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RGA Life Reinsurance Company of Canada

Leadership

Alka Gautam
Alka Gautam
MBA, CPA, CA
President and Chief Executive Officer
RGA Canada
Executive Vice President, Global Operations
Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated
Alka Gautam is an Executive Vice President, Global Operations of Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated (RGA) and serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of RGA Life Reinsurance Company of Canada (RGA Canada), a wholly-owned subsidiary of RGA. She is responsible for RGA’s Global Technology, Data & Analytics, Underwriting, Claims, Medical, Administration Operations, and Enterprise Program Management functions and leads all business activities for RGA Canada. She is a member of RGA’s Executive Committee.

Ms. Gautam joined RGA Canada in 2000 following 10 years with KPMG. She became RGA Canada’s Chief Financial Officer and Chief Risk Officer in 2006, was named its Chief Operating Officer in 2014, and in 2015 was named RGA Canada’s President and Chief Executive Officer.
 
Ms. Gautam received her Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) and M.B.A. degrees from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, and is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada.

Her long-term commitment to the re/insurance industry is reflected in her ongoing participation in several industry associations. Ms. Gautam is currently a member of the Board of Directors of LL Global for LIMRA and LOMA and Chair of its Membership Committee. She is a member and a past Chair 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. She is a past Chair of the Canadian Reinsurance Conference. Ms. Gautam is also a member of the Board of Directors of RGA International Reinsurance Company dac and of the RGA Foundation.
Mallette_Robert
Robert Mallette
Senior Vice President

Business Development
RGA Canada

Robert Mallette is Senior Vice President, Business Development, for RGA Life Reinsurance Company of Canada (RGA Canada). In this role, he leads the Mortality, Living Benefits, Longevity and Research functions for the individual and group reinsurance segments, and also leads the Business Development and Underwriting teams.

Robert’s 27-year career in life insurance spans eight countries on three continents, and includes both direct insurance and reinsurance. Prior to rejoining RGA in 2015 in a consultative capacity, he advised local and international insurance and reinsurance clients on a broad range of topics, including business, product, and marketing strategy, and product design for life insurance and critical illness, and was also the North American presence for the NMG Group.

Previously, he was with RGA Canada for eight years (1998-2006), during which he was responsible for client relationships, business development, traditional and non-traditional life reinsurance pricing, in several position that culminated in his being named Senior Vice President, Development. 

Robert’s Bachelor of Science in Mathematics is from L’Université de Montréal . He is a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries and a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (U.S.).

Elizabeth Boulanger
Elizabeth Boulanger
FCIA, FSA
Senior Vice President
Chief Financial Officer
RGA Canada
Elizabeth Boulanger is Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for RGA Life Reinsurance Company of Canada (RGA Canada). In this role, she leads the Finance, Corporate Actuarial, Administration, and Legal teams at RGA Canada and collaborates on the development of strategic and reinsurance solutions for our clients.

Since joining the company in 2007, Elizabeth has served in various roles, including Appointed Actuary and Chief Risk Officer. She has more than 30 years of experience in the life insurance industry, including nearly two decades in direct-to-consumer insurance.

Elizabeth received a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree from Laval University in Quebec City and is a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (FCIA) and of the Society of Actuaries (FSA). For many years, Elizabeth has volunteered on several professional and industry committees, including a term as the Vice-chair of the CIA Appointed/Valuation Actuary Committee. She is currently a member of the Canadian Actuarial Standards Board.
Jean-Pierre Cormier
Jean-Pierre Cormier
FCIA, FSA
Senior Vice President
Chief Pricing Actuary
RGA Canada
Jean-Pierre Cormier is Senior Vice President and Chief Pricing Actuary for RGA Life Reinsurance Company of Canada (RGA Canada). In this role, he leads the pricing and research functions at RGA Canada and collaborates across the organization to bring innovative and effective reinsurance solutions to RGA’s clients.

Jean-Pierre has nearly 30 years of experience in the life insurance industry in various pricing and corporate actuarial roles, including 13 years with direct carriers.

Jean-Pierre received his Bachelor of Actuarial Science (B.Sc.) from Laval University and is a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (FCIA) and a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA). Jean-Pierre continues to be involved in many industry committees, including those at the CIA.
Dominic Hains
Dominic Hains
FSA, FCIA
Senior Vice President
Chief Risk and Strategy Officer
RGA Canada
As Senior Vice President and Chief Risk and Strategy Officer, Dominic Hains is responsible for overseeing the development, definition, and delivery of RGA Canada’s business strategy. In collaboration with Canadian and global teams, Dominic identifies market trends and customer needs, and helps determine the best course of action to deliver growth for all lines of business. He is also responsible for RGA Canada’s risk exposure, ensuring that proper identification, monitoring, and management of risks is in place, and for overseeing the Information Technology function and the Project Management Office. He has been in his current role since 2021.

Dominic joined RGA Canada in 2000 and during his tenure has assumed roles of increasing responsibility across multiple functions and geographies. He has served as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Chief Risk Officer (CRO) for RGA Canada, and as Senior Vice President and CFO for RGA’s Asian operations, based in Hong Kong.

Dominic received his Bachelor of Science in actuarial science from Laval University. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (FCIA) and a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA).