AWARDS JUDGING: 1 October 2019
AWARDS DINNER: 21 November 2019

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45 finalists announced for 2019 Middle East Insurance Industry Awards

A total of 45 insurers, brokers, risk managers, service providers and industry leaders have made it to the finals, edging out more than 300 other entries in the first round of judging. The finalists were shortlisted by a panel of 19 judges comprising CEOs, senior executives, association heads and industry experts.

“I’m heartened to note that despite the ongoing challenges that industry players are facing in the region, many have remained resilient and continue to step up to the plate – whether in regard to setting new standards in technology, redefining their business model or transforming the organisational culture,” said Middle East Insurance Review editor-in-chief Sivam Subramaniam.

“The quality of entries that we received this year shows that the insurance industry in the MENA region is still going strong and many companies are forging ahead in their drive for excellence. I look forward to revealing the winners in November.”

The next and final round of judging will be on 1 October, where judges will meet face-to-face in Dubai to deliberate the merits of each finalist and select the winners by secret ballot. The process will be audited by EY and the winners will be announced at the Awards Presentation Gala Dinner on 21 November at Conrad Dubai.

Now in its sixth year, the Awards recognise and celebrate the accomplishments of individuals and companies in the insurance sector across the MENA region. The Awards aim to boost standards and promote greater professionalism in the market. The award process offers utmost transparency, with clearly defined criteria and judging requirements. Over 60 individuals and companies have received the coveted awards since they were first launched in 2014.

The 2019 Middle East Insurance Industry Awards finalists are:

Life Insurance Company of the Year
Aljazira Takaful
MetLife Gulf
Oman Insurance Company
General Insurance Company of the Year
Abu Dhabi National Insurance Company (ADNIC)
Gulf Insurance Group KSCP (GIG)
Oman Insurance Company
Health Insurance Company of the Year
Cigna Insurance Middle East
MetLife Gulf
Oman Insurance Company
TPA of the Year
Iris Health Services
NEXtCARE
Pentacare Medical Services LLC
Takaful Company of the Year
Abu Dhabi National Takaful Co PSC
Noor Takaful
SALAMA Islamic Arab Insurance Co (PSC)
Educational & Training Initiative of the Year
Bahrain Institute of Banking & Finance
Marsh Middle East & Africa
RISC Institute DMCC
Innovation of the Year
Health at Hand
Howden TMEA
Zurich Insurance Company Ltd
Digital Initiative of the Year
AROPE Insurance SAL
Now Health International
Oman Insurance Company
Service Provider of the Year
Health at Hand
KPMG Lower Gulf Ltd
Milliman LLC
   
Corporate Risk Manager of the Year
Bob Sehmi, Dana Gas PJSC
Murad Ahmad AL Haj Mahmoud,
  Al-Etihad Cooperative Insurance Co
Sorana Parvulescu, Control Risks
Law Firm of the Year
Al Tamimi & Company
BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP
HFW
Broker of the Year
Howden TMEA
Marsh Middle East & Africa
Nexus Group
Reinsurance Broker of the Year
Chedid Re
Kay International AMEA Limited
Willis Towers Watson Reinsurance
Reinsurance Company of the Year
Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty, MENA
Saudi Re
Zurich Insurance Company Ltd
Woman Leader of the Year
Louise O’Donnell, Oman Insurance Company
Nadia Saleh, NS Insurance Consultancies
Rana Hafda, Chedid Re
 

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