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RiskMinds Insurance

The Meeting Place For Insurance CROs, Chief Actuaries & CTOs

21 - 23 March 2016

Hotel Okura Amsterdam

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Theo Berg is responsible for Life and Non-life actuarial reporting , Rating agencies relationships, Solvency II implementation, Capital management and Enterprise Risk Management. He is a chairman of the Commission Risk Management, Dutch Association of Insurers. Prior tp joining Delta Lloyd he was Deputy Group Chief Actuary at Allianz SE and he started his career at Towers Perrin of which the last six years as a partner. Mr Berg is member of the Dutch actuarial association.

Mr Berg was Involved in several of the key changes in the Insurance Industry:

Introduction of Embedded Value methodology and value based reporting in the Dutch and Belgium industry

Publication of Marktverkenning Beleggingsverzekeringen in 1999, identify key issues in Unit-linked policies. Introduction of MCEV guidelines by the CFO-forum for Allianz and guidance on market consistent principles of Solvency II to EC.

Defining and introducing valuation curves for insurance companies in the Netherlands during the credit crisis.


Jason Brown joined QBE in 2002 and was appointed Group Chief Risk Officer in March 2014. Prior to his current role, Jason was Chief Risk Officer for QBE's Australian and New Zealand Operations and previously held the role of Executive General Manager, Technical & Operations with responsibility for national underwriting, national claims, reinsurance, actuarial, legal, and mergers and acquisitions. Jason has been involved in the financial services industry for over 20 years, including in consulting, audit and senior executive roles. Prior to joining QBE, Jason was a Principal at Ernst & Young.

Hila Conforti is the Chief Risk Officer at Clal Insurance group since 2007. From 2013 she is also the Group Head of Control and  Compliance, responsible for the implementation of the Internal Enforcement Program and for the professional guidance of the internal control function. Prior to her current position, Hila served in several senior positions in the Banking Supervision Department at the Bank Of Israel, and as a member of the advisory committee to the Insurance regulator in Israel. During Her professional career and as a fellow at the Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Program at Boston University, she acquired wide experience in financial regulation and expertise in qualitative and quantitative risk management. Hila holds M.A. in Economics from Bar Ilan University in Ramat Gan, Israel and B.A. in Economics and International Relations from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. 

Dr. Aubrey de Grey is a biomedical gerontologist and Editor-in-Chief of Rejuvenation Research, the world’s highest-impact peer-reviewed journal focused on intervention in aging. His research interests encompass the characterisation of all the accumulating and eventually pathogenic molecular and cellular side-effects of metabolism (“damage”) that constitute mammalian aging and the design of interventions to repair and/or obviate that damage. He has developed a possibly comprehensive plan for such repair, termed Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence (SENS), which breaks aging down into seven major classes of damage and identifies detailed approaches to addressing each one. A key aspect of SENS is that it can potentially extend healthy lifespan without limit, even though these repair processes will probably never be perfect, as the repair only needs to approach perfection rapidly enough to keep the overall level of damage below pathogenic levels. Dr. de Grey has termed this required rate of improvement of repair therapies “longevity escape velocity”.


Sébastien is a Senior Actuary within the General Insurance Risk Specialist department of the Bank of England Prudential Regulation Authority, leading the Solvency II Internal Model Validation Standards team responsible for providing independent reviews of Internal Model validation submissions.

Sebastien’s greatest strengths are his creativity, drive and openness. He thrives on challenges particularly those that expand on mutual benefits for multiple stakeholders. Notable is his active involvement in the creation of the Internal Model Industry Forum (“IMIF”) in the United Kingdom. IMIF, sponsored by the Institute of Risk Management, has established an industry forum to address the key questions and challenges that insurers face with the use and validation of internal risk models and to work in a collaborative way to develop good practice to ensure that these models add value to the organisation. In the last 2 years this forum has grown into a strong think tank with 300 members.

In 2010, Sébastien was nominated in 3 categories for a PwC Experience Award namely; 1) exceptional service rendered, 2) contribution made for enhancing the PwC experience and 3) knowledge and innovation for his contribution in a key strategic win with a Global composite insurer for their Solvency II Model Validation work offering.

Sébastien is currently advocating for a greater focus on uses of internal models and the role that they can play in supporting a wider understanding of risks and their business implications for their organisation.  

Sébastien holds a bachelor degree from City University and is a qualified actuary with the French Institut des Actuaires. He lives with his wife and daughter in London. In his free time Sebastien is an enthusiastic rugby fan and is helping his family with the development of a vineyard in France.    

