Speaker detail

  • Elena Rasa
  • Chief Underwriting Officer Italy
  • Gruppo Zurich, Italy

Since 2017, Elena is part of the Zurich Group as Chief Underwriting Officer for Italy. In such function, she is currently responsible for risk selection, product development and pricing for all lines of business, from Retail, Small business and Large accounts, including Direct.

In 2016, she won the “Women in Leadership Award” as one of the most innovative leader in the Insurance sector.

In 2013 Elena joined the Generali Group as Head of Global P&C, responsible for Pricing and Underwriting activities in Retail, SME and MidMarket business for all countries of the Generali world. In 2015, she has been appointed Group Chief Data Officer, directly responding to the Group CEO, and has set up the Unit for the entire Group.

Elena had a similar role within the Allianz Group where she was Group Head of Technical covering pricing and underwriting responsibilities.

In her career, she always had a lot of exposure in many countries, from Brazil to the USA, from Japan to Europe, especially while she was part of Tillinghast- Towers Perrin, where she stayed till 2006, gaining a wide exposure to the dynamics of the Motor market.

Elena has a degree in Statistics, taken at the University of Padua and a degree in Actuarial Math taken at the University of Florence. She was also part of the PhD program in Methodological Statistic at the University of Padua, in collaboration with the University of Washington in Seattle (USA).

Elena is a permanent lecturer in different Finance and Economics schools and teaches actuarial related topics.