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Anna Manning
Anna Manning
FSA, FCIA
President and
Chief Executive Officer

Reinsurance Group of
America, Incorporated

Anna Manning is President and Chief Executive Officer of Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated (RGA). She assumed the role of CEO on January 1, 2017, and of President in December 2015. Anna is also a member of RGA’s Board of Directors.

Anna first joined RGA in 2007. From 2008 until 2011, she served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for RGA’s International Division. In 2011 she was named Executive Vice President and Head of U.S. Markets and later assumed responsibility for RGA’s Mexican and Latin American markets as well. In 2014 Anna was named Senior Executive Vice President, Global Structured Solutions, with responsibility for leading RGA’s transactional businesses.

Anna has more than three decades of leadership experience in the insurance industry. Before coming to RGA, Anna spent nearly two decades with the Toronto office of Towers Perrin’s Tillinghast insurance consulting practice, where she provided consulting services to the insurance industry in mergers and acquisitions, value-added performance measurement, product development, and financial reporting.

Anna is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA) and of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (FCIA). She received a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree in Actuarial Science from the University of Toronto. 

Alain Neemeh
Alain P. Néemeh
CPA, CA
Senior Executive Vice President
Chief Operating Officer
Reinsurance Group of
America, Incorporated

Since 2015, Alain Néemeh has been Senior Executive Vice President of Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated (RGA), responsible for RGA’s global life and health insurance business. In 2017, he was named Chief Operating Officer. He has served on RGA’s Executive Committee since 2005.

Alain joined RGA Life Reinsurance Company of Canada (RGA Canada) in 1997 after eight years at KPMG. In 1998, he became its Chief Financial Officer, gradually taking on increasing operational responsibilities until, in 2004, he was named RGA Canada’s President and Chief Executive Officer. In 2012, prior to taking his current role, Alain assumed additional responsibility for RGA’s Australian operations and became RGA’s Executive Vice-President, Australia and Canada. 

Alain received his Bachelor of Commerce (B. Comm.) degree with a concentration in accounting and a Graduate Diploma in public accountancy from McGill University in Montreal. He is past Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (CLHIA), the industry association counting 99% of Canada’s life and health insurance companies as members.

Todd Larson
​Todd C. Larson
Senior Executive Vice President
and Chief Financial Officer
Reinsurance Group of
America, Incorporated

Todd C. Larson is Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated (RGA). Named to this post in May 2016, he is responsible for RGA’s financial and capital management as well as for its financial reporting functions. These functions include: oversight of enterprise financial management and controls; capital market issuances by the company; development and submission of all filings required by the Securities and Exchange Commission and other regulatory bodies; and communication of corporate and financial information to the rating and investment communities. He is a member of RGA’s Executive Committee.

Previously, Todd was Executive Vice President, Chief Risk Officer of RGA, a role that incorporated management of RGA’s global enterprise risk and corporate pricing oversight. Prior to that, he was Executive Vice President, Corporate Finance and Treasurer, responsible for coordinating external reporting, management of financial reporting for RGA’s various operating segments and subsidiaries, and RGA’s capital management, and treasury functions.

Todd joined RGA in 1995 as Vice President and Controller. Previously, he was Assistant Controller for Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company. He started his career with KPMG Peat Marwick LLP in Chicago, where he was a senior manager in the audit practice.
 
Todd received his Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in accountancy from Northern Illinois University. 
Dennis Barnes
Dennis Barnes, Jr.

Chief Executive Officer
RGAx

 

Dennis Barnes, Jr. is Chief Executive Officer of RGAx, the innovation accelerator of Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated (RGA). He is responsible for global leadership of RGAx and is a member of RGA’s Executive Committee.

Dennis comes to RGAx with more than two decades of experience as an entrepreneur and innovator in insurance direct marketing. His company Marketing Direct, Inc. (MDI), an integrated healthcare marketing services company which he founded in 1997, was acquired in 2010 by WPP, the world’s largest provider of marketing and communication services. There, he was president of Wunderman St. Louis and Chief Client Officer of Wunderman Health, a digital agency for life insurance, pharmaceutical, medical devices and other health and wellness verticals.

He earned his Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree from the University of Missouri – Columbia, and holds a certificate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Birthing of Giants program, which focuses on entrepreneurial development. Dennis’ awards include international recognition from Ernst & Young as the Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year and local recognition from the St. Louis Chapter of the Direct Marketing Association as Direct Marketer of the Year.

Dennis currently serves on the University of Missouri Strategic Development Board and as Vice President of the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA). He was previously president of the St Louis Chapter of the Young Entrepreneurs Organization (YEO) and a member of the Board of Directors of The Magic House, St. Louis’ children’s museum. An author and speaker, Dennis has been featured in Inc. Magazine, St. Louis Commerce Magazine, Fast Forward, St. Louis Business Journal and St. Louis Small Business Monthly.

Gay Burns
Gay Burns
Executive Vice President
Chief Human Resources Officer
Reinsurance Group of
America, Incorporated

Gay Burns is Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer for Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated (RGA). She is responsible for all of RGA’s global human resource strategies, including organization design, workforce and succession planning, talent acquisition and development, compensation and benefits, and change management. She is also a member of RGA’s Executive Committee.

Gay was hired in 2011 to create and develop global human resources strategies and capabilities to support RGA’s future growth and development. She has more than 15 years of global experience in reinsurance and financial services human resource management. Prior to joining RGA, she was with Swiss Re, where she was Managing Director, Talent Development and previously Managing Director, Global HR Operations. Before then, she was a human resources executive with Employer’s Reinsurance Corporation, a General Electric subsidiary. She also held several human resources positions during her 17 years in GE Capital’s credit card and vehicle leasing businesses and in GE’s Six Sigma organization. She is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt.

