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John D. Altenburg Jr.

Major General (USA, Retired) - Of Counsel, Greenberg Taurig

Major General John D. Altenburg Jr. (USA, Retired) focuses his practice on corporate governance and sensitive, internal investigations in the defense, homeland security sector, and the multilateral development bank sector. His practice covers domestic and international corporate representation, including multilateral development bank and federal agency debarment proceedings. He represented corporations in UK, Belgium, France, Germany, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, and Japan. His experience as a compliance monitor enhances his representation of corporations for investigation and compliance matters. General Altenburg also represents individuals and corporations in matters requiring access to Top Secret, Sensitive Compartmented Information, such as matters before the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) and the Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals (DOHA). He represents senior government officials and corporate executives in executive branch and congressional investigations and hearings. During his 28 years as a lawyer in the Army, he represented the Army before Congress, state, and local governments, and in court in the United States and Germany. 

Dorothy Andrews

Senior Behavioral Data Scientist and Actuary, NAIC

Dorothy Andrews is the Senior Behavioral Data Scientist for the NAIC, where she focuses on analyzing insurance company rating models, reporting to state insurance regulators directly about her analyses, and providing related regulatory training. She has more than 25 years of actuarial and statistical modeling experience with life insurance companies, property and casualty insurance companies, reinsurance companies, international consulting firms, and government agencies. She has served as adjunct faculty at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in the Mathematics and Statistics Department, teaching predictive analytics. Dorothy is an Associate of the Society of Actuaries, a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries,  and a Certified Specialist in Predictive Analytics (CSPA). 

Amy Bach

Executive Director, United Policyholders

Amy Bach has been a professional insurance consumer advocate since1989. She co-founded United Policyholders in 1991 and serves as the organization's Executive Director and primary spokesperson; shaping and overseeing the Roadmap to Recovery™, Roadmap to Preparedness, and Advocacy and Action programs. A nationally recognized expert on insurance and disasters; she is frequently interviewed in print and broadcast media, and is the author of numerous publications including "The Disaster Recovery Handbook", "WISE UP: The Savvy Consumer's Guide to Buying Insurance." A contributor “Buying Your First Home” (Nolo Press), Bach has received many awards including Money Magazine’s “Money Hero.” Bach is in her fourteenth year as an official Consumer Representative with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. She is also an appointed member of the Federal Advisory Committee on Insurance, the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Disaster Preparedness and Response, and the Board of Directors of the Healthcare Consumer Rights Foundation

Ramnath Balasubramanian

Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company

Ramnath works extensively with financial services and private equity firms on a range of topics including strategy, growth, investment thesis, enterprise value creation, M&A, digital and analytics. Ramnath  leads McKinsey’s work in insurance globally with private equity sponsors and portfolio companies. He helps private equity firms create value in the broader insurance ecosystem including permanent capital based models.  He also co-leads the global insurance digital, analytics, and technology group, where he is helps solve the toughest problems in the insurance industry by bringing cutting-edge data science and technology capabilities and expertise. He also leads the build out of McKinsey's insurance risk and actuarial capabilities to serve insurers on their balance sheet transformation.

Tim Bixby

Chief Financial Officer, Lemonade Inc.

Tim Bixby is the Chief Financial Officer of Lemonade, Inc., a multiline provider of consumer P&C insurance, including homeowners, renters, pet, life and car insurance, with operations in the US, Netherlands, Germany and France.  Tim has been a CFO, President and Director of several private and public technology-enabled companies in New York City for more than 20 years, has led 3 IPOs on the NYSE and Nasdaq, and currently serves as Audit Chair of the board of recently-public Rent the Runway. 

Gustavo Caldas

Head of International Affairs, SUSEP

Gustavo Caldas has had a 29-year career in the insurance business - 18 of which as a broker and consultant and 11 with the Brazilian insurance supervisor, SUSEP.  Gustavo holds degrees in Engineering and Law, with MBAs in Public Law and Risk Management.  He also holds an ALARYS accreditation as an AIRM. He has worked as an instructor and lecturer of risk and insurance-related matters at agent certification courses, and at university in both the undergraduate and graduate levels. He is also a skilled translator of risk and insurance-related books and technical texts (English-Portuguese).