Sébastien will be reflecting on the evolution of Internal Model validation in the UK over the last 2 years.


A Digital Transformation Executive and General Manager, with 20 years experience combining deep Product knowledge, rich Data insights and strategic Operations know-how to lead change, innovation and growth in global organizations. Industry speaker, evangelist and thought leader on developing and leading high performance teams, divisions and companies using data, culture and agile as main pillars.


Marie-Anne Haegeman is the CRO of the Belgian business unit of KBC Group. As such she is responsible for the second line risk management for KBC Bank NV (incl its foreign branches), KBC Insurance NV, Group Re (KBC’s reinsurance company) and some smaller KBC entities within Belgium. She is also CRO of CBC. As such, she is member of the CBC executive committee and of the CBC Board. During her career she built up strong expertise within finance, treasury and risk. She also is one of the founding members of Genderaction@KBC, a network aiming to enhance inclusive leadership. 


Steve has been the CRO at LV= for the last four years, having previously been the Finance Director for their Life & Pensions business. Steve is a chartered accountant and through his time at LV=, GE Capital and Deloitte has 26 years’ experience in the UK and European Insurance market having worked in the Lloyd’s, general insurance and life insurance sectors. 

As Chief Risk Officer for LV= Steve’s focus has been on developing the risk culture through the integration of an enterprise-wide approach to risk management, driving a significant strengthening in capability and shifting the risk focus to a more strategic and forward looking perspective. 

As a member of the Executive Team he is helping to lead the way in LV= becoming “Best Loved” in all areas of its business.

Brian Heffernan has a dual role at Tokio Marine Kiln (TMK) as Chief Actuary for their Lloyd’s managing agent TMK Syndicates and Chief Risk Officer for TMK Insurance. Prior to joining TMK, he was Chief Risk Officer of Mitsui Sumitomo at Lloyd’s. Previously, he had worked for 12 years within the reinsurance market. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries and a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries in Ireland.


Qualified as an actuary in 1992 at Scottish Equitable Life Assurance Society (SELAS).  Worked on demutualisation of SELAS 1992-94 and eventual sale to AEGON (large international insurance company).  Implemented financial reporting requirements of new owners including defining processes and methodology for profit reporting.  Ran Actuarial team at AEGON UK from 1996-98 then moved to work in M&A team leading all the financial aspects (tax, reporting, capital, funding) of transactions.  Following the successful acquisition of Guardian Assurance in 1999 led the integration of Guardian into AEGON UK. Also worked on international M&A for AEGON NV including deals in Germany. Moved to Office of Chief Executive 2001-2004 working closely with then Chief executive on repositioning the financial performance of AEGON UK including reducing costs by 25% and repositioning the business into profitable lines of business – protection/annuities. In 2005 became CFO of AEGON UK with responsibilities for capital, reporting and new business pricing as well as corporate strategy. Also had responsibility for IT & Change, Legal, Property and Internal/External Comms. Member of the AEGON UK executive team as well as Director of AEGON Asset Management, AEGON Ireland and AEGON’s distribution companies.  Moved to newly created role of CRO for AEGON UK in 2009 following financial crisis when AEGON NV created a global risk approach. In 2010 was asked to lead AEGON’s global Solvency II programme working at group headquarters in the Hague working for the global CFO. In 2012 moved to LV= as Group Chief Actuary covering all actuarial aspects of its life and general assurance business. The role covers capital management, actuarial reporting, management of with profits business and (while we do not have a permanent CIO) asset liability management.  Director of General Insurance company at LV=.


Annette Olesen is the Group CRO for Nordea Life & Pensions, the largest life & pension company in the Nordics with EUR 61bn asset under management. She is overall responsible for risk management across the Nordea Life & Pensions group as well as capital management insofar as modelling, assessments and monitoring at the NLP Group level. Annette previously worked as partner with one of the big 4 accounting firms and has international experience from working in London 1998-2009. Since 2004 Annette has been involved in the political debate relating to Solvency II, and she is today a member of the Insurance & Reinsurance Stakeholder Group of EIOPA.


Alan Rae is a qualified UK Actuary with over 30 years’ experience in the Insurance Industry, focussing on Capital Management, Strategy and Mergers & Acquisitions.  He is also an experienced Non-executive Director and has held directorships in many European Countries over the last 20 years.  Since 2009 has been a member of the Supervisory Board of Friends First in Ireland, and is a member of their Risk and Audit Committees.

