Media release

RDT hires leading product strategist

Insurance technology specialist RDT has enhanced its senior management team with the appointment of award-winning product and marketing leader Shahin Amir-Ebrahimi as its new group product owner.

Shahin, who has more than 20 years’ experience in insurance, will be responsible for shaping RDT’s product strategy and managing its product roadmap, ensuring that the company’s products are in line with its clients’ requirements.

He said: ‘I wanted to take the skills I’ve been honing as a change catalyst and work for a company for whom innovation is their life’s blood, in their DNA. RDT definitely fits that mould.’

Shahin spent 17 years at RSA working in a number of roles, including head of proposition development and innovation. While there he was a finalist at the UK Platinum Awards and was recognised as a top five per cent performer in the insurer’s UK business. More recently Shahin was EMEA regional head of product development for AIG, where he was accountable for the product development lifecycle across more than 20 countries. While in that role he also led a number of insurtech-based initiatives, creating prototypes that used artificial intelligence to improve efficiency and customer experiences.

He added: ‘RDT is a deliberate departure from the large corporates I’ve worked for in the past – technology is a big passion in my life. Driving change in a large business was a learning curve for me but I often found the speed to market to be a challenge. RDT, with its entrepreneurial leadership team and fully agile business model, will be an exciting new chapter.

‘I want to lay out a five-year growth strategy for RDT and change our product road map into something that’s going to excite the marketplace, help us win new clients and grow our business substantially.’

RDT CEO Mark Bates said: ‘Innovation has always been one of RDT’s primary drivers. I’m delighted to have Shahin’s expertise and experience in delivering cutting edge solutions in the insuretech space to help move our platform forward.
Shahin will be a key member of the board and I look forward to working with him in delivering further value to our customers.’