Sarah Byrch

Chief Counsel
Cigna Insurance Middle East and Africa

Sarah Byrch is the Chief Counsel for Middle East and Africa at Cigna. Sarah leads the regional Legal and Compliance teams providing legal and regulatory support to a wide range of business operations across the region.

Sarah joined Cigna in January 2021, bringing to her role over 20 years of experience in the legal, risk and compliance arena and over a decade of experience living and working in the Middle East. Sarah first moved to the Middle East in 2005 as a Partner in the Finance division of the global law firm Dentons, working on finance and regulatory matters around the GCC region. She later joined The Royal Bank of Scotland plc where she was the Head of Legal for the MEA, and later EMEA region, leading and managing the legal teams across 14 countries.

Sarah holds a Bachelor of Laws from Victoria University of Wellington as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Otago, both in New Zealand. She is admitted to the Roll of Solicitors of England and Wales.