Arthur Ozeki is Executive Vice President, Head of Asia based in Hong Kong. Prior to his current role, he served as Senior Vice President, China and Japan Markets for RGA and for RGAX Asia Pacific, with executive oversight responsibility for the company’s business activities in China and Japan, as well as RGAX’s activities in the Asia Pacific region. Since joining RGA in 2016 as Chief Executive Officer for RGA Reinsurance Company Japan Branch, Arthur has played a pivotal role in strengthening RGA’s presence and market capabilities to serve the growing customer demand for innovative solutions in the Japan market.
Arthur has more than 30 years of experience in international financial services, and he has led mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and banking teams for global investment banks in Japan for more than 20 of those years. He has advised many leading Japanese and multinational institutions on highly strategic and transformational transactions, particularly in the automotive, industrial, healthcare, and financial services sectors.
Prior to joining RGA, Arthur was with the Macquarie Group for eight years in Japan and Singapore, initially as Head of Macquarie Capital, and subsequently served in several roles including Country Head, Branch Manager, and Chairman for Japan. During this period, he oversaw the development of Macquarie’s business in Japan across multiple areas, including investment banking, capital-raising, and principal investments while also serving on several boards of Macquarie-led investments in Asia. In particular, he was responsible for the firm’s activities in financial services in Japan and parts of Asia.
In addition, Arthur has held senior leadership positions at UBS Securities and Lazard Frères in Japan, and with J.P. Morgan in both Japan and the United States.
Arthur received a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Computer Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MBA from the University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business.