The MEA region is seeing both a proliferation of homegrown entities and increased investment from outside parties, and as a result there is a notable demand for the professional qualifications and training that institutions such as the CII can provide. The CII already enjoys established links with regulators and financial services entities in the UAE, and its new MEA hub will bolster this network significantly. As Regional Director, Gaenor Jones will take on the responsibility for building on these established relationships, forging new ones and developing CII’s local offering.
Keith Richards, Managing Director of the CII, commented: “It is fantastic to see how the financial services community is growing and developing in MEA and with it, an increased appetite for professional standards. As the international chartered professional body for insurance and financial services, we are committed to an established and developing collaboration with the UAE authorities. We equally want to better support existing and new members in the region more effectively and this new hub will enable us to do this. Gaenor’s experience of working with the region will be invaluable in this new role and we are very pleased that she has joined us.”