Co-founder and Partner
Dr. Jim Roth co-founded LeapFrog Investments, a profit-with-purpose fund manager which invests in high-growth financial services companies in Africa and Asia. Jim leads LeapFrog’s work in South Asia as well as the firm’s Europe office.
Jim is a leading expert in the global mass-market insurance sector, and a pioneer of commercial microinsurance. Formerly Vice President of The Microinsurance Centre, Jim was also ILO Chief Technical Advisor on microinsurance in India, and has acted as a consultant to multinational insurance companies such as AIG and Allianz and banks such KFW and ADB. He sourced and led one of LeapFrog’s largest investments, into Shriram CCL, a distributor of low-cost financial services including insurance, savings, and investment products for the emerging Indian consumer.