Nico van Zyl, Author at Insurance Thought Leadership



Nico van Zyl

Nico van Zyl

Nico van Zyl has been with Hannover Re Group since 2011. He joined Hannover Re US in 2017, moving across from his previous role as chief medical officer within Hannover Re’s South African subsidiary.

Van Zyl’s work focuses on innovation projects including automated underwriting systems and the use of new technology in clinical and insurance medicine.

Van Zyl holds a medical degree from the University of the Witwatersrand Johannesburg, South Africa, and a master of health informatics degree from the University College London (UCL).

Recent Articles by Nico van Zyl

Long COVID – a Troubling Legacy

Sufferers of long COVID are often referred to as “long haulers” because symptoms can last for weeks or even months. And it is not just a person’s health that is affected for the long-term; there are many other knock-on impacts of extended symptoms, such as impact on life insurance, that industries will now have to […]

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