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InsurTech Player’s Health taps Everest Re’s Bajaj as CIO

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Digital risk management platform Player’s Health has recruited Everest Re data head Sandeep Bajaj as group chief information officer.

Bajaj, who is also joining the InsurTech’s executive team, will be responsible for leading Player Health’s information, data analytics and security, digital experience, technology and product development teams

Prior to joining Player’s Health, the executive worked at Everest Re for 11 years, most recently serving as Group Head of data analytics, automation and innovation.

Since 2017, Sandeep has served as an advisory board member at Customer Experience at Rutgers, an innovation education center focused on customer experience. He is also an advisory board member at The Institutes, a blockchain consortium for the insurance and reinsurance industry, a role he has held since 2019.

Player’s Health CEO Tyrre Burks said in a statement: “I am delighted to be able to welcome someone of Sandeep’s caliber to Player’s Health. He brings a wealth of experience in the insurance and reinsurance industries, a track record of success, and a deep understanding of innovation, with a focus on data and security, to the business. I look forward to working with Sandeep as Player’s Health continues on its growth trajectory.”

Bajaj called Player’s Health “a dynamic, mission-driven organization focused on delivering a safer environment for athletes to play the sports that they love”, and said he aims to contribute to its next phase of growth.

Player’s Health is a Minneapolis-based MGU that uses specialist software to help sporting leagues and clubs manage injuries and the player rehabilitation process. The company is backed by Greenlight Re and RPM and has spent the last year beefing up its ranks with industry veterans, including bringing on former Hallmark Financial CEO Naveen Anand to serve as its president in June.

Last month, it named industry veteran Jennifer Urmston Lowe as head of business development.

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