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Reinsurance Group of America Announces Ray Kleeman as New Chief Human Resources Officer

ST. LOUIS, April 4, 2022 Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated (RGA), a leading global life and health reinsurer, announced today that Ray Kleeman has joined the company as Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, replacing Gay Burns who is retiring. Kleeman will serve on the Executive Committee and will be based in RGA’s Chesterfield headquarters.

“I am excited and confident that we have found someone in Ray whose experience, capabilities, and values align well with RGA’s needs and culture,” said Anna Manning, President and Chief Executive Officer, RGA. “Ray brings a wealth of experience to the role having held global responsibility within the human resources function for many years.”

In his most recent role, Kleeman served as Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Centene Corporation in St. Louis, where he was responsible for leading their HR business partners, talent acquisition, HR operations and compliance, employee relations, and international HR. Prior to joining Centene in 2017, Kleeman served 12 years with Monsanto Company (now Bayer) holding several global positions including divisional HR responsibility for their Crop Protection and International Seed & Traits businesses, as well as leading HR for R&D and corporate HR functions.

Kleeman holds a PhD and MS in Organizational Psychology from Saint Louis University, and he serves on the board of the St. Louis Community College Foundation and the Down Syndrome Association of Greater St. Louis.  


About RGA
Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated (RGA), a Fortune 500 company, is among the leading global providers of life reinsurance and financial solutions, with approximately $3.5 trillion of life reinsurance in force and assets of $92.2 billion as of December 31, 2021. Founded in 1973, RGA is recognized for its deep technical expertise in risk and capital management, innovative solutions, and commitment to serving its clients. With headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri, and operations around the world, RGA delivers expert solutions in individual life reinsurance, individual living benefits reinsurance, group reinsurance, health reinsurance, facultative underwriting, product development, and financial solutions. To learn more about RGA and its businesses, visit the company’s website at


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