As Head of Finance for RGA International Reinsurance Company dac, Karl Cheese is responsible for the financial management of the Company's operations in the U.K., Continental Europe, India and Southeast Asia. He is based in Ireland.
Karl is also the Vice President and Head of Regional Finance for the EMEA Region where his responsibilities also include South Africa and the Middle East.
Karl has been a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales for 25 years. He has more than 20 years’ post-qualified experience in the assurance/(re)insurance sector. Prior to joining RGA, Karl spent nine years with CUNA Mutual Group, as the European CFO and Compliance Officer, establishing its European Operations for both life and non-life (re) insurance. Karl also served as Head of Finance for HSBC Life Europe Limited, and as the Finance Director of U.K. General Insurance in Ireland.
Karl is a past Director and Treasurer for DIMA (now part of Insurance Ireland) who represent international insurance and reinsurance companies and captives established in Ireland.