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THE 2021 JUDGES

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Dr Madhu Acharyya

Dr Madhu Acharyya is risk modelling and management professional from the United Kingdom. His current full-time affiliation is with Glasgow Caledonian University London as a Senior Lecturer where he leads post-graduate courses on risk and finance, and he lectures in the MSc in Insurance and Sustainable Risk Management programme. He completed PhD on Enterprise Risk Management in the European Insurers from the University of Southampton, UK. In addition, he holds MSc in Mathematics and MSc in Risk Management & Insurance from Cass Business School, London. Prior to joining the academic profession, Dr Madhu worked in the insurance industry for 10 years as a Company Secretary. Professionally, Dr Madhu is a fellow of the Institute of Risk Management, London and a Chartered Risk & Insurance Manager with Chartered Insurance Institute, London.

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Dr. Carlo Pugnetti

Dr. Carlo Pugnetti is a Lecturer at the Institute for Risk & Insurance at the ZHAW. His research focuses on the evolution of customer behavior in insurance, with particular focus on the changes triggered by technology adoption and generational differences. Prior to joining ZHAW, Carlo served as the CEO of Allianz Global Assistance in Switzerland and in several other functions within the Allianz Group - restructuring the Claims department at Fireman’s Fund in the United States, working on strategic issues in Group Development in Munich and leading an international Line of Business from Paris. Carlo began his career as a consultant for Oliver Wyman. Carlo holds a Ph.D. in Risk Analysis and a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, both from Stanford University.

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Dr Reto Brosi

Dr Reto Brosi, Founder and Managing Director, is the lead consultant of a consulting firm. Prior to that, he held an executive position at Swiss Re and was the Chief Executive at the Asia Capital Re Group. He worked in Hong Kong, Beijing, Zurich and Singapore. Dr Reto has 25 years experience in the risk transfer sector. Since 2019 he is a member of the Institute of Risk Management (IRM). In addition, he is member of the Singapore Institute of Directors and chairs the Risk and Audit Committee of a large educational institution in Singapore.

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Mr Raymond Cheung

Mr Raymond Cheung has 20 years’ experience as actuary, risk professional, consultant and entrepreneur. He is the founder of Alpha Millennia Technology providing digital insurance and deep-tier supply chain financing services in South East Asia. Previously, he was Grab’s Regional Insurance Head spear-heading insurtech initiatives for eight ASEAN countries. Before that, he was the Chief Risk Officer for 2 insurance companies in Singapore. Raymond is also an independent director for 2 listed companies in Singapore. Raymond holds the Bachelor of Business (Actuarial Science major) with NTU. He is an Associate member of the Institute & Faculty of Actuaries, UK and the Singapore Actuarial Society.

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Ms Karine Kam

Ms Karine Kam is currently the Chief Executive of the Singapore College of Insurance. She started her first career in the Developmental Division of the Monetary Authority of Singapore and holds a B.Soc. Sci (Hons) Economics Degree from the National University of Singapore, a Masters degree in Education (Human Resource Development) from the George Washington University, USA as well as an  Asia-Pacific-EMBA degree from the National University of Singapore. She is a talent veteran and has spearheaded a number of flagship talent programmes for the industry, including the highly successful Insurance Management Associate Programme which to-date has attracted close to 300 young top-tier graduate talent filling up leadership positions in the industry. She is also highly involved at the ASEAN level and leads the workgroup for the development of the ASEAN Insurance Education Master Plan and has conceptualized a number of talent programmes like the ASEAN Young Insurance Managers’ Programme, the Senior Advanced Insurance Leadership Programme as well as the ASEAN School of InsurTech, Analytics and Innovation.

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Mr Radhey Shyam Neelakantan

Radhey Shyam is an accomplished senior IT executive with over twenty-eight years of professional experience in managing people, systems, and associated operations that span across boundaries and cultures. Radhey is currently the APAC Head of Transformation for Allianz Technology, based out of Singapore.

Radhey has over twenty years of experience in leading Insurance companies as the CIO, COO, and other senior technology management responsibilities.

His market exposure covers the Asia Pacific and the European regions. His specialization includes drafting technology-enabled business strategies, enterprise transformation management, and associated operations.

Radhey holds a Master of Business degree from Curtin University and a Bachelors Degree in Commerce from the Madras University. Radhey also holds an Executive Diploma in Directorship from Singapore Management University & Singapore Institute of Directors..