Head, Data Innovation Lab @ Asia
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Ankur is a seasoned actuarial, analytics professional who currently heads the AXA Data Innovation Lab (DIL) in Asia which was set up in Singapore in 2016. He is responsible for all aspects of managing DIL. These include executing high impact data science projects, developing data science talent and accelerating AXA's journey in data science space in Asian region through collaborations with vendors, companies and academic institutions. His previous position was Senior Vice-President – Actuarial, Data Science and Research with the AXA Group, where he managed a team of over 200+ professionals supporting 15+ AXA entities across N. America, Europe and Asia.
Prior to AXA, he was heading Actuarial function of Max Bupa Health insurance, responsible for Product pricing/ development, reserving, investment strategy, reinsurance, setting up actuarial function/ system and processes. Prior to Max Bupa, he was working for EMB Consultancy (currently, Towers Watson), responsible for working on P&C pricing and reserving projects in Europe and developing capabilities in India.
Ankur is a qualified actuary from Institute and Faculty of Actuaries UK and Institute of Actuaries of India and also holds a Bachelor of Technology, Mechanical from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.