May 18, 2020

Prime Minister to open Jordanian energy summit

Jordan International Energy Summit
jordanian energy
energy event
middle eastern event
Bizclik Editor
2 min
Prime Minister to open Jordanian energy summit

The Jordanian Prime Minister, His Excellency Dr. Abdullah Ensour, will open the second Jordan International Energy Summit (JIES), taking place on 16-17 May 2016 at the Four Seasons Hotel, Amman, Jordan.

The Prime Minister will lead the conference programme, which combines a comprehensive overview of the key issues facing Jordan’s energy sector, and offers wider insight into the role that the Kingdom plays as the primary energy hub in the region.

The event will be covering investment challenges and opportunities in different energy sectors including; renewable energy, nuclear, oil, shale, oil and gas supply, electricity, exploration as well as updates on the new oil pipeline project connecting Iraq, Jordan and Egypt.

Delegates at the event will have the opportunity to meet and discuss directly the issues and commercial opportunities affecting Jordan’s energy sector with the many attending high level ministers and senior personnel including;

  • H.E. Dr Mohamed Shaker El-Markabi, Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy, Egypt
  • H.E. Eng. Ahmad Khalid Al Jassar, Minister of Electricity and Water, Kuwait
  • H.E. Salah Khebri, Minister of Energy & Mines, Algeria
  • H.E. Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum & Mineral Resources, Egypt
  • H.E. Adil Abdul-Mahdi, Minister of Oil, Iraq
  • H.E. Yiorgos Lakkotrypis, Minister of Energy, Commerce Industry & Tourism, Cyprus
  • H.E. Dr. Naser Alhumaidi Aldousari, Consultant for HE. Minister of Petroleum & Mineral Resources, Saudi Arabia
  • H.E. Dr. Mohamed Zayed Awad, Minister of Oil & Gas, Sudan
  • H.E. Dr. Abdullah M. Al-Shehri, The Governor, Electricity & Cogeneration Regulatory Authority (ECRA), Saudi Arabia – representing HE Saudi minister of Water & Electricity
  • Marie-José Nadeau, Chair, World Energy Council
  • H.E. Adnan Z. Amin, Director General, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
  • H.E. Dr Khaled Toukan, Chairman, The Jordan Atomic Energy Commission

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Jun 14, 2021

5 minutes with... Janthana Kaenprakhamroy, CEO, Tapoly

Tapoly
Insurance
Leadership
Digital
Kate Birch
3 min
Heading up Europe’s first on-demand insurance platform for the gig economy, Janthana Kaenprakhamroy is winning awards and leading with diversity

Founder and CEO of award-winning insurtech firm Tapoly, Janthana Kaenprakhamroy heads up Europe’s first on-demand insurance platform for the gig economy, winning industry awards, innovating in the digital insurance space, and leading with inclusivity.

Here, Business Chief talks to Janthana about her leadership style and skills. 

What do you do, in a nutshell?

I’m founder and CEO of Tapoly, a digital MGA providing a full stack of commercial lines insurance specifically for SMEs and freelancers, as well as a SaaS solution to connect insurers with their distribution partners. We build bespoke, end-to-end platforms encompassing the whole customer journey, but can also integrate our APIs within existing systems. We were proud to win Insurance Provider of the Year at the British Small Business Awards 2018 and receive silver in the Insurtech category at the Efma & Accenture Innovation in Insurance Awards 2019.

How would you describe your leadership style?

I try to be as inclusive a leader as possible. I’m committed to creating space for everyone to shine. Many of the roles at Tapoly are performed by women and I speak at industry events to encourage more people to get involved in insurance/insurtech. Similarly, I always try to maintain a growth mindset. I think it’s important to retain values to support learning and development, like reliability, working hard and punctuality.

What’s the best leadership advice you’ve received?

Build your network and seek advice. As a leader, you need smart people around you to help you grow your business. It’s not about personally being the best, but being able to find resources and get help where needed.

How do you see leadership changing in a COVID world?

I think the pandemic has proven the importance of inclusive leadership so that everyone feels supported and valued. It’s also shown the importance of being flexible as a leader. We’ve had to remain adaptable to continue delivering high levels of customer service. This flexibility has also been important when supporting employees as everyone has had individual pressures to deal with during this time. Leaders should continue to embed this flexibility within their organisations moving forward.

They say ‘from every crisis comes opportunity’, what opportunities do you see?

The past year has been challenging, but it has also proven the importance of digital transformation in insurance. When working from home was required, it was much harder for insurers to adjust who had not embedded technology within their operating processes because they did not have data stored in the cloud and it caused communication delays with concerned customers at a time when this communication should have been a priority, which ultimately impacts the level of customer satisfaction. This demonstrates the importance of what we are trying to achieve at Tapoly in driving digitalisation in insurance and making communication between insurers and distribution partners seamless. 

What advice would you give to your younger self just starting out in the industry?

Start sooner, don’t be afraid to take (calculated) risks and make sure you raise enough money to get you through the initial seed stage.

 

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