Guidewire Names Mohammed Anzy as Managing Director for India

The cloud development executive will spearhead insurance product innovation in the heart of India’s most prominent technology hub. 

(Mohammed Anzy as Vice President and Managing Director, Guidewire India. Source: Guidewire.)

Guidewire (San Mateo, Calif.) has announced the appointment of Mohammed Anzy as Vice President (VP) of Engineering and Managing Director of Guidewire India. Anzy is the former Chief Operating Officer (COO) of SAP Labs in India, SAP’s (Walldorf, Germany) largest R&D center outside Germany. He will lead operations as well as engineering execution in Guidewire’s development centers in Bengaluru and Chennai, reporting to Chief Product Development Officer Diego Devalle, according to a Guidewire statement.

During a 16-year career at SAP, Anzy took on increasingly responsible roles in development, consulting, entrepreneurship, and strategic management, the Guidewire statement reports. During his tenure, SAP saw significant growth and expansion in India, and establishing the firm as one of the top places to work in the country. Anzy has been an active participant in many business and technology forums as well as an inspirational thought leader on driving open innovation ecosystems, Guidewire says.. Anzy holds a Bachelor of Technology from the National Institute of Technology Calicut, as well as an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode.

Diego Devalle, Chief Product Development Officer, Guidewire.

“Anzy is a key addition to our leadership team, and his business and technical expertise will be invaluable to achieving our objectives,” comments Diego Devalle, Chief Product Development Officer. “He is joining us at a pivotal time for our growth in India, and will play an essential role in instilling a vision for our Bengaluru and Chennai development teams, shaping the strategic direction, and ensuring operational excellence that contributes to the overall success of Guidewire.”

“I am excited to be a part of Guidewire and contribute to a company dedicated to maintaining its position as a leader in the insurance market,” comments Anzy. “Guidewire offers the perfect platform for driving innovation and flexibility, enabling our teams and customers to push the limits of value-focused insurance technology development.”

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Anthony R. O’Donnell // Anthony O'Donnell is Executive Editor of Insurance Innovation Reporter. For nearly two decades, he has been an observer and commentator on the use of information technology in the insurance industry, following industry trends and writing about the use of IT across all sectors of the insurance industry. He can be reached at or (503) 936-2803.

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