News Middle East07 Apr 2021

8th Middle East Insurance Industry Awards -- Open for nominations

| 07 Apr 2021

Nominations are open for the 8th Middle East Insurance Industry Awards (MIIA), organised by Middle East Insurance Review, which aim to recognise and salute excellence in the MENA insurance sector, and promote greater professionalism in the market. The Awards hold special significance this year because 2021 marks the 15th anniversary of Middle East Insurance Review.

The awards have become highly coveted accolades in the region, as they are backed by a panel of distinguished judges comprising respected leaders in the industry. Nominations need to meet the clearly defined criteria and the entire judging process is transparent, with the results independently audited by EY.

Middle East Insurance Review CEO Sheela Suppiah said, “The region has shown true tenacity and fighting spirit in many ways, with some players even reporting significant growth and profits at a time when the world is licking its wounds. We look forward to seeing great new strides made from strong contenders in this year’s competition.”


The award categories are:

  • Life Insurance Company of the Year

  • General Insurance Company of the Year

  • Health Insurance Company of the Year

  • TPA of the Year

  • Takaful Company of the Year

  • Educational & Training Initiative of the Year

  • Digital Initiative of the Year

  • Strategic Partner of the Industry

  • Corporate Risk Manager of the Year

  • Law Firm of the Year

  • Broker of the Year

  • Reinsurance Broker of the Year

  • Reinsurance Company of the Year 

  • Woman Leader of the Year

  • Young Leader of the Year

  • Personality of the Year


For all categories, the qualifying period is from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021.

Nominations can be made online at

or emailed to

For enquiries, please email to

As organiser, Middle East Insurance Review hopes to host the Awards live in Dubai to salute the winners come October.

Important dates

Nomination deadlines:

30 May 2021 (third-party nomination)
20 June 2021 (self-nomination)

Awards judging:

15 September 2021

Gala awards dinner:

25 October 2021


Sponsors include:  AM Best, Chedid Re, Lloyd’s, Marsh, and RGA

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