May 18, 2020

Who will be present at the Jordan International Energy Summit?

JIES
Jordan International Energy Summit
Grand Hyatt Hotel and Conference Centre
Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development
Bizclik Editor
2 min
Who will be present at the Jordan International Energy Summit?

The third Jordan International Energy Summit (JIES) takes place between April 2 and 3 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel and Conference Centre in Amman, Jordan. The summit is being held under the support of His Majesty King Abdullah II ibn Al Hussein and the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development.

JIES is an event that focuses on key energy projects in the region and it features many different speakers from Governments, global energy companies and experts.

The organising committee have recently released several key Ministerial participants that will be attending the event; participants include:

  • H.E. Dr Ibrahim Saif (Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Jordan)
  • H.E. Moulay Hafid Elalamy (Minister of Energy, Mines, Water and Environment, Morocco)
  • H.E. Eng. Tarek El Molla (Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Egypt)
  • H.E. Dr. Dr. András Aradszki (Minister of State for Energy Affairs of the Ministry of National Development of Hungary, Hungary)
  • H.E. Qasim Al-Fahadawi (Minister of Electricity, Iraq)
  • H.E. Hela Cheikhrouhou (Minister of Energy, Mining and Renewables, Tunisia)
  • H.E. Abdullah Al-Akwa' (Minister of Electricity and Energy, Yemen)
  • H.E. Dr. Mohamed Zayed Awad (Minister of Petroleum and Gas, Sudan)
  • H.E. Eng. Mohamed Shaker (Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy, Egypt)
  • Mr. Khalid Jolo (CEO Nebras on behalf of the Qatar Government)
  • Dr. Panos Kelamis (CEO, Cyprus Hydrocarbons Company on behalf of the Cyprus Government)

 

The JIES Summit is centred around a programme with speakers from Governments, global energy companies and experts in their fields and is combined with an international exhibition to allow companies to showcase their projects and expertise whilst giving Jordan access to the latest technologies and products.

With conference rooms catering for 700 participating delegates and an exhibition hall with capacity for 80 companies, the 3rd Jordan International Energy Summit is being held at the Grand Hyatt, Amman providing ease access and first-class facilities. The audience is expected to surpass last years’ numbers with attendees coming from over 45 countries. This makes Jordan a focal point for the energy industry in the region and throughout, JIES delegates can interact and engage in purposeful meetings.

JIES is an initiative of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development who have appointed global energy experts Global Event Partners (GEP) to organize the event. GEP is a major UK-based event management company that is closely affiliated to the dmg::events network and responsible for some of the world’s largest energy exhibitions and conferences. In Jordan, GEP works closely with iJordan and in partnership with energy advisors Al Fardouss International (AFIL).

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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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