AuthorBernhard Kotanko

Asia-Pacific Insurance Practice Leader
McKinsey & Company

Bernhard Kotanko leads McKinsey & Company's insurance work in Asia, serving financial services companies across Asia–Pacific, mainly in Greater China, Singapore, India, Australia, Indonesia, Japan, and Korea.

With 20 years of experience across multiple functional areas, Bernhard has led many large-scale transformational programs and advised senior management teams on topics including operating models, digitizing distribution channels, redesigning customer engagement and experience models, and innovating value propositions.

Bernhard is often quoted in the media about pressing issues in the insurance industry. He also frequently authors papers on insurance topics and speaks at industry conferences.

Bernhard has studied at universities in Europe, Canada, and the United States and has worked in more than 30 countries before settled in Hong Kong, where he lives with his wife and their three daughters.

2 Posts

EP 226 – Bernhard Kotanko – McKinsey & Company – Overcoming Obstacles and Seizing Value in Asia’s P&C Insurance Market

“Asia, of course, is a construct of many, many geographies. And each geography is very different…I see a real opportunity to leapfrog and not go through all the stages… Here in Asia, you can make markets, you can create markets.” – Bernhard Kotanko In this second episode of the Asia InsurTech Podcast featuring Bernhard Kotanko, […]

EP 225 – Bernhard Kotanko – McKinsey & Company – A Paradigm Shift – Navigating APAC’s Dynamic Life Insurance Landscape

Amidst a backdrop of slowed growth rates in Life Insurance, both developed and developing markets in Asia are facing critical junctures. In an insightful episode of the Asia InsurTech Podcast, Bernhard Kotanko, a Senior Partner and Asia-Pacific Insurance Practice leader at McKinsey & Company delves into the transformative shifts within Asia’s Life Insurance sector. Bernhard […]