Become a microinsurance master.

“a truly transformative accelerator”

Accelerator part 1: Two-week immersion

2023 dates to be confirmed

Gain an insider perspective of a microinsurance champion

You spend two weeks camped out Pioneer Insurance in the Phillipines, one of the world’s leading microinsurers. You will

Gain an insider perspective of a microinsurance champion
programme starting from the client

It starts from the client

"You’ve got to start with the customer experience and work back to the solution, not the other way around."

Adapted from Steve Jobs

Overview of the immersion programme

  • Growth hacking & performance monitoring
  • Microinsurance stakeholders: investors and regulation
  • Project presentation to the host’s leadership & the way forward

Accelerator part 2: three months of mentoring

Following the two-week immersion


Accelerate your business with guidance from
industry leaders

The important second step of the accelerator are eight online mentoring sessions in the three months after the immersion.

Accelerator part 3: Alumni network

For life

“We now have a direct connection with like-minded organisations and some of the greatest industry leaders. That’s priceless.”


Our alumni already include 74 CEOs and microinsurance champions from 31 countries, representing: 

Intermediaries & Insurtechs
programme who will be attending

Who should join the accelerator?

“A diverse mix of voices leads to better discussions, decisions, and outcomes for everyone.”

Sundar Pichai, CEO, Google

Who delivers the programme?

The accelerator is guided by a host, a facilitator, and coaches – all of whom have impressive track records in the microinsurance sector. 

Your host: Pioneer Insurance

As the leading microinsurer in the Philippines, Pioneer Microinsurance develops both life and non-life products. The company formed a remarkable joint venture with CARD MRI, the largest MFI in the country. Card Pioneer is the first microinsurance company in the Philippines to specifically address the calamity, agriculture, and income-loss insurance needs of the low-income population. Pioneer Microinsurance records over 20 million enrolments. Pioneer Microinsurance got recognised by CGAP for its immersion visits to its clients. Client discovery helps the company to test and improve its microinsurance offering. One of the keys to its success is paying claims rapidly – half of them within 2 days! We camp out in their offices in the Philippines for two weeks, going behind the scenes and out of the office to experience first-hand their successful microinsurance recipe.
Pioneer Your Insurance
Bert Opdebeeck Microinsurance Master facilitator

Your facilitator: Bert Opdebeeck

Bert Opdebeeck will be your key contact and guide during training:

Your mentors

Microinsurance Master works with seasoned leaders in the sector. The wealth of experience that they bring will ensure your mentoring needs are amply met. 

Industry experts who have mentored our participants include:

Michael McCord

Michael J. McCord

Managing Director of the
MicroInsurance Centre at Milliman

Geric Laude

Geric Laude

Head of Non-Life Retail at Pioneer Insurance

Afua Boahemaa Donkor

Afua Donkor

Founder AssureAdvisors Ltd,
former CEO of Star Microinsurance Ghana

Richard Leftley

Richard Leftley

Executive Vice President MIC Global,
former Founder of MicroEnsure

The supporting partners

The Microinsurance Master programme is created in partnership with:

When does it start?

Microinsurance Master runs once a year.

The start date of the 2023 edition has yet to be confirmed.  The programme will start with a two-week immersion, followed by eight mentoring sessions in the three months thereafter. 

What is the investment to join?

The investment to join the accelerator in 2022 was 11,950 US Dollar.

What’s included?

What’s not included?

Join with a unique Return on Investment guarantee

For organisations that cannot pay the full investment upfront, we have developed a unique Return on Investment guarantee:

Note that there is limited availability for this guarantee and it is subject to approval.

What happens next?

Apply now to join Microinsurance Master in 2023 There are only 20 seats, and several have already been confirmed. 

The application process is simple:

  • The microinsurance agenda of your organisation
  • Your profile
  • Your motivations for applying
  • Your potential group fit
  • Any conflict of interests with the host organisation, Pioneer Insurance
  • Submission date: Places will be awarded on a first come first serve basis. We will choose a diverse group, so the sooner you apply the better your chance of approval.

"The key is not to prioritise what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities."

Stephen R. Covey