Richard LeftleyEVP International at Micro Insurance Company
Richard started working on micro insurance in January 2002 when he joined Opportunity International a leading microfinance provider from Aon Benfield, a global reinsurance intermediary. He pioneered the introduction of insurance products within the Opportunity Network which lead to the establishment of MicroEnsure in 2006. As a leading insurance intermediary for the mass market, MicroEnsure provided life, health and weather index insurance to over 50,000,000 people in 16 countries in Africa and Asia. In October 2007 MicroEnsure was awarded a $24.3m grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to expand its pioneering microinsurance and experiment with a wider range of distribution channels. Richard also served on the steering committee of the ILO “Micro Insurance Innovation Fund” a $35m fund provided by the Gates Foundation.
In 2020 MicroEnsure merged with STP Group to form the Micro Insurance Company.