Ep 13 – Hassan Karim, Evan Tanotogono and Tris Rasika – Jakarta Roundtable – The Tipping Point is Where We Can Serve the Whole Value Chain


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.

Hassan Karim

Originally from the UK, Hassan Karim, is a Chartered Insurer, Qualified Risk Professional and a Forrester CX-Pro and is currently the CMO, Board Director and Deputy CEO of Adira Insurance (now part of the Zurich Group, making Zurich the largest International P&C insurer in Indonesia), having previously played a leading role in Zurich's acquisition of the company. Before joining Adira in 2020, he was the CEO & President Director of PT. Zurich Insurance Indonesia (ZII), and previously held senior roles in London, Hong Kong, Indonesia and Global Underwriting operating at country, region and global levels.

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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For this week’s episode, we sat down with Insurance Thought Leaders live in Jakarta and discussed innovation happening in the insurance industry in Indonesia. The panel discussion was joined by Hassan Karim, President Director of Zurich Insurance Indonesia, Evan Tanotogono, Head of Digital Channel at Sequis Life and Tris Rasika, Country Director Indonesia at GoBear. The experts provide first-hand insight into the Indonesian insurance markets and how they are changing and evolving.

The panel explores several topics from the current state of insurance companies through regulatory and customer perspectives to the importance of data analytics for the growth of the industry. What are the possible reasons why the insurance market penetration in Indonesia is still considerably low when compared to other Asian countries and what should insurers do to solve the issues? How should existing traditional insurance companies deal with disruption coming from InsurTech?

The panel also discusses whether it is possible for Indonesia to become the birthplace of InsurTech unicorn as the country does for other industries such as GoJek, Traveloka, and Tokopedia.

Companies mentioned in this episode:

Zurich Insurance Indonesia

Sequis Life







Author: Chadhaporn Angpraphapornchai

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