Domhnall Cullinan

Director of Insurance Supervision, Central Bank of Ireland

Domhnall Cullinan joined the Central Bank in 2003 and worked in various roles in insurance supervision before being appointed as Head of General Insurance Supervision in June 2012.  In June 2014, Domhnall was appointed as Head of the Central Bank’s Anti-Money Laundering Division.  Domhnall became Director of Insurance Supervision in September 2019.  Prior to joining the Central Bank Domhnall worked in the Life and Pensions industry for 11 years.  Domhnall sits on the Board of Supervisors of the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) and has represented Central Bank of Ireland at the EBA and the Financial Action Task Force.

Conor Donaldson

Chief Executive Officer, Global Asia Insurance Partnership

Conor Donaldson is the CEO of the Global Asia Insurance Partnership (GAIP), a tripartite partnership between academia, the global insurance industry, and regulators and policymakers to support the future development and needs of the insurance sector. Before GAIP, Conor was a member of the senior management team at the International Association of Insurance Supervisors’ (IAIS) with responsibility for deepening understanding and observance of the IAIS’ supervisory material. Conor initiated assessment programmes, built strategic partnerships with multilateral development banks and technical assistance providers in support of capacity building and supervisory development worked with supervisors to advance financial inclusion. During his time at the IAIS, Conor was also a board member of the Access to Insurance Initiative, a multilateral partnership between the development community and insurance supervisors, the Toronto Centre’s Advisory Board for Insurance and Pensions and represented the IAIS in global forums looking at standards implementation.  

Hannah Grant

Head of Secretariat, Access to Insurance Initiative (A2ii)

Hannah Grant is Head of the Secretariat at the Access to Insurance Initiative (A2ii) and in this capacity is responsible for the day-to-day management of the activities of the Initiative. Before joining the A2ii, Hannah worked at Insurance Europe in Brussels as Head of International Affairs and Reinsurance whilst also running the Secretariat for the recently established Global Federation of Insurance Associations. After graduating from Edinburgh University, Hannah started out her career working for Lloyds of London in London.

Tracie Grella

Global Head of Cyber, AIG

Tracie Grella is Global Head of Cyber at AIG. In this role, Ms. Grella is responsible for the company’s cyber-related products and services, ensuring AIG is creating solutions and delivering expertise to help Commercial and Consumer Insurance clients manage and mitigate this evolving risk. Ms. Grella had previously served as Global Head of Professional Liability for Financial Lines for AIG, responsible for establishing underwriting strategy and implementing best practices in multiple lines of business including cyber liability, reputational risk insurance, architects and engineers liability, and specialty professional liability worldwide. Ms. Grella began her insurance career with AIG in 1995 as a professional associate in AIG’s U.S. Executive Liability division, and subsequently held a number of positions of increasing responsibility, including President of National Accounts, Chief Underwriting Officer, and Division President for Professional Liability in the U.S. and Canada. Ms. Grella is commonly called upon as an industry expert by insurance trade and mainstream publications on cyber liability and professional liability issues. Ms. Grella was named a 2015 Insurance Executive to Watch by Risk & Insurance and a 2014 Woman to Watch by Business Insurance. Ms. Grella holds a B.S. in finance from Rutgers University and holds a CPCU designation.

Dieter Hendrickx

Head of Prudential Policy Insurance, National Bank of Belgium

Dieter Hendrickx was appointed the Head of Prudential Policy Insurance at the National Bank of Belgium (NBB) in November 2018. He holds MSc degrees in Business Engineering and Financial and Actuarial Engineering from the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium. After working for close to four years in the Value and Risk Management Department of a large bancassurrance group, he joined the Operational Supervision Department of the former Banking, Finance and Insurance Commission (CBFA, later NBB) in April 2010. In January 2012, he moved to the Policy and Financial Stability Department of the NBB, where he was an adviser on Solvency II-related policy issues and responsible for conducting stress tests and financial stability analyses for the Belgian insurance sector. From May 2017 to October 2018, he was seconded as a Financial Stability Expert to the secretariat of the European Systemic Risk Board, where he led the work on insurance-related macroprudential matters. During these years, he was involved in several international working and project groups with EIOPA, European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB) and IAIS. He is currently a member of EIOPA’s Supervisory Steering Committee and an alternate voting member to the EIOPA Board of Supervisors. After having chaired the IAIS Macroprudential Monitoring Working Group since November 2019, he was appointed as the Chair of the IAIS Macroprudential Committee in June 2020. At the same time, he also became a member of the IAIS Executive Committee.

