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A. Greig Woodring*
FSA
Director
Chief Executive Officer
Reinsurance Group of
America, Incorporated

Greig Woodring is Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated, and retired President of the company. Prior to assuming the role of President and Chief Executive Officer of RGA in 1993, Greig served as Executive Vice President of General American Life Insurance Company (now GenAmerica Financial L.L.C.), in charge of all reinsurance business. 

Greig joined General American in 1979 as an actuary, and assumed responsibility for General American’s reinsurance business in 1986. Before joining General American, he was an actuary at United Insurance Company in Chicago, Illinois. General American’s reinsurance division led to the formation of RGA. Greig led the company through its initial public offering in May 1993. Since then, after more than 20 years of his leadership, RGA has grown to become one of the world’s leading life reinsurers, with offices in 26 countries and revenues of $10.4 billion for the year ended December 31, 2015. 

Greig is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA) and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries (MAAA). He received a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in mathematics from the University of Michigan, a Master of Science (M.S.) in mathematics from the University of Illinois and an M.B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis. He serves as a director and officer of many RGA subsidiaries.
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Anna Manning*
FSA, FCIA
Director, President
Reinsurance Group of
America, Incorporated

Anna Manning is President and a Director of Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated. As President, she oversees RGA’s strategic planning and development, and also leads its transactional businesses, which include the company’s Global Financial Solutions and Global Acquisitions businesses, as well as its Global Analytics and In-Force Optimization team.
 
Throughout  2016, Anna will assume responsibilities held by RGA’s current Chief Executive Officer, Greig Woodring, preparing her for a full transition in January 2017 to the CEO role.
 
Prior to becoming President in December 2015, Anna was Senior Executive Vice President, Global Structured Solutions, overseeing the company’s transactional businesses. Previously, she held the role of Executive Vice President and Head of U.S. Markets since 2011, and later took on responsibility for Latin American markets as well. In that role, as Executive Vice President and Head of U.S. Markets and Latin American Markets, she was responsible for all RGA operations in the United States, Mexico and Latin America. From 2008 until 2011, Anna was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for RGA’s International Division, overseeing the division’s marketing, pricing, underwriting, claims and administration.
 
Anna, who joined RGA in 2007, has more than three decades of leadership experience in the insurance industry. Before coming to RGA, Anna spent 19 years with the Toronto office of Towers Perrin’s Tillinghast insurance consulting practice. 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. Anna has served as a member of the ACLI’s Financial Services Steering Committee and the ACLI’s Reinsurance Executive Roundtable Program Committee.

 
 
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​Donna H. Kinnaird*
Senior Executive
Vice President and 
Chief Operating Officer
Reinsurance Group of
America, Incorporated 

Donna H. Kinnaird, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated (RGA), leads RGA’s global and corporate functions, including Global Accounts. She is also responsible for initiatives aimed at new expansion opportunities. She is a member of RGA’s Executive Council.

Donna, who joined RGA in April 2012, has more than two decades of strategic leadership experience with major global life insurance organizations as well as a strong background in life insurance acquisitions. Before coming to RGA, she was President of Swiss Re Life and Health America Inc. and President and Chief Executive Officer of its Reassure America Life Insurance Company. She also has held Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer roles in life insurance companies.

She received a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in accounting from Indiana State University, and an M.B.A. from Butler University. Active with industry associations, Donna has served on the board of the American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI) and was Chairman of the ACLI’s Executive Round Table and Chairman of the ACLI’s Governance Committee. She also was a member of the ACLI’s CEO steering committees for Financial Services, Retirement and Security, and of its Executive Task Force on Global Solvency. Donna served on the board of LL Global (LIMRA/LOMA) and was Chairman of LL Global’s Audit Committee. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
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​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.

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. 
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Jack B. Lay*
Senior Executive Vice President
Reinsurance Group of
America, Incorporated

Jack B. Lay is Senior Executive Vice President of Reinsurance Group of America (RGA) and a member of RGA’s Executive Council.

For the past 22 years, Jack was RGA’s Chief Financial Officer, responsible for all aspects of financial and capital management, including overseeing RGA’s investment function for the past decade. Prior to joining RGA in 1994, he spent three years with General American Life Insurance Company after having served as a partner in the financial institutions practice of KPMG, in its St. Louis office.

Jack received his Bachelor of Science of Business Administration (B.S.B.A.) degree from the University of Missouri – Columbia.

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Alain P. Néemeh*
CPA, CA
Senior Executive Vice President
Global Life and Health Markets
Reinsurance Group of
America, Incorporated

Alain Néemeh, Senior Executive Vice President of Global Life and Health Markets, Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated (RGA), is responsible for RGA's traditional life and health business worldwide. He serves on RGA’s Executive Council.
 
Prior to his current role, Alain served for nine years as President and Chief Executive Officer of RGA Life Reinsurance Company of Canada (RGA Canada), a wholly-owned subsidiary of RGA. In addition, from 2012 to 2014, he was Executive Vice President, Australia and Canada, Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated, with executive responsibility for RGA's Australian operations.

Alain joined RGA Canada in 1997 after eight years at KPMG. He became RGA Canada’s Chief Financial Officer in 1998 and in 2001 its Executive Vice President, Operations and Chief Financial Officer.
 
