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Deloitte receives Actuarial/Risk Consultancy Firm of the year award at MENA IR 2020

18 February 2020 - Deloitte has been named Actuarial/Risk
Consultancy Firm of the year at the MENA Insurance Awards 2020 (MENA IR 2020) MENA IR 2020 Awards, which recognize and reward insurers, reinsurers and brokers as well as professional services firms within the MENA region that have demonstrated exceptional customer service and innovative product development over the past 12 months. The MENA IR 2020 Award categories include Actuarial/Risk Consultancy Firm, Audit Service Provider, Broker/Distributor of the Year, Risk manager of the year, among others.

Deloitte Partner in Risk Advisory Elias Ma’ayeh received the award on
behalf of Deloitte Middle East in January at the Ritz Carlton DIFC, Dubai.
Commenting on the award, Ma’ayeh said, “The regulatory landscape is becoming more stringent and new global standards are being introduced, leading the insurance sector in the Middle East to uplift its operations and invest in its infrastructure.” 

“We are delighted to be named Actuarial/Risk Consultancy Firm of the
year by MENA IR 2020, a testament to the work we have done in the region to
ensure our clients are adequately prepared to operate effectively in this new
environment,” added Ma’ayeh.

“The Middle East is undergoing structural socioeconomic changes and the
business environment today offers a multitude of opportunities for organizations operating in the region. These same organizations, however, need to be able to properly manage a complex array of business risks, which includes operational, financial, regulatory, reputational, strategic, and, of critical importance, cyber risks and uncertainties,” said Hani Khoury, Managing Partner - Risk Advisory, Deloitte Middle East. “We are very pleased with this recognition and we will continue to invest in the Middle East to strengthen our risk advisory expert teams of experienced partners, leaders, and young men and women from across the region and the world to serve the markets and our clients.” 

Press contact

Nadine El Hassan
Middle East Public Relations Leader
Deloitte & Touche (M.E.)
Tel: +961 (0) 1 748444

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About Deloitte & Touche (M.E.):

Deloitte & Touche (M.E.) (DME) is a licensed member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL) and is a leading professional services firm established in the Middle East region with uninterrupted presence since 1926. DME’s presence in the Middle East region is established through its affiliated independent legal entities which are licensed to operate and to provide services under the applicable laws and regulations of the relevant country. DME’s affiliates and related entities cannot oblige each other and/or DME, and when providing services, each affiliate and related entity engages directly and independently with its own clients and shall only be liable for its own acts or omissions and not those of any other affiliate.

DME provides audit and assurance, tax, consulting, financial advisory and risk advisory services through 25 offices in 14 countries with more than 3,300 partners, directors and staff. It has also received numerous awards in the last few years which include, Middle East Best Continuity and Resilience provider (2016), World Tax Awards (2017), Best Advisory and Consultancy Firm (2016), the Middle East Training & Development Excellence Award by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), as well as the best CSR integrated organization.

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