IIS honors co-authors of paper on digital insurance with Shin Award

By Son Ji-hyoung
  • Published : Jul 10, 2018 - 16:44
  • Updated : Jul 10, 2018 - 16:44

The International Insurance Society has selected co-authors of “Digital Agendas in the Insurance Industry: The Importance of Comprehensive Approaches” as the winners of Shin Research Excellence Award this year, according to Kyobo Life Insurance Tuesday.

Recipients of the annual award in 2018 are Alexander Bohnert and Albrecht Frizche, both professors at Friedrich-Alexander University in Germany, and Shirley Gregor, a professor at Australian National University. 

Kyobo Life Insurance Chief Executive Shin Chang-jae (left), professors at Friedrich-Alexander University Alexander Bohnert (second from left) and Albrecht Frizche (third from left), and ISS President and CEO Michael Morrissey pose at an awarding ceremony for Shin Research Excellence Award in Germany Monday. (Kyobo Life Insurance)
The prize was given during Global Insurance Forum 2018 held from Sunday through Wednesday at the InterContinental Hotel in Germany. Since 1997, the IIS has recognized over 60 academics in insurance with Shin Research Excellence Award.

Shin Research Excellence Award was named after Shin Yong-ho, founder of Seoul-based Kyobo Life Insurance and only Korean to be enshrined in Insurance Hall of Fame. Shin Chang-jae, eldest son of late Shin and chief executive of Kyobo Life, attended the forum in Berlin and the awarding ceremony.

By Son Ji-hyoung