The new MGA will initially focus on property, marine, specie, fine art, personal accident and terrorism within the Asian region.
The unit, known as Innovation Development Office, will explore investment opportunities in artificial intelligence and big data.
DBS Private Bank, which manages $109bn in assets, has recently established operations in DIFC to provide financial services.
At Hastings, Dooley’s focus was on market-entry strategy, institutional investor relationship-building and fundraising activities.
The group’s other investments in Pakistan include Wateen Telecom, an internet and communications infrastructure company, and Taavun, a real estate developer.
Star Health, founded in 1996, is India’s first and largest standalone health insurance firm that was founded by V Jagannathan, the former head of public sector insurer United India Insurance, who holds a 3.5% stake in the company.