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Global Accounts

RGA’s Global Accounts team serves the complex needs of multinational life and health insurance companies by augmenting local expertise with a global view and a central point of contact.

Multinational organizations face pressure to achieve strong growth in competitive markets, improve operational efficiency, and respond to varied and changing regulatory environments. Increasingly, they require support from partners that understand their business and markets, are able to provide global perspective, and deliver solutions to meet the challenges and opportunities they face.

 
We bring RGA's products and services to our clients, to leverage centrally or regionally. For example, RGA may provide a multi-country e-underwriting platform to enhance operational efficiency. 
Leveraging RGA’s knowledge in a range of areas, such as underwriting, product development and financial solutions, enables best-in-class solutions. Clients gain access to RGA’s global expertise, value-added services and efficient solutions.
To improve the ease of doing business, streamline and simplify global processes. Taking the time to understand global priorities through in-depth knowledge of our markets and clients ensures that appropriate resources are allocated. 
 

Meet Our Global Accounts Team

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Paul Nitsou
FSA, CFA
Executive Vice President
Global Accounts

RGA International Corporation
 
Paul was appointed to his current position in 2010. His main focus is to ensure RGA becomes and remains a trusted global partner to key targeted multinational insurance companies by providing valued services and appropriate reinsurance transactions.
 
Paul began his insurance career in 1985 when he joined Manulife Financial in Toronto. He held numerous actuarial-related positions in the company’s U.S. division before joining its retrocession division in 1989, where he rose to Vice President, Financial Reinsurance. In 1996, Paul joined RGA to assist in its international expansion covering markets outside North America. Prior to his current position, he had been the President of RGA’s International Division since 2006.
 
Paul has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto. He is also a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA) and a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). 
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Duncan Lord
FIA, ASA
Senior Vice President and
General Manager
Global Accounts

RGA International Corporation

Duncan Lord is Senior Vice President and General Manager, Global Accounts, with RGA International Corporation. Duncan’s primary role with the Global Accounts team is to work with global product lines and business units to enhance client relationships and leverage RGA’s expertise to increase reinsurance opportunities. Duncan is based in RGA’s Toronto office.

With 31 years of experience in the life and health reinsurance business, Duncan has worked in the United Kingdom, Canada, Singapore, New Zealand and Germany. Prior to joining RGA in 2012, Duncan was Global Head of Life & Health Reinsurance at Allianz Re in Munich, responsible for the strategic development and underwriting control of that business. He was a member of the Functional Board and Executive Committees of Allianz Re. Before that, Duncan worked for M&G Re and Swiss Re in the Asian, Australasian and Canadian markets.

Duncan received his First Class Honours Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree in actuarial mathematics and statistics from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland. He is a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (FIA) and served as council member of the Singapore Actuarial Society for five years, chairing the Education Committee in 2007-08.


 
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Keith Walter
FSA, FCIA, CFA
Senior Vice President
General Manager
Global Accounts
RGA International Corporation
Keith Walter, Senior Vice President, General Manager with RGA’s Global Accounts team, has extensive experience in insurance and financial services and has consulted for leading life and general insurance companies. 

Prior to joining RGA in 2016, Keith worked for Deloitte, where he was joint leader of the Canadian Analytics & Actuarial consulting practice. Before that, he worked in the life insurance industry in Canada, the U.K. and in the Asia region.

Keith has more than 30 years of experience in actuarial and business management roles. He has worked in a variety of senior positions managing key functions, including product development and pricing, finance and risk management, strategy, mergers and acquisitions, as well as business unit leadership.

An active participant in the actuarial community and insurance industry, Keith is a regular presenter at industry conferences, including past meetings of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries, Singapore Actuarial Society and East Asian Actuarial Conference.

Keith is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA) and of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (FCIA), and a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). He received an M.B.A. from Cass Business School, City University London.
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Peter Schindler

FSA
Vice President
Business Initiatives
Global Accounts

RGA International Corporation 

 

Peter Schindler is Vice President, Business Initiatives, Global Accounts, based in RGA’s Toronto office. He is responsible for coordinating relationships with multinational clients and also manages a portfolio of strategic business initiatives.

Prior to joining RGA, Peter was a consultant, focused on strategy, finance, and risk management for clients across the global insurance sector, first with Oliver Wyman and subsequently McKinsey & Company. He started his career with Manulife, working as a product development actuary.

Peter received a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) from Queen’s University in Canada. He is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA). 

 


Peter is VP of Global Accounts and Business Initiatives based in RGA’s Toronto office, where he helps coordinate some of RGA’s relationships with multi-national clients and also manages a portfolio of strategic business initiatives.

Prior to joining RGA, Peter was a consultant focused on strategy, finance and risk management for clients across the global insurance sector, first with Oliver Wyman and subsequently McKinsey. He is an FSA that started his career with Manulife working as a product development actuary.

Peter received a Bachelor of Science from Queen’s University in Canada.

 

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​Patricia Kelly
CFA
Vice President

Global Accounts
RGA International Corporation

Patricia Kelly joined RGA in 2012 as Vice President, Global Accounts. In this role, she is responsible for the operational infrastructure, reporting and analysis required to support the team’s business development and relationship management activities.  In addition, Patricia has oversight for RGA’s Customer Relationship Management (CRM) program and other functional initiatives that facilitate global account relationships.  Patricia is based in Toronto.
 
Before joining RGA Patricia was Vice President, Enterprise Risk Management at Manulife Financial.  Patricia’s previous roles during her tenure at Manulife included investor relations and business development.  

Patricia received her Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. She earned the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation in 2001.

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Daniel Lyons
Daniel Lyons
Vice President
Business Initiatives
Global Accounts

RGA International Corporation
As Vice President, Business Initiatives, Dan Lyons supports RGA’s global business development efforts by advancing and commercializing RGA’s core offerings and connecting the company’s value proposition with the objectives of the customers it serves. Dan works with local RGA business development teams to support client engagement planning and collaborates with clients to identify opportunities where they can get the full benefit of their partnership with RGA. He is also responsible for ensuring RGA uses its knowledge and innovation effectively in all of its global markets.

Dan joined RGA in 2015 from Oliver Wyman, a global management consulting firm, where he was a Principal in its Healthcare and Life Sciences Strategy practice with a focus on health insurance distribution, product and marketing strategy.

Dan received an Honors Business Administration (H.B.A.) degree from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario and a Bachelor of Medical Sciences degree (B.M.Sc.) from the University of Western Ontario.