葉己萱 Valenzia Yap
Founder & CEO, PolicyPal
Valenzia is the CEO and Founder of PolicyPal and PolicyPal Network. PolicyPal Singapore is the first graduate from the Monetary of Singapore's (MAS) fintech regulatory sandbox. PolicyPal Singapore is a digital direct insurance broker that enables individuals to buy, manage and optimise their insurance policies.
PolicyPal Network aims to harness the advancements in the field of blockchain technology to bridge the gap between consumers in developing countries and insurance providers by providing a new level of accessibility to the insurance ecosystem via peer-to-peer mutual aid insurance.
In addition to that, CryptoProtect will be provided to protect assets of blockchain startups in the initial launch. Future plans include insuring crypto-wallets on a personal level, similar to mechanics of car insurance.
Total of 23,809 ETH (US$20 million) was raised in PolicyPal Network ICO through private pre-sale and public crowdsale. Tokens were 100% sold out in the latter within 38 seconds.
Former sales broker at Allianz, Valenzia feels passionately about making insurance protection simple and accessible to everyone. Upon graduation, she worked as a Risk Assurance Consultant at PwC in London. After that, Valenzia went on to become the Assistant Vice President at OCBC Bank in Singapore focusing on launching digital campaigns, working closely with wealth and marketing to drive innovations. Valenzia who was recently named to Forbes “30 Under 30” list for Finance and Venture Capital and Fellow at Singapore University of Social Sciences, is a post-graduate with MSc Business Management at Imperial College London and BA Digital Media at University of the Arts London. She's a frequent speaker at universities and conferences. When not at work, Valenzia is an avid globe-trotter and a sports enthusiast.