Duck Creek taps industry veteran as part of European expansion strategy

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Duck Creek taps industry veteran as part of European expansion strategy

Duck Creek Technologies has announced the appointment of Juan Antonio Costa as country manager for Spain and Portugal. Costa will be based in the company’s newly opened Madrid office. His appointment is part of Duck Creek’s strategic European expansion plans and investment in the Spanish and Portuguese market. The Madrid office joins the company’s development office in Barcelona.

Costa has more than 20 years of experience in the insurance industry. Prior to joining Duck Creek, he served as sales director at Swiss insurtech weFox and spearheaded that company’s launch in the Spanish market. He holds a degree in business administration from Universidad San Pablo-CEU, several postgraduate degrees from IESE and HEC, and an executive MBA in business administration from IE.

“After decades of working in many areas of the insurance industry, including insurance distribution and its various channels – both traditional and digital – managing operations for P&C technology companies, as well as leading numerous consulting projects aimed at managing innovation and improving the efficiency of operations, I have managed to build a solid, 360-degree vision of the market,” Costa said. “Paradigms are changing in products, channels, customer experiences, response times and flexibility. To meet this need, technology should be a catalyst and not the bottleneck that it often is. That is why Duck Creek is a key partner in helping insurance companies in their digital transformation processes and enabling them to exceed the expectations set by their stakeholders. Spain and Portugal are key markets to Duck Creek, and we are committed to success in both. I am proud to be able to make this happen as soon as possible.”

“We are very excited to have Juan join our team in Iberia; his knowledge of the marketplace and deep business experience makes him an excellent addition to lead our local expansion efforts,” added Ben Patrick, managing director for Europe at Duck Creek.