EP 23 – Christina Lucas – Coach, Collaborator, and Curator – Bridging Gaps and Charting the Future

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Michael Waitze worked in Global Finance for more than 20 years, employed by firms like Citigroup, Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs, primarily in Tokyo.  Michael lived and worked in Tokyo from February 1990 until December 2011.  Michael always maintained a particular focus on how technology could be used to make businesses more efficient and to drive P/L growth. Michael is a leader in the digital media space, building one of the biggest and fastest-growing podcast listener bases in the region.  His AsiaTechPodcast.com show has listeners in more than 130 countries and his company, Michael Waitze Media produces some of Asia’s most popular podcasts.

Christina Lucas has more than 20 years of experience including as President and General Manager of teams at the intersection of global insurance, operational transformation, and technology living and working in markets from Germany, Brazil, Japan, and Bulgaria. As President of Envista Forensics, a multinational forensics engineering firm operating in the claims sector, she earned recognition as leading both one of Inc. 5000's Fastest Growing companies and Great Places to Work in 2021. Prior to this role, Christina worked for AIG during which she also earned her team recognition as the country's Best Place to Work while serving as General Manager. She serves on the Board of Directors for SERVPRO and for the American for Bulgaria Foundation. Christina is also on the Alumni Executive Committee for Georgetown University.

In this episode of InsurTech Amplified, we were thrilled to host Christina Lucas, an award-winning executive known for her visionary approach to the insurance industry. Christina⁠ shared a wealth of insights from her remarkable journey, emphasizing the importance of adaptability, diverse experiences, and leadership grounded in humility and curiousityy. Her experiences from living and working globally have deeply informed her professional philosophy, particularly in empowering teams and embracing a multidimensional view of insurance underwriting.

Christina also highlighted the critical role of InsurTech in bridging the coverage protection gap, showcasing how data and technology can revolutionize product innovation and market inclusivity. Beyond her professional achievements, Christina’s commitment to mentorship and her role as a connector in the industry underscored the episode, offering listeners valuable lessons on leadership and the transformative potential of technology in insurance.

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