ACORD names its 2019 insurtech leaders

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The insurance industry’s global standards-setting body has announced its 2019 Top Ten InsurTech Leaders list

The individuals on the list have been selected, according to ACORD, based on their vision, the execution of their particular achievements and the overall impact that their innovative approaches have had to the insurance industry and its future.

The list, in alphabetical order, features: Matt Aaron and Kiki Johnson, Co-Founders of Insurance Agent App; Stephen Barnham, CIO of MetLife Asia; Bill Churney, President of AIR; Kirstin Duffield, CEO and Managing Director of Morning Data; Taylor Rhodes, CEO of Applied; Haug Scharnowski, Head of Finance Operations at Zurich NA; Lars Thomas, Managing Director of Aon; Sabine VanderLinden, Managing Director of Startupbootcamp; Henri Winand, CEO and Co-Founder of AkinovA; and Amy Zupon, CEO of Vertafore.

“ACORD’s Top Ten InsurTech Leaders list features visionaries operating throughout the insurance value chain, from large, established incumbents to small startups,” said Bill Pieroni, President and CEO of ACORD. “For real change to happen, we need long-time industry leaders and new players with fresh perspectives to work together. We are pleased to highlight some of the brightest talents driving tangible outcomes and meaningful results for the industry at large.”