He has held management positions in Scottish Widows and Friends Provident (working for them in Spain, Ireland and The Netherlands (Eureko) as well as the UK), and was a Partner in Watson Wyatt (now part of Towers Watson).  

In 2008 he re-joined Eureko/Achmea as Finance Director for Division Europe responsible for its 10 insurance subsidiaries outside The Netherlands. In 2010 he moved to Achmea Corporate Finance focusing on capital efficiently under Solvency II

His team is responsible for model validation for the various types of risk, and is active in the field of both banking and insurance. He has participated in on-site missions in various institutions on topics related with risk management.

He has been a member of the EIOPA ISM sub-group, which fosters convergence of supervisory practices in the field on Internal Models.

Vincent also participates to Basel Committee’s groups - and to the new SSM's task force - that evaluate the consistency of the internal models' outputs in the banking context.

Vincent has been a lecturer on quantitative models for a number of years in various forums. He is a civil engineer with a specialisation in applied mathematics and economics.


Dominic is Head of Risk Aggregation & Analytics at Swiss Re. His team is responsible to deliver quantitative risk analyses for risk-based steering and risk reporting. He provides advisory to business units for planning, performance measurement and scenario analysis.

Dominic started his career at Swiss Re, where he was developing the internal capital adequacy model for the Swiss Solvency Test. He spent several years as a consultant, leading the insurance risk management team at Deloitte and building up a risk management practice at Synpulse.

Dominic holds a PhD in solid state physics from the ETH in Zurich.


Course leader Tom Wilson is the author of Value and Capital Management: A Handbook for the Finance and Risk Functions of Financial Institutions published in the Wiley Finance Series. All participants will receive a signed copy of Value and Capital Management from the author.

Over the past decades, Tom has held leadership positions in risk and finance at world-class financial institutions including CRO positions at Allianz, ING and Dresdner Bank; the CFO of Swiss Re New Markets; and Global Practice Leader for the Finance & Risk Practice at Oliver Wyman and Company and the Risk Practice at McKinsey and Company. He earned his PhD in Economics from Stanford University and his BSc in Business Administration with honors from U.C. Berkeley

Jamie taught himself to hack aged 9 and now at the age of 21 works with large corporations, testing their security systems and highlighting any vulnerability. He was recognized as a penetration testing engineer by IT Security Experts (ITSE) and travels the world teaching people the importance of system and network security.

National Clinical Director for Innovation NHS England, Consultant Urological Surgeon and Clinical Lead for Innovation Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Director of Medical Innovation, Anglia Ruskin University

Tony is a practicing frontline NHS surgeon, Director of Medical Innovation at Anglia Ruskin University, and has founded 4 Med-Tech start-ups. He has also co-founded the £500m Anglia Ruskin MedTech Campus which will become one of the world’s largest health innovation spaces.

In 2014 he was appointed as National Clinical Director for Innovation at NHS England. Here he provides clinical leadership and support in delivering improved health outcomes in England and drives the uptake of proven innovations across the NHS, promotes economic growth through innovation and helps make the NHS the go place on the planet for medical innovation.


Elena joined the Generali Group in 2013 as Head of Global P&C, responsible for Pricing and Underwriting activities in Retail and SME business but she has been appointed Group Chief Data Officer since June 2015.

In 2006, she was appointed Chief Actuary in Zurich Financial Services for Italy (based in Milan), where she was responsible for pricing activities.

From 2009 to 2013, she has been Deputy Head of Pricing and Underwriting for the Allianz Group, based in Munich. Within this capacity, she was also the Head of the Technical area in Genialloyd (the direct company of Allianz Italy), where she had the opportunity to widen her multi-channel experience.


Lukas Ziewer is the regional Chief Risk Officer and a Director of the MetLife Europe operations (MEL and MEIL), where he  leads with his team various initiatives, including the drive towards consistently high standards of risk governance across the WCE countries, the  embedding of internal risk and capital models, and the roll out of ORSAs for the operating entities. He joined MetLife in November 2014, coming from a consulting career; Lukas was a partner in the European Insurance practice of Oliver Wyman for many years, where he led the Financial Risk practice and worked with many leading European insurance groups. He is a qualified actuary and has an MSC in mathematical Physics. Lukas has published widely on risk management, strategy, hedging, and the impact of regulation.


