December 5, 2020

Face to Face

Face to Face
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Focusing on being local

Adrian Emery, CEO of Friends Provident International, was recently in Dubai. Premium chanced upon this opportunity to understand more about the company’s plans in the UAE after the merger with Aviva. After its acquisition by the Aviva group, Friends Provident International naturally has its realignment of strategies and a new...

A glimpse of Bermuda

What makes the Bermuda market unique? For over 60 years Bermuda has been a prominent leader in the global insurance sector. The Island is known, in particular, for having an effective risk-based regulatory framework and a robust infrastructure that includes a deep pool of intellectual and financial capital. As a...

Balancing art and science

Christos Adamantiadis, CEO of Oman Insurance looks forward to steering business strategy and growth at Oman Insurance Company. An interview with Premium shared an overview of the new strategies now in place, to put together the art and science of insurance. Insurance is a reflection of the environment we operate...

A significant risk

In a bid to understand the current environment for political risk and trade credit insurance, Premium spoke to Julian Macey-Dare, managing director, Structured Credit & Political Risk, Marsh.  What makes the political risk line of business an attractive one in the MENA region? What are your estimates of loss ratios...

The digital connection

Abdulla Al Nuaimi tells Premium what factors go into play in structuring a successful digital marketing strategy for insurance companies. Does the insurance industry lags behind when it comes to digital marketing. Why is this? And what can be/is being done to change this? Many believe the insurance industry is...

Lessons to exchange

A comparison of the Indian and Middle East insurance markets with former IRDAI member K. K. Srinivasan. One of the bigger markets in Asia, India has an insurance industry that is old and diversified in a way that is far more advanced than the Middle East. Which is why it...

‘There will always be opportunity’

Ashok Kumar Roy, chairman and managing director, GIC Re tells Premium why he is positive about the Middle Eastern markets. What factors have influenced GIC Re to set up operations in the Middle East? Indian insurance industry from the very beginning has had symbiotic relations with the Middle East. Prior...

‘We are not new to the region’

Mark Cooper, country manager for Lloyd’s of London, that launched its corporate entity in the DIFC tells Premium that the specialist insurance and reinsurance market has been doing business in the region for many years to the tune of USD500 million. What lies in the strategic roadmap of Lloyd’s for...

Playing by the rules

Ahmed Al Mamari, director general, General Directorate of Insurance Supervision at the Capital Market Authority, Oman, believes the country has a lot to offer to its insurance industry. Ahmed Al Mamari, director general of the supervisory board of the Oman regulatory body stresses on the importance of strengthening risk management...

Fueliing strong momentum

Jarmo Kotilaine, chief economist, Bahrain Economic Development Board sets his sights on the insurance industry in the country and discusses with Premium various aspects concerning its growth. Is the insurance market in Bahrain growing from strength to strength? The recent developments in the industry would seem to point to some...

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