18 August 2015 - As part of its expansion drive for 2015, the MENA Insurance CEO Club (MICC) welcomes Mr Christos Adamantiadis, CEO of Oman Insurance Company (OIC) and Mr Andrew Smith, CEO of Ras Al Khaimah National Insurance Company as members, bringing the total to 21.
Mr Adamantiadis, who took over from Mr Patrick Choffel in OIC, comes with a long career in AIG where most latterly he was Managing Director, Eastern Zone and Regional Director, Footprint Strategy in AIG, London. Over his 20-odd years in AIG, he has held several senior leadership roles including Managing Director, Arabia and North Africa.
Mr Smith has significant experience in conventional and Islamic insurance across the UK and Middle East, and has a proven track record of developing business plans and building sustainable businesses across the Middle East. His experience spans all areas of an organisation, including customer care, fiscal management, market development, technical development, and emerging markets.
Dr Bassel Hindawi, Steering Committee Member said: "With their rich experience in a variety of markets, we are confident that Mr Adamantiadis and Mr Smith will be able to contribute meaningfully towards the Club's mission of serving as a think tank to shape and spearhead the future development of the regional insurance industry."
About the MICC
The MICC was set up in 2010 as a by-invitation-only Club by pro-active leaders in the industry, with the vision to become the mouthpiece of and think tank for the MENA insurance industry. It has achieved several milestones and firsts and is set to launch a Public Insurance Forum this year to mark its fifth Anniversary.
The Club is led by the Steering Committee consisting of HE Dr Bassel Hindawi, immediate past Insurance Commissioner of Jordan; Mr Yassir Albaharna, CEO of Arig; and Mr Sivam Subramaniam, Editor-in-Chief of Middle East Insurance Review and Asia Insurance Review. Its members include:
Mr Imad Abdel Khaleq, Jordan Insurance Company, JordanMr Christos Adamantiadis, Oman Insurance Company, UAEMr Mahomed Akoob, Hannover ReTakaful, BahrainMr Fahad Al-Hesni, Saudi Reinsurance Company, Saudi Arabia Mr Nagib M Bahous, MIG Holding, BahrainMr Fateh Bekdache, AROPE Insurance, LebanonMrs Lamia Ben Mahmoud, Société Tunisienne de Réassurance, TunisiaDr Michael Bitzer, National Health Insurance Company - Daman, UAE Mr Farid Chedid, SEIB Insurance & Reinsurance Company, Qatar Mr Ronald Chidiac, Arab Reinsurance Company, LebanonMr Julio Garcia-Villalon, MetLife, UAEMr Michael Jensen, AIG, UAEMr Mohamed Larbi Nali, Société Centrale de Réassurance, MoroccoMr Elie Nasnas, AXA Middle East SAL, LebanonMr Brian Reilly, Zurich Insurance Company, UAEMr Andrew Smith, Ras Al Khaimah National Insurance Company, UAEMr Tarek A Hayel Saeed, United Insurance Company, YemenMr Christian Vogel, Gulf Reinsurance Ltd, UAE
The MICC's secretariat services are provided by Middle East Insurance Review.
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