The IAA Life Section (IAALS) was created by the Council of the IAA on November 19, 2005 and officially formed during the 2006 International Congress of Actuaries in Paris. Its mission is to promote actuarial research and the exchange of knowledge in the field of life insurance around the world.

Board

Chairman Thomas Béhar (2024)
Vice-Chairman Pedro Pacheco Villagrán (2022)
Secretary Rosalind Rossouw (2024)
Treasurer William M Sayre (2022)
Members Séverine Arnold (2022)
Ana Bojanic (2023)
Wilbur Wai Keung Lo (2023)
Martin Oymanns (2023)
Fred Rowley (2024)
Ernst Visser (2023)
IAA Delegates Jerry Brown
Stuart F. Wason
Thomas Béhar (Chairperson)
Term expires: 2024
Country: France
Qualification:Ecole Polytechnique 1990 and ENSAE 1995, Membre agrégé de l’institut des actuaires, IFOA Honorary fellow
  • Experience: 27 years of experience in the Insurance market. Has begun his activity as supervisor. Has been Chief actuary and Actuarial function of CNP assurances, France accounting chief of CNP assurances. Currently Chief Financial officer and executive member of CNP assurances. Has been 8 years president of the Institut des actuaires (France), Chair of the Actuarial Association of Europe and a member of the executive committee of the International actuarial association.
  • Main areas of expertise: Insurance, Finance
  • Spoken languages: French and English
Pedro Pacheco Villagrán (Vice-Chairperson)
Term expires: 2022
Country: Mexico
Qualification:Bachelor in Actuarial Science from Anáhuac University and Master in Businees Administration from ITAM ( Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México)
  • Experience: 34 years of experience in the Insurance market on Life and Health . Has been Life and Health Director in MAPFRE Tepeyac 1986-1997 , CEO of Zurich Life México from 1997-2004 , CEO of AIG Life México from 2004.2009 and currently since 2010 CEO and cofounder of Prevem Seguros ( A&H Company ) and member of the Board of Argos ( Life Insurance ) , ANA ( Automobile Insurance ),GMX ( Property and Casualty Insurance ) and MAS SERVICIOS ( Assistance Company ) , all companies of Grupo Valore Mexican Insurance Group. Professor of Life Insurance and Finance at the Faculty of Actuarial Science of Anáhuac University since 2003 , and was professor at the Master in Insurance program of ITAM from 1997 until 2007 . President of Colegio Nacional de Actuarios ( México ) from 2013 to 2015 and President of Asociación Mexicana de Actuarios ( 1996-1998 )
  • Main areas of expertise: Life and Health Insurance
  • Spoken languages: Spanish and English
Rosalind Rossouw (Secretary)
Term expires: 2024
Country: United Kingdom
Qualification:Bachelor of Economic Science, Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries
  • Experience: 20 years of working experience in life insurance, pension and actuarial consulting in the UK and South Africa; currently Head of Business Planning and Capital Management at Sun Life Financial of Canada (UK)
  • Main areas of expertise: Life, With-Profits, Modelling and Business Planning
  • Spoken languages: English, Afrikaans, Dutch and French.
William Sayre (Treasurer)
Term expires: 2022
Country: United States
Qualification:FSA,MAAA
  • Experience: Principal and Consulting Actuary, Milliman
  • Main areas of expertise: Life, particularly valuation and financial reporting issues, especially related to smaller insurance company issues, asset adequacy analysis, reserves, modeling, M&A
  • Spoken languages: English
Ernst Visser (Members)
Term expires: 2023
Country: Netherlands
Qualification:Drs. E.P. Visser AAG CERA
  • Experience: Over 20 years experience in Life and Non-Life insurance
  • Main areas of expertise: Solvency II, IFRS 17
  • Spoken languages: English and Dutch
Séverine Arnold (Members)
Term expires: 2022
Country: Switzerland
Qualification:Doctor of Philosophy in Actuarial Science
  • Experience: Full Professor of Actuarial Science, Faculty of Business and Economics (HEC Lausanne), University of Lausanne
  • Main areas of expertise: Mortality modeling, longevity risk, causes of death, social security systems and pension schemes
  • Spoken languages: French and English
Wilbur Lo (Members)
Term expires: 2023
Country: Hong Kong
Qualification:BSc from University of Toronto Canada, Follow of Society of Actuaries, Follow of China Association of Actuaries, Follow of Actuaries Society of Hong Kong
  • Experience: Worked in Life and Reinsurance Industry for 30 years and presently heading up the Hannover Ruck SE Hong Kong Branch of Life & Health business for Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, Magnolia markets as well as the multinational key accounts. In past years, participated multiple committees/voluntary works for the SOA and IAA.
  • Main areas of expertise: Business Development
  • Spoken languages: Chinese and English
Ana Bojanic (Members)
Term expires: 2023
Country: Serbia
Qualification:MSc in Applied Mathematics and Statistics, Fellow of the Society of Actuaries, certified actuary in Serbia and Montenegro
  • Experience: Appointed Actuary, Sava Insurance Group
  • Main areas of expertise: life insurance, product development & pricing
  • Spoken languages: English and Serbian
Martin Oymanns (Members)
Term expires: 2023
Country: Germany
Qualification:Dipl. Math & Actuary DAV
  • Experience: Staff actuary / Project Manager at German Association of Actuaries, ICA 2018 / actuview
  • Main areas of expertise: Project / actuarial event management, Virtual CPD offers
  • Spoken languages: English and German
Frederick Rowley (Members)
Term expires: 2024
Country: Australia
Qualification:MA FIA FIAA Hon.FFA CERA
  • Experience: Life Insurance Chief Actuary
  • Main areas of expertise: Capital & Risk Management
  • Spoken languages: English

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