– USA, CA – Hippo Enterprises, Inc., the high-growth insurtech group that’s transforming home insurance, today announced the appointment of Sandra Wijnberg to its board of directors as an independent director and will serve as its audit chair.
“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 CEO and co-founder, Assaf Wand. “Her insurance, financial services and public company experience complements our current board and will help us through our next phase of growth.”
About Sandra Wijnberg
Ms. Wijnberg brings experience in insurance, private equity, and board governance to Hippo. She currently serves as an 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.
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. Before that, Ms. Wijnberg was the CFO of Marsh & McLennan Companies, a global professional services firm. Previously, she was the 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 the 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: https://www.hippo.com/
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