Country: Kenya

Sector: Insurance

Age: 32

Pooja is the Co-Founder of two profitable companies: QuantaRisk, an insurance consulting firm and QuantaInsure, an insurance agency which sells a variety of insurance products from multiple companies digitally via mobile application technology. The platform enables customers to buy a policy or make a claim within minutes. As a founding team member, she contributes to business strategy and development, project management and client relations. As a qualified actuary and insurance consultant, Pooja leads technical aspects of client projects. Her clients include businesses with annual turnover of more than Ksh 20 billion. She also supports clients with insurance training and awareness.

Prior to founding her companies, Pooja worked as an actuary at XL Catlin (UK) until 2018. While at the firm she helped digitize its insurance reserving process. The USD 1 million project included working with interdepartmental teams such as Actuarial, Finance, Claims, IT, as well as, offices across the globe in order to understand their current processes and future requirements. 

Pooja is passionate about women in business, youth mentoring, and philanthropy. Since returning to Kenya from the United Kingdom in 2018, she has helped promote opportunities for women in business through New Faces New Voices; and has helped raise donations to distribute much-needed items to schools and children’s homes.

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