Kay How Tan

Kay How Tan


Head of Malaysia

Chief Operating Officer, Southeast Asia Markets

As the Head of Malaysia and Chief Operating Officer – Southeast Asia Markets, Kay How is responsible for providing shared services and driving operational efficiency and effectiveness initiatives. He serves as Principal Officer for the Labuan Branch and Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Malaysian Life Reinsurance Group Berhad (MLRe), the joint venture partnership between RGA and the Life Insurance Association of Malaysia. Kay How also acts as the RGA management representative to the Shariah Advisory Council.

Kay How joined RGA in January 2016 and is based in the Labuan Branch’s Kuala Lumpur co-located office.

With a career in prominent multinationals spanning more than 20 years, Kay How has extensive local and regional leadership experience in various capacities. He has worked in life, health, group, general, and takaful business lines throughout the Southeast Asia region, including Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam, China, and Thailand.

Kay How received his bachelor’s degree in actuarial science from the National University of Malaysia. He is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA) and a CFA Charterholder.