The coveted Insurance Personality of the Year award went to Mr Alaa El-Zoheiry, Managing Director of Arab Misr Insurance Group (gig).
“Over the years, the Awards have come to be actively coveted, and we see that, despite the hard times, there are many people and companies doing amazing things in the market with or without technology,” said Mr Sivam Subramaniam, Editor-in-Chief of Middle East Insurance Review, organiser of the Awards in conjunction with the DIFC, GAIF, FAIR and the MENA Insurance CEO Club (MICC).
“We recognise and salute excellence, and serve the noble cause of exhorting the companies and people to strive for higher standards and greater professionalism. The winners must stand tall to raise the bar and make an impact on the industry, as they now carry the future of the Awards,” he added.
The MIIA, in its fourth year, is heralded as the premier awards of the MENA region with a clearly defined criteria and a transparent judging process. A panel of 16 distinguished judges assessed some 250 nominations both from big and small, and from domestic and international players this year.
The results were independently audited by EY.
The winners this year are:
Life Insurance Company of the Year - Orient Insurance PJSC
General Insurance Company of the Year - Oman Insurance Company
Health Insurance Company of the Year - Oman Insurance Company
TPA of the Year - NEXtCARE
Takaful Company of the Year - Abu Dhabi National Takaful Company
Educational & Training Initiative of the Year - Oman Insurance Academy
Innovation of the Year - Now Health International
Service Provider of the Year - Milliman LLC
Corporate Risk Manager of the Year - Adnan Abu Alhaija'a, Arab Orient Insurance Company | gig
Law Firm of the Year - Clyde & Co
Broker of the Year - Nexus Insurance Brokers
Reinsurance Broker of the Year - Chedid Re
Retakaful Company of the Year - Hannover ReTakaful
Reinsurance Company of the Year - Zurich Insurance Company Ltd
Personality of the Year - Alaa El- Zoheiry, Arab Misr Insurance Group | gig
The Judging Panel
•Mr Abdul Khaliq R Khalil, Secretary General, General Arab Insurance Federation (GAIF)
•Dr Adel Mounir, Secretary General, Federation of Afro-Asian Insurers and Reinsurers (FAIR)
•Dr Bassel Hindawi, Chairman/ CEO, DIFC Insurance Association
•Mr Fareed Lutfi, Secretary General, Emirates Insurance Association
•Mr Omer Hassan Elamin, Group President, Orient Insurance
•Mr Christos Adamantiadis, Chief Executive Officer, Oman Insurance Company
•Mr Jason Light, Chief Executive Officer, Emirates Insurance Company
•Mr Mark Cooper, General Representative Middle East, Lloyd’s Limited, Dubai
•Mr Peter Englund, Head of Commercial Insurance Middle East, Zurich Insurance Company Ltd
•Mr Osama Abdeen, Chief Executive Officer, Abu Dhabi National Takaful Company
•Mr Yassir Albaharna, Chief Executive Officer, Arab Insurance Group (Arig)
•Mr Farid Chedid, Chairman & CEO, Chedid Re
•Mr Michael J Morrissey, President & CEO, International Insurance Society
•Mr Robert Pain, Chairman, Association of International Life Offices (AILO)
•Dr Peter F Hugger, Chief Executive Officer, Echo Reinsurance
•Dr Roger Sellek, Chief Executive Officer, A.M. Best – EMEA and Asia Pacific