Our local insurers (members) are at the very heart of our success and it’s important that we take the time to recognise their commitment and contribution to the MAXIS network with our member awards.
Our 2021 EMEA member awards took place on Wednesday 15 September, and although we couldn’t gather in person as we would have loved to, it was still great to catch up with everyone virtually. Our members joined us to celebrate their successes and achievements during a challenging year and we were delighted to welcome representatives from across the EMEA region.
Those who attended heard updates from our CEO, Mattieu Rouot and our Regional Director for Western Europe, UK, Middle East & Africa, David Schupak. We then heard from three of our network partners.
And then it was on to the moment everyone was waiting for… our 2021 EMEA member awards. We were delighted to recognise excellence in five key categories.
Award: most innovative member
With digital technology having really proved its worth over the last year, while also shaping the future of the employee benefits (EB) industry, this award aims to recognise local market innovation in areas such as additional products and services, health and wellness solutions and innovative digital solutions for multinational clients at the local level.
The nominees were: UNIQA Austria, AXA Italy and MetLife Gulf
MetLife Gulf takes the prize for showcasing innovation through their strategic partnerships with Democrance, the UAE-born InsurTech start up, Emirates NBD, a leading banking group in MENAT (Middle East, North Africa and Turkey) and Munich Re Automation Solutions.
Congratulations to MetLife Gulf from everyone here at MAXIS.
As well as our winner and our shortlist for the most innovative member, we would also like to make special mention of ARX Ukraine! Congratulations and thanks for all your support.
Award: BRIDGE champion
This award acknowledges excellence in engaging with our reporting platform, BRIDGE, to ensure consistent high-quality and timely data for our global client reports.
The nominees were: AVIVA Ireland, RESO Russia and MetLife Romania.
Our winner this year is RESO Russia! RESO have moved its reporting processes to another level, showing high levels of engagement over the past year and being very responsive.
Thank you and congratulations to RESO Russia!
Award: underwriting champion
This award is given to the member who shows excellence in collaborating with our Underwriting team, ensuring underwriting methodology and processes are followed to enable the on-time delivery of accurate and sustainable pricing for our global clients.
The nominees were: ACHMEA, AXA Egypt and MetLife Turkey.
The winner for this award for 2021 is ACHMEA! The team has worked hard to improve the accuracy of their underwriting, ACHMEA’s local knowledge is second to none and the team are always willing to support MAXIS and speak with our clients and brokers. ACHMEA understand the MAXIS process well and we can’t wait to continue our friendly relationship.
Congratulations and thanks to ACHMEA!
We’d also like to note honourable mentions for underwriting champion went to Capital Alliance Liberty and RESO Russia! Congratulations both and thanks for all your support.
Award: sales champion
We like to recognise the competitive spirit, ingenuity and tenacity of our members. The sales champion award acknowledges all of those attributes in the team who most contributes to our joint sales success.
The nominees were: AXA Switzerland, MetLife Egypt and AXA Belgium
It was a hard-fought contest, but MetLife Egypt took the prize for their continuous support when working with MAXIS. The team at MetLife Egypt have had a very strong year, they’ve developed their processes and continued to help MAXIS win clients.
Congratulations to MetLife Egypt and thank you for all your efforts.
We’d also like to specifically mention UNIQA Poland and AXA Belgium for their efforts in this category. Congratulations both and thanks for all your support.
Award: most engaged member
This award recognises the member who is most truly and consistently engaged with our core functions and processes and our teams at MAXIS – all in support of servicing and growing the local MAXIS portfolio.
The nominees were: AXA Switzerland, MetLife UK and ACHMEA
The award went to AXA Switzerland for their hard work on MAXIS thought leadership and for their brilliant education webinars to help staff at MAXIS understand their local capabilities. AXA Switzerland are also always very responsive to our questions and provide us with lots of useful material to help support MAXIS sales and back-office functions.
We are delighted for AXA Switzerland. Congratulations!
We’d also like to give an honourable mention for most engaged member to Sovcombank Life and AXA France! Congratulations both and thanks for all your support.Thank you all!
Our heartfelt thanks to everyone involved in making this event such a success and we look forward to celebrating with our other local insurers around the world very soon.