Dr Adela Osman

Dr. Adela Osman


Vice President
Head of Global Medical 

Dr. Adela Osman is Vice President, Head of Global Medical for RGA, responsible for thought and medical leadership, case consultation, product development, client support, and internal and external education. She also 
serves as co-editor of ReFlections, RGA’s global medical newsletter. As part of the executive team, Dr. Osman 
regularly engages with clients to support their business objectives. Prior to her current role, she was Chief Medical 
Research Officer for RGA South Africa.

Dr. Osman graduated from the University of Witwatersrand in 2005 with a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery. 
After completing her internship and community service, she worked as a Medical Officer in state hospitals before 
joining a private practice focusing on family health. 

After her years in practice, Dr. Osman moved to the insurance industry. Her areas of expertise include claims, 
medical marketing, underwriting, product development, and consulting with the legal department on medical 
issues. Dr. Osman has since completed specialized training in disability medicine and impairment with the 
American Board of Independent Medical Examiners (ABIME). She further expanded her studies with the ABIME 
by successfully completing medico-legal report writing and court testimony training, which equips her to act as an 
independent medical examiner and scientific expert witness.

Dr. Osman is currently the chairperson of the Medical and Underwriting Standing Committee of the Association 
for Savings and Investments South Africa (ASISA), which is mandated to protect the right of the risk industry to 
underwrite, manage quality assurance of risk information, and draft best practice underwriting guidelines for the 
South African market