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Middle East Insurance Review
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Zurich International Life: Still committed to MENA

Zurich International Life Limited (Zurich) is highly committed to the Middle East insurance market and is looking to further extend its market-leading role, says Mr Walter Jopp, CEO Middle East & Africa.

Categories: Interviews Oct 2016 Buy Now

Retakaful model in need of review: Malaysian Re

Current model penalises reinsurers and exacerbates the poor profitability amongst many retakaful operators, says Mr Zainudin Ishak, President & CEO of Malaysian Re.

Categories: Interviews Sep 2016 Buy Now

Willis revs up improved engine

The enhanced capabilities at Willis Towers Watson following recent M&A moves underpins the company's positive outlook as it seeks to capitalise on the increasing levels of risk awareness in the region. We spoke to Mr Simon Gilliat who was recently appointed as Head of Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa region. By Ridwan Abbas

Categories: Interviews Sep 2016 Buy Now

Expanding the MENA Re footprint: MENA Re Underwriters

MENA Re Underwriters' team has the right mix of local knowledge and global expertise, providing a solid bedrock upon which it can expand its footprint in the MENA insurance market, says CEO Sanjeev Badyal.

Categories: Interviews Jul 2016 Buy Now

Addressing the growing needs for specialty covers: Cogent Insurance Brokers

Cogent Insurance Brokers Ltd (CIBL) continues to focus on specialty lines as its niche, while looking to better service the fast growing medical insurance business, explain President Nabil Bazzari, and Partner and Managing Director, Dr Hazem Almadi.

Categories: Interviews Jul 2016 Buy Now

Waiting for the green light: Iranian Re

The Iranian insurance sector lost some of its lustre during the sanctions period but lots of improvement is expected moving forward, says Mr Seyed Mohammad Asoudeh, Vice Chairman & Managing Director of Iranian Reinsurance Co (Iranian Re).

Categories: Interviews Jul 2016 Buy Now

Algeria's life brimming with potential: Macirvie

Creating customer centric strategies and applying modern distribution techniques are some of the main areas insurers need to address for life insurance to succeed in Algeria, says Mr Soufi Mohamed Hakim, Chairman and CEO, Macirvie.

Categories: Interviews Jul 2016 Buy Now

BIBF: A preferred training provider

The Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (BIBF) has set for itself the goal of being the preferred training provider of the insurance industry, developing human capital through a variety of initiatives aimed at building both technical and leadership skills, says Mrs Manal Mashkoor, BIBF's Head of Insurance Centre. By Cynthia Ang

Categories: Interviews Jun 2016 Buy Now

Chaucer addresses specialty lines in MENA

The need for specialty covers will continue to develop over time, as businesses get more sophisticated and knowledge of such products increases, says Mr Fawzi Omari, Deputy Class Underwriter, Political Violence with Chaucer. By Osama Noor

Categories: Interviews May 2016 Buy Now

IGIH looks for measured growth

International General Insurance Holdings (IGIH) is looking to add new lines of business and grow its geographical footprint while maintaining the quality of business, says President Waleed Jabsheh. By Wong Mei-Hwen

Categories: Interviews May 2016 Buy Now