Qatar General Insurance & Reinsurance Company (QGIRCO) has received the 2015 “GCC Best Employer Brand” award from the Employer Branding Institute at a recent ceremony hosted by the World HRD Congress in Dubai.
During the event, QGIRCO Dubai Branch deputy general manager Mohamed Siddiq received the award on behalf of the company, according to a statement.
Sheikh Khalid bin Nasser al-Thani, group manager, HR & Administration, said: “At QGIRCO, we value our human capital and work towards enhancing professionalism at all times. Our focus towards Qatarisation continues and we have also launched our first ‘Graduate Development Programme’ to create future insurance leaders. We are greatly encouraged by the support received from local universities for this ambitious programme.”
Thaera al-Azzeh, group adviser, HR & Administration, added: “Our people are our most valuable assets. In addition to our commitment towards continuous development of our human capital, QGIRCO engaged with internationally-renowned consulting firms such as Hay Group and PricewaterhouseCoopers to deliver global best practices within the HR domain.”
QGIRCO is a leading insurance services provider in Qatar and the UAE since 1979. Over the years, QGIRCO has constantly delivered excellence to individuals and businesses in its markets via innovative products and exceptional services, the statement added.
With strong capitalisation, a sound track record of operating performance, and advanced risk management capabilities, QGIRCO was rated “A-” by AM Best with “stable” outlook.
Group CEO Ghazi Abu Nahl said: “This award is a testimony of our ongoing task to attract and retain outstanding talent – both Qatari and from overseas. Our mission is to continuously strive towards developing our company into a distinguished business leader, trusted partner, and provider of innovative solutions while achieving sustainable growth.” QGIRCO chairman and managing director Sheikh Nasser bin Ali al-Thani added: “We have been fortunate to grasp the many opportunities offered by the buoyant Qatari economy purely with well-qualified and a skilled team of professionals at various levels. As a national insurance company, we have a responsible role to play in this dynamic market and we will continue to invest in our people.”
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