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InsurTech Business Series

InsurTech Business Series

By InsurTech Business Series
The No. 1 InsurTech Podcast in Africa, for Africa, by Africa. Join us as we share thoughts, ideas about how technology and innovation can change the insurance industry on the African continent specifically in Nigeria. We would be having interviews & discussions with top industry C-Suites, innovators, insurtech & Fintech Founders, Investors from around the world. Follow Now so you don’t miss fresh episodes as they drop every two weeks.
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Allianz 2.0: Customer-centric Approach to Growing Insurance
On Episode 21 we had the privilege of hosting the new MD/CEO of Allianz in Nigeria in the person of Adeolu Adewumi-Zer. She shares with us her experience as an Allianzer for the past 10 years, experience in the Turkish and East African market, her motivation and what exactly Allianz 2.0 means for their operations in Nigeria.
February 01, 2021
Reshaping Insurance Experience as Customers Evolve
In Episode 20 we host one of the world’s top speaker & thought-leader on insurtech and insurance; Dr. Robin Kiera who is a “recovering agent” and now a consultant helping insurers rejig their sales processes and communication. He is based out of Germany and is CEO of Digitalscouting. Listen, Subscribe and Share this podcast with someone if you enjoyed the conversation. (We are sure you would) #Staysafe COVID-19 is Real
January 18, 2021
Strategies for the Insurance Industry in 2021 and Beyond
To kick-off the year 2021, we sat down with Ope Osiyemi who is Co-Founder/CEO of Claimsify as she shares her personal experience with a fire incident that spurred her to do something about the claims experience of insurance customers. She also shared her thoughts on skills insurance professionals must be embracing and the strategies insurers need to begin to employ in order to grow the industry particularly focusing on providing value other than just bottom-line.
January 04, 2021
How API and Partnerships are Shaping the Future of Insurance in Kenya
On our last episode for the year 2020, we speak with Jihan Abass, Founder & CEO of Lami Insurance Technology; an insurtech company based in Kenya but has its sights on having a presence all over the continent of Africa. We speak to Jihan about her journey into the insurance industry, what Lami is bringing to insurers, the role the Kenyan Regulator (IRA) is playing in order to foster innovation, her experience as a young female in a male-dominated insurance industry and a recent partnership with top e-commerce company, Jumia in Kenya. Lami is on a mission to facilitate the increase in the level of penetration of insurance in Africa by offering technologies that can help insurers design and scale their insurance products to more people and markets than ever before. Lami-
December 21, 2020
Insurance, Technology & Human Resources
A new reality for insurance has berth and this has brought a new realization when it comes to the nature of work in the industry. The skills, abilities, persons needed has changed and there is a need for HR professionals to re-engineer, rethink their work. It’s to this end we had the privilege of hosting Kunbi Adeoti who is the Divisional Director-HR at one Nigeria’s leading insurance firms, Leadway Assurance Company Limited. Recently Leadway was recognized as one of the Best Workplaces 2020 by Great Place To Work Institute ans so it was great to hear the strategies they are using to retain, retrain and attract talent. Watch IBS Conference 2020:
December 07, 2020
Financial Inclusion Through Microinsurance
There is a lot of opportunity for microinurance on the African continent and we had the King of Microinsurance, Luis Kinuthia on to discuss in detail the situation, challenges and where the industry can improve in order to get more people insured. With experience working with the likes of Mico Ensure in Kenya, Luis is currently working on his own insurtech startup and consults for a number of microinsurers in Kenya. Connect with Luis- Register for InsurTech Business Series Conference free- Follow us on: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube
November 16, 2020
Digitalisation of Insurance from Start to Finish
Its episode 15 and we host a conversation about Digitalisation in the insurance industry. It was a huge privilege for us to host Frederik Bisbjerg who is the current Executive Director, Digitalisation at Daman Health in the United Arab Emirates. With over 25 years of working in the insurance space helping insurers with digital transformation, he definitely is a thought leader in the space.  We talk about what exactly Digital transformation is all about, the role Takaful insurance can play in emerging markets like Africa and the place of reskilling and retraining of insurance professionals on digital insurance. The Digital Insurer: Get his book here: Follow us on LinkedIn:
November 02, 2020
Unlocking Partnership Opportunities between FinTech and Insurance
On this episode we feature the Co-Founder/CEO of Aella App and we talk extensively  about his investment banking background, why Aella chose to enter into the health insurance space and what the future holds. There is a special announcement at the end of the episode and we are happy to share it with you. About Aella App: Finance is complex enough. People and businesses deserve easy, straightforward products that actually work. Aella makes it super easy for anyone to borrow, invest, get health insurance and make payments. No excuses. Earlier in the year, Aella has raised a $10m debt financing round, from HQ Financial Group (HQF), a Singapore-based private company specializing in new material science, semiconductor and blockchain financial investments.
October 19, 2020
Fleri: Health Insurance without Borders
Welcome to another episode and we are excited to share the conversation we had with Sam Baddoo who is the Founder/CEO of Fleri a health insurance marketplace that sells health insurance to immigrants around the world for the benefit of their loved ones in Africa. We spoke about his journey into insurance, what Fleri aims to achieve, when they intend to officially launch and what the future holds for insurance in Africa as we engage use of technology. ***Since we had this conversation, Fleri has launched and have locked strategic partnerships with insurers in a number of countries in Africa. They are also currently fundraising. Check them out here:
October 05, 2020
From Agency to Digitally Distributing Insurance in Africa
On this episode we celebrate another #IBSWomaninInsurance. Her name is Eunice Maina and she is the Founder/CEO of Bismart Insurance based in Kenya. Eunice started her journey in insurance as an Agent earning a commission and today she is trailblazing in the Insurtech space in Kenya. Bismart is an insurance marketplace where Africans can compare and buy insurance easily and conveniently. This episode also featured a company who are looking to provide IoT solutions for the insurance market.
