Astengo, with a robust background in SaaS platform-based businesses, aims to fortify Root’s presence in the UK, positioning it as the preferred platform for insurance businesses seeking digital expansion.
His prior roles include Head of Sales at Cloud Insurance and Chief Commercial Officer at SchemeServe Insurance Software. Root, which entered the UK market in 2023 and formed a strategic alliance with Connect by Admiral, is now led by Astengo in exploring further partnerships with insurers, retailers, banks, and telcos to offer its comprehensive technology solutions across the UK.
Louw Hopley, CEO and Founder, Root, said: “Bringing Alex in is really exciting for us. We waited for the right opportunity to enter the UK market and, now we have, Alex will spearhead our UK capabilities in terms of providing companies with the necessary building blocks to run a modern insurance programme. He brings a wealth of highly relevant market experience to our business and we are delighted to welcome him to the Root team.”
Alex Astengo, Country Manager UK, added: “I am delighted to join Root in what is an exciting time for the business as it seeks to expand its presence in the UK. My experience in working with SaaS platform-based businesses has taught me that the insurance industry is poised for – and in need of – change, and Root can play a significant role in bringing about meaningful and positive change for the benefit of companies and their customers.”