This award is given to someone who has made a real difference to the insurance industry in the MENA region over the course of a long and distinguished career

Winner: Farid Chedid, Chedid Capital Holdings

Farid Chedid is a whirlwind; a man that never seems to rest. He founded his company in 1998 at the age of just 24 and it has become one of the top 20 reinsurance brokers globally.

To achieve this from a base in Lebanon, competing successfully in a market that was once controlled by just the few, is nothing short of remarkable.

It has been a personal journey, but our lifetime achiever has brought along many with him and given plenty back. He has set up an academy, is passionate about raising industry education standards, and is a mentor to several entrepreneurs.