Richard Leftley, IFC Consultant and EIR at ARK Venture Studio
Richard pioneered micro insurance starting in January 2002 when he founded MicroEnsure which became the global leading insurtech providing insurance to over 64 million people in 12 countries across Africa and Asia.
In 2020 Richard co-founded MIC Global which became a leading reinsurer underwriting products globally via its Lloyds syndicate 5183.
In 2022 Richard founded Wavu a consultancy focused on creating digital insurance products for the masses. Through Wavu Richard works with the team at ARK Venture Studio where he is leading on establishing Migrasure the world’s first insurer dedicated to the needs of vulnerable migrants as well as leading on creating YuBuntu a health and wellness platform aimed at middle income consumers