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William Nobrega

William Nobrega

William Nobrega is the Managing Partner of DTN Venture Partners, a boutique-consulting firm that focuses on advising insurance and tech companies on disruptive strategies for emerging markets and the New Consumer. Services include: Strategic planning, Market Entry Strategies, Strategic Alliances and Venture Capital strategies. He is the author of the upcoming book “Learning from Failure” scheduled to be published, winter 2016.

Prior to founding DTN William Nobrega founded of Soteria International an emerging-market, focused, Internet-based, E-Insurance Company that is now poised to become operational in Brazil, Argentina and Colombia. Soteria is developing innovative insurance products, next generation big data and consumer interface technology that will be deployed 2016. The Company will launch operations in Brazil under the Soteria Seguros brand, and will rapidly expand throughout Latin America and Southeast Asia over the next 24 months. The company is using a hybrid model to develop rapid market penetration which incudes the acquisition of high value traditional brokerage houses in each key market. Currently acquisitions are underway in Brazil, Colombia and Argentina.

Mr. Nobrega was the Managing Partner of The Conrad Group a leading boutique investment advisory firm that focused on emerging markets. TCG clients included leading PE firms, Private trust groups and hedge funds. Mr. Nobrega is a noted thought leader who has dedicated the past two decades to authoring numerous publications, providing highly valued strategic counsel and successfully initiating global business models in emerging geographies including Brazil, India and China. Mr. Nobrega’s book, Riding the Indian Tiger; Understanding India the World’s Fastest Growing Market, was published by John Wiley & Sons in January 2008. As an acclaimed author of numerous published articles and white papers, he is a frequent contributor and commentator for such media outlets as CNN, CNBC, Bloomberg, Dow Jones, The Wall Street Journal, Businessweek and The Deal.

Previously Mr. Nobrega worked with Deloitte & Touché Consulting healthcare practice group in Europe and the United States. A former member of the U.S. Army’s Special Forces who served in Kurdistan and other areas during the Gulf conflict, serving again with Special Forces in Iraq in 2004-2005, Mr. Nobrega has received degrees on both sides of the Atlantic, including a master’s in business administration (MBA) from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium.

Recent Articles by William Nobrega

Are Philippines Next for Disruption?

With a population of approximately 102 million, the Philippines was the fastest-growing economy in Asia in 2016 and is one of the fastest-growing in the world. With more than half of the population under the age of 25 and buoyed by $50 billion in remittances and outsourcing annually, the economy is expected to outperform its […]

India: Next Market for Distribution

Nine years ago, when I wrote “Riding the Indian Tiger,” India was in a dynamic transition. Unbridled by the shackles of a socialist government, the economy was in full swing, with massive foreign direct investment, major infrastructure projects and a booming stock market. When I began researching my book, I had the opportunity to meet […]

Easy Pickings in Southeast Asia

With GDP rates in SE Asia exceeding 6.3% per annum, with premium growth for life, accident and other policies higher than 13% last year in the region and with insurance penetration rates of 5% or less, we seem to be looking at a slow, fat rabbit. But we don’t seem to be able to shoot […]

Why Southeast Asia Is Ready for Disruption

The Southeast Asian insurance market is ripe for disruption. With a growing middle class, rising incomes and a propensity to use digital technology for real-time purchases, the market is now looking for innovative, real-time solutions for growing insurance needs. The past 15 years have truly been disruptive in SE Asia, with real regional GDP growing […]

How to Be Disruptive in Emerging Markets

Much has been discussed as to the coming disruption of the insurance industry in emerging markets. While I believe that it is happening, I also believe that, contrary to the common held view of many of my peers, building a disruptive insurance platform in emerging markets is going to be a marathon and not a […]

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