Speaker detail

  • Rene van der Poel
  • Efma Senior Advisor Insurance, Independent Consultant
  • Austria

René is global insurance expert and delivers consultancy and training services on bancassurance and insurance topics. He is actively advising on distribution, partnership development, digitization & innovation, regulation, strategy and operational execution. He is a well known speaker and chairman at various conferences around the world.                   

René has 30 years experience in financial services and worked and lived in the Netherlands, USA, the Caribbean, India, Germany and Austria.

Over the years 2010-2017, René developed and headed the International Competence Center Bancassurance ERGO in Europe and Asia. This team was also global expert team for Munich Re.

Prior to  this, René worked in various management roles within ING Group. Amongst them as Sales Director of ING Life Insurance in India, Bangalore (2006-2009) and  ING Netherlands (1998-2005).

He gained experience in bancassurance and insurance projects in many local markets, i.e. Europe, India, China, South East Asia, Latin America and Africa.

René van der Poel was born in the Netherlands and made his degree in Business Economics (drs) at Tilburg University, The Netherlands.

He is Founder and Managing Director of a consultancy firm in Vienna.