Michiel Berende

Chief Inclusive Officer at Etherisc GmbH

Michiel Berende started his career as an underwriter and process manager for Dutch insurer Interpolis. In this role he got involved in inclusive insurance when he visited India in 2004. In India he supported DHAN Foundation in their search for insurance technology. Working at the grassroots inspired Michiel to resign his corporate job and go live and work in India where he worked at the Tata – Dhan Academy and established a knowledge centre for microinsurance. In 2006 Michiel became a member of the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor’s Working Group on Microinsurance, nowadays called the Microinsurance Network. Focussing on inclusive insurance and technology. He conducted projects in Asia, Latin America and Africa.