AIIF - 2014 Azerbaijan International Insurance Forum

June 19th-20th, 2014
Fairmont Hotel, Baku, Republic of Azerbaijan

AIIF stands as the most important event in the Caucasus Region, dedicated to the insurance and reinsurance markets and it focuses on the main development trends and perspectives within the Region.
The fifth Edition will be held in the modern and interactive format and will include plenary and panel discussions, bilateral meetings, as well as workshops. Traditionally, the event brings together more than 200 participants from over 20 countries.

The Forum represents an efficient platform for interactive discussions between representatives and aims to strengthen the collaborations among national markets in the insurance field. Moreover, top managers of national insurance, reinsurance and brokerage companies from Caucasian Region, Middle Asia, Europe, Turkey, Russia and CIS will attend the event, thus making it an excellent networking opportunity within these selected areas.

Therefore, AIIF offers a great opportunity to exchange experience and set up business meetings, in order to develop partnership relations and to find more about the potential of insurance within the Caucasus countries.
Nat cat: coverage, affordability, efficiency - the right balance
  • Jurgen BRUCKER, Client Manager, MUNICH Re, Germany - download
  • Capitolina TOURBINA, Director of Russia Representative Office, GEN Re - download

Medical Insurance - where is the meeting point between public and private services

  • Dr. Marc-Pierre MOLL, Head of Unit Government and Parliament, Association of Private Health Insurance, Germany - download

Reinsurance in and for the Caucasus Region

  • Sinisa LOVRINCEVIC, Branch General Manager, TRUST Re, Cyprus - download
  • Thierry PELGRIN, Area Manager and Casualty, EVEREST Re, Belgium - download
  • Alexandre BICHOT, Deputy Head of Department Foreign Inward Business, MILLI Re,Turkey - download
  • Yevgen KUZNYETSOV, Underwriter, HANNOVER Re, Germany - download
  • Tural ALIYEV, Member of the Board, PASHA Insurance, Azerbaijan - download
Motor Insurance& Claims Handling Workshop
  • Elkhan GULIEV, Executive Director, CIB, Azerbaijan - download
  • Danijela ZISER, Claims Expert, Vice President, SWISS Re, Germany - download
  • Svetlana NYKITINA, Vice-president, RAMI, Russia - download
  • Menekse UCAROGLU, President of the Board, Istanbul Underwriting Center - download

Risk Management Workshop

  • Razvan TUDOR, Risk Management Expert, Romania - download
  • Hansruedi SCHUETTER, Executive Director, Europe, Asia & Middle East, Risk Business International - download

Life Insurance Master Class

  • Florina VIZINTEANU, Managing Partner, CREST CM, Romania - download
  • Madalina SERBAN, Senior Consultant, CREST CM, Romania - download

Thursday, June 19th

09:00 - 09:30 Registration

09:30 - 09:45 Official Opening

  • Samir SHARIFOV, Minister, The Ministry of Finance of The Republic of Azerbaijan
  • Ziyad SEMEDZADE, Chairman of the Committee of Economic Policy, Parliament of Azerbaijan

09:45 - 10:30 Main trends on the Azeri insurance market

  • 2013 - a moment of review
  • New lines of business opportunities: life insurance, non-life insurance, compulsory insurance
  • Invesment opportunities in the Caucasus region's insurance field


  • Namik KHALILOV, Head of State Insurance Supervision Service, Azerbaijan
  • Fuad KULIYEV, Chairman of the Management Board, AzRe, Azerbaijan
  • Orkhan BAYRAMOV, Chairman, Azerbaijan Insurers Association

10:30 -11:30 Nat cat: coverage, affordability, efficiency - the right balance

  • Solutions to improve the catastrophe insurance
  • International experience on introducing mandatory
    insurance systems against catastrophic risks
  • Cat Risk mitigation solutions adjusted to the region
  • Managing catastrophic risks in public-private sector

In the chair:

  • Menekse UCAROGLU, President of the Board, Istanbul Underwriting Center


  • Jurgen BRUCKER, Client Manager, MUNICH Re, Germany
  • Capitolina TOURBINA, Director of Russia Representative Office, GEN Re

11:30 - 12.00 Coffee Break offered by

12:00 - 13:30 Medical Insurance - where is the meeting point between public and private services

  • Implementing mandatory medical insurance: current status, future priorities and strategic
  • Is the public healthcare infrastructure meeting private health service standards?
  • Choosing a benchmark: are the international models a solution?