Peter Antal has been Head of Risk Modeling since 2010 and
as such responsible for Swiss Re's internal capital model.
Prior to that he held various senior positions at Swiss Re,
including Chief Actuary of the Financial Services Business
Group from 2001-2005 and Head Product Strategy from
2005-2010. Peter holds a Diploma and a Ph.D. in Mathematics from
ETH Zurich. He is a Fellow of the Swiss Actuarial
Association ("Actuary SAA") and a CFA Charterholder.

Gianluca got a PhD in Signal Processing in 2005 from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL). He has  been doing academic research in Computer Vision and Transportation Science between EPFL and MIT. 

In 2007 he joined the IBM Research division as Research Scientist in the Analytics field, working on both academic & corporate research projects in Operational Risk, Marketing, Sales Effectiveness, Web Analytics among the others. 

In 2013 Gianluca moved to a more strategic role for the global IBM Research unit and got an MBA from Warwick Business School. 

In 2014 he joined Swiss Re as responsible for the Information Strategy with high focus on Analytics activities and since 2015 has lead the Center of Competence in Cognitive Computing at Swiss Re.


Benjamin Ball heads up Benjamin Ball Associates, a team of presentation advisors They help senior management with pitches and important communications, particular with investors. Recent clients include Statoil, Microsoft, United Utilities, Lend Lease, HSBC and Vattenfall. Ben previously worked as a corporate financier. Ben was Director of Strategy at Cable and Wireless and at BBC Worldwide. He was educated at Oxford University and London Business School.

Dr. Oliver Baltzer is Analyze Re's Chief Technology Officer, responsible for product research and development. Under his leadership, Analyze Re has developed a risk engineering platform that provides insurers, reinsurers, and capital markets with deeper insights into their risks and helps identify ways of achieving strategic objectives. Prior to co-founding Analyze Re, Oliver was Chief Architect for Computational Analytics at Flagstone Reinsurance, where he has successfully led the design and implementation of leading-edge catastrophe modelling software, risk analytics and pricing systems. Oliver has more than 15 years of experience in developing high-performance scientific and parallel applications in academia and industry. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Dalhousie University and Master's degrees in High-Performance Computing from University of Reading and Computer Engineering from HTW Berlin. His main areas of interest are the application of high-performance and cloud computing technology to solve complex risk analytics and decision problems.


Graduated from the Free University of Brussels in Business Engineering, Henk Becquaert has been a member of the Belgian Federal Planning Bureau and has worked on the staff of several ministers. In 2005 he joined the CBFA, which was reorganized and renamed the FSMA as from 1 April 2011.

Since 2 May 2014, he is responsible for the operational supervision of financial products and pensions, for IT services and for Facilities & Infrastructure.


Jérôme is an economist and senior risk and capital management expert.

At Swiss Re, Jérôme contributed to the launch of the first natural catastrophe securitisation developed by the company. He also led the implementation of SOX-404.

Since 2009, Jérôme has joined Group Risk Management at Zurich, where he leads the Risk Governance and Reporting Team. He drives efforts to strengthen the Group’s risk culture and prepare for new regulatory requirements. He also leads the group-wide implementation of the own risk and solvency assessment and recovery and resolution planning.

Jérôme holds a master degree in economics from the University of St-Gall, Switzerland. He has worked in several countries, and is fluent in 5 languages.

Raphael manages the advanced internal model uses workgroup which is part of the Internal Model Industry Forum. Raphael is currently advising NHBC on the enhancement of their ORSA process and internal Model Approval Process. He previously worked for big four consultancy firms where He was a senior risk management and regulation specialist focussing on risk transformation, risk strategy, internal model approval and validation projects.


Rodrigo has over 16 years of experience in Capital Markets.

Since 2011 he is part of Terra Brasis Resseguros, initially serving as Chief Risk Officer and assuming, in April 2014, also the role of Chief Financial and Operational Officer.

Most recently he served as a Director at Salomon Smith Barney/Citigroup, in New York, were he was responsible for the Latin America Structured Credit Desk.

Prior to this function, he worked at Deutsche Bank, in New York, where he ranked for a number of years as one of the top market makers for Latin American Interest Rates and Credit Options.

In a prior role within the same institution, Rodrigo served as the Bank’s Latin America Strategist. During this period, he was a member of team ranked the #2 Emerging Market Research team by Institutional Investor Magazine.

Earlier on his career, he worked as a Sovereign Bond trader for Banco Safra and as an intern for Winterthur Reinsurance.

Rodrigo holds a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering from the Escola Politécnica da Universidade de São Paulo, a Master’s of Business Administration Degree from the University of Chicago and an Associate in Reinsurance Certificate (Are) from the American Institute for Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriters (AICPCU).

