George Kesselman, Author at Insurance Thought Leadership



George Kesselman

George Kesselman

George Kesselman is a highly experienced global financial services executive with a strong transformational leadership track record across Asia. In his relentless passion and pursuit to transform insurance, Kessleman founded InsurTechAsia, an industry-wide insurance innovation ecosystem in Singapore.

Through InsurTechAsia, he aims to attract, cultivate and rapidly scale entrepreneurial ideas in insurance and ultimately contribute to the next wave of global revolution in insurance.

Recent Articles by George Kesselman

Insurtech’s Act 2: About to Start

How long did it take to sell 240,000 insurance policies online in 2017? Most insurance leaders across Asia guess “at least a few weeks.” The reality is that, in the age of digital, it only took one second. The record was set on Alibaba’s website on Nov. 11, 2017, by Zhong An, Chinese digital-first […]

Asia Will Be Focus of Insurtech in 2017

Asia will be the key pillar in the coming revolution of insurance and in all likelihood will become the hottest market for insurance technology (insurtech) globally. It’s no longer just a pipe dream, as this time all the stars are aligning. Take the sheer population size and rapidly emerging tech-savvy middle class, together with low […]

Incumbents, Insurtechs Must Collaborate

Insurtech has finally come of age in 2016. The segment has seen a year-on-year doubling of global investment for the past two years, with 2016 appearing to continue the trend. While it’s still a fraction of the broader fintech wave that has swept the globe since 2013, insurtetch is rapidly catching up. Insurtech is officially […]

Can Insurance Become Utility, Like Electricity?

Imagine a time when oil lamps dimly lit streets. They were difficult to service — someone had to light them and put them out every day, and they required regular maintenance. Moreover, oil had a nasty tendency to catch fire during transport. As it became possible to improve the lamps, it was difficult for oil […]

Insurtech Ecosystem Emerging in Asia

Building on T.J. Geelen’s blog post about the thriving fintech ecosystems in Asia, I’d like to share with you some insights relating to the emerging insurtech ecosystem in the region. Although insurtech in Asia is in its infancy, since 2015 we’ve seen a surge of interest. By the way, I’m a big believer that Asia […]

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