  • Dr. Marc-Pierre MOLL, Head of Unit Government and Parliament, Association of Private Health Insurance, Germany
  • Thierry PELGRIN, Area Manager and Casualty, EVEREST Re, Belgium
  • Shota SVANADZE, Head of Facultative Risks Division, ALDAGI BCI, Georgia
  • Florina VIZINTEANU, Managing Partner, CREST CM, Romania
  • Paul COSTEA, Business Development Manager, PRODINF Software, Romania

13:30 - 14.30 Business Lunch offered by

14:30 - 16:00 Reinsurance in and for the Caucasus Region

  • Reinsurance solutions for the Caucasus Market
  • Shaping the reinsurance business on modern standards
  • Reinsurance strategies for Caucasus Region

In the chair:

  • Fuad KULIYEV, Chairman of the Management Board, AzRe, Azerbaijan


  • Tural ALIYEV, Member of the Board, PASHA Insurance, Azerbaijan
  • Yevgen KUZNYETSOV, Underwriter, HANNOVER Re, Germany
  • Dmitry GARMASH, Head of Moscow Representative Office BARENTS Re, Panama
  • Sinisa LOVRINCEVIC, Branch General Manager, TRUST Re, Cyprus
  • Thierry PELGRIN, Area Manager and Casualty, EVEREST Re, Belgium
  • Alexandre BICHOT, Deputy Head of Department Foreign Inward Business, MILLI Re, Turkey

16:00 - 19:00 Coffee Break offered by

16:00 - 19:00 Bilateral Meetings

20:00 - 23:00 Official Reception offered by

Friday, June 20th

09:30 - 10:00 Registration

10:00 - 19:00 Bilateral Meetings

10:00 - 13:00 Motor Insurance& Claims Handling Workshop

  • Overview of the motor insurance market in the Caucasus
  • Technology and intelligence for claims cost optimization
  • Cross-border cooperation in motor insurance claims
  • Green Card system: is this a necessity for the Caucasus region?

In the chair:

  • Elkhan GULIYEV, Executive Director, CIB, Azerbaijan


  • Danijela ZISER, Claims Expert, Vice President, SWISS Re, Germany
  • Svetlana NYKITINA, Vice-president, RAMI, Russia
  • Yaroslav ZHOVNIRENKO, Country Manager, BENISH GPS, Azerbaijan

10:00 - 13:00 Risk Management Workshop

  • Risk management in a period of financial instability & geopolitical pressure
  • Risk management techniques for energy, gas & oil fields, constructions
  • Emerging risks and data management


  • Razvan TUDOR, Risk Management Expert, Romania
  • Rufat MAHMUD, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Azerbaijan Risk Professionals Association
  • Hansruedi SCHUETTER, Executive Director, Europe, Asia & Middle East, RiskBusiness International

10:00 - 12:00 Life Insurance Master Class


  • Florina VIZINTEANU, Managing Partner, CREST CM, Romania
  • Madalina SERBAN, Senior Consultant, CREST CM, Romania
11:30 - 12:00 Coffee Break offered by

