Senior executives from all sectors of the Al Habtoor Group attended a risk management conference on December 7, 2011 at the Habtoor Grand Beach Resort and Spa Hotel in Dubai.
The event aimed to explain risk management and to increase awareness of exposure to risks in all sectors of the Al Habtoor Group. It was attended by a range of Al Habtoor Group senior executives including chief executive officers, managing directors, chief financial officers and general managers. IT personnel and anyone working for the company involved in insurance also attended.
Officials from the Gargash Insurance company and the DNIR company, which is also part of the Al Habtoor Group, were also present.
Maan Halabi, the Managing Director of the Al Habtoor Group opened the event. “Welcome to the risk management conference,” he said. “The Board of the Al Habtoor Group attaches great importance to educating and spreading greater awareness about risk management among its senior and key executives. This risk management conference is a reflection of that mandate.
He continued: “As senior executives of the Group, it is your responsibility to ensure that the Group is not unduly exposed and its interests are well protected. In this conference we will deliberate the wide ranging risks, their implications, and mitigation strategies to protect our interests.“ Dr Suresh Nair, Head of Risk Management Middle East and Africa, Wolters Kluwer FRSGlobal then spoke at length about strategic, operational, financial risks and technology risks, explaining what they were and how they could be avoided.