Dean Gulzar appointed as head of insurance at NTT DATA UK

Hired to lead the insurance team at NTT DATA UK, Gulzar will drive new client acquisition within this sector, as well as looking to further growth.

A former Royal Navy officer, Gulzar most recently served as commercial director at Zirra Group for three years, and has worked in the financial services and insurance industries for over 20 years.

Much of his career has been spent as an executive at consulting firms Deloitte and PwC. At PwC, Gulzar was a partner in the US advisory business, leading part of its insurance business out of Chicago from 2010 until 2014.

At Deloitte, Gulzar worked with clients in insurance, and prior to that, he led the EMEA & APAC insurance business at Genpact.

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“The first thing that struck me about NTT DATA was that its company values very much align to my own,” said new NTT DATA UK head of insurance Gulzar. “It focuses on building the right culture to help its people thrive, champions diversity and inclusion, and believes in business based on people rather than processes.

“This year has been challenging for the insurance sector. It has reminded us of fast-changing nature of risk, and the need to be nimble and act quickly. The good news is that technology has a huge part to play in future success in this industry.

“It enables our insurance clients to be agile in times of change, and it allows us to innovate so our clients stay ahead of the competition. I’m excited to help NTT DATA further build its offering, and to continue to partner with our clients to ensure they achieve their business goals.”

Simon Williams, CEO of NTT DATA UK, commented: “It is a pleasure to welcome Dean to NTT DATA UK. His wealth of experience will prove invaluable as we continue our growth within insurance, expanding our offerings for the sector under his lead.

“Our deep-rooted heritage in accelerating innovation is affirmed by our client base of global insurance companies with whom we pride ourselves on building long-term partnerships.”