13:00 - 14:30 Business Lunch offered by

20:00 - 23:00 Traditional Azeri Evening offered by

Strarting 23:45 AfterHours Cocktail offered by

Azerbaijan Insurers Association

Ministry of Finance, AzerbaijanSamir SHARIFOVMinister
Azer BAYRAMOVDeputy Minister
Namik KHALILOVHead of State Insurance Supervision Service
Mahir ABDULLAYEVHead of Department
Mushfig ISRAFILOVDeputy Head of State Insurance Supervision Service
Suleyman IBRAHIMOVHead of Department
Tofig MEMTIYEVHead of Department
Zeka MIRZOYEVHead of department
Parliament of AzerbaijanZiyad SEMEDZADEChairman of the Committee of Economic Policy
AIA - Azerbaijan Insurers AssociationOrkhan BAYRAMOVChairman
Gulnara HUSEYNOVAOffice Manager
Vafa RUSTAMOVAMarketing Specialist
Gurban BAGIROVLawyer
Association of Private Health Insurance, GermanyMarc-Pierre MOLLHead of Unit Government and Parliament
ARPA - Azerbaijan Risk Professionals AssociationRufat MAHMUDChairman of the Board of Directors
ASK - National Confederation of Entrepreneurs Organizations, AzerbaijanFaig SAMADOVChief Adviser
Elnur ALAKBAROVHead of International Relations & Business Development Department
AMFA - Azerbaijan Micro-finance AssociationJhale HAJIYEVAExecutive Director
BBVB - , AzerbaijanAydin BABAYEVHead of the Analytical Department of the Bank Sector
Belarusian Association of InsurersAnton NEDVEDSKIYExternal Relations Manager
CIB - Compulsory Insurance Bureau, AzerbaijanElkhan GULIYEVExecutive Director
Aynur BAYRAMLIInternal Auditor
Nazilya HUSEYNOVAHead of Administrative & Legal Support Department
Fatma MIRIYEVAHead of Compensation & Subrogation Department
Nizami KERIMOVHead of IT Support Department
Insurance Agency of Bosnia & HerzegovinaSamir OMERHODZICDirector
NCFM - National Commission for Financial Market, Republic of MoldovaVictor CAPTARIMember of the Board of Directors
Felicia MUSTEATADevelopment and External Relations Specialist
RAMI - Russian Association of Motor InsurersSvetlana NIKITINAVice President
Insurance, Reinsurance, Brokerage and other companies
ACE Group, RussiaNikolay DMITRIEVRegional Manager
Vadim BULANOVHead of Property Insurance
ALDAGI Insurance, GeorgiaShota SVANADZEHead of Facultative Risks Department
ALFA Sigorta, AzerbaijanAbbas MISKARLIDirector of Insurance & Reinsurance Department
ALLIANZ, RussiaDmitry VORONINEngineering Insurance Department
ALWEN Hough Johnson, UKIrina BRUNDRETTBroker
AON Benfield, UKMaria BOGATYREVAExecutive Director
AON Benfield, Czech RepublicAlla MYGASHKOSenior Reinsurance Broker
A-QROUP Insurance, AzerbaijanAnar BAYRAMOVChairman of the Board
Ali BAYRAMOVDeputy Chairman of the Board
Natavan MAMMADOVADeputy Chairman of the Board
ARIG, BahrainAbdulla SULTANUnderwriter, GCC, Levant, CEE & Turkey
Asian Development Bank, AzerbaijanNail VALIYEVEconomics Officer
AtaInsurance, AzerbaijanMuseib ALIYEVChairman of the Executive Board
Orkhan MAMMADOVVice Chairman of the Executive Board
Nigar IBRAHIMOVAHead of Underwriting and Reinsurance Department
Ramil ABDULLAYEVMember of the Board
ATESHGAH, AzerbaijanTalat SAFAROVChairman of the Board
Ruslan ALIYEVPresident
Intigam HUSEYNOVVıcepresident
Roman SALKOVDeputy Chairman of the Board
