Hippo, the high-growth insurtech group that’s transforming home insurance, announced today that Sandra Wijnberg has joined its board of directors as an independent director and will serve as its audit chair.
Ms. Wijnberg brings experience in insurance, private equity and board governance to Hippo. She currently serves as audit committee chair of Automatic Data Processing, Inc. and Cognizant Technology Solutions and is also a member of the board of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. She previously served on the boards of directors of Tyco International PLC and TE Connectivity Ltd.
“Sandra is an incredible fit for Hippo’s board and we’re honored to have her join us as we pursue our mission to transform the home insurance customer experience and this $100 billon industry,” said Assaf Wand, Hippo’s CEO and co-founder. “Her insurance, financial services and public company experience complements our current board and will help us through our next phase of growth.”
Ms. Wijnberg was a partner, chief administrative officer and member of the board of directors of Aquiline Holdings LLC, a registered investment advisory firm, investing in the global financial services and financial technology sector. Prior to that, Ms. Wijnberg was the chief financial officer of Marsh & McLennan Companies, a global professional services firm. Previously, she was treasurer and interim chief financial officer of YUM! Brands, Inc. and held senior financial management roles at PepsiCo, Inc.
“When industries force consumers to compromise, it creates opportunities for disruptive approaches,” said Wijnberg. “Home insurance companies have been asking customers to compromise for years. Hippo offers a transformative approach to home insurance by removing key friction points and focusing on improving the homeowner experience. The company is led by a first-class management team, works with a strong group of strategic partners and is backed by top-tier investors. I am excited to join the board and help drive Hippo’s success.”
Ms. Wijnberg earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from the University of California, Los Angeles and an M.B.A. from University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business.
Hippo Enterprises, Inc. is on a mission to transform home insurance for the modern household. The company brings homeowners closer to a modern home insurance experience with an efficient online purchase experience using trusted data sources, a smart home device kit included with eligible policies and more available coverage for possessions like appliances, electronics and home offices. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, with insurance products available to over 70 percent of homeowners in the U.S., Hippo Insurance Services is a licensed property casualty insurance agent with products underwritten by various insurance companies. For more information, including licensing information, visit www.hippo.com.