UAE: SSP partners Refpoint Insurance Consultants to expand into the Middle East market
Source: Middle East Insurance Review | Jul 2019
SSP, a global provider of technology systems and solutions for the insurance industry, has teamed up with Refpoint Insurance Consultants (RPIC) to expand into the ever-growing Middle East insurance market. The objective of the partnership is for RPIC to represent SSP in the MENA region, where it will help insurers and corporate brokers transition to its digital insurance platform.
Headquartered in Dubai and led by managing director Ken Maw, RPIC has extensive knowledge and experience of the Middle East insurance market and will provide sales and partnership capability for SSP in the region.
SSP has worked with Mr Maw and his team for over 20 years during which he owned and ran the Insure Direct group of companies – comprising leading brokerages in the UAE – before the business was sold to the JLT Group.
Mr Maw said, “My previous insurance brokerage practice, which very quickly evolved into a multi-national business operation covering four territories, would never have been such a success without the support of SSP who provided an integral piece in our overall corporate machinery. Being able to continue supporting SSP under our new banner will now not only enable us to promote SSP’s superb product range to the Middle East & Africa insurance industry, but also support us in building our own consulting venture in an era that is now far more customer focused and thirsty for improved digitalisation.”
Mr Rupert Bidwell, strategic accounts director – Africa & Partners at SSP said, “Insurers who have implemented our digital insurance solutions have experienced increased agility and flexibility to quickly launch new products and channels, on a low upfront cost, high business-benefit basis. This is something SSP knows can be replicated in the region.”
SSP has been working with insurers and brokers across the globe for over 30 years, and is helping them to embrace digitalisation, rating, policy administration or business transformation in numerous ways. M