Gay received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.) degree from Missouri Southern State University, and her Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree from Webster University in Missouri. In 2013, she was recognized by the St. Louis Business Journal as one of St. Louis’s “25 Most Influential Business Women.” Since moving to St. Louis, she has become an active member of the local business community. She is a member of the Board of Directors and the Governance Committee Chair for FOCUS St. Louis, a member of the Board of Trustees for Webster University, a member of the Immigration & Innovation Steering Committee of the St. Louis Mosaic Project, and a member of the United Way of St. Louis’s de Tocqueville Society and Women’s Leadership Society. 

Scott Cochran
Scott D. Cochran

FSA, MAAA, CERA
Executive Vice President
Global Acquisitions
Reinsurance Group of
America, Incorporated

 

 
Scott Cochran is an Executive Vice President of Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated, and a member of RGA’s Executive Council. He is responsible for the oversight of RGA’s Global Acquisitions team, which provides support for risk, capital and strategic needs to clients across all of RGA’s markets.

Scott first joined RGA in early 2005, and until January 2011, was responsible globally for enterprise risk management and various actuarial areas at RGA. Until January 2011, he was also RGA’s Chief Risk Officer, and until April 2013, was also responsible for oversight of RGA’s Global Financial Solutions team.

He has more than 20 years of experience with a range of insurance and reinsurance markets and product lines. Prior to joining RGA, Scott served in numerous product development and management roles for CNA/Swiss Re and other organizations.

Scott is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA), a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries (MAAA), and a Chartered Enterprise Risk Analyst (CERA). He received his Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in actuarial science from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, and his M.B.A. from the Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis. 
Hutton_Bill
​William L. Hutton
Executive Vice President
General Counsel and Secretary
Reinsurance Group of
America, Incorporated

Bill Hutton is Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated. He is responsible for legal services provided throughout the RGA enterprise.

Bill has been advising RGA on legal matters since 1998 and became General Counsel in 2011. In addition to his role as the company’s securities, finance and corporate governance counsel, he had significant roles in RGA’s successful separation from MetLife in 2008 and the acquisition of ING’s Group Reinsurance business in 2009. Prior to joining RGA, Bill was in private practice with two law firms in St. Louis, Missouri.

He holds a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Southern Illinois University School of Law and a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in finance from Eastern Illinois University. He is a member of the bar in both Missouri and Illinois.
 
Laughlin_John
​John P. Laughlin
Executive Vice President

Global Financial Solutions
RGA
President
RGA Financial Group, L.L.C.

 

 

John P. Laughlin is Executive Vice President of Global Financial Solutions (GFS), a unit of RGA, and President of RGA Financial Group, L.L.C., a subsidiary of RGA. He is also a member of RGA’s Executive Committee.

The GFS unit is responsible for all of RGA’s financial reinsurance, asset-intensive reinsurance and bulk longevity business worldwide. GFS works closely with RGA offices around the world to create customized reinsurance solutions for annuities and other interest-sensitive products, and to support client capital needs for life, health and annuity products.

John came to RGA in 1995 when the company acquired the joint venture that ultimately became RGA Financial Group, L.L.C. RGA Financial, the unit where RGA’s broker-generated business is also housed, became a full subsidiary of RGA Reinsurance Company in 2000.

He began his insurance career with Liberty Financial Management. In 1979, he joined ITT Financial Corporation, and in 1983 began developing its financial reinsurance market. By 1985, ITT Financial was the largest provider of financial reinsurance in the United States.

John received his Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in business administration and accounting from the University of Missouri – Columbia, and his Master of Science (M.S.) degree in finance from St. Louis University.

Timothy Matson
​Timothy Matson
CFA
Executive Vice President
Chief Investment Officer
Reinsurance Group of
America, Incorporated
Timothy Matson is Executive Vice President, Chief Investment Officer for Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated (RGA). He is responsible for directing RGA’s investment policy and strategy, and for managing the company’s global asset portfolio. He is a member of RGA’s Executive Committee.

Tim has more than two decades of investment experience with insurance general accounts, mutual funds, and third-party separate accounts across a wide range of asset classes. Before joining RGA in August 2014, he held investment management positions with Aetna and ING in both the U.S. and Asia. Most recently, he was the Chief Investment Officer of Cathay Conning Asset Management (CCAM), a joint venture based in Hong Kong.

He received a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree from Cornell University’s College of Arts and Sciences, and an M.B.A. from Cornell University’s S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).
Porter_Jonathan
Jonathan Porter
FSA, FCIA
Executive Vice President
Global Chief Risk Officer

Reinsurance Group of
America, Incorporated
Jonathan Porter is Executive Vice President and Global Chief Risk Officer for Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated (RGA), a role that incorporates both management of RGA’s global enterprise risk management and corporate pricing oversight. He has deep insights into RGA’s global business, having previously served as Chief Pricing Actuary of International Markets, and more recently as Senior Vice President, Global Analytics and In-Force Management, which he continues to lead. He is also a member of RGA’s Executive Committee.  

Before joining RGA in 2008, Jonathan worked for Manulife Financial for almost 15 years, where his last position was Chief Financial Officer, U.S. Life Insurance.

Jonathan received a Bachelor of Mathematics degree from the University of Waterloo. He is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA) and a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (FCIA).