Pranav Prashad - Technical Lead , ILO
Pranav is the technical lead at the ILO’s Impact Insurance Facility’s initiatives related to climate change, Disaster risk and climate risk and agriculture insurance, distribution and building scale and efficiency through use of technology in insurance. He is also the focal point for market development in Asia.
Pranav has more than three decades of experience in insurance and business management. Regarded a pioneer in index-based agriculture insurance, he has initiated and taken to scale agriculture and health insurance projects amongst low-income households, utilizing a diverse set of distribution channels and enabling the projects with technology.
At the Facility, among various projects, Pranav has aided in successful introduction of weather index insurance products in Sri Lanka and index related product for livestock in Kenya and engaged in developing capacities for agriculture insurance of various stakeholders across many countries. He is also the lead author of the Facility’s paper looking at different ways mobile phone technology can help in building scale and efficiency in insurance operations
He holds an MBA from the Faculty of Management Studies and a bachelor’s honours degree in Economics, both from Delhi University, India.