Today, using insurance services in order to support the agricultural sector in different countries is usual. Agricultural insurance schemes are not only common in developed countries but in developing countries, they are also employed in order to support smaller producers with the purpose of more appropriate risk management and food supply.
Thus, IRC with the support of Agriculture Insurance Fund, domestic researchers, and insurance industry experts, founded the Agriculture Insurance Studies Desk in the fall 2020. The goal of this desk is to present practical solutions for tacking agricultural insurance problems.
Director: Dr. Mahnaz Manteqipour.
She has obtained her bachelor degree from Shahid Beheshti University on pure mathematics, Master’s degree from Iran University of Science and Technology on applied mathematics, and Ph.D. from Shahid Madani University on applied mathematics. Her research interests are: modeling and optimization, working with databases, machine learning techniques, artificial intelligence, and business intelligence.
Phone: 0098-21-22048084- Ext. 166
Due to its large share in a company portfolio and its great number of claims, auto insurance line is highly significant in Iran. Against this backdrop, Auto Insurance Desk was founded on 2019 at IRC. The aim of the formation of the desk was to create academic synergy with the aim of working with the insurance industry in order to tackle problems of this line of business more professionally and to offer appropriate solutions and consultations to the industry.
The issues such as driver-based TPL insurance, the SWOT analysis of removing the physical TPL policies, designing a model to identify auto insurance frauds, and etc. are among desk’s agenda items.
Director: Azadeh Bahador
BSc: Statistics, Allameh Tabatabei University
MSc: Actuarial Science, Shahid Beheshti University
Research interests: designing and developing insurance products, pricing, risk management, and modeling losses.
Phone: 0098-21-22084084 – Ext. 147
With the advance of modern technologies, the data being recorded and preserved are growing fast. By utilizing such data, business managers can have more precise and real-time decisions in a shorter time. In fact, data mining is the results of the accumulation of knowledge in three fields: statistics and mathematics, computer science, and business. It is very scarce to find a person who has perfect command at all the three fields simultaneously. Thus, a data mining group generally consists of various people with different specialty.
Therefore, in the fall of 2019, IRC formed a professional taskforce called Data Mining Desk where many from the academia and the industry participated as its members. The overarching goal of the desk is to map out operational strategies based on data in order to tackle insurance industry issues. Hence, the activities of the desk revolve around two undertakings: training and research.
Major Achievement: On December 15, 2020 and on the occasion of Research Day in Iran, Data Mining Desk was awarded for its excellence in educational and research performance.
Director: Dr. Mahnaz Manteqipour
The aim of establishing Energy Insurance Desk at IRC is need analysis, research and study about relevant issues in oil, gas, and petrochemical insurances. Thus, by conducting professional forums, training courses, relevant studies, and obtaining experts’ views in relevant fields, the desk attempts to help this line of business in the industry.
As it is quite clear, oil and gas companies are encountered with various types of diverse and complex risks. The following chart shows the risk map of oil and gas companies. At the moment, one of the highest priorities of the desk is to study insurable risks in oil, gas, and petrochemicals lines.
Director: Fatemeh Atatalab
BSc: Statistics, Birjand University
MSc: Actuarial Science, ECO College of Insurance, Allameh Tabataba'i University
Research interests: nonlife insurance, reinsurance, technical reserves, insurance accounting.
Phone: 0098-21-22084084 – Ext. 170
The goal for the establishment of Innovation Desk at IRC is to study the innovation and technology trends in the insurance industry and other relevant industries in order to promote the knowledge of the industry activists and to prepare them for the future. In this way, the industry incumbents will attempt to develop new products and innovative procedures in order to be less affected by the future changes. They are expected to be trend makers in future.
Director: Vahideh Nourani
Phone: 0098-21-22084084 – Ext. 591
Commercial insurance companies as business enterprises require more attention to their management. Moreover, other active institutes in the industry such as Central Insurance of I.R. Iran, Physical Damage Fund, agencies, brokers, loss adjusters, and etc. use the management science concepts in order to go on their mission and achieve their goals. Thus, management issues are always one of the most significant challenges for the insurance industry activists. Given the scientific approach adopted by IRC about the insurance industry issues, a remarkable number of studies and researches done at IRC, are in the realm of insurance management. Thus, Insurance Management Studies Desk is founded with the aim of meeting the scientific needs of the insurance industry.
The subjects required to be explored in this desk include strategic management, organizational behavior management and human resources, marketing management, financial management, technological management, and exploitation of modern technologies in the insurance service value chain, productivity, change management, supervision, and other relevant managerial issues. The desk attempts to conduct research project, prepare reports, write papers, and arrange forums, lectures, and scientific workshops. The vission of the desk is to become a consultative center in the field of management in the insurance industry.
Director: Dr. Shahin Tayyar
BSc: Insurance Management, Tehran University
MSc: Commercial Management, Allameh Tabataba'i University
Ph.D.: Commercial Management, Isfahan University
Phone: 0098-21-22084084 – Ext. 181
Sociology in its classical and modern forms is all about society. Although insurance industry as a widespread modern industry is inherently economical, its aim is social. The latter is an issue that has been overlooked for a long time in the industry or very few studies has dealt with it so far. Insurance Social Studies Desk was founded at IRC with the felt necessity of social studies in the insurance industry and the effect of the insurance on the Iranian communities. Problem-orientation, breaking through relevant daily insurance issues, conducting quality studies, doing prominent and relevant translation works, exploring the social outcome of the insurance laws and plans on people’s life, cooperating with the scientific association, sociological and anthropological professors, holding social dialogs about underwriting culture, social monitoring of the insurance industry, carrying out surveys, and studying the social recovery of insurance are some of the prospects of the Insurance Social Studies Desk at IRC.
Director: Dr. Asadollah Naghdi
The purpose of founding the Insurance Systems Studies Desk was to assess and study the structure of the insurance systems and getting acquainted with the insurance industry in various countries. The results of works done by the desk are intended to be used for the advancement of the insurance industry in Iran.
Director: Zahra Bardal.
Phone: 0098-21-22048084- Ext. 145
With the privatization of the insurance industry and the approval of the relevant regulations, bylaws, and guidelines in relation to corporate governance by Securities and Exchange Organization (SEO) and Insurance High Council, valuable steps have been taken for fostering leadership management of the insurance institutes and their effective supervision.
The complexity of the underwriting operation including issuance, payment, and etc. approves internal audit units to be a supervisory arm of a company.
Internal audit is considered to be in an embryonic stage in the insurance industry and is gradually gaining momentum to become a professional job. In order for the internal audit to reach to its real position in the insurance industry of the country, it requires both performing its missions based on the special guidelines formulated in the industry. It must also increase awareness about its position among the industry incumbents.
IRC can play a significant role in advancing knowledge in the insurance industry and Internal Audit Desk is formed to achieve this goal. It also intends to advance the knowledge of the industry incumbents regarding internal audit with the support of the researchers and the professors.
The Internal Audit Desk was created on January 2021 and welcomes all those interested in the field of internal audit.
Director: Morteza Aslani Loheh Sara
Director of Internal Audit Office, Kosar Insurance Co.
Secretary of the Internal Audit Taskforce, Iran Insurers Syndicate
Member of the Iranian Association of Internal Auditors
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