RISC Institute DMCC is a talent development company specializing in providing learning solutions for the insurance, risk management, personal financial planning, wealth management and capital markets industries.
We are granted an educational permit from the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) of Dubai and listed as a training provider in the National Qualifications Authority (NQA) in United Arab Emirates.
Since we started in 2015, we have delivered over 4,000 hours of in-class training in various qualification courses and competency workshops to over 2,400 participants. Of those who attended CII preparation classes, over 450 have obtained CII qualifications and 300 are in progress. We also provide exam preparation courses and exam hosting for the The Institutes, LOMA and the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments.
Last updated August 2019
For indiviudals pursuing professional qualifications, we provide blended learning consisting of structured weekly lectures which can be attended in person or online through our Virtual Live Classroom. These sessions are backed by online resources and activities to be completed in between scheduled sessions.
Operating out of our centre in Dubai, a major education hub in the Middle East, we offer short courses, workshops and seminars for public enrollment that are designed to attract an international audience.
We provide our corporate clients with tailor-made talent development solutions including in-house training and workshops regionally at their chosen location convenient to their participants. We also provide our corporate clients with a Learning Management System to support L & D managers to identify skills gaps, create individual training plans, serve courses, and monitor results.
We provide examination facilities for qualifications from global professional bodies including the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII), the American Institute For Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters (The Institutes), LOMA and the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments. (CISI). Accreditations and examination facilitation are continuously sought in order to provide access to professional qualifications for our customers.
Our mission is therefore to contribute to the growth and enhancement of the services provided to the industry's customers by providing excellent training and competency development to the its human resources.
In order to fulfill our mission, we pursue the following quality objectives:
- continuously improving upon our standards of performance, with measurable outcomes, focused on the achievement of learner's objectives;
- understanding market and consumer needs and adapting our business to advance the knowledge and skills that meet those needs;
- practising what we preach and never compromising on honesty, integrity, ethics and good governance;
- making our learning solutions available across the region through physical presence and technology;
- balancing the interests of all our stakeholders whilst achieving a fair return and sustainable growth.
Our vision is to provide training and competency services in a wide range of professional disciplines that treat and manage risk in industry and commerce, risk in financial services, and risk in our personal endeavours.
We aim to move beyond the limitations of professional training and education in the classroom and harness existing and learning technologies to reach an ever expanding audience across the world, where the consumption of insurance and personal financial services is emerging and growing rapidly.
Mr. Silvan Said ACII, ARM, Chartered Insurance Practitioner
Founder, Managing Director
Mr. Said is a senior risk and insurance executive with over 36 years experience in the industry and is an Advanced Technical Insurance trainer accredited by the CII. He has been actively involved in talent development for the insurance industry since 2002, consulting and delivering courses in Malta, Eastern Europe and the MENA region.
Over his twelve years experience in the GCC, Silvan has developed a deep understanding of the training and development needs of the insurance market in the GCC. In March 2015, he established RISC institute and it quickly became the undisputed leading training institution for the insurance industry in the UAE both in terms of attendance numbers and qualified students.
Our Operations and Management Team
Maria Isabel Hernandez Keng
BSHRM Cum Laude, CII(Award), FLMI level 1 (LOMA)
Soha El Sheikh
BSc Business Admin & Mgt, CMTF, CLDM
Business Development & Client Relations Manager
Associate's Degree Computer Technician
BSc. Office Administration
Clive Anthony Sherer
Banking; Investment Advice; Financial Planning; Coaching; Leadership & Management; Soft SkillsProfile
MBA (Henley), ACII, RGN (Wrnt) MIM. Chartered Insurer
General Insurance; Medical Insurance; Leadership and management; MarketingProfile
Wealth Management; Life Insurance; Bancassurance; Financial Planning; Investment Advice; Leadership & management; MarketingProfile
BSc., ACII., Cert FS, CeFA
Bancassurance; Wealth management; Investment Planning; Financial PlanningProfile
BSc, MBA, FCIB, Chartered Banker
Capital markets; Investment advice; Enterpreise Risk Management; BankingProfile
Soha El Sheikh
BSc Business Admin & Mgt, CMTF, CLDM
Soft skills; Sales training and coachingProfile
FCII, CAMS, DMU (AMS).
Life Insurance management, underwriting and claims; Prevention of Money laundering in InsuranceProfile
Gamal Ahmed Mohamed Ali
Bsc. Mech. Eng., Thatcham Cert.
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