​Simon Wainwright

Executive Vice President
Head of EMEA

Simon Wainwright is Executive Vice President, Head of EMEA. Simon is responsible for leading the management and growth of RGA’s businesses and operations in the U.K. and Ireland, Continental Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. He is a member of RGA’s Executive Committee.

Simon has more than 30 years of strategic and global leadership experience in financial services. Prior to joining RGA in 2012 he worked for HSBC for 15 years in roles as varied as CEO HSBC Bank Ireland during the GFC, COO, Global Commercial & Corporate Banking, and Managing Director Insurance, EMEA. He has also held executive leadership roles with Lloyds Banking Group and Nationwide Building Society.

He holds several directorships with both RGA and external organizations. Simon is a graduate of The University of Reading and received a Diploma in Management Studies (DMS) from Oxford, as well as an M.B.A. from Henley Management School. In addition, he is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers (now The Institute of Financial Services), and a Chartered Company Director and Fellow of the Institute of Directors.