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This list showcases the top Hong Kong based CEO’ operating in the Insurance space. If you think a CEO’ is missing from this list, feel free to contact our editor on [email protected]
The individuals on this list have been included because of exceptional performance in one of the following categories:
- Innovation – Operating as a key part in an extremely innovative business or startup.
- Growth – Operating as a key figure in the growth and upscale of a market leading business or startup.
- Management – Showing exceptional management skills.
- Societal impact – Putting their business on the map for their positive societal or environmental impact.
Our Data – We source our data from OSINT (open source intelligence) and public directories such as Crunchbase, SemRush and many more. The data from these sources should be treated with a degree of caution and verified yourself.
Chief Innovation Office, Ping An Group and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Global Voyager Fund of Ping An
Jonathan Larsen is Citi’s Global Head of Retail Banking, appointed in June 2012. The Global Retail Banking business unit spans 40 countries, serving 27 million clients through some 4,600 branches and a wide range of digital and partner channels. The business houses approximately $400 billion in client assets in the form of deposits and investment assets under management. In 2011, Global Retail Banking generated $11.4 billion in revenues for the firm. In parallel, Jonathan is Head of Citi’s Consumer Business in Asia Pacific. Citibank is Asia Pacific’s pre-eminent retail bank and credit card issuer with over 16 million customer accounts and more than 600 branches in Asia Pacific in 14 countries. Jonathan has been in this role since late 2009. In 2011, Citi reported revenues in its Asia Pacific Consumer Business of $8 billion, accounting for nearly 25 percent of Citi’s consumer banking revenues globally. Net income was $1.9 billion, representing over 30 percent of Citi’s Consumer Banking net income globally. Jonathan is a member of Citi’s Global Consumer Management Committee and Asia Pacific Executive Committee. Jonathan joined Citi in 1998 and has held various leadership roles across Asia Pacific. Jonathan was the Country Head and Citi Country Officer for Singapore, with oversight of the Institutional Clients Group, Consumer Banking and Global Wealth Management businesses. He assumed this role in September 2008. He was appointed in April 2005 as the Country Business Manager and CEO for Citibank Singapore Ltd. In this role, he was instrumental in transforming Citibank’s presence from five customer touch points to over 800 and repositioning Citibank as a mainstream retail bank in Singapore. From August 2007, he assumed the additional role of Head of Citi’s Consumer Business across South East Asia.
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About Ping An, Ping An Global Voyager: Ping An Insurance Company is a holding company deals with insurance, banking, and financial service.
Co-Founder & CEO of OneDegree
Kwock Alvin Yin Lun (“Alvin”) is the Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of OneDegree. A financial technologist, Alvin has previously launched AR and consumer banking technology innovations. Between 2004 to 2015, he served in multiple management positions in J.P.Morgan in Hong Kong and Taiwan, including the Asia-Pacific Head of Technology Research and Greater China & Emerging Technology Strategist since 2009, and Taiwan Head of Research since 2013. He has built award-winning teams, product innovations, and technology solutions. Alvin currently serves as an advisory board member of Kii, a global leading Internet of Things platform and mobile app supported by Cisco. Alvin received a Joint Bachelor-Master degree in the Social Sciences with a major in Economics from the University of Chicago.
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About OneDegree: OneDegree is an insurtech company that has digitized the insurance process from end-to-end.
Co-Founder and CEO of CompareEuropeGroup
Before Nova Founders Capital, Stefan Bruun has worked as CMO at Rocket Internet Asia and as Vice President at Groupon Asia. Stefan has been also involved in Investment Banking at Morgan Stanley in London and private equity with the Nordic Real Estate Partners across Scandinavia respectively. Stefan holds a BSc in International Business from Copenhagen Business School.
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About CompareEuropeGroup, Nova Founders Capital, Vendigo: CompareEuropeGroup is a pan-European financial comparison platform.
