“It is an honor to receive this recognition from one of the insurance industry’s leading authorities on business and technology issues,” said Showers. “Yet much of the credit for RGA’s technology improvements should be directed to RGA’s IT team. The group has been working extremely hard, particularly in the past 12 months, to operate as a global, cohesive unit to successfully implement several major technology initiatives and infrastructure improvements.”
Showers will receive the award at the Insurance & Technology's 12th Annual Executive Summit held Nov. 7-10, 2010 at The Boulders Resort & Spa in Carefree, Ariz.
Showers joined RGA in 2009 after spending more than 25 years at Monsanto Company in St. Louis, Mo., where he retired as Chief Information Officer. In 2007, he was named one of the Premier 100 Leaders in Information Technology by Computerworld magazine. He holds undergraduate degrees in mathematics and chemistry from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, a master’s degree in physical chemistry from Washington University in St. Louis, and an Executive M.B.A. from the John M. Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis.
Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated is among the largest global providers of life reinsurance, with subsidiary companies or offices in Australia, Barbados, Bermuda, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, the United Kingdom and the United States. Worldwide, the company has nearly $2.5 trillion of life reinsurance in force and assets of nearly $29 billion.