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 170 countries and his company, Michael Waitze Media produces some of Asia’s most popular podcasts.

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EP 208 – Alex Taylor and Lapman Lee – ITC Asia 2023 ESG Panel – All of These Things Are Fundamentally Interconnected

In partnership with ITC Asia, the Asia Insurtech Podcast discussed ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) investing in the context of insurance and insurtechs with the panelists Lapman Lee, Professor of Practice ESG FinTech and Climate Tech, and Alex Taylor, Global Head of Emerging Technology at QBE Ventures. The panel emphasized the importance of understanding and […]

EP 207 – Amit Patel – a co-Founder and CEO at Peachy – It’s Time to Rewrite the Proposition

The Asia InsurTech Podcast genuinely enjoyed speaking with Amit Patel, a Founder at Peachy. Some of the topics Amit covered in detail include: Some other titles we considered for this episode: Please read the best-efforts transcript below: Michael Waitze 0:00Hi, this is Michael Waitze. And welcome back to the Asia InsurTech Podcast. Today we are […]

EP 206 – Jeffrey Khoo – Vice Chairman APAC at Arbol – Why Am I So in Love With Parametric Insurance?

The Asia InsurTech Podcast was impressed by Jeffrey Khoo’s energy level and his love of parametric insurance. Jeffrey is the Vice Chairman in APAC for Arbol, the future of climate risk management. Some of the topics that Jeffrey covered: Some other titles we considered for this episode: Please read the best-efforts transcript below: Michael Waitze […]

EP 205 – Samantha Ghiotti – co-Founder and CEO at Habitto – Japan Is Built for Resilience and Long-Term Stability

The conversation with Samantha Ghiotti, a co-founder and the CEO of Habitto, both started and ended with a smile. It also included a ton of interesting insights from Sam, who frankly surprised me with her knowledge of the nuances of the Japanese market and the culture into which it is deeply embedded (pun intended). Some […]