Wenli Yuan is a senior analyst in Celent’s Asian Financial Services Group and is based in Hong Kong. Ms. Yuan’s area of expertise lies in the insurance industry in the Asia-Pacific region. She is a leading analyst on insurance business and technology strategy in Asia and the author of many of Celent’s reports on Asia-Pacific insurance. Her research covers Asia-Pacific insurance policy administration system vendor evaluation, CIO survey on IT spending, insurance distribution, pension, and case studies of insurers’ effective usage of technology in the Asia-Pacific region.
Ms. Yuan’s comments on Asia insurance and technology topics have appeared in Wall Street and Technology, A.M. Best, China Economic Review, gtnews, Business Line, CardLine Global, and South China Morning Post. She is a frequent presenter at industry events.
Prior to joining Celent, Ms. Yuan worked as a business analyst in the insurance department of Hisun Tech and Global InfoTech successively. In these roles, she analyzed information technology requirements in the China market and researched insurance systems provided by international vendors. She was also responsible for managing the firm’s relations with international IT vendors, including product delivery.
Previously, Ms. Yuan worked in the e-business department of Taikang Life Insurance Company. She was responsible for planning and implementing agent service and policyowner service through the Web, as well as the design of the online insurance purchase process. Prior to this position, Ms. Yuan worked in Taikang Life’s sales department, obtaining her FLMI qualifications from LOMA during this period.
Ms. Yuan received her BS from Peking University. She is fluent in Chinese and English.