Ughur IBRAHIMLIHead of Underwritting & Reinsurance Department
ATESHGAH Life, AzerbaijanAkbar MADATLIChairman of the Board
AVRASYA Re Broker, TurkeyNebil HUSEYINIExecutive Vice Chairman
AXA MBASK, AzerbaijanCeyhun GURBANLIDirector of Claims Operations Group
Azerbaijan Industry InsuranceKenan ASKEROVDirector of Underwriting & Reinsurance Department
Intiqam SEYFULLADeputy Chairman of the Board
Azerbaijan Insurance BrokingAbulfaz SHIKHIDirector
AZERSIGORTA, AzerbaijanMammad MAMMADOVChairman of the Board
Vugar BABAKISHIYEVDirector of Reinsurance department
AZINSURANCE, AzerbaijanAnar TALIBOVChairman of the Board
Muzafar RASULZADEDeputy Chairman of the Board
Zokhrab SHIRINOVDeputy Chairman of the Board
Maqsud MUSLUMZADEHead of Insurance & Reinsurance Department
Rovshan ASGEROVHead of Branch Management Department
Narmina EFENDIYEVAHead of Reinsurance Department
AzRe, AzerbaijanFuad KULIYEVChairman of the Management Board
Vusal ABBASOVDeputy Chairman of the Management Board
Ivan SAMSONOVDirector of Underwriting & Reinsurance Department
Takhira ALLAKHVERDIYEVASpecialist of Underwriting & Reinsurance Department
Aleksandrs IVANOVSHead of Reinsurance Department
BAKI Sigorta, AzerbaijanRamil AGAYEVCEO
Leila HUSEYNLIReinsurance Department Director
Ramin MAMMADOVDeputy Chairman of the Board
BAR Professions, UKMarianna CARVERSenior Business Development Executive
BELARUS Re, BelarusAndrey RYCHKOHead of Domestic Reinsurance Department
BENISH GPS, UkraineYaroslav ZHOVNIRENKOCountry Manager
BENISH GPS, AzerbaijanRuslan AGRBA International Business Director
BUTA Sigorta, AzerbaijanKamran BABAYEVDeputy Chairman of the Board
CASPIAN International Broking, AzerbaijanLeyla SAYALIYEVAInsurance Broker
Central Hospital of Oil Workers, AzerbaijanRaud ASADOVHealth Manager
CINCO Group, RussiaAlexander GUSAROVGeneral Director
CREST CM, RomaniaFlorina VIZINTEANUManaging Partner
Madalina SERBANSenior Consultant
ENERGOGARANT, RussiaTatiana VANYUKOVADeputy Head of Underwriting Division of Reinsurance Department
Alexander KOLOSOVHead of Placing Division of Reinsurance Department
EURASIA Insurance, KazakhstanNadezhda KIMSpecialist of Underwriting Department
EUROGROUP Insurance - Reinsurance Broker, RomaniaEugen PRIBOIManaging Partner
EVEREST Re, BelgiumTatiana GARDESTYRegional Manager Europe & Branch Manager
Thierry PELGRINArea Manager & Casualty, AzerbaijanAli AKHMEDOVChief Editor
Elchin BAYRAMOVEditor
GEN Re, RussiaCapitolina TOURBINADirector of Russia Representative Office
Vladimir IGNASHINAccount Executive Life/Health
GLINSO Insurance Brokers, RussiaEvgeniya SMIRNOVACIS Business Department, Director
GRATEX International, SlovakiaStanislav VASILKOBusiness Development Director
Adriana ZALOVAProject Manager
HANNOVER Re, GermanyYevgen KUZNYETSOVUnderwriter
IBS Broker, TurkeyMurat CIFTCIGeneral Manager
INGOSSTRAKH, RussiaIgor ALEKSEEVManaging Director of Inward Treaty Reinsurance Division
International Insurance Company, AzerbaijanMamed Sadikh MAMMADOVChairman of the Board
Rahim ZAKIYEVDeputy Chairman of the Board
Goshkar SHAKARALIYEVDirector of Insurance & Reinsurance Department
IUC - Istanbul Underwriting Center, TurkeyMenekse UCAROGLUPresident of the Board
