ZURICH INSURANCE, REINSURER OF THE YEAR AT THE 5TH MIDDLE EAST INSURANCE INDUSTRY AWARDS

The 5th Middle East Insurance Industry Awards (MIIA) gala dinner held in Dubai on 26 November saw Zurich Insurance winning for the second consecutive year the Reinsurance Company of the Year award.

According to the gala’s jury, the company sets itself apart from its competitors, among others, by being the only commercial underwriter in the Middle East with the direct decision-making ability to write business in areas such as cybercrime, environmental, and food safety and product recall.”

Overall, fifteen industry heavyweights took center stage at the 5th MIIA gala dinner, beating more than 300 entries from across the MENA region to emerge victorious.

RAK Insurance clinched the inaugural Digital Initiative of the Year award for its commitment to enhancing its digital services to provide the best customer experience. Health at Hand fought off stiff competition to bring home the Innovation of the Year award – a hotly contested category – for its leading telehealth app which gives consumers access to the care they need without stepping into a clinic.

For the third year in a row, NEXtCARE, a member of Allianz Worldwide Partners, won the TPA of the Year award in recognition of its ability to provide innovative and cost-effective healthcare solutions to its clients in the MENA region.

The big winner of the night was Orient Insurance – sweeping up both the Life Insurance Company of the Year award for the third time and its first Health Insurance Company of the Year award – another popular category.

Gulf Insurance Group (GIG) board member and group CEO Khaled Saoud Al Hasan claimed the coveted Personality of the Year title. An industry veteran, Mr Al Hasan is well-regarded among his peers and recognized for his dynamic leadership of the company for over four decades.

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