September 21, 2020
Simplifying Insurance for the Emerging Market
On this episode we are celebrating another amazing woman on our #IBSWomeninInsurance Project. Her name is Rashidat Adebisi and she is the Chief Client Officer at AXA Mansard. Folumy’s chat with her centered around digital transformation, innovation and AXA’s new plans to target emerging markets by creating simple and affordable products. We love Rashidat and admire her passion, dedication and infectious energy. Twitter Thread on “Why don’t Africans like to buy insurance?”:
September 07, 2020
Creating Value, Opportunities for Female Professionals in Nigeria
In support of female professionals in Nigeria, we have kicked off a "Women in Insurance" Project aimed at celebrating more female professionals doing great things in the industry through our podcast. We decided to flag this off on our 10th episode & who better to have on than Abimbola Onakomaiya the MD/CEO of Peakthrust Insurance Brokers and the new Vice President of PILA (Professional Insurance Ladies Association) established in 1973. On this episode Abimbola speaks to us about her journey so far in insurance, how her company was able to adapt during the lockdown and the goals, passion of PILA as it concerns women and children in Nigeria. Since she clocked 60 recently, we did not let her go until she dropped a word of wisdom for younger professionals in the industry. Thank you Abimbola Onakomaiya for coming on our podcast. Did you know that PILA is the 1st female professional body established in Nigeria? Well now you know. Click Play and enjoy the conversation
August 24, 2020
Enabling Affordable Healthcare in Nigeria with Microinsurance
On this episode Damola & Folumy had a rich conversation with Dr. Ikpeme Neto who is the Founder of Wellahealth about his passion and motivation for staring Wellahealth, how they are using insurance to provide quality and affordable Malaria care to Nigerians, how he is tackling mistrust of insurance and expansion plans for Wellahealth.
August 10, 2020
From Disruption to Evolution of Insurance
On this episode we had a Bryan Falchuk, Best-Selling Author of Future of Insurance and we spoke about key lessons from this new book, Customer centric insurers and the change in behavior we are beginning to see in C-Suites in driving innovation within their organization. You can get his book on Amazon by searching for “Future of Insurance”
July 27, 2020
Panel Discussion on recent events in the Nigerian insurance industry
In our 7th episode, we decided to not interview anyone but have a panel discussion with Oluwaseun Ogundolie and Abdullahi Adekanbi about the recent events in the Nigerian Insurance space. We spoke about WAICA Re premium increase in 2019 Financials Rate war in the industry Pandemic and Cyber Security Liability Recapitalization and what it means for the industry going forward Thank you again to Oluwaseun and Abdullahi. You can  join the conversation on Linkedin- Lets hear from you and if you are interested in coming on our next panel discussion send a mail to
July 13, 2020
Disrupting Insurance Distribution
The COVID-19 Pandemic has rocked the whole insurance industry and distribution is not left out. The need for innovation and adoption of technology has been accelerated. On the episode we speak to Aparajit Bhattacharya, Co-Founder & Managing Partner of Insure First about trends and opportunities that tech brings to insurance distribution.
June 29, 2020
Innovation & the insurance industry
We are super excited to be doing our Fifth Episode of InsurTech Business Series Podcast and we want to thank all our Guests as well as everyone who has listened since we started a few months ago. In this episode, we were joined by a good friend Gilad Shai who is a Co-Author of The Insurtech Book and the Founder of InsurTechLA & Bound API. He joined us and shared his thoughts around  the changing insurance landscape,  how insurers must approach innovation in this COVID-19 era,  why insurance professionals must unlearn and relearn,  the strategy for choosing the right distribution channel and of course  the recent Lemonade IPO announcement. Do not forget to subscribe, share and leave a comment here or on LinkedIn- InsurTech Business Series.
June 15, 2020
Nigerian Insurance Industry: From Potential to Relevance
In our 4th episode, we had an extended conversation with Ekerete Ola Gam-Ikon about the insurance industry in Nigeria. He spoke about the role of the regulator, why industry leaders need to be doing more and the prospects of leveraging tech for collaboration with #Fintech, #Insurtech.
June 01, 2020
Tech & Actuarial Services in Africa
On this episode of InsurTech Business Series we spoke with Adi Kaimowitz who is the Founder of Virtual Actuary based in South Africa. He shared some very practical ways that tech is changing price modeling, the nature of work & opportunities it opens up for Actuaries in Africa. Virtual Actuary is a turnkey actuarial services business working within the Life, General Insurance, Banking, Investments, Pensions, Wider Fields and Healthcare sectors in and outside Africa. Company is based in Cape Town, South Africa.
May 18, 2020
Tech and the Future of Nigerian Insurance Industry
On this episode we had very insightful discussions with two IT Generals who spoke about the opportunities tech can provide for the Nigerian insurance industry in the area of distribution, customer onboarding, engagement & satisfaction plus how tech can help ensure productivity as remote work becomes more prominent today. Thank you Samuel Mbonu, Chief Information Officer at Tangerine Life & Adeyinka Aderombi, Head of Digital Transformation at Leadway Assurance for sharing your thoughts, expertise & experience with us.
May 04, 2020
Future of Insurtech Globally and in Nigeria.
It’s our very first episode and we are joined by Rob Galbraith (The Most Interesting Man in Insurance) who is a speaker, author and insurtech thought leader. He speaks about how his book & how technology is changing the insurance business.
April 21, 2020