Insurance veteran Albert Zhou joins Corvus Insurance as chief risk officer


Corvus Insurance, a top-tier cyber underwriting company, fuelled by an innovative AI-driven cyber risk platform, today proudly announces Albert Zhou as its chief risk officer.

Zhou, a seasoned professional with more than 12 years of multifaceted insurance experience, reports to Prashanth Gangu, the president of Corvus Insurance, and becomes a vital part of the leadership team.

Corvus Insurance said it is making significant strides in making the world a safer place through innovative insurance products and digital tools designed to reduce risk, amplify transparency, and strengthen resilience. Its specialty insurance offerings, powered by advanced data science, include Smart Cyber Insurance® and Smart Tech E+O™.

Albert Zhou, the newly appointed chief risk officer at Corvus Insurance, is a distinguished industry veteran with profound expertise in actuarial, risk, and analytics. His career highlights include the founding of Toyl Ventures, a digital assets arbitrage trading firm, and a successful tenure at Third Point Re and SiriusPoint. Zhou’s role at Corvus will be pivotal in implementing industry-leading risk and actuarial practices, overseeing various facets such as pricing, reserving, systemic risk modelling, risk accumulation, and aggregation.

Prior to his engagement with Corvus, Zhou held the position of chief actuarial & analytics officer at SynchronoSure, a budding commercial MGA. He also led the U.S. actuarial team at Third Point Re and SiriusPoint, handling pricing, reserving, capital modelling, and risk management. Zhou began his career as an actuarial consultant at Ernst & Young and holds the title of Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society.

Prashanth Gangu, president of Corvus Insurance, warmly welcomed Zhou stating, “Albert’s deep experience and leadership will be instrumental in advancing Corvus’s industry leading approach to managing cyber risks on our journey to be the dominant cyber insurance player.” Echoing these sentiments, Zhou commented, “I was drawn to Corvus because of its strong underwriting results, which are enabled by an innovative and collaborative culture consisting of top-tier talent from both technology and insurance backgrounds.”

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