The Middle East Insurance Industry Awards (MIIA) are now in their eighth year of saluting excellence – and we are very proud indeed to have played a humble part in building the framework of excellence within the market, as well as saluting and recognising those who have been actively working towards this common goal.
Despite the challenges 2020 brought, we have seen real troopers within MENA who have continued to fly the flag of commitment on this path of excellence. Many stars were born during the year despite all the odds, having done great things for society during the ongoing health crisis.
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 – a testament to their perseverance.
Last year, the virtual event received resounding support, which was very reassuring and gratifying for us as it showed the importance the market places on these awards.
So it is with great excitement and pride that we at Middle East Insurance Review (MEIR) carry this baton to honour the insurance industry further. It is indeed a milestone year for us as we celebrate MEIR’s 15th anniversary and I am especially humbled to be handed the reins this year as CEO.
The awards have indeed earned a reputable place in the industry calendar over the years, thanks to the highly prestigious panel of judges, coupled with the clearly defined criteria and transparent auditing process which have made the MIIA trophy the most coveted today.
I encourage you to send in your nominations to showcase your achievements during these challenging times. These can be sent either as self-nominations or third-party ones as both carry equal weight.
I take this opportunity to salute the 26 leaders who have continued to serve diligently on the judging panel. It is your prestige and integrity that add weight to the awards. I would also like to place on record our gratitude to all our sponsors over the last seven years, many of whom have been supporting the awards almost from the very start.
Our hope is to host the awards live in Dubai come October when we salute the new winners. With the rollout of vaccinations around the world, we hope this will be a reality.
We take this opportunity to wish you all the best and stay safe until we meet again.