Panel – The Era of Digital Distribution – Emerging Markets


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.

Essec MBA, Actuary, 25 years of insurance experience in Asia and Europe, mainly in Motor and Health insurance, with AXA Singapore, AXA France, AIG Europe. A founding member of DirectAsia in 2009 as Group COO in charge of product, pricing, claims, call center, reinsurance and Hong Kong CEO. Sold DirectAsia to Hiscox for 55MUSD in March 2014. Started Roojai in December 2014.

Yen Ming Lee

Yen Ming is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and has an extensive experience in strategy, brand development, marketing, sales, digital, channel management, research, customer relationship and product development spanning over more than 17 years in 7 multi-national corporations before he left to start PolicyStreet. He has headed several business divisions in multi-national corporations which includes Maxis, Standard Chartered, Citibank, HSBC and Andersen Consulting. Prior to joining PolicyStreet, he was the Director for Standard Chartered Bank spearheading digital initiatives for the bank.

Nicolo Robba

Ex-Alibaba & Lazada VP. After 4+ years spent in the local and regional sales, operations and product teams of Lazada and Alibaba, I joined forces with great entrepreneurs and launched Lifepal, the #1 marketplace for insurance in Indonesia. Lifepal uses a mixed strategy of e-commerce technology and content to create solutions that will protect 260+ millions of Indonesian people who don't have yet the right insurance solutions.

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In partnership with InsureTech Connect we hosted a panel with Nicolas Faquet, the Founder & CEO – Thailand, Yen Ming Lee, the co-foudner of Policystreet – Malaysia, and Nicolo Robba the co-founder and COO at Lifepal – Indonesia.

The panel was part of InsureTech Connect’s Digital Distribution & Ecosystems: Virtual Summit held on February 25th, 2021.

If you would like to hear more from our panelist, check out these episodes:

EP 58 – Nicolas Faquet – Founder & CEO – Within Minutes We Had to Decide

EP 66 – Yen Ming Lee – PolicyStreet – What We Wanted to Do Was Beyond the Sandbox

EP 98 – Nicolo Robba – COO at Lifepal – Trust Is Built Online

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