We spoke to Roopa Malhotra- Head of Customer & Digital, APAC, Zurich Insurance Group
APAC is a hugely diverse, exciting and complex landscape to manage with each country having its unique strengths and opportunities. We dug deeper into what it takes to drive digital transformation in the region, building on insurtechs innovation and incumbent's distribution strengths to build a solid insurance business, the importance of people focus a key sauce to success and much more!!
Roopa Malhotra is the Head of Customer & Digital, APAC for Zurich Insurance Group, and became a member of the Zurich Regional Committee in March 2022. Ms. Malhotra is responsible for driving the digital strategy across the region with customer-focused propositions across channel partners and digital ecosystem players.
Before joining Zurich Group, Ms. Malhotra was Head of Digital for Chubb Insurance in the Asia Pacific. Over the years in the industry, she has gained well-rounded expertise in different aspects, including Natural Catastrophe risk management, digital product development, and partnership management.
Ms. Malhotra started her career in India as a financial analyst with the leading hedge fund - D.E. Shaw Group, before entering the insurance industry and holding positions with AIG and MSIG.
A passionate Diversity and Inclusion champion, Ms. Malhotra was also recognized as one of the rising female leaders in the region by Insurance Business Asia in 2021.
Ms. Malhotra holds an MBA in Finance with certifications in design thinking for innovation, and she is currently pursuing a Postgraduate Certificate in Sustainable Business from the University of Cambridge. She also actively volunteers at organizations like ‘All Hands and Hearts’ for disaster relief and Singapore’s ‘Alzheimer's Disease Association’ and is a fitness enthusiast.
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