MENA Strategies collaborates with RIMS to host the RIMS RISK FORUM MIDDLE EAST

As part of its efforts to strengthen and support its international network of risk professionals, RIMS, the risk management society™, is collaborating with risk management consultancy firm, MENA Strategies to host the RIMS Risk Forum Middle East on December 7 & 8 at the Conrad Hotel in Dubai. 


Supported by the Ministry of Tourism and the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai, the forum will bring together government officials, risk managers of MENA based and international corporations Associated Insurance Consultants, Control Risks, Du, Emirates Insurance Association, Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC), Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC), Emirates Transport, Kuwait Petroleum Corporation, Middle East Insurance Review, National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD), Nesma & Partners, New Dawn Risk Group, New York University, and Zain.

Attendees will have the opportunity to meet and network with award winning risk managers and learn from their challenges and success stories through various panels and workshops.

 “The region has seen a number of insurance related events but there has been limited focus on alternative risk mitigation methods” comments Melissa Aoun, Managing Director at MENA Strategies. “We are thrilled to be working with RIMS on developing risk management practices in the MENA region and are confident that this Risk Forum accentuates our mutual efforts to promote risk as an integrated discipline, essential to every corporation in the region”.

Attendees will gain insight on the Middle East’s insurance market as a mean of transferring risk and will explore practical solutions that affect their overall corporate strategy and help them reduce their organization’s exposure to operational, financial, cyber, reputation, and supply chain risk.

“New and lucrative business opportunities in the Middle East have forced organizations in the region – as well as those entering the region – to bolster their risk management programs,” said RIMS President Rick Roberts. “We’re excited to introduce RIMS to the Middle East and look forward to learning from the region’s already outstanding practitioners.”


About RIMS

As the preeminent organization dedicated to advancing the practice of risk management, RIMS, the risk management society™, is a global not-for-profit organization representing more than 3,500 industrial, service, nonprofit, charitable and government entities throughout the world. Founded in 1950, RIMS brings networking, professional development and education opportunities to its membership of more than 11,000 risk management professionals who operate in more than 60 countries. For more information on RIMS, visit


About MENA Strategies

MENA Strategies® is a risk management and strategic consultancy firm based in Lebanon with operations in the Middle East and North Africa region. The firm focuses on aligning corporate strategy with risk management practices; compliance and corporate governance; crisis communication, as well as setting up an enterprise risk management program for clients in various industries. MENA Strategies recently launched the Entrepreneurship Outreach program, to promote the integration of risk-based decision-making and opportunity-driven corporate strategy in startups and family businesses. For more information on MENA Strategies, visit