Yasuhisa Watanabe

Yasuhisa Watanabe

Vice President and
Chief Financial Officer
RGA Japan

Yasuhisa Watanabe serves as the Legal Representative of RGA Reinsurance Company Japan Branch, where he is Co-CEO and Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. As CFO he is responsible for the overall financial management of the Japan Branch. He also serves as Regional Finance Projects Director, responsible for business management in the Asian region for RGA. He joined the company in 2004 when RGA was granted a full license to operate in Japan.

Yasuhisa’s responsibilities include serving on the Japan Management Board, RGA Japan’s highest decision-making body, as well as chairing the Investment, Compliance, and Audit & Risk Management committees in Japan. In his role as Chief Risk Officer, Yasuhisa reports to the RGA Regional Risk Management team in Asia.

Prior to joining RGA, Yasuhisa led the finance team for PCA Life and was responsible for enhancing its EV-based financial reporting system. He also worked for Merrill Lynch Japan Securities as Controller, contributing to the industry-first launch of bancassurance by Merrill Lynch International Private Client Group (IPCG), which serves high-net-worth customers and supports merger and acquisition initiatives for banks in the Core Finance Division.

Yasuhisa received an Executive M.B.A. (EMBA) from the Keio Business School. He is a U.S. Certified Public Accountant (CPA), recognized by the New Jersey Society of CPAs, and is a member of The Japan Committee for Economic Development.