Some 16 winners from six countries in the region were saluted at the 3rd Middle East Insurance Industry Awards (MIIA) Gala Dinner in Dubai on Tuesday, with MetLife Middle East & Africa emerging as a three-time winner of Life Insurance Company of the Year and Mr Omer Elamin, Group President, Orient Insurance honoured as the Insurance Personality of the Year.
The winners coming from Bahrain, Egypt, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, and the UAE showed that the Awards was indeed truly regional, said Mr Sivam Subramaniam, Editor-in-Chief of Middle East Insurance Review, organiser of the Awards in conjunction with the DIFC, GAIF, FAIR and the MENA Insurance CEO Club (MICC). “The winners must stand tall to raise the bar and make an impact on the industry. They now carry the future of the Awards,” he added.
The MIIA, now in its 3rd year, is heralded as the premier awards of the MENA region with a clearly defined criteria and a transparent process served by a panel of 20 distinguished Judges. The judging panel, which was drawn from the domestic, regional and international insurance markets, had some 250 candidates to assess this year.