November 19, 2019

Face to Face

Face to Face
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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Looking at the Bright Side

Yolla El-Khoury, executive group vice president of ACE Holding stays positive in a soft market scenario and looks to bring in efficiency and cost-effectiveness through innovation and diversification in the operation. In spite of the Middle East retaining its attractiveness for the global reinsurance market, the soft pricing, pressures to...

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Ambassador of Professional Ethics

Keith Richards speaks to Premium on the role of the Personal Finance Society and the Chartered Insurance Institute in instilling a commitment to ethics and professional standards. The Chartered Institute (CII) has its origins from 1912, initiated under Royal Charter and is globally recognised for its qualification frameworks and code...

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The Mathematical Perspective

Would the insurance industry benefit from the services of a credit bureau in ushering in loftier professional standards witnessed in developed international markets? Marwan Ahmad Lutfi, CEO of the Al Etihad Credit Bureau, believes it would lend a different insight into pricing. One of the biggest challenges for an insurance...

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‘Through partnerships, knowledge and confidence’

Massimo Falcioni, CEO of Etihad Credit Insurance (ECI), emphasises on the need for corporate education and partnerships to increase insurance penetration and foreign direct investment (FDI). In an attempt to provide support for UAE-based entrepreneurs in the Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) segment, Etihad Credit Insurance, the UAE Federal export...

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Partnerships make all the Difference

Premium speaks to Oussama A. Kaissi, chief executive officer of the Islamic Corporation for the Insurance of Investment and Export Credit on the organisation’s progress, struggles and outlook for the future. The potential for takaful and Islamic finance is undisputed, with Islamic finance attests expected to grow to USD3.8 trillion...

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