Kazuko Sawada

Kazuko Sawada

Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer 
RGA Japan

Kazuko Sawada is Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for RGA Japan. Drawing on her two decades of experience in financial products, Kazuko leads RGA business development teams as they support clients and deliver innovative solutions to the Japan life insurance industry. Kazuko also connects RGA clients with expert product development support and underwriting solutions.

Before joining RGA in June 2024, Kazuko worked for a decade with BNP Paribas, first as the head of fixed-income structuring on the bank side and eventually as the head of insurance solution sales on the securities side. In that role, Kazuko designed and executed sales strategies for a variety of products, including asset liability management (ALM), asset-intensive, and market risk products.

Prior to her time with BNP, Kazuko progressed her career with UBS Securities, where she accumulated multi-asset expertise in product development and structured interest rates, foreign exchange, credit, and quantitative investment strategies. In this role, Kazuko introduced non-flow solutions to align with clients' goals.

Kazuko earned a B.A. in economics from the University of Tokyo.