Robin Merttens, co-founder and partner at Instech London, will be joined by Parul Kaul-Green, Chief of Staff, Asia and Europe AXA XL, Kate Crick, Market Development and Commercial Director at RGAX UK, and Pravina Ladva, Group Digital Transformation Officer at Swiss Re will be exploring how to promote female founders and encourage greater female engagement in the tech and innovation space.
Robin Merttens advises and invests in startups as well as occasionally consulting for insurers on all things InsurTech. Prior to InsTech. Robin co-founded RI3K, the London e-trading platform now trading as the Placing Platform Limited (PPL).
Parul is responsible for start-up eco system strategy , scaling core insurance innovation and deal origination for partnering, business model innovation and investments in Digital Health, Insurtech,Mobility, Cyber Security and Fintech.
She was recognised as Top 17 Powerful women in Insurtech in 2020 and features on the Women in Fintech Powerlist for Global Fintech Industry. A mentor at Pitch@Palace & Mayor of London’s International Business Partnering and Business Growth Programme, she is a Board advisor to Insurance Times on Technology and Innovation.
Kate is Commercial Director at RGAX, a wholly owned subsidiary of Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated (RGA.) RGAX is the transformation engine of RGA, leveraging the talent, resources, and insight of RGA’s 40+ years of life and health reinsurance innovation. Kate has worked across Asia Pacific and EMEA and now leads the activity in the UK market. After 15 years in financial services, her experience allows her to balance a healthy amount of scepticism against ambition when assessing early stage innovative ideas. She believes reinsurers have a key role to play in the future of the market. Kate is particularly passionate about finding ways to better meet the needs of underserved consumers and is equally at ease developing solutions with traditional insurers and start-ups alike.