Alain received his Bachelor of Commerce (B.Comm.) degree with a concentration in accountancy from McGill University in Montreal. He is a member of the Ordre des Comptables Professionnels Agréés du Québec and is a past Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (CLHIA), an industry association counting 99% of Canada’s life and health insurance companies as members.
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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. 
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​John P. Laughlin*
Executive Vice President

Global Financial Solutions
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 Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated. He is also a member of RGA’s Executive Council.

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.

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Allan E. O’ Bryant*
Executive Vice President,
Chief Corporate Officer

Reinsurance Group of
America, Incorporated 
Allan E. O’Bryant is Executive Vice President, Chief Corporate Officer, Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated (RGA). He is responsible for Global Legal Services, Information Technology, Strategy Management and operational efficiency efforts. Allan is also executive leader of several significant RGA organizational initiatives focused on strengthening the company’s infrastructure and supporting its continued expansion and development. He is a member of RGA’s Executive Council.

Previously, Allan was Head of Asia Markets, responsible for RGA’s business and marketing operations in Japan, Hong Kong, Korea, Taiwan, China, India, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines.

Allan has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining RGA in 2010, Allan was President and Chief Executive Officer of Yunzei Capital, L.L.C., a private equity firm based in both Seattle and Tokyo. He also served as a Senior Advisor to Lehman Brothers Inc. in Tokyo. Before then, he served as President of Aflac International Inc., Deputy Chief Financial Officer of Aflac, Inc., and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of several of Aflac’s international subsidiaries. Earlier in his career, he filled a variety of roles with KPMG and was a professor of Accounting and Finance at Sophia University in Tokyo.

He received a Masters of Accountancy degree from the Marriott School of Management, Brigham Young University, and a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Accounting, also from Brigham Young University.

Allan is Chair of the American Council of Life Insurers’ International Committee, Emeritus Chairman of the Board of Directors and a member of the Board of Trustees for the American School in Japan, and a member of the board of directors for Novinium Inc. He also is a member of: the Program on International Financial Systems at Harvard Law School; the President’s Leadership Council at Brigham Young University; the National Advisory Council of the Marriott School at Brigham Young University; the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan; and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
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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, change management, and process efficiency.

Gay was hired in 2011 to create and develop global human resources strategies, capabilities and functions to support RGA’s future growth and development. She has more than a decade of global experience in reinsurance and financial services human resource management. Prior to joining RGA, she was with Swiss Reinsurance, where she was Managing Director, Talent Development and previously Managing Director, Global HR Operations, and spent three years at the company’s Zurich (Switzerland) headquarters. Before then, she was a human resources executive with Employer’s Reinsurance Corporation, a General Electric subsidiary. She also held several human resources positions throughout 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 degree in business administration (B.S.B.A.) from Missouri Southern State University, and her Master of Business Administration degree (M.B.A.) from Webster University, in Missouri.
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​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.
 
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​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.

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).
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Robert M. Musen
FSA, MAAA
Executive Vice President and
Chief of Staff
RGA Reinsurance Company
As Executive Vice President and Chief of Staff of RGA Reinsurance Company, Robert Musen performs a multifaceted job that includes leading several of RGA’s corporate initiatives, both domestically and internationally.
 
Prior to joining RGA in 2000, Bob spent a quarter of a century with MetLife, where in his last assignment he was responsible for individual life pricing, valuation, profit analysis, investment management, underwriting management and expense analyses. Bob also led the teams working on the actuarial aspects of MetLife’s demutualization for its individual life and annuities businesses.
 
Bob received a Bachelor of Arts (A.B.) degree in mathematics from Princeton University and a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in statistics from Stanford University. He is an active member of the Society of Actuaries (SOA) and has chaired two examination committees. He has also been the SOA’s liaison to the Mathematical Association of America and has been the Vice-Chairperson of the SOA’s Committee on Career Encouragement. Bob is, in addition, a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries (MAAA), and recently served as Chairperson of the Academy’s Technology Committee.
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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.

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).
 
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Mark E. Showers
Executive Vice President and
Chief Information Officer
Reinsurance Group of
America, Incorporated 

Mark Showers is Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated (RGA). He has primary responsibility for the strategic direction of the company’s information technology resources, as well as the global operations of information technology functions on a day-to-day basis.

Prior to joining RGA in 2009, Mark spent more than 25 years at Monsanto Company in St. Louis, Missouri, in roles of increasing responsibility, retiring as Chief Information Officer.

Mark is an active member of the St. Louis business development community. He is Chairman of the St. Louis Coalition for Information Technology, a member of the Innovate St. Louis board, and serves on the CIO Advisory
Board of Sierra Ventures, a venture capital fund based in Silicon Valley.
He is also a member of several academic advisory boards, including the External Advisory Board for the McDonnell International Scholars Academy at Washington University in St. Louis and the External Advisory Board for the School of Business at Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville.

Mark holds undergraduate degrees in mathematics and chemistry from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, a Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in physical chemistry from Washington University in St. Louis, and an Executive M.B.A. from the John M. Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis. He has also received several honors: in 2007, he was named one of the Premier 100 Leaders in Information Technology by Computerworld magazine; in 2008, he was elected to the Alumni Hall of Fame at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville; and in 2010, he was named a 2010 Elite 8 insurance technology leader by Insurance & Technology magazine.

*Member of RGA Executive Council