Al Mele is the Senior Vice President of Underwriting Innovation for SCOR Global Life’s US market. In this role he is responsible for the traditional Facultative Underwriting team, the Velogica team and product (SCOR’s automated underwriting engine), the Data Analytics team (Data Science and Data Engineering) and the Agile Center of Excellence.
In this role he is passionate about providing servant leadership to self-directed teams in pursuit of a purpose-driven vision. He enjoys solving problems collaboratively and is experienced in bringing these skills to the life insurance market.
Al joined SCOR in 1999 as a programmer/analyst working on reinsurance administration systems. His drive, knowledge, leadership and client service have led to his success and earned him progressively more challenging roles at SCOR.
Before his promotion in 2019 to lead the Underwriting Innovation team, Al was overseeing the Velogica offering for SCOR. His involvement with Velogica started as the technical lead overseeing the development of the tool in 2004 and over the years has included operations, IT and business development responsibilities.
The Underwriting Innovation team at SCOR is a multi-disciplined team that is a driving force behind the company’s value-added services strategy.
Al is a graduate of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, a Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) and Certified Scrum Master (CSM).