This award is given to the risk manager that has done the most to outshine their peers and make a difference in their business

Winner: Usman Azher, National General Insurance Company

It is easy to overlook the fact that insurance companies themselves require disciplined enterprise risk management so that their business is sustainable for the longer term.

Uzman Azher has worked closely with senior management to install a risk management culture at his company, a far from straightforward exercise in MENA, where industry standards are evolving. His efforts are starting to add value by aligning the risk profile of the firm to the business strategies.

Azher’s boss says: “With his addition as risk manager, we have enhanced our approach to enterprise risk management. His efforts to build a risk management culture throughout the organisation are commendable. He is a great asset to the company.”