the Company’s commitment to provide a good work-life balance. I am glad to be a part of this wonderful family.

Anish Mathew

Manager Employee Benefits

I have been associated with Continental for the past 11 years. Every team I have worked on is filled with motivated people who care for each other because Continental takes care of them. The company’s leadership has successfully internalized the goals and objectives, and all the employees feel appreciated and recognized for their dedication and hard work.

Another great thing about working at Continental is that a ‘typical day’ is never typical. Something challenging always happens, and every day is filled with new learning opportunities. I am grateful to work at a place that enables its employees to grow to greater heights.

Overall Continental gives me the job satisfaction I have always wanted for!! I feel proud to be an employee of Continental.

Nabil Sabbagh

Training Manager

“For the last three years, I had the pleasure of working with Continental as the Training and Development Manager, and it has been a very enriching experience for me. As soon as I joined the team, I noticed the positive family atmosphere where colleagues from diverse backgrounds and experiences welcomed me into the family. Continental is an organization that offers support and assistance and gives opportunities for everyone to foster and grow professionally and personally.”

Gajan Radhakrishnan

Assistant Manager IT

Working as an Assistant Manager I.T. at Continental has been an incredible experience. I have been able to use my technical expertise and knowledge to help the company grow and develop in ways that I never thought possible.

The Team at Continental is highly professional, knowledgeable, and supportive. They provided me with the tools and resources necessary to succeed in my role, while also giving me the freedom to explore new ideas and technologies. Overall, I am very grateful for the opportunity to work with such an amazing organization!

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