ACORD selects Aon colleague as InsurTech Leader.
Aon plc (NYSE: AON), the leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement, reinsurance and health solutions, today announces that Lars Thomas, Manging Director at Aon, has been recognised by ACORD in its Top Ten InsurTech Leaders list for his collaboration with fellow InsurTech Leader Haug Scharnowski, Head of Finance Operations, Zurich NA, in projects that utilise ACORD standards.
Each year, ACORD, the global standards-setting body for the insurance industry, speaks to industry stakeholders and evaluates vision, impact, and execution to identify the Top Ten Leaders with the greatest current and potential ability to change the industry through InsurTech, based on tangible industry outcomes.
In recognising Lars Thomas and Haug Scharnowski, ACORD said that 'despite the decades of legacy and global reach of Zurich and Aon, they have emerged at the forefront of the digital transformation of finance and accounting. Scharnowski and Thomas have partnered to drive innovation in premium accounting reconciliation, leveraging industry-leading technology to automate the process and free up resources to focus on more pressing client needs'.
In an ACORD statement, its President and CEO Bill Pieroni added: 'ACORD's Top Ten InsurTech Leaders list features visionaries operating throughout the insurance value chain, from large, established incumbents to small startups. 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.'
ACORD's Top Ten InsurTech Leaders for 2019 comprise:
Matt Aaron & Kiki Johnson (Co-Founders, Insurance Agent App)
Stephen Barnham (CIO, MetLife Asia)
Bill Churney (President, AIR)
Kirstin Duffield (CEO & Managing Director, Morning Data)
Taylor Rhodes (CEO, Applied)
Haug Scharnowski (Head of Finance Operations, Zurich NA)
Lars Thomas (Managing Director, Aon)
Sabine VanderLinden (Managing Director, Startupbootcamp)
Henri Winand (CEO and Co-Founder, AkinovA)
Amy Zupon (CEO, Vertafore)
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