Ahead of InsurTech LIVE this October, we run you through the experiences and expertise of our accomplished guest speakers.
We look at Bison's career to date, and how he came to be Group Head of Business Development, Partnerships & Innovation at one of the world’s leading global insurance and asset management providers.
Stefano Bison, Group Head of Business Development, Generali
Stefano Bison has been in the insurance, financial and consultancy space since the beginning of his career.
Taking on junior roles at Credit Suisse and Oliver Wyman, Bison soon became an M&A Banker at Lehman Brothers, before taking the same role at Nomura a year later.
Then, in 2009, Bison took up the role of Project Leader Manager at The Boston Consulting Group (BGC).
In the post for over four years, Bison was charged with management consulting with a focus on financial institutions.
He was also a member of the European Corporate Finance & Strategy Task Force during this time, involved in corporate finance, restructuring, M&A, due diligence, and turnaround projects.
Bison joined Generali in 2013, as HR Transformation Manager-Group Investment & Asset Management; HR Business Partner Group CIO Area, before taking up the position of Head of HR Transformation in 2015.
A few role changes followed before Bison became Group Head of Business Development & Partnerships, a title which would soon become the one he holds today – Group Head of Business Development & Innovation.
In his current role, Bison is directly responsible for securing Generali’s growth opportunities and business development, launching new business initiatives and distribution channels.
Throughout his time at Generali, Bison has turned his hand to investment, becoming an Angel Investor in Armadio Verde, as well as an Equity Partner in the accelerator iStarter.
Bison left iStarter in 2019 with a 1.5x return on his capital investment.
Bison has also contributed investment in Jobmetoo, Opportunity Network and Snowit, the latter of which also saw him take up a role on its board.
In addition, Bison has held the position of Mentor at Develhope, Member of the Strategic Advisory Board at B3i; Mentor at Mentors4u; Supporter and Brand Ambassador for TUA; Equity Partner at Moffu Labs; Advisory Board Member for the Digital Transformation Academy of Politecnico di Milano; Consigliere Direttivo for the Italian Insurtech Association; Board Member for Efma; Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors and Non-Executive Director for House of Insurtech Switzerland; as well as mentor and coach to various startups.
Bison was recently accredited by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for completing a programme in Executive Education, Leadership and Innovation.
Bison will join a host of other speakers at InsurTech LIVE, including fellow colleague and Managing Director of Generali, Peter Stockhammer, Group Head of Innovation at Zurich, Joel A Agard, AXA Global Healthcare’s Chief Transformation Officer, Frederick Bisbjerg, and Infosys Consulting’s Managing Partner, Europe, Financial Services and Insurance, Jayakumar Venkataraman, among others.
Stay tuned to learn more about our InsurTech LIVE guest speakers over the coming weeks.
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