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Kanika Chaganty appointed as Chief Data Officer at Brit

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Brit Ltd (“Brit”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Kanika Chaganty as Chief Data Officer, as the business continues to build on its ambition to be a leading participant in the digitalisation of the London market.

In the newly created role, Kanika will be responsible for leading Brit’s data strategy and leveraging its data and analytics capabilities to support Brit’s digital vision and enhance how Brit underwrites and services claims.

Kanika will report to newly appointed Chief Technology Officer, Bilge Mert, and be responsible for Brit’s centralised team of data expertise, including data science, analytics, data engineering and data governance. She will begin her role on 31st January 2022.

Kanika brings over 22 years of technology, data & business transformation experience, with strong expertise in the critical role of data within the insurance industry. She comes with diverse industry experience across Financial Services, Healthcare, Retail and Manufacturing sectors spanning EMEA, North America, APAC regions. She joins from Vitality UK Group where she has been for almost 10 years, most recently holding the role of Chief Data Officer. Prior to joining Vitality UK Group, Kanika also held roles with data consulting company, Business & Decision (now Sopra Steria) in UK, Al Tayer Group in Dubai, Radiologix Inc in USA, Oracle & Citicorp groups in India.

Brit has been a leading participant in the digitalisation of the London market, including launching Ki, the Lloyd's market's first fully digital and algorithmically driven syndicate in 2020.

Sheel Sawhney, Group Head of Claims and Operations said: “Data is at the core of our business, and when applied strategically, technology and data will empower Brit to deliver long-term value for our business. Welcoming Kanika in a newly created Chief Data Officer role will enable us to fully leverage the latest data tools and capabilities to drive better outcomes for clients, trading partners and the sector at large.”

Kanika Chaganty said: “Brit is one of the most innovative players in the London market championing a data led vision. I’m excited to be joining at such a pivotal moment for Brit and look forward to working closely with Bilge and the team to capitalise on the opportunities and business value that data led solutions can deliver.”

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