Ridwan Abbas is a financial journalist who is active in covering the global insurance industry through his incisive reporting of the key issues affecting the sector.
Presently a Deputy Editor (Southeast Asia) at Asia Insurance Review (AIR) – a trade publication tracking insurance developments in the Asia Pacific - Ridwan has participated in and chaired numerous industry conferences both regionally and internationally. His current stint has led him to interview and interact with leading CEOs, regulators and personalities who shape the growth of insurance globally.
He also served as the dedicated takaful (Islamic insurance) correspondent for AIR’s sister publication Middle East Insurance Review; and has made appearances on the BBC to discuss developments in Islamic finance and takaful.
Prior to this, Ridwan was a Senior Writer at Smart Investor magazine responsible for reporting on Singapore-listed companies.