Petra Hielkema

Chair, European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA)

Petra Hielkema is the Chairperson of EIOPA and is leading the Authority since September 2021. On 27 May 2021 the Council adopted the decision to appoint her after the confirmation by the European Parliament on 18 May 2021. Petra is also member of the ESRB Steering Committee and member of the IAIS Executive Committee. Besides that she is the Champion of the IAIS Fintech Forum. In 2022 Petra is also chairing the Joint Committee of the three ESA’s (EIOPA, EBA and ESMA). Prior to this role Petra was Division Director Insurance Supervision at De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB, the Dutch Central Bank). The division is responsible for the supervision of the Dutch insurance sector. Petra joined DNB in February 2007. In 2013 she became Head Insurance Policy. In 2015 she was appointed as Head of the DNB Expert Center for Fit & Proper testing, assessing (supervisory and management) board members in the financial sector. In February 2017 she started as Director of Payments and Market Infrastructures and was responsible for the payments and collateral operations of the central bank, oversight, policy and cyber intelligence. Also the TIBER project (Threat Intelligence Based Ethical Red teaming) was part of her responsibilities. Prior to joining the Dutch Central Bank Petra had an international career in the oil and gas industry.

Peter Kochenburger

Associate Clinical Professor, University of Connecticut School Of Law

Peter Kochenburger is the Executive Director of the Insurance Law LL.M. Program, Deputy Director of the Insurance Law Center, and Associate Clinical Professor of Law at the University of Connecticut School Of Law.  He help directs the Insurance Law LL.M. program and teaches courses in insurance law and regulation, including Principles of Insurance, Liability Insurance, and Comparative Insurance Regulation, which involves students and faculty from China, Europe and the United States.  He has published in the areas of Liability Insurance and Gun Violence, Climate Change and Insurance, International Insurance Regulation, and Big Data, Insurance and Consumer Protection.  Professor Kochenburger also works in the area of new technologies and insurance, and is a member of the University’s multi-disciplinary Transportation Technology & Society Research Group, and the Gun Violence Prevention Research Interest Group.  He is a funded Consumer Representative to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, appointed to the Treasury Department’s Federal Advisory Committee on Insurance in January 2020, and to the Federal Reserve Board’s Insurance Policy Advisory Committee starting January 2022.  He also serves on the New York DFS Consumer Protection Task Force, and is a consumer stakeholder with the International Association of Insurance Supervisors.  Professor Kochenburger was elected to the American Law Institute in 2013, and is a graduate of Yale University and Harvard Law School.

Rakhi Kumar

Senior Vice President, Liberty Mutual

Rakhi leads efforts to integrate sustainability across the global enterprise. She Chairs Liberty’s Climate Council, an internal cross-functional group that is developing and coordinating the company’s climate-related activities. She also represents Liberty on the Taskforce for Nature-Related Financial Disclosure (TNFD) Forum and the Partnership for Carbon Accounting Framework’s (PCAF) Insurance Emissions Working Group. Rakhi joined Liberty in May 2020, prior to which she led State Street Global Advisors’ ESG Investing and Asset Stewardship activities. She is a globally recognized leader in the area of sustainability and serves on the Advisory Board of the Millstein Center for Global Markets and Corporate Ownership at the Columbia Law School and Persefoni, a SaaS-based carbon accounting, reporting and management platform. She earned her MBA ('02) from Yale University and her Bachelors of Commerce ('95) from Bombay University. She is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India since 1997.

Julie Mix McPeak

Senior Vice President and General Counsel Insurance, United Services Automobile Association

Julie is the former Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance and was President of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners in 2018.  She has more than 25 years of legal and regulatory experience and was the first woman to serve as chief insurance regulator in more than one state, having also served as the Executive Director of the Kentucky Office of Insurance.  Julie was active in the International Association of Insurance Supervisors and served as Vice-Chair of the Executive Committee. 

Following her public service, Julie was a shareholder in Greenberg Traurig, P.A., Senior Deputy General Counsel of Regulatory Affairs for Root, Inc., a technology-based auto insurer in Columbus, OH and now serves as Senior Vice President, General Counsel Insurance for United Services Automobile Association (“USAA.”)