Risk Dynamics founder, Dr. Dominique Bourrat, has nearly twenty years of focused experience in applying Risk Management to the financial world.

With a PhD in Mathematical Sciences – Nuclear Physics, Dominique began her career by developing mathematical models for the CERN. She later joined the dealing room of BNP Paribas. After enriching her skills at INSEAD, Dominique joined MasterCard, for which she set up and managed the European Risk Management Centre. Subsequently, Dominique led Fortis’ cross-risk modeling department before putting her industry expertise to work in forming Risk Dynamics.

Dominique focuses her current work on supporting major financial institutions in their efforts to leverage their Pillar II and economic capital strategies, collaborating with regulators, moderating industry roundtables over the world and facilitating gatherings of the global Society of CROs.


Fabrice Brossart is the Chief Risk Officer of AIG EMEA. Fabrice is responsible for the development and management of the Enterprise Risk Framework and leads the IMAP programme. Fabrice joined AIG in February 2011 as Chief Actuary for the European region. Between 2014 and 2015 Fabrice worked in a number of risk management roles at the AIG head office in New York. A French national, Fabrice qualified as an actuary in France in 1997 and in the UK in 2001.


Mark is Head of the Advisory, Analytics and Actuarial Services Division within the Insurance Directorate which is responsible for leading the development of supervisory strategy for the directorate as well as the building of a data mining capability for insurance supervision designed to support the early identification of trends and developments across the insurance market, and thereby support the supervisory agenda accordingly.

Mark joined the Central Bank in March 2010 and has worked within Insurance Supervision since joining the organisation, more recently as Deputy Head of Life Insurance Supervision and then as Head of the Life Insurance Supervision Division from 1 December 2012. Mark is an actuary by profession and is a member of the Institute of Actuaries in the UK. Prior to joining the Bank, Mark held a variety of actuarial and management roles within the Insurance industry.



Stephen has over 25 years’ experience working with directors and executives within the retail financial services industry, both in the UK and internationally.

Stephen started his career as a management consultant with PWC and Towers Watson, assisting clients with strategic business development, regulatory issues, finance transformation and performance improvement.

As an executive, Stephen is practiced in leading large teams of actuaries and accountants, and forming strategic initiatives to move the business forward. He has held a series of senior posts as Strategy, Finance and Risk Director at Barclays, Generali and HSBC. Most recently he was appointed to lead the Solvency II programme, and the finance and actuarial transformation at Sun Life Financial UK. '


Matteo Coppola is a Partner & Managing Director in the Milan office of the Boston Consulting Group. Matteo is the Global leader of the Risk Insurance practice area. Matteo developed multiple experiences for large banks and insurance companies on strategic planning, risk management, capital management and regulatory management. In BCG since 2007, Matteo previously worked for five years in Booz Allen & Hamilton in Italy and in the US and afterwards for HSBC where he was responsible for the Product Development area in the US Consumer Lending Division.


Michel M. Dacorogna is SCOR scientific advisor. He conducts research in the field of insurance mathematics, capital management and risks. He is also in- volved in presenting to management and to customers SCOR models and capital management techniques. Formerly the deputy CRO of SCOR, he has developed the group internal model.

Coauthor of: “An Introduction to High Frequency Finance”, he has also pub- lished numerous articles in scientific journals. He is an associate editor of Quantitative Finance.

He received his Habilitation, Ph. D. and M. Sc. in Theoretical Physics from the University of Geneva in Switzerland and did a post-doc at the University of California in Berkeley.

André de Vries Vice President, Business Development, EMEA, Global Financial Solutions at RGA focuses on capital motivated reinsurance, including longevity. André was directly involved in the longevity transactions that RGA implemented for Delta Lloyd in the Netherlands.

He is based in Amsterdam and has worked in the financial industry for more than 15 years. Prior to RGA, André worked at ABN AMRO Bank in various roles including as member of the Insurance Solutions Group.


Eva is a Managing Director – Accenture Finance & Risk Services, based in Munich. She leads Accenture’s Global Finance & Risk Services for Financial Services Institutions in Europe, America and Latin America. She is specialized in Risk Management and Finance for the insurance industry, with a focus on Risk and Finance architecture. Eva has been with Accenture for more than 14 years, leading large transformation projects at major insurance and reinsurance companies, helping his clients to adapt their capabilities, organization and processes. Before joining Accenture she worked 5 Years as an Underwriter and 8 years for a Big 4 Company.


