EP 44 – Amarit Franssen- co-Founder at AppMan – We Try To Think Forward Also


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 AsiaTechPodcast.com show has listeners in more than 170 countries and his company, Michael Waitze Media produces some of Asia’s most popular podcasts.

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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In this episode, Michael Waitze recorded with Amarit Franssen, the co-founder of Thai InsurTech AppMan. The venture started as a software development startup and focused on insurance very early on. Since 2014, AppMan has been exclusively providing solutions for insurers and has a strong focus on digitization of the sales process. This Thai startup has started to expand within the region with clients and developers in Indonesia and Vietnam. 

Amarit shares his view on the insurance middleman. In his opinion, agents will continue to be an important part of insurance distribution but technology can help agents serve their clients better and be more efficient. AppMan is offering solutions to support agents in the sales process by providing software around financial assessments as well as chatbots as the first contact for their clients. 

AppMan also provides solutions for insurers to capture relevant client data for the underwriting process. Amarit shares his thoughts on the evolution of insurers in Thailand from a paper-based process to a mostly digital process. 

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