AIP LIVE Special – The New Normal in Distribution

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Theresa is the founder of the Asia InsurTech Podcast and a Thought Leader on innovation in insurance in Asia. She has worked for ten years for leading multinational insurers in Europe and Asia before turning to management consulting and venture building with the goal of transforming the insurance industry and helping shape its future in the region.

Michael Waitze has been podcasting with some of the best investors and business builders globally and discussing all things startup with them from an Asian perspective. Michael worked in Global Finance for more than 20 years, employed by firms like Citigroup, Morgan Stanley, and Goldman Sachs, primarily in Tokyo. Michael always maintained a particular focus on how technology could be used successfully to make businesses more efficient and to drive P/L growth. Michael is quite skilled at connecting people and capital to innovative ideas and is a trusted advisor to both investors and founders. Michael is a leader in the digital media space, having pioneered the concept of a podcast network in Asia while building the biggest and fastest-growing listener base in the region. His flagship website, AsiaTechPodcast.com, has listeners in over 100 countries and is available on virtually every podcast player that supports RSS feeds.

Ex-Plan & Policy Analyst and also one of the board members of Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) and with a well-known reputation in the Thai Insurtech Industry.

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Neeraj Gupta

Neeraj Gupta is the CEO of Policybazaar.ae, which is the overseas venture of India’s biggest insurance aggregator Policybazaar.com. Neeraj envisions fostering a behavioral change in the UAE relating to how finances and social security is perceived in the region by the masses and promote digital channel as the preferred medium for the consumers when managing personal finance. Furthermore, he seeks to rejuvenate the FinTech ecosystem in the state by offering a robust alternative to traditional methodologies through Policybazaar.ae.

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Yen Ming Lee

Yen Ming is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and has an extensive experience in strategy, brand development, marketing, sales, digital, channel management, research, customer relationship and product development spanning over more than 17 years in 7 multi-national corporations before he left to start PolicyStreet. He has headed several business divisions in multi-national corporations which includes Maxis, Standard Chartered, Citibank, HSBC and Andersen Consulting. Prior to joining PolicyStreet, he was the Director for Standard Chartered Bank spearheading digital initiatives for the bank.

As the Head of Digital Channel at Sequis, Evan aspires to democratize life insurance in Indonesia through digital innovations. To support the vision, Evan has been leading a full-fledge digital team consisting of multidisciplinary talents from business, marketing, to tech and analytics. Prior to joining Sequis, Evan led the Marketplace Category team of Tokopedia and was accountable for defining marketplace strategy roadmap and establishing business operations. Evan started his career with The Boston Consulting Group, focusing on People & Organization, Operations, and Strategy topics.

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What is the impact of COVID-19 on insurance distribution? With no face-to-face meetings possible in almost all countries globally, how are insurance sales impacted? Will we see a permanent shift to digital insurance distribution?

In our AIP LIVE special on Monday, 25th May we discussed the new normal in distribution with Amarit Franssen, the co-founder of Appman, Neeraj Gupta, the CEO of PolicyBazaar UAE. Yen Ming Lee, the co-founder and CEO of PolicyStreet and Evan Tanotogono, the head of digital channels at Sequis Life / Super You.

If you would like to hear more from our guests speakers, listen to the episodes with Evan Tanotogono and Amarit Franssen.

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