October 18, 2017

Face to Face

Face to Face
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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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Protection is paramount

Newly turned CEO of Zurich International Life Walter Jopp explains the company strategy and ways to grow market positions to Sandhya Divakaran. The Life business of Zurich International has been in this market since 1989. With branches in Bahrain, UAE and Qatar, the company is now focused on growing its...

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Awareness: Starting small

Premium chanced upon the opportunity to speak to Joseph Bejjani, general manager, AIG MEA Ltd – Kuwait. The Kuwait insurance market has not been in the same pace as that of its GCC counterparts. The penetration rates speak for themselves. In an attempt to understand the market better, Premium was...

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In the spirit of partnership…

Premium spoke to Jihad Flayhan, general manager, NEXtCARE Lebanon to understand the healthcare market in Lebanon. Changes in the insurance landscape have caused third party administrators (TPA) to evolve from their role of merely managing claims. Most TPAs now assume the role of a consultant, that provides assistance, generates enormous...

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