Romain Paserot

Deputy Secretary General, International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS)

Romain Paserot joined the Secretariat in June 2016 as Deputy Secretary General, overseeing the internal operations and, since June 2017, capital and solvency initiatives and issues. Prior to becoming Deputy Secretary General, Romain held several senior positions at the French insurance supervisory authority (ACPR), as the Director for International Affairs and the Director for Insurance Supervision. From 2012 to 2016, he was responsible for the Solvency II Program at ACPR, aiming to prepare ACPR and the French market to the new solvency framework. Romain has been involved in many international bodies as a Member of the IAIS Financial Stability and Technical Committee, Basel Committee on Banking Supervision Policy Development Group and EIOPA Board of Supervisors (as alternate). Romain, a former student of the Ecole normale Superieure (Paris), is an actuary and holds a Master of Economics and Econometrics from the University of Paris Pantheon Sorbonne.

Bryan Pickel

Vice President and Head of External Affairs and Sustainability, Prudential Financial

Bryan Pickel is Vice President and Head of External Affairs and Sustainability for Prudential Financial. In his current role, Pickel is responsible for leading the full suite of the company’s government affairs activities at the state, federal, and international levels and coordinating and implementing an integrated enterprise-wide ESG strategy.
Pickel has a breadth of experience in government and external stakeholder relations, having served in leadership positions focused largely on public policy throughout his decades-long career at Prudential. He previously was vice president of international government affairs, where he led all company dealings pertaining to global regulatory standards, international trade and market access policy as well as priority policy and regulatory issues impacting Prudential's international operations. He also spent six years in the company’s Washington, DC office representing Prudential as an advocate for the Company’s tax, retirement, and international trade policy agenda. Pickel joined Prudential in 1993 and held a variety of roles including business analyst, government affairs compliance, and managing the company’s Political Action Committees (PACs).
Pickel serves as a member of the Insurance Policy Advisory Committee of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, an Associate to the Geneva Association Board of Directors and as the lead of its Public Policy and Regulatory Working Group. In addition, Bryan is the company’s lead representative to the Insurance Regulatory Committee of the Institute for International Finance. Pickel earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in politics from Fairfield University.

Lucy Pilko

Managing Director & Senior Partner, Boston Consulting Group

Lucy Pilko serves as the regional practice area lead for the Insurance practice in the North America region, as well as the Brokerage Topic Leader. She’s also a member of the People & Organization Leadership Team for North America. Lucy’s main focus is partnering with insurance carriers and brokers on innovation and growth strategies and on determining the operating model changes needed to deliver against those ambitions. She also works with clients on customer centricity and go-to-market strategies, as well as operating model transformation for insurance carriers and brokers.

Siham Ramli

Director of Communication and International Relations, Supervisory Authority of Insurance and Social Welfare (ACAPS)

Ms. Siham Ramli joined the Supervisory Authority of Insurance and Social Welfare (ACAPS) in February 2016 as Advisor to the Chairman of the Authority, and from October 2016, she was appointed Director of Communication and International Relations. In this role, Ms. Siham Ramli represents ACAPS in international and regional insurance regulatory bodies, such as the Arab Union of Insurance Supervisors (AUIS), The French-speaking insurance supervisors and the Association of African Insurance Supervisory Authorities (AAISA), etc. Ms. Siham Ramli is also a member of IAIS Executive Committee representing the MENA Region and Audit and Risk Committee. In November 2021, she was elected Chair of the French-speaking supervisors' group within the Association. Prior to joining ACAPS, Ms. Siham Ramli held several senior positions in her professional career, namely as a senior advisor to the Minister of Economy and Finance (2007-2012) and as a strategic advisor in a financial group (2012-2016). Ms. Siham Ramli holds a Master's degree in Marketing from Northeastern University, Boston - Massachusetts, USA - (2011) and from the Institut Supérieur de Commerce et d'Administration des Entreprises - ISCAE, Morocco - (2010). She is also a graduate of the Institut Supérieur de l'Information et de la Communication with a higher diploma in journalism and communication (2007).

