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Nancy Hostler

Dec 20, 2018

ACORD Names Top Ten InsurTech Leaders of 2018

Individuals Recognized for Driving Change in Global Insurance Industry

Pearl River, N.Y., December 18, 2018 – As part of an ongoing focus on innovation in insurance, ACORD, the global standards-setting body for the insurance industry, today announced the individuals named to its annual Top Ten InsurTech Leaders list.

“Many lists tend to take a high level approach, while ACORD worked to base ours on tangible industry outcomes,” said ACORD President and CEO Bill Pieroni. “We evaluated vision,  execution, and impact in order to identify  leaders shaping the future of our industry through InsurTech. These are people truly driving meaningful, global change.”

Presented in alphabetical order, ACORD’s 2018 Top Ten InsurTech Leaders are:

  • Tim Batten and Sourav Shah (CIO and Senior Digital Product Manager, MetLife Australia)
  • Shaun Crawford (Global Vice Chair, EY)
  • Sastry Durvasula (Chief Digital Officer and Chief Data & Analytics Officer, Marsh)
  • Michael Jackowski (CEO & Director, Duck Creek Technologies)
  • Beth Maerz (VP Customer Experience & Innovation, Travelers)
  • Paul Meeusen (CEO, B3i)
  • John Taylor (Account General Manager for London Market, DXC Technology)
  • Jeff To (Global Head of Insurance, Salesforce)
  • Sabine VanderLinden (CEO InsurTech Business, Startupbootcamp)
  • Snejina Zacharia (Founder & CEO, Insurify)

For information about each of these industry leaders and details about why they were selected to ACORD’s 2018 list, please visit