Jan-Hendrik Erasmus is a Partner in Oliver Wyman and head of the UK Insurance Practice. His project work has focused predominantly on the European insurance sector.

In recent years he has supported a number of leading European insurers in thinking through the likely impact of Solvency 2 on the competitive landscape. In addition he has led the development and subsequent implementation of several in-force value delivery programmes across the industry.

Prior to joining Oliver Wyman, Jan-Hendrik was the Director of Risk and Capital Management of Lucida plc, where he executed Lucida’s derivative transactions and led on Lucida’s longevity derivative transaction with JP Morgan, the first of its kind involving an Insurer.

Jan-Hendrik joined Lucida from Prudential’s Group Head Office where he developed and implemented Prudential's risk-adjusted profitability framework in the UK, Asia and the US. He started his career at Momentum Life in South Africa.

Ofir Eyal is a Principal in the London office of the Boston Consulting Group. Ofir is a co-leader of the Risk Insurance practice area. Ofir supported numerous insurers with designing and implementing their ERM framework, as well as with their capital submissions. Prior the BCG, Ofir worked in Oliver Wyman and in PwC as an Actuarial Consultant. Ofir is a qualified Actuary with the Institute of Actuaries and holds a BS.c. in International Business from Warwick University.


Lorenzo is leading the Compliance Insurance Initiative globally and he is a core member of the Risk Insurance practice area. His key areas of expertise are Risk Governance and Organization, RAF, Emerging Risks, Cyber/IT Risk and Conduct Risk, and Compliance Risks broadly, working on these topics across Banking and Insurance. Lorenzo is the author of selected papers such as ALM models in Insurance and Compliance Risks Framework (forthcoming). Lorenzo holds an MBA from INSEAD (Singapore) and attended the first year Economics PhD at Northwestern University (USA)


Marek Garwacki has been a Senior Underwriter for non-life Customized Solutions at PartnerRe since 2012. He is responsible for marketing, structuring and underwriting all kinds of tailor-made reinsurance arrangements. Those include in particular capital-optimization covers, like structured quota-shares, adverse development covers and loss portfolio transfers. Prior to joining PartnerRe, he held various responsibilities during 7 years as a French insurance regulator, including the financial supervision of insurance companies and the negotiation of Solvency 2 measures.



DARAG is a specialist run-off insurer, strategically re-aligned as such under Arndt’s leadership. DARAG assumes inactive or discontinued business from direct insurers and reinsurers, thus relieving them from old risks and guaranteeing the professional settlement of claims.

Arndt Gossmann is also a Member of the Executive Board of the Institute of Insurance Economics at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland.

Before joining DARAG, Arndt Gossmann worked at KPMG Germany, where he headed the Restructuring & Corporate Finance for Insurance divisions.


Graham has leadership oversight of EY’s Risk services for the insurance industry across EMEIA markets, helping the life and P&C insurance industries process substantial regulatory and market change.

Graham has worked across the globe with insurance and financial services companies, advising on financial, operational and strategic challenges. He has worked to implement enterprise-wide risk management frameworks, evaluated many potential insurance transactions, assisted clients with post-acquisition integration, built full model-office reporting and projection models, and assessed major outsourcing transactions as part of insurers’ drive to operational efficiency. During the global financial crisis he worked actively with many insurers in Asia-Pacific and globally to secure their financial positions and re-evaluate their strategic direction.


Brian joined Moody’s Analytics in 2013 as an insurance specialist with significant experience in technology solutions to the global insurance industry. He has in-depth knowledge of the life and pensions business coupled with comprehensive understanding of enterprise technology in relation to the development and implementation of core administration, actuarial/ risk systems and Solvency II programs. Prior to joining Moody’s Analytics Brian had senior roles in Oracle and Towers Watson as well as being a Managing Consultant with Cap Gemini/E&Y. He has also worked for a number of large UK and US insurers in a variety of roles and several insurance technology vendors. Brian holds an MBA, a Certificate in Investment Management (London Business School, a Diploma in Marketing (Dip M) and is a Member of the Charter Institute of Marketing (MCIM), a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute (FCII), and an Associate of the Pensions Management Institute (APMI).


Dr. John C. Hulsman is the President and Co-Founder of John C. Hulsman Enterprises, a global political risk consulting firm. An eminent foreign policy expert, John is a senior columnist on foreign affairs for City AM newspaper in London and also writes regularly for the Aspen Institute of Italy, and Limes, the premier Italian foreign affairs journal. A senior veteran of think tanks in Europe and America, Hulsman is a Life Member of the Council on Foreign Relations. The author of all or part of 12 books, Hulsman has given over 1500 interviews, written over 510 articles, and delivered more than 470 speeches on foreign policy around the world.

