About Us                                                                                            

Specialist in Marine Insurance
Atlas Insurances Ltd was established in 1972 as a private company. The company today is one of the leading local insurers in the field of marine insurance, accounting for some 15% of the Israeli market.

Atlas has been writing for Lloyds Underwriters, London since 1977 through Aon Group Limited and for local insurance companies, enjoying a very wide underwriting authority.

Atlas marine insurance activities encompass the following sectors:

  • Cargo

  • Stock Throughput

  • Goods in transit

  • Hull and machinery

  • Charterers legal liability

  • Yachts and small boats

  • Freight forwarders and customs clearing agents liability

Atlas also provides marine insurance consulting services and has, over the years, managed the marine departments of a number of small local insurance companies, providing such professional services as underwriting, claims settlement and reinsurance cover. These small companies prefer the professional services and expertise that Atlas can provide.

Core Competencies
The secret of Atlas' success lies in its marked expertise in marine insurance and the excellent service it provides the brokers and clients, to their entire satisfaction.

We take pride in the fact that some of our prestigious customers and brokers have been working with us and enjoying our high quality services for more than 25 years.

We believe our success is a direct result of our adherence to comprehensive specialization. Maintaining a highly focused specialization in marine insurance has enabled Atlas to develop considerable expertise in its field.

Atlas is also very proud of its new interactive cargo insurance system, accessible over the internet to all its customers and brokers worldwide. This advanced system, launched on July 1, 2001, provides an innovative alternative to the traditional time-consuming and paper-intensive method of transacting cargo insurance.

Company Management

Atlas was founded  by Adv. Kadouri Hakham in 1972 and is owned and managed by him and his sons Adv. Ohad and Ronen.

Prior to establishing Atlas, Mr Kadouri Hakham-Aharon practiced law and served for twelve years as manager of Veritas Marine Insurance Company Ltd. He is a former deputy chairman of the Marine Insurance Committee of the Israel Insurance Association and was a member of The Insurance Council, a governmental advisory body on insurance matters for the Ministry of Finance. Mr Hakham-Aharon has lectured on marine insurance before the Israeli Insurance Institute and other bodies for some 25 years. He authored the book "Marine Insurance and Claims" (Hebrew), now in its sixth edition, as well as a considerable number of articles on marine insurance published in local and British journals.

Ohad Hakham-Aharon joined the company in 1980, specializing in claims adjustment. He is responsible for the company's Claims and Recovery Department but also deals with underwriting. Ohad lectures on marine insurance before numerous organizations, including banks, the Association of Institute Agents and Brokers in Israel and the Israel Export Institute. For the latter he has written an Exporters' Marine Insurance Manual, now in its second edition. Ohad has an LLB and is a member of the Israeli Bar. He also holds an Insurance Broker’s License from the Insurance Commissioner in Israel in the fields of Marine Insurance and Property and Accident Insurance.

Ronen Hakham-Aharon joined the company in 1982, specializing in cargo and yacht insurance. He is responsible for the company's Underwriting Department and marketing as well as the computer system in the company. Ronen holds a B.A. in Political Science and is a graduate of the Israeli Insurance Institute - Marine Branch. He also holds an Insurance Broker’s License from the Insurance Commissioner in Israel in the field of Marine Insurance.