October 29, 2020

Face to Face

Face to Face
Umair Nizami on the NAS-Neuron amalgamation

View From the Top

Premium speaks to Umair Nizami, Group CEO, NAS and Neuron, on the recent amalgamation in shareholder ownership between the two third party administrators (TPAs). The UAE insurance industry and the wider GCC region in turn, is a hotbed of consolidation activity. Over the years many entities have been acquired or...

Expectations for Reinsurance - Benjamin Serra

Expectations for Reinsurance

Is the reinsurance environment in for a bumpy ride this year? Benjamin Serra discusses an outlook for the year. Recent happenings have caused the industry to take stock of the reinsurance environment. Premium spoke to Benjamin Serra, senior vice president, Financial Institutions Group, Moody’s Investors Service. Do competitive and regulatory...

Revolutionising EoSB - Reena Vivek

Revolutionising EoSB

The DIFC Employee Workplace Savings (DEWS) scheme is the first fully technology-enabled tool to enable savings among employees and attract and retain talent within organisations, according to Reena Vivek, senior executive officer, Zurich Workplace Solutions. Celebrated as one of the biggest developments for employees in the Dubai International Financial Centre...

DHIC-CEO-Saleh Al Hashimi

‘Enable to be Sustainable’

Dubai Health Insurance Corporation CEO Saleh Al Hashimi explains how the regulator is enabling the insurance industry in order to become a sustainable model. Ever since the bifurcation of the Dubai Health Authority into the Dubai Health Insurance Corporation and the Dubai Health Corporation, the impact has been felt, seen...

Ayman Al Ajmi, CEO, Braxtone

Addressing Claims Recovery

Ayman Al-Ajmi, CEO of Braxtone, explains why the motor claims recovery process for insurers needs an end-to-end technology solution. While the financial books of insurance companies are impacted by many parameters, recovery for motor insurance claims has been a key element. For the past 20 years in the industry, discussions...

G Srinivasan - NIA Director - Interview

‘Living and Breathing Insurance’

G. Srinivasan, director of the National Insurance Academy, is on a mission to brighten the already illustrious image of an institution, which enjoys the attention of 6000 professionals from 65 countries across the world. The Middle East is not a new territory for G.Srinivasan. In his previous role as chairman...

A culture of innovation - Fadi Hindi

A Culture of Innovation

Fadi Hindi, CEO of Takaful Emarat outlines the transformative approach taken to lend agility and competitiveness to a traditional organisation. Fadi Hindi, CEO of Takaful Emarat, is a firm believer of the benefits that technology brings an organisation. A visit to his office offers a clear statement supporting that fact:...

‘Collaboration is key’

Premium recently spoke to Mohamed Naser Hamdan Alzaabi, director of Trade Promotion Department, UAE Ministry of Economy. What efforts are being made to encourage traders into availing of export finance facilities such as trade credit insurance? The Trade Promotion Department at the UAE Ministry of Economy endeavours to facilitate establishing and...

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Seamless Customer Journey

Jerome Droesch, CEO of Cigna, MENA region, describes how health insurance has evolved to facilitate the journey of the end user. Health and health insurance have come a long way. Insurance especially has evolved over the years from the age of paper files and over the counter sales to digitalisation...

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Seizing an Opportunity

Sylvain Villeroy de Galhau speaks to Premium on the perception of run-off in the regional insurance market.   Run-off is not a new concept, but is still a growing trend in the region. Hitherto perceived in negative light, run-off is shedding its stigma, with more cases being witnessed in the...

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