AuthorMichael Waitze

Michael Waitze worked in Global Finance for more than 20 years, employed by firms like Citigroup, Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs, primarily in Tokyo.  Michael lived and worked in Tokyo from February 1990 until December 2011.  Michael always maintained a particular focus on how technology could be used to make businesses more efficient and to drive P/L growth.

Michael is a leader in the digital media space, building one of the biggest and fastest-growing podcast listener bases in the region.  His show has listeners in more than 130 countries and his company, Michael Waitze Media produces some of Asia’s most popular podcasts.

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AIP News RoundUp – EP 45 – Theresa Blissing and Michael Waitze – I Know What You Want to Say

There is no summer break for InsurTech. Hong Kong’s OneDegree raised $28 million in a new round of funding and is looking to expand further in Asia. The InsurTech startup holds a virtual general insurance for Hong Kong and also has a SaaS business that operates across Asia. Listen to our 2020 episode with co-founder […]

EP 131 – Benny Fajarai – LifePal co-Founder and CMO – Expertise, Authority, and Trustworthiness

The Asia InsurTech Podcast spoke with Benny Fajarai, a co-founder and CMO at Lifepal, about their latest funding round and how the company is leveraging social media to increase financial literacy in Indonesia and increase insurance penetration. Find the transcript of our conversation below and find our conversation with Lifepall COO Nicolo Robba here. Michael […]

EP 130 – Nadia Suttikulpanich – Fuchsia Innovation Center for Muang Thai Life Assurance – We Believe In Repeatable Models

The Asia InsurTech Podcast caught up with Nadia Suttikulpanich, the head of Fuchsia Innovation-Center for Muang Thai Life Insurance. Nadia has been on the show first in 2019 and a lot has changed since then, especially consumer behavior using digital services. Muang Thai was one of the first insurers to offer telemedicine pre-Covid and the […]

EP 129 – Jonas Piela and Theresa Blissing – Blockchain Is Over

The Asia InsurTech Podcast spoke with Jonas Piela, the host of the Digital Insurance Podcast in Germany. Since April 2020 Jonas has published podcasts around digital transformation and speaks with C-level executives in the German insurance market.  Michael Waitze and Theresa Blissing took the opportunity to discuss with Jonas the differences between a mature, European […]