K.S. Gopalakrishnan (Gopal) is the former Chief Executive Officer for RGA Life Reinsurance Company of Canada, India Branch (RGA India).
A seasoned India-market business leader with over 30 years of extensive leadership experience in the life industry, Gopal has leadership roles in multiple markets, including India, Canada, and Hong Kong. His broad background spans many life company functions, including actuarial, finance, strategy, and product development.
Before joining RGA, Gopal was the Managing Director and CEO for Aegon Life Insurance, India. He joined Aegon in 2007 as Chief Financial Officer, Appointed Actuary, and later took on additional responsibilities as Chief Operating Officer. He was named Managing Director and CEO in 2014.
Prior to joining Aegon Life, Gopal held senior positions at Bharti AXA Life as CFO and Appointed Actuary as well as Birla Sun Life as Chief Actuary.
Gopal received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Vivekananda College, Chennai, India, and is a Fellow of the actuarial bodies of India, Canada, and United Kingdom.