Eric is a Managing Director – Accenture Finance & Risk Services, based in Paris. He is specialized in Risk Management and Finance for the insurance industry, with a focus on Enterprise Risk Management framework, Solvency II and Risk and Finance architecture. Eric has been with Accenture for more than 15 years, leading large transformation projects at major insurance and reinsurance companies, helping his clients to adapt their capabilities, organisation and processes.


Tamar Joulia is Senior Advisor with Risk Dynamics, leading the Risk Advisory practice, and Guest professor in Master of Financial Risk Management.

She joined the financial services industry in 1992, has been member of the EBA Consultative panel, and Board member of the IACPM between 2006 and 2011. During her career in international bank-insurance groups, she was responsible for active credit portfolio management, credit trading and investments.

She now focuses on support to Enterprise Risk Management, e.g. governance, risk appetite, stress testing, capital planning as well as balance-sheet optimization for banks, insurers and asset managers in the context of new Prudential and Financial Markets Regulations.


Bert Kramer (1968) is senior consultant insurance risk management at Ortec Finance. He holds a master degree in Econometrics and a Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Groningen, both passed cum laude. Next to his work for Ortec Finance, he has held an Assistant Professor of Finance position at Tilburg University, and is currently affiliated to the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Groningen.


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Prasun Mathur joined Phoenix Group in 2012 (AUM £58bn*). He is the Deputy Head of Investment Risk & ALM strategy. Part of his responsibilities include leading the development of models and processes to pro-actively measure, manage and monitor Phoenix's £7B annuity book pre and post Solvency II. More recently, he has been significantly involved in Phoenix's Solvency II application process to the PRA, and subsequent work on balance sheet optimisation.

Prasun has over 8 years of experience in insurance ALM, investment strategy and new product development. Prior to joining Phoenix, Prasun worked for Standard Life and HSBC. Prasun holds a 5 year Masters degree in Math and Computing from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi and an M.B.A. from Indian Institute of Management Bangalore. (*as at 30 June 2015)



Markku is the CRO of the LocalTapiola Group. He has extensive experience in both actuarial and risk management work in insurance business. He is responsible for the Solvency II implementation project of the LocalTapiola Group. He has also been a member of Solvency II working groups of the Actuarial Association of Europe and the Association of Mutual Insurers and Insurance Cooperatives in Europe (AMICE).

John has over 20 years in Finance and Risk Transformation for insurance and reinsurance companies globally. His experience ranging for accounting standards changes to Solvency II and capital and liquidity management.


Robert B. Murrett is a faculty member in the Department of Public Administration and International Affairs, and serves as the Deputy Director of the Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism (INSCT) at the University.  In addition, he is a staff member at the RAND Corporation, and the Institute for Defense Analyses.

Previously, Murrett was a career intelligence officer in the U.S. Navy, serving in assignments throughout the Pacific, Europe, and the Middle East through his thirty-four years of duty, retiring in the grade of Vice Admiral.   His duty stations included service as Operational Intelligence Officer for the U.S. Pacific Fleet, Assistant Naval Attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Oslo, Norway. For the last ten years, he served as Vice Director for Intelligence on the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, Director of Naval Intelligence, and Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA).


Natasha Naidoo is the Actuarial Validation and Governance Lead at Old Mutual plc. In this role her responsibilities include the Group Own Risk and Solvency Assessment, supporting the setting and embedding of risk strategy and risk appetite, and responsibility for model risk and validation. Prior to that she worked at KPMG in Canary Wharf, where she focused largely on internal model and economic capital validation projects, actuarial audits of global UK-based life insurers and finance transformation. Prior to joining KPMG, Natasha joined Old Mutual South Africa after being part of Old Mutual’s actuarial scholarship programme, and rotated around the business in various capacities including implementation of an internal credit economic capital model and as a Marketing Actuary.


Joe Perdoni, Head of Prudential Supervision, Gibraltar Financial Services Commission.

Joe has over 20 years of insurance sector experience, predominantly within the Lloyd's of London Insurance Market, most recently at CEO level. He has also held senior roles at director level for compliance, risk management and internal audit. He is a qualified chartered accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales, has a BA Hons in Accountancy and Finance and holds the ACII qualification from the Chartered Insurance Institute and is also a Chartered Insurer. He joined the Commission in 2014.


