Vice President, Strategy & Innovation

Swiss Re

Sophia Van

Sophia Van is Vice President, Strategy & Innovation at Swiss Re. Before that she was the Big Data & Smart Analytics Lead for Asia in Swiss Re. Based in Singapore, she is in charge of spearheading innovation and strengthening Swiss Re’s position as a knowledge company and thought leader in the midst of Insure Tech invasion. 

Sophia has in-depth expertise in various disruptive topics such as Telematics and Driverless cars, Big Data & Smart Analytics,  IOT, Connected Health, Platform Economy, and Artificial Intelligence. She is the author of various articles about impact of technology on different lines of insurance as well as a frequent speaker at many industrial conferences.

Prior to her current engagement, Sophia had established expertise in using smart analytics to support sales, CRM, strategy development, and operation for insurance and healthcare industries. She is also experienced in leading cross-functional teams in multi-national cultures with a strong background in operations, change management and innovation.

Sophia received an MBA from Duke University where she earned the prestigious scholarship, titled "Fuqua Scholar" - an honour given only to students at the business school who graduate in the top 10 percent of their class. She was also a bachelor scholar at Nanyang Technological University with a major in Computer Engineering.

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