July 18, 2019

Face to Face

Face to Face

Eye on the prize

The Middle East takaful market has a long way to go before it reaches the maturity of the Malaysian market. However, there are many opportunities here and these need to be tapped. Premium talks to Parvaiz Siddiq, the CEO of Noor Takaful, about the opportunities in the Takaful market and...

Challenges in Mena Insurance

Although Saudi Re is a relatively new company, it has proved to be a major player in the MENA region. Ruchi Shukla questions CEO Fahad Abdulrahman Al-Hesni about the particular challenges facing the insurance industry in the region and what needs to be done to ensure future growth. Q: influential...

We will lead and people will follow

Practical, prudent and provocative, Ghassan Marrouche is the hugely affable general manager of Takaful Emarat, the provider founded in 2008 from a strategic alliance between Al-Buhaira National Insurance Co. and UNIQA Group, Austria. Ghassan has more than 25 years’ experience in the sector and his appointment in January of this...

Ahead of the game

In what has become something of a Reinsurance special, we are delighted to feature two  exclusive interviews, giving the observations and opinions of two highly influencial Reinsurance CEOs. We start with Yasir Albaharna, chief executive officer of the Arab Insurance Group (Arig). Yassirs Albaharnas stewardship has seen Arig become one...

“What we believe in”

Michael Gertsch is chief executive officer of Gulf Re, the local reinsurer owned equally by Gulf Investment Corporation (GIC) and Arch Capital Group. Founded in the wake of the region's first wave of Regulatory reforms, Gulf Re handles high-value lines of reinsurance on both a treaty and facultative basis. The...

The Change Master

As CEO AXA Gulf, Jerome Droesch is at the wheel of one of the industry’s supertankers; but far from simply enjoying the view, he’s determined to enhance performance and service delivery – and use the company’s scale to offer unparalleled market focus. In A. M. Best’s January review of the...

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