With over two decades of experience in the insurance industry working in various management and positions and functions, Martin understands all areas of the insurance industry, including both field sales and direct insurance. He was previously in charge of the Independent Research & Development activities of ERGO with Axel Springer Plug & Play in Berlin. Martin is now an Innoscout for ERGO as well as an Executive in Residence at Startupbootcamp InsurTech, the first global Insurtech accelerator based in London.

ERGO Direkt is the Direct Subsidiary of ERGO Insurance Group and part of the Munich Re Group


Active in this role from January 2011 and a member of the Executive Committee. Andrew joined Beazley as Group Actuary in 2005 and was responsible for all aspects of actuarial advice to the Group. Prior to that, Andrew was an actuarial consultant providing advice to a range of Lloyd's and international clients. Andrew is an Affiliate of the Institute of Risk Management and a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries.

Brian joined Moody’s Analytics in 2012 and is responsible for product development in the life sector. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries and has over 20 years life sector experience. His particular focus in recent years has been on capital modelling, particularly Solvency II, and stress & scenario testing. Previously, he has been a partner in an outsourcing firm and had a variety of roles in both consultancy and industry. He has an MA in Engineering Science from the University of Cambridge.


Markus Salchegger is a managing director, responsible for Accenture Finance and Risk Services insurance in Austria, Germany and Switzerland. With over 18 years of experience in insurance, reinsurance, banking, asset management and software development Markus has helped clients in analyzing, designing and deploying solutions for finance & risk management and financial service applications. Markus Salchegger joined Accenture in 2001. Prior Accenture he worked in the Software Industry to develop new concepts and methods for risk management and financial service applications. Beside the ‘regulatory agenda’ his current focus areas are finance & risk transformation approaches and risk-adjusted operating models.


10+ years as a consultant advising life & non-life insurance companies’ Finance, Risk and Compliance teams (including Prudential & Aviva). Waleed has also served as a Policy advisor at the UK insurance regulator (the Bank of England - PRA).


Vinaya Sharma is an Actuary and Managing Director at QRM. He has been involved in a variety of roles ranging from actuarial modeling to client management and business development for financial institutions and insurance companies around the globe. Prior to joining QRM, he helped lead his employer’s Enterprise Risk Management initiative and was active in the Society of Actuaries Risk Management Task Force. He is a Fellow in the Society of Actuaries, a Chartered Enterprise Risk Analyst, and holds the PRM designation from PRMIA.


Experienced insurance and automotive entrepreneur, with a background in process innovation and service delivery. David formed RightIndem following a detailed analysis of the customer’s experience and perception of the claims process. This analysis demonstrated clearly the disconnect between the customer experience objectives of the industry and the outcomes actually delivered.

To be effective a new approach was required, an approach that leveraged evolving process norms in other areas of consumer engagement in order to create a solution for the customers process and indemnity needs at a lower delivered costs to the insurer.

RightIndem is that solution, an on-line claims platform that combines outstanding customer support with increased staff productivity and reduced leakage.


Periklis is a graduate from the London School of Economics, a Chartered Financial Analyst and an accredited Financial Risk Manager. His experience transcends finance, risk, capital management and strategy for financial institutions (banks and insurance firms) across Europe, North America and Africa. Key areas of expertise include financial risk and regulation (Solvency, Basel), financial planning and risk forecasting, value based management, stress testing, capital management, counterparty credit risk, securitisation and structured products. Periklis was previously with the department of Computational and Applied Mathematics at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa. Currently, he is researching “the intended and unintended consequences of cross-industry (banking and insurance) financial regulation” at IE Business School.

Phil has over 15 years of international experience advising large multinational groups on in Solvency II, ERM, economic capital, value based management and acquisitions. Over the years, Phil has played a lead role in the implementation of Solvency II at three of the largest insurance groups in Europe. Phil has supported Swiss groups on their implementation of the SST, and UK clients with the implementation of the ICA. Phil has supported a number of reviews and audits of (market consistent) embedded values for UK and European insurance companies.

He is currently supporting a global insurer with designing and assessing feasibility of potential restructuring and reinsurance solutions to optimize regulatory capital. He also leads the development of the Recovery Plan for a large insurer.


Chris is the CTO and co-founder of Brolly, an insurance technology startup participating in the prestigious Entrepreneur First accelerator in London. Prior to co-founding Brolly, he co-founded a technology consultancy and worked with finance companies to architect and build large scale payment systems and consumer products