DWIC2020

Thank you to our 2020 speakers

Roger Bickmore

Roger Bickmore

Conference chair
Ajmal Bhatty

Ajmal Bhatty

Managing Partner, Masses Global
Michele Grosso

Michele Grosso

Co-Founder and CEO of Democrance
Simon Dodsworth

Simon Dodsworth

Head of Specialties, Senior Vice President, Lockton Insurance Brokers – Dubai Branch
Salmaan Jaffery

Salmaan Jaffery

Chief Business Development Officer, Dubai International Financial Centre Authority

Ivano Iannelli

Ivano Iannelli

CEO, Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence
Ian Hughes

Ian Hughes

ceo, Consumer Intelligence
Walter Jopp

Walter Jopp

Chief Executive Officer, Zurich Insurance Company Middle East
Walid Daniel Dib

Walid Daniel Dib

Chief Executive Officer, Addenda
Jérôme Droesch

Jérôme Droesch

Chief Executive Officer Cigna MEA and Board Member India & Turkey

Adan Abbey

Adan Abbey

President of Horn of Africa Insurance
Dr Aisha Al-Sarihi

Dr Aisha Al-Sarihi

Research associate, King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center’s (KAPSARC) Climate and Environment Program
Simon Bell

Simon Bell

FINPRO Practice Leader MENA, Marsh JLT Specialty
Stuart Taylor

Stuart Taylor

Founder Turnkey IS Technologies Ltd
Frederik Bisbjerg

Frederik Bisbjerg

Chief Digital Acceleration Officer, Noor Takaful

Tony Russell

Tony Russell

Chief Commercial Officer, Charles Taylor Insuretech
Chakib Abouzaid

Chakib Abouzaid

General Arab Insurance Federation Secretary General
Alex Jomaa

Alex Jomaa

Cyber Underwriter, Tokio Marine Kiln Group
Fadi Hindi

Fadi Hindi

Senior Partner of Xische & Co’s DigitAI
Jihad Faitrouni

Jihad Faitrouni

CEO, Dubai Islamic Insurance & Reinsurance Company, United Arab Emirates

Brendan Plessis

Brendan Plessis

Executive Vice President at AXA XL, a division of AXA
Aftab Hasan

Aftab Hasan

CEO at Arya Insurance Brokerage Co.
Jaffer Mazaal

Jaffer Mazaal

Chief Technical Officer, Braxtone Group
Atinc Yilmaz

Atinc Yilmaz

Regional CEO - Turkey, The Middle East & Africa at Howden Broking Group

Is MENA in the midst of a climate emergency?


From water shortages to cyclones, climate change is having a big impact on the MENA region

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Reinvigorating Takaful by getting back to its roots


The first panel session of Day Two of the Dubai World Insurance Congress 2020 tackled the question: why don’t more customers choose Takaful?

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Is Africa the new frontier for insurance?


With a rapidly expanding population and some of the fastest growing economies in the world, Africa could be a rich seam for insurers who make the right move

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Meeting the Needs of the Global Insurance Consumer in 2025


Consumer Intelligence chief executive Ian Hughes opens DWIC 2020 with a look at the consumer of the future, and what is driving change in the insurance industry over the next five years

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Cyber needs a fresh approach to open up new markets


The opening panel session of DWIC 2020 was asked to answer the question of when businesses in the MENA region will start buying cyber insurance, and the answer may surprise you

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DWIC Preview: Can the industry offer affordable long-term health insurance for all?


The penultimate panel session of the Dubai World Insurance Congress 2020 sets its sights on the health insurance market, and what can be done to fight rising costs in the sector.

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How disruption is shaping the future of insurance innovation


The Dubai International Financial Centre is a hotbed for financial innovation, but what does the future hold for insurtech and the disruptors looking to shape the market?

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Using digital to engage with the customer of the future


Change is inevitable when it comes to the need for insurance to digitise, but how do you know where to start?

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