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Jan 2021



COVID-19: Through the lens of a chief risk officer

The coronavirus has reshaped risk management practices in the Middle East and the global (re)insurance industry. Mr Simon Spurr of International General Insurance (IGI) looks back at how the company dealt with the pandemic as it evolved across its global offices, and talks about the path forward in a world of uncertainty and evolving risk.

Green shoots visible in the Gulf region

Economic recovery in the region will depend on the macroeconomic performance of major trade blocks but accelerated measures to expand the non-oil private sectors in the Gulf states will drive growth, says Mr Jean Claus of Euler Hermes GCC.

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Born in the pandemic: Digital health

Dr Sven-Olaf Vathje of Oliver Wyman Middle East and Africa looks at the emerging trends in the digital health landscape and its implications on health insurers in the region.

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Impact of COVID-19: One year on

CEOs in the industry are re-evaluating their purpose to reflect the new reality and to keep up with customers’ changing expectations, says Mr Anay Srivastava of KPMG.

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The changing landscape of insurance

The region is seeing the evolution of premium healthcare insurance products that offer the right level of coverage and, most importantly, a level of service that is designed to deliver beyond just ‘pay and reject claims’, says Mr Alniz Popat of Lifecare International. 

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