Four years into his role as the head of Zurich's Middle East business, Walter Jopp is still a man on a mission.
International Investment's Gary Robinson visited Zurich's new Dubai offices to sit down with Jopp and discuss the company's plans for 2019 and find out how it is aiming to stay ahead of the pack in the increasingly competitive Middle East life insurance market.
In this revealing video interview, above, we discuss the nuances of the local market and Zurich's history in the region.
"We work very closely with the NRI population and NRI advisers to try and build solutions that are fit for purpose... There are some nuances but ultimately the needs are the same." “People want to pay for kids education, pay for their retirement and protect themselves and their loved ones.” Walter Jopp, CEO, Zurich Middle East
We also look back on his career with Zurich that has seen Jopp enjoy positions in international outposts from the UK to the US through Latin America to Hong Kong and now the Middle East.
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