February 23, 2018

Face to Face

Face to Face

Quest for Quality

Christian Gregorowicz, CEO of Allianz Partners & NEXtCARE, explains why digitising operations is a positive development for the entire healthcare industry. With an insight into how NEXtCARE operates for the past 15 years, and another 18 years in the workings of the TPA and healthcare industry, Christian Gregorowicz believes that...


Investment in Health

Cigna recently launched the findings from the UAE market based on its global 2017 Cigna 360 Well-being Survey. Arjan Toor and Arthur Cozad share insights on healthcare, insurance and the region. Medical insurance has been undergoing comprehensive change from the product it was. Through technology aided and bolstered with data analysis,...


Empower, Personalise, Engage

Richard di Benedetto gives his insight on healthcare and why it should be more personalised. The Gulf healthcare spending currently stands at about USD49.5 billion and is expected to touch USD71 billion by 2020. With such an emphasis on health, insurance companies that are focused on this industry such as...


Building the future of transport

Dr. Sabih Khisaf was employed at Atkins before he joined Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Inc. (HTT). He is now responsible for Engineering within the MENA region. Dr. Khisaf spoke to Sandhya Divakaran on the Hyperloop system and the various considerations to set up in the UAE. What is the latest update...


Regulation key to transformation

Premium spoke to S&P credit analyst David Anthony about the state of the insurance market in Saudi Arabia, one decade after the Cooperative Insurance Law came into full force. The Cooperative Insurance Law was celebrated as one of the region’s most progressive regulatory approaches in the sector. Has it delivered...


While the Timing is Right

From years of experience in one of the largest insurers in India to heading a reinsurance company in Dubai, Sameer Yogishwar, CEO, HDFC International Life and Re, has a lot to contribute to the regional (re)insurance industry. With work experience within HDFC Life spanning 16 years, Sameer Yogishwar is no...


Opening doors to professionalism

Julie Pemberton, president, RIMS, speaks to Premium on competencies of the risk management discipline in the region and more. What is the level of competence of the risk management profession in this region? There is a sophisticated business environment here as it relates to the risk management discipline. We have...


The Goal: ‘Best in Class’

What does it take to build an enterprise that is best in class for shareholders, customers and employees? Chris Dooley and David Harris recount RSA’s quest for excellence in service, keeping the customer at the heart of it all. For a company that has been in the business of insurance...


The ‘story tellers’ in insurance

Ian Henderson, global head of Risk Engineering at Marsh, tells Premium why risk engineering is like a ‘microscope’ that provides better sight of a client’s risk profile. Ian Henderson came to the region 17 years ago for a three-year project and never looked back. He explains the role of risk...


The Power of Choice

Dennis Mahoney, CEO of RFIB, can’t stress enough about the need for freedom of choice in a clustered market. A meeting with Dennis Mahoney, new CEO of RFIB is quite insightful. Because he gives you a tonne of information in capsule form. Simplified and to the point, painted vividly with...

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