CEO & Founder of Mazecare
Ambroise is a tech veteran in the Hong Kong FinTech, InsurTech & HealthTech space. Prior to founding Mazecare, Ambroise was the CTO of CoverGo. He also was the Head of Engineering and Lead Engineer in WealthTech companies such as Quantifeed and 8 Securities. Ambroise holds a double MSc degree in Computer Science.
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About Mazecare: Mazecare is a digital healthcare platform, capable of connecting the patient, the health provider, and the insurer.
Co-Founder & Co-CEO of Bowtie Life Insurance Company
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About Bowtie Life Insurance Company: Bowtie is a licensed life insurance company.
Co-Founder & Co-CEO of Bowtie Life Insurance Company
Fred is Co-founder at Coherent Capital Advisors and Seasonalife. He is a serial fintech entrepreneur with a passion for disruptive innovations. He leads a high-caliber team of 20 actuaries, quants, data scientists and software developers, specialising in advisory and advanced analytics. On the product side, they’re building the first insurance robo advisor in Asia, where I focus on product design, business development, corporate strategy and operations. Previously, he worked as consulting actuary at EY, practiced in Chicago, Toronto and London, as strategy consultant at Oliver Wyman in Chicago and worked closely with both insurers and asset managers.
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About Bowtie Life Insurance Company: Bowtie is a licensed life insurance company.
Co-Founder & CEO of YAS MicroInsurance
Andy has 17+ years’ of digital media experience in addition to being a serial entrepreneur and angel investor. He is the Founder and CEO of NDN Group, a conglomerate that houses digital media agency New Digital Noise and ad platform Hotmob. NDN Group is also responsible for the birth of Klarity, a data analytics platform purchased by Meltwater.
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About Hotmob, New Digital Noise, NOIZ, Social Media Broadcasts (SMB) Limited, YAS MicroInsurance: Every Moment Matters | a Hong Kong-based next-generation InsurTech company to reshape the industry.
CEO and Co-Founder of Coherent
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About Coherent: Coherent is a Hong Kong based insurtech company that provides digital solutions for leading global insurers.
CEO of Aigang
ugustas has 10+ years experience in creating, growing & managing online and consumer businesses. He works in emerging digital finance industry and has co-founded peer-to-peer lending and investment platform with 15K+ users. He also helped blockchain project successfully raise 14M USD financing.
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About Aigang, Savy: Aigang is a blockchain protocol for digital insurance.
CEO of Abacare
Patrick-Marie Herbet is the founder and CEO of Abacare Group Limited.
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About Abacare: Abacare is an international insurance broker covering employee benefits, medical, life, and general insurance needs.
Founder and CEO of CoverGo
Tomas is the CEO and Founder of CoverGo. CoverGo is an award-winning tech platform that enables insurance companies, MGAs and banks to create, manage and distribute insurance products faster than ever before. CoverGo is the market leader in providing insurance APIs and full platform configuration. Prior to starting CoverGo, Tomas worked on insurance and banking consulting projects at PwC London and also managed operations of an insurtech startup in Singapore. Overall, Tomas worked in 15 countries across 3 continents and obtained 4 master degrees in risk management, international business, public and business administration. Tomas is a frequent speaker at conferences, mentor of fintech startups and an active contributor to the insurtech and fintech community. He is part of the Insurtech Committee of the Fintech Association of Hong Kong and also Fintech Task Force of the Insurance Authority.
