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About FS Brew

Welcome to FS Brew!
FS Brew is the region’s first podcast focusing on insurance and insurtech, here in the UAE and the wider Middle East.
We are based in the startup magnet, a city of dreamers and visionaries- Dubai!

In every episode, the hosts, Vidya Veerapandian and Renjit Philip pick up and analyze news pieces and talk to leaders from the industry.

About the Hosts

Vidya VeerapandianProfile Photo

Vidya Veerapandian

Founder- FWD

Vidya Veerapandian
Senior Insurance Marketing Leader with expertise in digital transformation, CX and go-to-market strategies
Core strengths: 1] to lead P&L centric omni- channel marketing strategies for direct, broker and affinity businesses and 2] to direct seamless and consistent user- centered design and experience across multivariate customer journeys
International work experience: MENA and India
Specialties: design thinking, growth marketing, brand strategy, creative thinking & management
Awards: Winner MEPRA and SABRE awards for Best Campaign & Comms; recipient of MENA IR Awards

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Renjit Philip

Lifelong learner of all things Digital, Business models, Insurtech, Fintech & DeFI | XStartup Founder turned Startup Advisor

Senior professional with 20+ years of startup and corporate experience in retail finance, payments, insurance and technology consulting.
Ex-founder: Insurtech Startup in US. Currently advising Startups in the US, India & UAE. Angel investor: Early Stage to Series A
Mentor / session leader at Accelerators: Founder Institute (GCC Silicon Valley)| NSRCEL, IIMB, Bangalore| Loyal VC, Canada
Startup and scale-up experience in successful business units
International work experience: USA, India, China & MENA region.
Expertise in inclusive finance, DeFi, Fintech, Insurtech, Blockchain, eCommerce and EdTech.
Specialties: Startup leadership, Business strategy, Product management, Agile Management, Program management, Design Thinking, Growth Marketing, Business development, Strategic partnership & Developing talent.

Twitter: @renjitphilip

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