Victoria Saporta

Executive Director - Prudential Policy, Bank of England

Vicky Saporta is Executive Director for Prudential Policy in the Bank of England and the Prudential Regulatory Authority (PRA).  She has held a number of positions in prudential policy, financial stability and monetary analysis in a career spanning over 25 years at the Bank of England. Vicky was at the heart of the macro prudential and micro prudential policy reforms undertaken by the Bank after the global financial crisis and has been leading the prudential policy work of the PRA since July 2016. Vicky has represented the Bank on numerous international committees dealing with central banking and regulatory issues. Vicky is currently Chair of the Executive Committee of the International Association of Insurance Supervisors. She is also a member of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision. 

Eric Steigerwalt

President and CEO, Brighthouse Financial

Eric Steigerwalt is the president and chief executive officer of Brighthouse Financial. Prior to his current role, Steigerwalt was executive vice president of MetLife, Inc.’s (MetLife) U.S. Retail business. He was appointed to this position in February 2012. During 2012, Steigerwalt also served as MetLife’s interim chief financial officer. Steigerwalt held multiple leadership roles at MetLife over the course of 18 years. He served as chief financial officer for MetLife’s U.S. businesses as well as the company’s corporate treasurer. Steigerwalt began his tenure at MetLife in 1998, managing many of the operational aspects of MetLife’s demutualization and IPO, and went on to become the company’s first head of investor relations. Before joining MetLife, Steigerwalt worked in finance at Equitable Companies and at Fossett Corporation where he was a derivatives trader. Steigerwalt is the chairman, president, and CEO of Brighthouse Life Insurance Company. He has served on the board of directors for the American Council of Life Insurers and currently serves on the Wells Fargo Championship’s Champions for Education foundation and is a member of the Charlotte Executive Leadership Council. Steigerwalt graduated from Drew University with a bachelor’s degree in economics.

Shannon Sun

Head of Corporate Development and Chair of the Innovation Committee, AIG Re

Shannon Sun currently serves as Head of Corporate Development and Chair of the Innovation Committee of AIG Re, a global reinsurer with platforms including Validus Re, AlphaCat, Talbot Treaty and Validus Research. She is responsible for AIG Re’s corporate development-related initiatives, innovation strategy, and Validus Re's retrocession needs for non-property lines of business. Shannon joined Validus Holdings in 2017 and has over 15 years of corporate development and strategy experience in London and Bermuda. Shannon holds an M.A. in Mathematics from Oxford University and is a Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and an Associate in Reinsurance.

Craig Swan

Chief Executive Officer, Bermuda Monetary Authority

As Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Craig Swan has overall responsibility for all supervisory and operational activities conducted by the BMA. In addition, he serves as an Executive Director on the BMA’s Board of Directors. Mr. Swan joined the Authority in 2006 and has held various positions, including Managing Director (Supervision) and, most recently, as Deputy CEO. Prior to joining the Authority, Mr. Swan worked as Controller & Vice President, Strategic Information Services for Arthur J. Gallagher Bermuda.

Anna Sweeney

Executive Director, Prudential Regulation Authority

Anna Sweeney is an Executive Director at the Prudential Regulation Authority. She has responsibility for the Risk & Operations function of the PRA, which includes the Chief Operating Officer, ownership of the PRA’s supervisory approach and risk model, and support for the PRA’s senior committees. Anna also co-leads Insurance Supervision with Charlotte Gerken, where she is responsible for the supervision of the UK’s general insurance sector, including the Society of Lloyd’s. Anna was previously Director of Insurance Supervision between 2017 and 2019. Anna is an experienced insurance and banking regulator, having previously led the supervision of a number of the largest banks and insurers.

Bill Wheeler

Vice Chairman, Athene Holding Ltd

William J. Wheeler is a Vice Chairman of Athene Holding Ltd. (“Athene”). Previously, he served as President of Athene from 2015 to 2022. Prior to joining Athene, Mr. Wheeler was President of the Americas group for MetLife Inc. (“MetLife”) where he oversaw the insurance and retirement business in the United States and Latin America. Previously, Mr. Wheeler had been Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at MetLife. Prior to joining MetLife, Mr. Wheeler was an investment banker at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. Mr. Wheeler has an AB from Wabash College, where he is now a member of the board of trustees, and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He currently serves on the boards of Evercore Inc., Athora Holding Ltd., Venerable Holdings, Inc. and the American Council of Life Insurers.

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