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Digital: It takes a village

Innovation labs and accelerator programmes are aplenty but it takes a collaborative ecosystem to help bring new ideas to fruition, according to KPMG in Singapore's Mr Jan Reinmueller, Head of Digital Village, and Mr Paul Brenchley, Insurance Advisory Director.

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Malaysian Re gets retakaful business back on track

Its newly-formed retakaful window will benefit from economies of scale through accessing the company's deep resources, says Mr Zainudin Ishak, President & CEO of Malaysian Re.

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Ms Farzana Chowdhury: A CEO and also a local Sustainable Development Goal pioneer

Ms Farzana Chowdhury, Managing Director and CEO of Green Delta Insurance Company, was honoured at the UN Global Compact Leaders' Summit 2016 held in New York in June as one of 10 Local Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Pioneers for her efforts in promoting gender equality in Bangladesh. In an exclusive interview with Asia Insurance Review, she speaks about the award and how it would act as an impetus for her to continue with her campaign for women's empowerment in Bangladesh.

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Mr K Sanath Kumar: India's insurance man for all seasons

Mr K Sanath Kumar, Chairman-cum-Managing Director (CMD) of National Insurance Company, has a three-decade long career with the general insurance industry in India. He has lately been the government's "go-to man" whenever they needed someone to provide leadership to a public sector non-life company that is in need of a top man. In an exclusive interview with Asia Insurance Review he speaks on the developments of the industry over the past three decades and the road ahead.

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AGCS: High operational efficiency for a flat cost ratio

The first female on the Board of Management and also its youngest, Ms Sinéad Browne, COO of Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE (AGCS) shares how she has managed to maintain high operational efficiency and effectiveness of a global network that spans over 160 countries.

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Singapore to remain Beazley's gateway to Asia

2016 marks the 10th year of the British specialist insurer setting up shop in Singapore. AIR sits down with Mr Andrew Horton, CEO of Beazley, to find out why Singapore remains the hub of choice, his future plans for the company and his views on Brexit. By Jason Woo

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AIR Worldwide: Cyber - Towards the holy-grail of modelling

We spoke to Mr Bill Churney, President of AIR Worldwide, and Dr Jayanta Guin, its Chief Research Officer, on efforts to model cyber exposure and the overall future direction of modelling. By Ridwan Abbas

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ADB: The financial inclusion crusader

Mr Arup Chatterjee, Principal Financial Sector Specialist, Asian Development Bank, has been at the forefront in promoting financial inclusion, which he believes can foster economic development and reduce income inequality. In an exclusive interview with Asia Insurance Review, he speaks on the challenges facing governments and how the poor can benefit from having greater access to financial services. By Jimmy John

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DBS: Let the results speak!

Heads were turned in April 2015 when DBS and Manulife sealed their bancassurance agreement which became effective 1 January this year. We catch up with Mr Rick Vargo, Managing Director and Regional Head of Bancassurance, DBS, to check on the progress.

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Markel: Strong potential growth for credit insurance in Asia

Markel International's trade credit & political risk team in Singapore celebrated its fifth anniversary recently. Credit and political risk insurance has grown significantly in the region, with total private market premium in Asia Pacific amounting to over US$500 million in 2015 according to Markel's estimates. We spoke to Ms Ewa Rose, Head of Global Trade Credit & Political Risk, who was in town to mark the occasion, on Markel's optimistic outlook for the region.

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