Richard Leftley

CEO & Founder, MicroEnsure

Richard has been CEO at MicroEnsure since the company’s formation in 2006 and has been instrumental in taking MicroEnsure from providing a few thousand people, within emerging markets, to over 55 million people across 16 countries in Africa and Asia with insurance.

Starting his work in micro insurance in 2002 with Opportunity International, a leading microfinance provider from Benfield Grieg (now Aon Benfield), Richard worked as a reinsurance broker and pioneered the introduction of insurance products within the Opportunity Network which led to the establishment of MicroEnsure.

Richard has served on the steering committee of the ILO ‘Micro Insurance Innovation Fund’, a $35m fund provided by the Gates Foundation; he is a serving member of the Micro Insurance Network Board and a non-exec board member of Micro-Bit Foundation.