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The 57th International Insurance Society Global Insurance Forum to Feature RGA'S Leaders of Tomorrow Program

Insurance industry's rising stars selected to participate in the 2021 RGA Leaders of Tomorrow program  

New York, July 21, 2021 

The 57th International Insurance Society (IIS) Global Insurance Forum is taking place virtually on Sept. 27-29, bringing together insurance executives and thought leaders from across the world to discuss how the industry can drive a sustainable global recovery. Through the RGA Leaders of Tomorrow program, the Global Insurance Forum will showcase rising stars who are poised to lead the industry into the future. 

Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated (RGA), a leading global life and health reinsurer, is a 2021 Global Insurance Forum Gold partner and the sponsor of the RGA Leaders of Tomorrow program. The program is designed to support a leadership trajectory for a select group of insurance professionals in an effort to attract and motivate key talent. Through mentorship from senior executives and access to their cross-sector networks, the program stimulates creative thinking on strategic issues, provides opportunities for deeper engagement across core business functions, and expands global peer connections. 

"Developing future leaders is a key focus across the global insurance industry, so it is our responsibility to invest in talent," said Josh Landau, President of IIS. He adds, "recognizing this as a priority for our entire industry, we’re proud to partner with RGA on the RGA Leaders of Tomorrow program, which nurtures and distinguishes those who have been identified as the industry’s most promising professionals."

As part of the program, mentees publish and present original papers during a private session at the conference. While all candidates are considered future leaders, one candidate will be selected for the RGA Leaders of Tomorrow Award, and a select group of three candidates will be featured on a panel focusing on “Insights from Future Leaders on Industry Challenges and Opportunities” at the 2021 Global Insurance Forum before an audience of global industry executives.

Beyond the RGA Leaders of Tomorrow program, the 2021 Global Insurance Forum will feature 40-plus leading influencers from across the industry who will present their views on the impact of technology and innovation on strategic growth and sustainable development while "Powering Recovery."

For more information on the Global Insurance Forum or to register, please visit Registration is free and open to all insurance professionals. 


RGA Leaders of Tomorrow  - Class of 2021:

Jade Baggs
Health Claims and Health Claims Cost Containment Lead
AXA Group

Abby Canfield
Head of Experience Execution & Business Architecture

Cormac Galvin
SVP, Business Development, UK & Ireland
RGA UK Services Limited

Joanna Kendagor
Head of Trade Operations
Milliman Financial Risk Management LLC

Mathieu Charest
Vice President, Individual Insurance Risk Management and Deputy Head,
Global Product and Insurance Risk Management

Praveen Menon
Chief People Officer
IndiaFirst Life Insurance Company Limited

Michelle Palmer
Director of IT Operations and Delivery
The Institutes

Lars Schmid
P&C Actuary, specialized in Enterprise Risk Management, Reinsurance and Catastrophe Modelling
Tokiomarine Kiln

Na Re Seo
New Market Strategy Manager
Kyobo Life Insurance Co., Ltd.

Rebecca Tan
Chief Distribution and Marketing Officer
Generali Life (Hong Kong) Limited

Martinos Yiorkas
Executive Director, Leads the Actuarial & Financial Analytics team in EMEA W/S
Willis Re International

About International Insurance Society
IIS serves as the inclusive voice of the industry, providing a platform for both private and public stakeholders to promote resilience, drive innovation, and stimulate the development of markets.  The IIS membership is diverse and inclusive, with members hailing from mature and emerging markets representing all sectors of the re/insurance industry, academics, regulators and policymakers.  As a non-advocative organization, the IIS serves as a neutral platform for active collaboration and examination of issues that shape the future of the global insurance industry. Its signature annual event, the Global Insurance Forum, is considered the premier industry conference and is attended by 500+ insurance leaders from around the globe.

Founded in 1965, the IIS is a 501(c) 3 not for profit organization based in New York, NY.  IIS is an affiliate of The Institutes.

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For further information contact:

Colleen McKenna Tucker
Executive Director 
International Insurance Society
Tel.: +1 212 277 5164