Istanbul InsurTech Hub
Andrew is General Manager of Istanbul Insurtech Hub that launched it’s new Eco-system at the end of 2018. InsurTech Hub is an insurance ecosystem enabler with high- value added services for startups, scaleups, insurers, reinsurers, brokers, agencies, technology providers, investors, government, universities, technoparks, incubation centers and others. They currently have 14 corporate members including AXA, Cigna, Mapfre, Garanti Life & Pensions, Vakif Life & Pensions and Unico. They also have 2 members that sell takaful insurance, Neova & Bereket. Other members are software companies and large brokers. Three more large multinationals are in the process of joining. They provide a complete eco-system with incubator, accelerator, meet-ups, roundtables, training and a news portal and currently support 7 insurtech start-ups but are now scouting for a new batch that will join in late summer 2019.
With over 30 years of experience in the global Insurance/Bancassurance industry he believes that Insurtech is the only way forward to be relevant in the new digital age.
Andrew has an international Sales and Marketing background. After starting in the UK as an insurance agent he quickly moved up through the ranks to branch manager. Andrew moved to AIG as Director of Distribution. During his tenure with AIG he moved between countries for a number of years including Pakistan, Turkey, Thailand and Singapore. After leaving he worked in UK for Royal Bank of Scotland and HSBC as Regional Bancassurance Manager.
On returning to Turkey he was consulting Insurance companies with Shaw International and LIMRA before moving to AcerPro to focus on Insurtech.