Philip Proost

Philip Proost

C Level Insurance and Technology Expert

Startupbootcamp InsurTech London Mentor

A track record of working within organisations to develop strategy and support the successful implementation of new strategic goals and rapid business growth. Extensive experience in the insurance industry in executive Finance, Digital, Technology, Operational, and Business Transformation roles.

At Catlin Underwriting, set up and ran the office of the CEO, Research and Strategy function. As Group CIO unified and led a Digital, Business Transformation and Information Systems division. Developed and initiated implementation of a long term strategic road map, improving data analytics and business insight, fostered small scale rapid innovation alongside larger technology implementations and reshaped the function to be demand led. Set up a new function as head of Strategic Sourcing, established three shared service centres in Europe, Asia and the US centralising activity and changing the service delivery culture. At Equitas, the company Lloyd’s of London set up to reinsure the 1992 and prior market liabilities, set up the Technical Finance and Actuarial functions from scratch and as part of the Claims lead team drove greater commerciality in the claims settlement process.

Adept at balancing the need for structure with fostering creativity, developing the right business and operational culture to empower teams to achieve outstanding results through high levels of collaboration and team work, autonomy and innovation; supporting customer participation to better understand what drives value. A member of the Institute of Charted Accountants.