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Dr Michael Bitzer and Richard Teng

AGDM, Daman partner for fintech in insurance

ABU DHABI, December 4, 2017

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) has partnered with National Health Insurance Company – Daman (Daman), to seek opportunities for the growth of the insurance-related FinTech ecosystem (InsurTech) in Abu Dhabi and the UAE.

The memorandum of understanding (MoU), which marked a new partnership between both organisations, was signed by Dr Michael Bitzer, chief executive officer at Daman, and Richard Teng, chief executive officer of the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of ADGM.

The agreement enables ADGM and Daman to collaborate closely on a range of technology-related initiatives that serve to support entrepreneurs, start-ups and technology firms who are active in the InsurTech environment.  The Daman and ADGM teams will specifically explore and participate in joint innovation projects on the development and application of technologies related to insurance and insurance management.

Dr Bitzer said: “We are proud to support ADGM in creating a global FinTech hub here in Abu Dhabi. We believe that this partnership will support the programmes outlined in the Abu Dhabi Plan concerning the development of a financial services sector that support economic diversification and the promotion of entrepreneurship among SMEs.  With Daman’s unique experience and capabilities; and ADGM’s robust regulatory framework, there will be a lot we can do encourage and nurture new types of insurance solutions fit for the 21st century.”

Teng added: “Based on an industry report, the technology spent in the global insurance industry is expected to reach $205 billion by 2019.  Yet the state of InsurTech is still at a stage of infancy.   We are pleased that to partner with the leading home-grown insurance company – Daman – to look at how we can both actively contribute towards the development and deployment of technology and innovative solutions in the insurance space.

“We look forward to tapping on Daman’s wealth of experience and extensive market to identify and create initiatives that serve the needs of Abu Dhabi and the UAE. At the same time, ADGM will engage the relevant stakeholders and industry leaders to foster a conducive InsurTech environment and ecosystem.” – TradeArabia News Service

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