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Mr. Silvan Said ACII, ARM. Chartered Insurance Practitioner, CII Accredited Advanced Insurance Trainer

Founder, Managing Director

Silvan Said is a senior level risk and insurance management executive having over thirty seven years’ experience in the insurance industry. He is accredited as an Advanced Technical Insurance Trainer by the Chartered Insurance Institute. He set up RISC Institute in 2015

He obtained his Associateship of the CII (ACII) in 1985 and is a Chartered Insurance Practitioner. He also holds the Associate in Risk Management designation (ARM) from the American Institute for Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriters.

Following twenty years expereince as an underwriter and a broker, he moved into training and consultancy serving an international clientele and joined the Gulf Insurance Institute in 2007 becoming its first head of academy and later appointed as its first CEO in May 2009. In addition to his duties as CEO, Mr. Said headed the development of GII’s academic content, researching and writing many courses, and examining candidates in many subjects including risk management, property insurance, liability, advanced motor underwriting, engineering and construction, marine, professional indemnity, life assurance and financial planning, insurance law, insurance business and finance, and regulation.

He delivered many hours of training winning excellent feedback and enthusiasm for his sessions from students. He also prepared several candidates for various examinations for CII diplomas, LOMA qualifications and the Associate in Risk Management designation from the American Institutes for Property and Casualty Insurance.

As CEO Silvan led the institute to become a recognized leader in the insurance training field in the GCC and wider Middle East. Under his leadership, the institute delivered over 7000 hours of training to more than 3,000 trainees across the region. His execution of the policy of the institute to emphasize on quality led to excellent quality assurance reviews, winning accolades from the Quality Assurance Authority of Bahrain for its excellence in training. During 2014 he developed and implemented the ISO 9001:2008 quality assurance certification for the institute. He was also responsible for obtaining and maintaining the accreditations for GII from partner organizations such as the Chartered Insurance Institute, LOMA and The Institutes and the CISI.

He has travelled widely delivering lectures and seminars in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, UAE, Sudan, Egypt, Iran, Kosovo, Istanbul and Malta. He is an experienced public speaker and communicator with all levels of staff and executives, conducting training and workshops for audiences of diverse nationalities and from novices to board of directors of insurance companies. He has spoken at numerous conferences in the Middle East and published articles in leading regional insurance journals.

During the early years of his career he was deputy underwriter in the general business department of the Middlesea insurance company (today part of the Mapfre group). He later established a private insurance broking firm specializing in commercial business. He has experience with such diverse risks as large manufacturers, foundries, power utilities, shipyards, ship-owners, ferry operators, importers and exporters, offshore bunkering, crude oil washing, food chains, hotel chains, car hire fleets and others. He also developed and managed binding authorities at Lloyd’s in marine, general business, motor, personal accident and travel.