Dr. Upendra Belhe, President, Belhe analytics advisory
Dr. Upendra Belhe leverages his 25+ years of experience in data and advanced analytics to advise businesses on how to drive business outcomes through data driven insights. He recently served as Global Chief Data and Analytics Officer at Gen Re, a Berkshire Hathaway company. Upendra joined Gen Re from Chubb Insurance, where in the newly defined role of Chief Analytics Office, he led the Global Strategic Analytics agenda for the world's largest publicly traded Property & Casualty insurance company.
Prior to joining Chubb, Dr. Belhe was a National Director of Information Analytics Practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he helped clients design and execute their most critical business decisions based on the appropriate use of data and analytics. Prior to PwC, Upendra led the insurance analytics group at the Hartford Financial Group, where he helped business areas leverage internal as well as external data to create actionable business insights. Upendra was a repeat recipient of the Hartford Chairman’s inventor recognition award.
Dr. Belhe is particularly passionate about driving business outcomes through cross-pollination of data and insights across the enterprise. Upendra’s expertise in solving complex business problems leveraging multiple computational and statistical techniques has allowed him to serve as an analytics leader for more than twenty years. He has built and mentored analytics teams across the geographies from ground up. He continues to leverage his core competency in guiding interdisciplinary teams to drive actionable business insights with the use of advanced statistical and predictive modeling methods, optimization and machine learning techniques.
Upendra holds a Ph.D. in Operations Research from the University of Iowa and has published in several international journals.