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Arthur Ozeki
Chief Executive Officer
RGA Japan

Arthur Ozeki, Chief Executive Officer of RGA Reinsurance Company Japan Branch, has nearly 30 years’ of experience in international financial services, and for over 20 years he has led mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and banking teams for global investment banks in Japan. He has advised many leading Japanese and multinational institutions on highly strategic and transformational transactions, particularly in the automotive, industrial, healthcare and financial services sectors. He joined RGA in 2016.

Prior to joining RGA, Arthur was with the Macquarie Group for 8 years, initially as Head of Macquarie Capital, and subsequently served in several roles including Country Head, Branch Manager, and Chairman. During this period, he oversaw the development of Macquarie’s business in Japan across multiple areas, including investment banking, capital-raising and principal investments while also serving on several boards of Macquarie-led investments in Japan.

In addition, Arthur has held senior positions at UBS Securities Japan, including Managing Director and Co-Head of the Japan M&A/Advisory Group. From 2001 to 2004 he was Managing Director and Representative Director/CEO of Lazard Freres’ Japanese operations. Arthur began his career in Japan when he transferred from New York with J.P. Morgan and founded its M&A practice in Tokyo in 1994, leading the group until his departure in 2001 at which time he was Managing Director, Head of M&A/Advisory, and Chief Operating Officer of Investment Banking.

Arthur received a B.S. in computer science and engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business.
Jaqui Wassenaar
Chief Marketing Officer

RGA Japan

In her role as Chief Marketing Officer, Jaqui leads all aspects of marketing for RGA’s Japan branch, focusing on helping clients succeed by identifying opportunities. Jaqui joined the Japan office in 2015 after seven years as Client Solutions Actuary at RGA Reinsurance Company of South Africa Limited, where she was recognized in industry surveys as one of the top business development managers in the country.
Jaqui has 15 years of combined life insurance and life reinsurance experience. Prior to joining RGA she worked for Momentum Collective Benefits on the actuarial pricing team, focusing on group life pricing, basis development and HIV/AIDS modelling. Before that she worked for Sanlam Consultants and Actuaries.
Jaqui received a Bachelor of Commerce degree in actuarial science from the University of Stellenbosch. She is a Fellow of the Actuarial Society of South Africa (FASSA), for which she has served various committee roles.

Gordon Garfield
Chief Pricing
Yuko Oshima
Senior Vice President
Public Relations
Akira Sakamoto
Vice President and
Chief Underwriter
Yasuhisa Watanabe
Vice President and 
Chief Financial Officer