Val Jih-suan Yap

CEO & Founder of PolicyPal Network & PolicyPal Singapore

Val is the CEO and Founder of PolicyPal Network and PolicyPal Singapore.

PolicyPal Network aims to harness the advancements in the field of blockchain technology to bridge the gap between consumers and insurance providers by providing a new level of accessibility to the insurance ecosystem via peer-to-peer mutual aid insurance. PolicyPal Network and FWD Insurance signed an MOU to explore blockchain technology to introduce new insurance products.

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 35 seconds.

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.

Former sales broker at Allianz, Val 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. Val 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.