Jeremy Leach

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Jeremy is the Executive Director & CEO of Inclusivity Solutions, based in Cape Town, South Africa.

Jeremy is recognised as a global expert in mobile financial services with a particular expertise in microinsurance and digital insurance. He has been involved in advising, researching and implementing initiatives across the world.

An experienced executive in both the private and public sector, Jeremy has been a Director at BFA, a global consultancy focused on innovation in responsible financial services, where he advised and supported a number of global insurers and mobile operators. As Divisional Director and Head of Microinsurance at the Hollard Insurance Group he drove a range of insurance innovations internationally, from product development to distribution to consumer engagement. Leading Hollard’s work on m-insurance he established a partnership and pilot with MTN Group and advised on initiatives in Pakistan, China and other countries. Prior to Hollard, Jeremy was Executive Director at FinMark Trust where his leadership on insurance and mobile money had global impact.

Jeremy is a Chartered Certified Accountant (UK) and holds an MSc in International Development (Bath, UK). He is a founding member and adviser to Cenfri, and a member of the IAIS-Micro Insurance Network Joint Working Group on Micro-insurance. He has served on the South African Short Term Insurance Advisory Committee at the behest of the Minister of Finance, as well as sat on the board of MicroEnsure, a specialist microinsurance intermediary that focuses on mobile insurance. He speaks regularly at international conferences on microinsurance, m-insurance, mobile money and innovation in financial services.