Arig CEO named MEIF Insurance Leader of the Year Award 2009
Yassir Albaharna, CEO of Arig, has been awarded as the Middle East Insurance Forum’s Insurance Leader of the Year. The award was presented by Mr. Abdul Rahman Al Baker – Executive Director, Financial Institutions Supervision Services, Central Bank of Bahrain, during the Forum’s gala dinner on February 8, 2009. It was given in recognition of his profile within the regional insurance industry as well as for being the respected leader of Arig’s successful organization.
Yassir Albaharna, a Bahraini national who joined Arig 22 years ago after completing his MBA and Master of Engineering, is testament to the breed of Arab managers who create success through a combination of deep technical know how and hard work. Yassir heads a team of international professionals to which Bahrainis contribute the largest share at 52%.
Arab Insurance Group (Arig) is one of the largest Arab-owned, professional reinsurance providers in the Middle East and North Africa. Arig is listed on the stock exchanges in Bahrain, Dubai and Kuwait and offers a wide range of reinsurance products and services. Arig’s subsidiaries include Takaful Re (Dubai), Gulf Warranties (Bahrain) and ARIMA Insurance Software (Bahrain). Additional information about Arig can be obtained at www.arig.net