Montoux Opens New Office in Hong Kong with Growth Expert Shirley Chau


Wellington-based insurtech Montoux celebrates the opening of its third international office and new Director of Market Development, Shirley Chau.

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (July, 2019) - Montoux is rapidly expanding into new markets after celebrating success in both New Zealand and the US. In addition to its Wellington and New York offices, Montoux is opening a third office in Hong Kong in response to positive feedback, demand, and partnerships with life insurers in the region. The office will serve as a base for Montoux’s operations across north-east Asia

Montoux, the global leader in pricing transformation for life insurers, recently completed a significant funding round to help power its latest expansion. Leading the way is one of the latest additions to the Montoux team, Shirley Chau, whose extensive experience as a Business and Marketing Director in the Hong Kong market makes her a natural fit to grow Montoux’s presence in APAC with a major focus on Hong Kong and Taiwan.

On joining Montoux, Shirley says, “I’m looking forward to bringing a pioneering company like Montoux into such a vibrant market that I know so well. There’s significant activity and demand in Hong Kong for insurtech and the positive response we’ve already received makes it an ideal base for broader Asian market.”

The company was selected as one of three winners announced at Demo Day for MetLife Japan’s Collab 2.0 in 2017 and has been working with the life insurer ever since. Montoux also runs an event series with Deloitte Hong Kong, a program that’s mirrored in its New York event series, Insurtech NYC, and it’s Australasian counterpart Shifting Gears. 

Montoux’s Co-CEO Klaas Stijnen with Deloitte’s Simon Dai at a Shifting Gears event in Hong Kong.

Co-CEO Geoff Keast personally welcomed Shirley to Montoux on a recent trip to the company’s Wellington office.

“We’re delighted to welcome Shirley to our growing team, especially at such an exciting time at Montoux,” said Keast. “She’s the ideal person to launch our office in Hong Kong as the new Director of Market Development, spearheading our growth in our target markets in Asia.”

Montoux’s new Director of Market Development, Shirley Chau, with Co-CEO Geoff Keast.

Montoux is looking forward to a number of events in the region within the next few months. Shirley and Geoff will be attending JSR Hong Kong and JSR Taipei in late July, with Geoff presenting in Taipei with a session entitled ‘The future use of analytics to enhance customer centricity of life insurance propositions’ alongside speakers from Ernst & Young, Milliman, KPMG, and more.

So, what’s next for Montoux? One might think welcoming Shirley Chau, Shelley Cox, the new Director of Customer Success, and new Board of Directors member Scott Houston, as well as launching the Hong Kong office is a lot, but there’s more to come. “Montoux is looking forward to announcing our entry into another global market very soon, one I’ve had the pleasure of working in for many years,” hinted Keast. 

About Montoux

Montoux is the global leader in pricing transformation for the life insurance industry. It provides an actuarial modeling platform which blends actuarial and data science into a powerful, easy-to-use software that helps insurers price their risk. Its customers include several of the world’s leading insurance providers and it’s rapidly expanding in the United States, Asia and Australasia. Montoux improves life insurance carrier's profitability and speed to market and allows them to respond easily to fast-changing market dynamics. 

For enquiries contact:

Rachel Meikle
Head of Marketing, Montoux
+1 (646) 204 1932

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