Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA)
RGA International Reinsurance Company dac
Olav Cuiper is Executive Vice President and Head of EMEA for RGA International Reinsurance Company dac. He is responsible for leading the management and growth of RGA’s business in the EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa) region. He is based in the Netherlands.
Olav came to RGA in 2009 with more than 20 years of financial services industry experience, encompassing market development and strategy, national and international insurance markets, and group life insurance. Prior to joining RGA, he was Managing (statutory) Director Europe at Fortis Insurance International (with board positions across Europe). Before then, he was Managing (statutory) Director of Group Life/Institutional Clients for Delta Lloyd Insurance NV. His work experience also includes positions with Sedgwick/Mercer and with Goudse Verzekeringen in Gouda (Gouda Insurance).
Olav studied business administration at the University of Nijmegen and Utrecht. He has completed leadership courses at Columbia University in New York City. Olav has also served as Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee of the International Pension Insurers Network (Insurope).
Adriano de Matteis is Vice President, Head of Business Development, EMEA Region, RGA International Reinsurance Company dac. He is responsible for cultivating and implementing new bancassurance and product development opportunities, and for fostering sales and business growth and development for RGA’s EMEA region. He is based in the Branch Office for Italy.
He came to RGA in 2007 as Director, Business Development for RGA Italy, and has 20 years of insurance industry experience. Prior to joining RGA, Adriano held senior-level sales and marketing positions with Partner Re’s Paris office and Munich Re’s Italy office. He also spent seven years as actuarial office manager for Assiba S.p.A. Società di Assicurazioni (now merged into Intesa Sanpaolo Vita), the Generali Group’s bancassurance operation at that time.
Adriano earned his master’s degree in mathematics from Milan University.
André Dreyer is Head of EMEA Partnerships and Strategic Initiatives for RGA International Reinsurance Company dac. He is responsible for leading growth strategies and initiatives in the EMEA region, focusing on microinsurance, wellness and mobile insurance, and social media use in insurance. André is also responsible for building local and regional expertise and leveraging similar initiatives from other regions across the global RGA enterprise.
Since joining RGA in 2005, André has held several international roles at the company. Most recently, he led Business Development and Pricing in Australia for RGA Reinsurance Company of Australia Limited. He brings nearly 20 years of international experience in executive leadership, sales and marketing, and product development, as well as in consulting roles across the life and health insurance spectrum. He is a regular presenter at industry and professional meetings, and he is a frequent author and co-author of papers, articles, and blogs related to life insurance.
André received a degree in actuarial science with honours from the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries (FIA), a Fellow of the Actuarial Society of South Africa (FASSA), and a Fellow of the New Zealand Society of Actuaries (FNZSA). He is also an accredited member of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia.
As Business Manager for EMEA, Arjan van der Velden works closely with RGA EMEA Managing Directors and other global and regional senior executives to implement the company’s diversification strategy and to streamline and optimize business management processes. Arjan’s responsibilities include increasing client engagement, being a thought leader in CRM management and implementing strategic account and activity plans. In addition, Arjan steers and supports large-scale strategic business development projects throughout the EMEA region.
Arjan is based within the regional office of RGA EMEA in Amsterdam (the Netherlands).
Prior to joining RGA, Arjan held several senior-level sales and marketing positions within ABN AMRO Retail Banking (formerly known as Fortis Bank), and Ageas (formerly known as Fortis Insurance International). He also worked as self-employed business and marketing consultant for AMVOX Management Consultants, based in the Netherlands.
Arjan received his bachelor’s degree in commercial economics from the Haarlem Business School in the Netherlands.
In her role as Marketing, Communication and Events Manager, Dorota Wysocka is responsible for coordinating communications and special events in the EMEA region, as well as serving as a liaison with RGA global headquarters. Based in RGA’s Italy branch office, Dorota works closely with the Italian Business Development Team to support sales, business development, marketing, and CRM management activities.
Dorota joined the company in 2010, initially as Office Manager and in a marketing support role in Italy, helping the office grow in the local market before being promoted to her current role in 2015. Prior to joining RGA, Dorota worked in customer relations for 5 years in the hotel industry. She also has experience as an Italian language instructor.
Dorota received a master’s degree in marketing communication and events and a bachelor’s degree in Italian language and culture from the University of Silesia in Katowice (Poland). She is fluent in Italian, as well as Polish and English.