Cytora hires Hiscox SVP to lead expansion

UK insurtech Cytora has hired Zaheer Hooda, former senior vice president of data and digital enablement for Hiscox USA, as its head of North America.

Mr Hooda will bring his fifteen years of experience driving strategic operational and digital transformation projects for Hiscox and McKinsey to Cytora’s North America client base and oversee the expansion of its US office.

Richard Hartley, CEO of Cytora, said: “Zaheer is an exceptional talent who will bring a wealth of experience to our North American operations. We are seeing a huge amount of demand for Cytora from US companies and now is the right time for us to strengthen our US presence.”

Zaheer Hooda, head of North America at Cytora, added: “Insurance is undergoing a revolution with new technology reducing costs, increasing effectiveness and transforming the customer experience. Cytora has positioned itself at the forefront of global insurtech innovation by creating a platform which provides so much clear value to insurers."

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