Ali Kemal YIGITReinsurance Specialist
K.M. Dastur, UKArun KUMARHead of Moscow Representative Office & CIS
KAMA Re, RussiaIgor ZARIPOVGeneral Manager
KAPITAL Re, RussiaAndrey KOZLOVDirector of Reinsurance Division
LABB, RussiaTatiana DRAGUNOVADirector Finance & Legal
LANCASTER Insurance Broker, RussiaAndrey TVERSKOYBusiness Development Director
LIBERTY Specialty Markets, UAEElie BOUCHAAYAVice President
Sean PEARSONAssistant Vice President
MALAKUT Insurance Brokers, UAEFarid ZEYNALOVManaging Director - Energy, Marine, Property & Casualty Division
Gleb RYBUSHKINGeneral Manager
MAPFRE Re, GermanyZeljko PANICHead of Treaty Business CEE Countries
MARSH Brokers, AzerbaijanAyan MEKHDIYEVAVice President
Gulara YUSIFOVAClient Service Executive
Emil MIRZOYEVExecutive Director
Media XPRIMM, RomaniaAdriana PANCIUCEO
Oleg DORONCEANUDirector, International Relations Department
Georgiana OPREACustomer Relations Director
Alina CIOBANUInternational Relations Consultant
MEQA Sigorta, AzerbaijanSevinj GULMALIYEVAChairman of the Board
Emin RZAYEVDeputy Chairman of the Board
Murad BABAYEVHead of Underwriter & Reinsurance Department
Togrul IMANOVUnderwriter & Reinsurace Department Specialist
MILLI Re, TurkeyAlexandre BICHOTDeputy Head of Department Foreign Inward Business
Esra KULANDeputy Head of Department Foreign Inward Business
MOSCOW Re, RussiaPavel MAKSIMOVDirector of Property Risks Department
Alla CHIRKINADirector of Sales Department
MUNICH Re, GermanyJurgen BRUCKERClient Manager
NART Broker, TurkeyAsli Yenice UNALSINAssistant General Manager Corporate Solutions & Reinsurance
NASCO, TurkeyAylin YASAAssistant Director, Turkish Business Abroad
OAKESHOTT Insurance Consultants, UKAndrey KOROTKOVDirector - Central Asia
OIL Insurance, KazakhstanAlyona ZEMLYANSKAYAHead of Reinsurance Department
PASHA Bank, AzerbaijanHeydar QASIMOVRisk Management Department Director
Melih MENGUHead of Business Development
Zulfiyya ALIYEVARelationship Manager Associate Corporate & Investment Banking
Anar ABIYEVCompliance Officer
PASHA Insurance, AzerbaijanUlviyya JABBAROVAChief Executive Officer
Tural ALIYEVMember of the Board
Farid HIDAYATOVUnderwriting & Reinsurance Manager
Eldar ABBASZADEHSenior Underwrititng Executive
Rena MAMMADOVAMedical Insurance Director
PASHA Life Insurance, AzerbaijanNiyaz ISMAYILOVDeputy Chairman of the Board
Eldar VEYSALOVHead of Insurance & Claims Department
Bahruz HAJIYEVReinsurance Department Coordinator
Togrul YAGUBLUReinsurance Department Specialist
POLISH Re, PolandMarcin KOWALSKIExecutive Director
Malgorzata JAWORSKAChief Underwriter
PREMIUM Broking House, LebanonGeorges BITARCEO
PRODINF Software, RomaniaConstantin ARSENEGeneral Manager
Felix NICULAEProduct Manager
Paul COSTEABusiness Development Manager
PROMINSTRAKH, RussiaAndrey DOLGOPOLOVDirector of Reinsurance Department
QALA Life, AzerbaijanAsgar ALAKBAROVChairman of the Management Board
Tatiana SAVELYEVAHead of Underwriting & Reinsurance Department
Azer ALIZADEHHead of Sales Department
Ulker MAMMADOVAHead of Marketing & PR Division
Elmar HAJIYEVSales Department, Agents Network Division
QARANT Sigorta, AzerbaijanFuad ALLAKHVERDIYEVChairman of the Board
