Global Financial Solutions Team
RGA's team of professionals is adept at measuring and quantifying insurance and investment
Meet Our Local GFS Team
Currently based in Cologne, Germany, Paul, who joined RGA in 2006, has worked in the insurance industry for 25 years. He began his career at Mutual Life of Canada, now part of Sun Life of Canada. He also worked for Manulife in its Singapore, Hong Kong and Germany offices, rising to Managing Director of Manulife’s Cologne office.
Paul received a Bachelor of Mathematics degree with Honours in actuarial science and statistics from the University of Waterloo, Canada. He is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA), a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (FCIA) and a member of the Deutsche Aktuarvereinigung (DAV).
Barbara Blasel is Director, Business Development, Global Financial Solutions (GFS) for RGA International Reinsurance Company dac. She is responsible for developing business, structuring solutions, and establishing and maintaining client relationships in the German speaking countries, Italy and CEE.
Barbara joined RGA in 2012, coming from BNP Paribas investment bank in London where she was Senior Structurer and Marketer for eight years. Before that she worked at Gerling Global Reinsurance (now SCOR) and KPMG, both in Cologne.
Barbara received a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) from the University of Applied Sciences, Cologne and is a qualified insurance clerk (Chamber of Industry and Commerce-examined).
Rolf has worked as an insurance and reinsurance professional both in Life and Property/Casualty segments for over 16 years, including in senior roles at primary and reinsurance groups. He also implemented capital management solutions from an investment banking position on a global scale. Rolf´s experience includes strategic finance, risk-based capital valuation tools and methods, monetizations, and structured life reinsurance product design from marketing to execution. He was also one of the pioneers in developing run-off solutions for traditional blocks of life insurance business in Germany.
Before RGA, Rolf held finance and product specialist roles at Allianz Group, Munich Re Group, Zurich Insurance Group, Swiss Re Group, and Nomura Insurance Solutions Group. He holds a Master degree from the University of Karlsruhe in economic engineering.
Alexandra Field is Manager, Business Development, EMEA, Global Financial Solutions for RGA International Reinsurance Company dac. Her focus is on developing and closing capital-motivated reinsurance solutions under Solvency II for selected Continental-European countries.
Alexandra joined RGA in 2009. Prior to that, Alexandra worked as Senior Originator for life reinsurance transactions at West LB and as Marketing Actuary in the Life department of Converium Rückversicherung (now SCOR). She began her career in actuarial consulting at Tillinghast Towers-Perrin (now Willis Towers Watson).
Alexandra has a Master's degree in mathematics from the University in Tübingen. She qualified as a member of the German Actuarial Association in 2002 and is also a member of the Swiss Actuarial Association.