Netherlands and Nordic Countries
RGA International Reinsurance Company dac
Branch Office for the Netherlands
Johan Tuijp is Managing Director of RGA International Reinsurance Company dac Branch Office for the Netherlands and the Nordic countries. He provides executive oversight of all the office’s activities throughout the Netherlands and Nordic countries region.
Johan came to RGA in 2010 as Chief Pricing Actuary, and has more than 20 years of experience in both insurance and banking. Prior to his arrival, he was a Managing Director of DSB International, a subsidiary of DSB Bank N.V., where he was responsible for executive oversight of the bank’s offices in Belgium, Germany and Slovenia, and for expansion into new countries. He has also held senior positions with Fortis Insurance International, Falcon Insurance Group N.V., Interlloyd Levensverzekering Maatschappij Life Insurance N.V. (part of Falcon/Fortis), and Falcon Leven Life Insurance N.V.
Johan is a graduate of the Actuarial Institute in Woerden, from which he earned an Actuarial degree with a concentration in Actuarial Science. He is an Actuary A.G., a member of the Actuarial Society of the Netherlands, and a member of the Dutch Reinsurance Association.
Rijn van der Linden is Head of Business Development and Marketing of RGA International Reinsurance Company dac Branch Office for the Netherlands. Rijn is responsible for the development of new business, maintaining relationships with existing clients, and the overall marketing of RGA’s Dutch office.
Rijn, who joined RGA in 2013, has more than 30 years of experience in both life insurance and pensions. Prior to his arrival, Rijn represented Capita LTD in the Netherlands, where he focused on setting up a servicing company for a closed book of life insurance. Capita is the UK's leading provider of business process management and integrated professional support service solutions, with 62,000 staff across the UK, Europe, South Africa and India.
Before joining Capita, Rijn served as Managing Director of Universal Leven N.V., which is part of Allianz Netherlands N.V. He has also held several senior management positions with ASR Insurance.
Rijn is a certified Actuarial Analyst.
Oscar da Silva Melchor is Chief Underwriter for the Netherlands and Nordic countries region. Oscar is also responsible for claims within the Netherlands. In 2009 Oscar arrived at RGA to serve as one of the founding members of the RGA Dutch office, bringing with him experience and expertise in life and health reinsurance. Before joining RGA, Oscar was manager of the underwriting department of SwissRe Life and Health in the Netherlands.
Oscar holds a Master of Science (MSc) degree in Biomedical Sciences from the VU University of Amsterdam.
Roberta D’Ascenzi is Chief Pricing Actuary of RGA International Reinsurance Company dac Branch Office for the Netherlands and the Nordic countries region. In this role, Roberta is responsible for everything related to pricing, product development, administration, and treaties for oversight countries.
Roberta is an Italian Qualified Actuary with 14 years of direct insurance, consultancy, and reinsurance experience. She is currently an Executive MBA candidate.
Before joining the RGA Dutch office, Roberta was Head of Pricing and Underwriting at the MetLife Italian Branch and, previous to this experience, she was Chief Pricing Actuary for RGA Italy and Turkey.
Heiko joined RGA in September 2017 and has more than 30 years of experience in both life insurance and pensions in different roles and organizations.
Prior to his arrival, Heiko served for more than 10 years as Senior Vice President for Aegon Netherlands, responsible for corporate and institutional clients, pensions and business-to-business activities. In addition, he held (senior) positions with Delta Lloyd, Beijer Group (Broker) and Nationale Nederlanden.
Marjolein van Eekelen is Pricing Actuary for the Netherlands and Nordic countries region.
Prior to joining RGA in 2013, Marjolein worked as an Actuarial (Pension) Consultant for Hewitt in the Netherlands from 2001 to 2010, including one year in Paris, and as a (Non-life) Reserving Actuary with Amlin Europe from 2010 to 2013.
Besides her Master of Science degree in Actuarial Sciences from the University of Amsterdam, Marjolein received a Master of Science degree in Econometrics and Operations Research from the University of Groningen. She also earned her certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM) designation from the Global Association of Risk Managers (GARP). She is a qualified actuary of the Dutch Actuarial Association (AG).
Mischa Wessel-Bakker is Pricing Actuary for the Netherlands and Nordic countries region. Mischa came to RGA in July 2011.
Prior to joining RGA, Mischa worked for Tillinghast, which later merged into Towers Watson, from 2006 to 2011 as an actuarial consultant in the insurance industry. She also served as a pricing actuary with ReMark (Reinsurance Marketing) International from 2001 to 2006. Mischa started her career in 1999 as an actuarial assistant with Tiel Utrecht, an insurance company that later merged into De Goudse.
In addition to receiving her Master of Science degree in Business Science from Free University Amsterdam, Mischa studied as a graduate of the Actuarial Institute in Woerden, from which she earned Actuarial certificates up to the level of Actuarial Analyst.
Petra Audenaert is Senior Underwriter for the Netherlands and Nordic countries region. Petra came to RGA in July 2011.
Before joining RGA, Petra worked for 12 years in the direct insurance business at Interpolis Life (Achmea) in several underwriting-related positions. She also served as a Senior Underwriter for three years at SwissRe, and she worked for several years as a consultant and broker in disability, health and income insurance. Prior to her experience in the insurance industry, Petra worked as a general nurse for 12 years in various hospitals.
Petra earned her certified underwriter specialist designation from the Chartered Insurance Institute in 2005.
Gerlof van der Meer is Underwriter for the Netherlands and Nordic countries region.
Prior to joining RGA in April 2016, Gerlof served over 5 years at Re Medical Group (formerly Arbeidsdesk) as an underwriter. During his tenure at Re Medical Group, he led the claim department team for a year.
Gerlof started his career in the insurance business in 2000 as member of the back office at Falcon Leven Life Insurance (ASR Insurance). In his almost 10-year career at Falcon Leven, Gerlof became an experienced all-round staff member and made his first acquaintance with underwriting.
Femke Rameijer is Office Manager of RGA International Reinsurance Company dac Branch Office for the Netherlands and the Nordic countries. She assists her colleagues in the office from scheduling meetings to organizing venues.
Femke joined in September 2016 and has over 15 years’ experience as an Office Manager and Personal Assistant.