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VP, Business Development, Digital Partnerships at Aegon Asia BV
In her role at Aegon, Samita is focused on ecosystem based partnerships and new digital business models in insurance. Most recently, she was part of the Aviva team in HK that worked on the formation of a JV between Tencent, Hillhouse Capital and Aviva to form HK's first digital life insurer. Previously, she held several executive roles at MetLife, including Chief Distribution Officer of the MetLife HK business. In this role, she set up a digital business from the ground up, and launched HK's first online only life insurance product. She was also on the Board of Directors for both MetLife HK and BIDV MetLife Vietnam.
Samita also serves in an advisory capacity to several start-ups across Asia, including Prenetics Inc, which was named HK's hottest startup in 2017 by Hong Kong Business Magazine and recently completed a $40M series B fundraise led by Alibaba HK Entrepreneurs Fund. Samita holds an MBA from the Wharton Business School and an MA in Economics from The University of Virginia.