Murad NAMAZOVHead of Underwritting Department
Leyla ABDINOVAChief of Underwritting Department
REPS Consulting, TurkeyMurat GUVENHead of Claims Department
REUNION AG, RussiaAlexander DRUGOVHead of Property Insurance Types
Roksana BOBRIKDirector of Reinsurance Department
REVAN Sigorta, AzerbaijanFarkhad ASLANOVDeputy Chairman, Management Board
Samir MAMMADOVManagement Board Member
RFIB Group, KazakhstanGalina PAKHOMOVAHead of Representative
RFIB Group, UKPeter TALBOTDirector
Olena JONESBroker
RUSSIAN Re, RussiaAndrey POLYAKOVGeneral Manager
SAVA Re, SloveniaAlexander BARSUKOVSenior Undewriter
SCOR, RussiaNatalia TARASOVAManaging Director of Life Reinsurance Russia & CIS
Lilia GUETTAFMarket Manager
SEAPORT Protection, GermanyMichael KAHFRegional Managing Director
SILK Way Insurance, AzerbaijanNiyazi IMANOVChairman of the Board
Kamala ABISHOVAHead of Insurance Department
SKALA Insurance Broker, RussiaSvetlana TSEKALODeputy General Manager
Alexandra DYUKOVAHead of Property Reinsurance
SOCAR, AzerbaijanKamal DADASHOVHead of economic indicators and financial modeling division
Societe de Courtage Re, AzerbaijanMammadali HUSEYNOVDirector
Khazar TAGHIYEVInsurance & Reinsurance Specialist
Andrey FEDOROVDeputy Director
Andrey ZAGURSKYExecutive Director
SOGAZ Insurance, RussiaIgor KARPOVICHHead of Foreign Reinsurance Development
Tatyana DAKHNOVAHead of Incoming Facultative Reinsurance Department
STANDARD Insurance, AzerbaijanAydin RAHMANOVChairman of the Board
Oksana MARINCHENKOHead of Underwriting and Reinsurance Department
Eltun KHALILOVChief Specialist of Motor Insurance Division
Yuliya MILEVSKAYAHead of Reinsurance Divison of Underwriting and Reinsurance Department
SWISS Re, GermanyDanijela ZISERVice President
TRANS Re, PolandKrzysztof KOPERSKITerritorial Manager
TRANSSIB Re, RussiaDmitry KLYAGINEuropean Bureau Branch Director
TRUST Re, CyprusSinisa LOVRINCEVICBranch General Manager
TURKER Broker, UAETural GASIMOVManaging Director
WILLIS, UKSimon Aubrey JONESDirector, Representative Office
Sabire Aysen OKARExecutive Director
XALQ Sigorta, AzerbaijanRoman GURBANOVChairman of the Board
Mekhriban MAMMADOVAHead of Reinsurance Department
Emin TAGHIROVHead of Sales Department
~Razvan TUDORRisk Management Specialist
The5th AIIF - Azerbaijan International Insurance Forum will take place in "Fairmont Hotel", Flame Towers, Baku

The exclusive "Fairmont Hotel", located in the Flame Towers Complex, is offering breath-taking views of Baku City and Caspian Sea.

As part of the iconic Flame Towers complex-the tallest building in Azerbaijan, and a landmark for the country's cultural rebirth-"Fairmont Hotel" is the ideal gateway to the enchanting city of Baku and provides all of the facilities and services one would expect from a world class luxury hotel.

Flame Towers, 1A, Mehdi Huseyn, AZ1006
Baku, Azerbaijan
Toll Free: 1 800 0441 1414
Tel: + 994 12 565 48 48
Fax: + 994 12 565 48 49

For more information concerning registration, program, visa and sponsorship details please contact:

Mrs. Gulnara HUSEYNOVA
Tel.: (00 994 12) 488.07.14

Mrs. Alina CIOBANU
Tel.: (00 40) 751.528.725


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