Brit appoints Mert as CTO

Brit has appointmed Bilge Mert as chief technology officer.

Mert has 18 years’ experience in technology, joining from InsurTech iptiQ, Swiss Re’s start-up where she most recently held the position of senior director. She also has experience from outside of the insurance industry, with a career that has spanned FMCG, pharmaceuticals and consultancy. Prior to joining iptiQ in 2019, she previously worked at British American Tobacco, Mondelez and Accenture UK.

Mert begins her role this week, reporting to Sheel Sawhney, group head of claims and operations at Brit.

Sawhney, said: “Brit continues to fully embrace the power of automation, machine learning, data and technology with a view to enhance and transform how we underwrite, service claims and improve customers’ experience. Bilge brings a strong blend of experience from both within and outside the insurance industry and her appointment will enable us to continue in this mission, applying the latest innovations, approaches, and technology to how we write risk.”

Mert added: “Brit is one of the most innovative firms in the market when it comes to using technology and digitisation to drive better outcomes for clients, brokers and the sector at large. As an organisation with genuine conviction in the transformative power of tech and data in insurance, I’m excited to be joining Brit, and look forward to working with the team to continue developing innovative solutions to the market’s challenges.”

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