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Sawsan Eskander

Chief Innovation Officer

I am part of Praava's team because I share the same values and goals as the other team members: to provide all Bangladeshis with a high level of health care, no matter their circumstances.

Ms. Eskander is an actuary with several years of experience in the insurance industry, particularly in micro insurance. She has a Bachelor's degree in mathematics from Mount Holyoke College and a Master's degree in mathematics from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. She began her career at an economics consulting firm in New York City and then continued on to pursue an actuarial career, upon which she joined a reinsurance company in London. After moving to Bangladesh a few years ago, Ms. Eskander began developing a micro insurance program for a local microfinance institution. She continued her work on a variety of projects, which included developing agricultural insurance in Bangladesh through the IFC and World Bank, designing life insurance products for private life insurers, and conducting trainings on agricultural insurance in Uganda.