Willis Towers Watson has appointed Pardeep Bassi to the newly created role of global proposition leader in data science within its insurance consulting and technology business.
In his new role Bassi will lead advancement of the unit’s data science capability globally, building on WTW’s analytics and data science software, Emblem and Radar.
Bassi most recently served as chief data science officer at LV= General Insurance, where he was responsible for creating and delivering the insurer’s advanced analytics and machine learning strategy; working across all business functions to identify and implement solutions for new opportunities where machine learning can provide value to the business. Before LV= General Insurance, Bassi was with Axa and Domestic & General, where he built and led data science teams and initiatives.
Commenting on the appointment, Charlie Kefford, global product leader, P&C Insurance Technology, WTW, said: “WTW is a market leader in insurance analytics with decades of experience of drawing insights from data to support client decision making.
“We continue to invest, to ensure that our data science capability remains at the cutting-edge of market practice.
“I am delighted that Pardeep has joined our team to drive further market adoption of AI. He has an outstanding track record of applying innovative techniques to P&C insurance challenges, unlocking significant value.”
Bassi (pictured) added: “WTW has a rich history of developing and delivering cutting edge data driven solutions within insurance.
“I am very excited to join the hugely experienced and talented individuals at WTW and am looking forward to collaborating to drive global industry wide machine learning adoption.
“We will turn theory into practice to unlock the enormous potential of machine learning and transform Insurance.”