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About CoverGo: CoverGo is the first fully configurable, no-code insurance platform to digitize all insurance processes and launch products at record speed
CEO and Managing Partner of Quinlan & Associates
Benjamin Quinlan is the CEO and Managing Partner of Quinlan & Associates and the Chairman of the FinTech Association of Hong Kong (FTAHK). He is also a Managing Director at EFADRIN, acts as a Senior Advisor for Emotics and Picowork, is a Mentor for PingAn’s Cloud Accelerator, and is a Guest Contributor for eFinancialCareers and Regulation Asia. He was named as one of Lattice 80’s top 50 FinTech influencers in Hong Kong in 2018. Benjamin has an extensive track record advising many of the world’s leading multinational companies, financial services organisations, SMEs and start-ups on a variety of high-profile strategic engagements. He is quoted extensively in the global financial press and is frequently interviewed by leading media outlets, including Bloomberg, Reuters and CNBC. He is also a regular keynote speaker at leading financial services industry conferences across the world. Prior to founding Quinlan & Associates, Benjamin was the Head of Strategy for Deutsche Bank AG’s Equities business in Asia Pacific and its Investment Bank in Greater China, and sat on a number of the bank’s global and regional executive committees. He was also the global strategy lead for several of Deutsche Bank’s landmark projects executed out of London and New York. Prior to Deutsche Bank, Benjamin worked as a Management Consultant at Oliver Wyman, a leading international strategy consulting firm. As part of the firm’s Corporate & Institutional Banking practice, Benjamin advised a variety of global and regional financial institutions on a range of strategic matters. He was also actively involved in the firm’s thought leadership publications and was widely regarded as one of Oliver Wyman’s global subject matter experts in investment banking and capital markets strategy. Before joining Oliver Wyman, Benjamin worked at UBS AG in the bank’s Asia Pacific Client Coverage and Group Strategy departments, reporting into the regional President and CEO. He began his career in M&A and Capital Markets Advisory at PwC in Sydney. Outside of his corporate career, Benjamin is a professional stand-up comedian. He is regular headliner at major comedy clubs around Asia, including Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Manila, Taipei, and Cambodia. He appeared on Comedy Central’s Stand-Up Asia! Season 2, as well as a number of TV shows, and was the winner of the 2017 Hong Kong International Comedy Competition. Benjamin has also opened for a number of international comedians on their Asian tours, including Russell Howard, Kevin Bridges, and Doug Stanhope, and has been interviewed in extensively in leading media publications. He sold out his past ten 1-hour comedy specials in Hong Kong, with over 1,500 tickets sold. Benjamin holds a Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a First Class Honours Degree in Economics (on scholarship) from Macquarie University, Sydney.
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About eFinancialCareers, inAsia Media, Quinlan & Associates: Quinlan & Associates is a strategy consulting firm specializing in the financial services industry.
Chief Executive Officer of CCW Global
Sam is a permanent Hong Kong resident and grew up in the territory completing his secondary education at Island School (part of the English Schools foundation) in Hong Kong. He further improved upon his secondary education with a Bachelors of Science degree in Sports Science and Management (BSc.), and a Master’s degree in Finance and Management (MSc.). Both were completed at Loughborough University in the United Kingdom. A regulated insurance broker with extensive experience in the general, group medical, employee benefits and life insurance market in Hong Kong, Sam’s’ experience has focused on Employee Benefits Consulting, Business Development, Market Analysis and Account Management. He is a fully licensed insurance intermediary with PIBA through the IIQAS and holds licenses for papers 1,2,3& 5. Sam was a regulated insurance broker with Pacific Prime from 2005 – 2012, helping the company grow from 15 staff to 100 staff during this period. He successfully won and managed corporate groups from multinational firms in the Law, Finance and Fund Management field. Sam took up the CEO position at CCW Global on September 20 2017.
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About CCW Global: CCW Global is a single solution for all their Hong Kong Insurance needs.
CEO & Founder of Pacific Prime
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About Pacific Prime: International Health Insurance Brokers
CEO of Wesurance.io
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About Wesurance.io: Wesurance’s technology lets insurers build a faster, smarter & simpler way to run their business for today and be prepared for the future.
CEO of Dakuce
Founder of Pranco Blockchain Technologies, specialized in Blockсhain Technologies & P2P decentralized modules. Ram is an expert in doing real time data analysis and financial modeling in building large complex transactions. Ram also served as the VP for Bajaj Allianz Insurance and generated more than $ 50 million revenues for the business vertical. During ALLIANZ stint he has generated 1.5 billion $. Apart from that, he is a professional business coach & mentor, dedicated to enabling the achievement of innate entrepreneurial potential particularly in high-growth economies.
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About Dakuce: Dakuce project focuses on providing a powerful cryptocurrency trading platform.