Olivier Lafontaine

Vice President, Insurance
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Olivier is a leader in core insurance systems and large-scale agile system integration projects. The head of a large team of insurance systems practitioners, Olivier has been working closely with Oracle and AdminServer over the past 10 years to create a strong partnership that has become the industry reference.

Equisoft is the first and largest specialized Oracle Insurance partner. Vice President of the Insurance division at Equisoft since 2006, Olivier is in charge of overseeing all aspects of Equisoft’s insurance projects as well as its illustrations and electronic application product, InsuranceElements. Olivier is a licensed engineer and graduate of École Polytechnique de Montréal.

Ruben Veerasamy

Vice President, Sales and Account Management, Canada and Caribbean
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With over 18 years of experience in the IT industry, Ruben provides Equisoft with expertise in management and the establishment of solid client, partner and employee relationships. Prior to becoming Vice President of Sales and Account Management at Equisoft, Ruben headed Equisoft’s PMO for six years and also worked for more than ten years in project management at Hydro-Québec.

Ruben joined Equisoft in 2008 and is currently responsible for working closely with the sales and marketing teams to establish new business opportunities in the Canadian and Caribbean markets. He also oversees Equisoft’s current Canadian and Caribbean accounts. Ruben holds a degree in computer engineering from Concordia University.

Ronald Jackson

Executive Director CDEMA
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Mr. Ronald Jackson assumed the post of Executive Director CDEMA on April 3, 2013.

Prior this appointment, Mr Jackson served in the capacity of Director General of the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) in Jamaica, a position he held since August 2006 until March 2013. He previously served ODPEM as Deputy Director General, Senior Director of the Preparedness and Operations Division and as Regional Coordinator for the Southern parishes.

Mr. Jackson has been extensively involved in disaster management at the national, regional and international level in various capacities. At the national level, he lent his expertise to the coordination of the national response to the impact of Hurricanes Charlie, Ivan (2004); Dennis and Emily (2005); Tropical Depression 16 and subsequently Tropical Storm Nicole (2010) and most recently Hurricane Sandy (2012). He has been instrumental in the development of the Guidelines for Child-Friendly Disaster Management and Response, Reinstatement of the ODPEM Dedicated Communication Network and Revision of the Emergency Welfare Plan. In 2010 Mr. Jackson received a Certificate of Commendation from the Caribbean Community for his contribution to the rescue and recovery efforts in the aftermath of the January 2010 Haiti Earthquake.

Mr. Jackson also served as a member of CDEMA’s Technical Advisory Committee, President of the IDB Caribbean Policy Dialogue Forum, the co-chair for the Inter American Network for Disaster Management and represented the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) Member States on the Hyogo Framework for Action Mid-Term Review Committee and Post-2015 Hyogo Framework for Action Committee.

Mr. Jackson holds a Master of Science Degree (M.Sc.) in Natural Resource Management and Environmental Resource Management from the University of the West Indies and a Bachelor of Science Degree (B.Sc.) in Physical Planning and Environmental Resource Development from the University of Technology. He recently achieved a Masters Certificate in Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting.

Simon Bell

Co-Founder & CEO, LOGiQ3 Group
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As Co-Founder and CEO of LOGiQ3 Group, Simon Bell is charged with the geographical expansion of the group’s portfolio of re/insurance consulting, outsourcing, and software solutions into Europe.

Simon is well connected within the Insurance industry and also leads the development of strategic partnerships, identifying potential acquisitions, and start-up opportunities for the Group.

Prior to co-founding LOGiQ3 in 2006, Simon was Senior Vice President, Product for RI3K Inc. with responsibility for creating solutions in the Life market. He has a broad technology background ranging from mainframe to web development, covering the complete project life cycle and has assumed senior technical leadership and project management roles.

Simon’s passion for technology and innovation has led him to become an active member of the UK and Europe InsurTech community. He speaks at industry conferences frequently about the future of InsurTech, insurance innovation, and open collaborative models.

A curious dreamer seeking for thought-provoking problems to solve, Simon has successfully co-founded three insurance start-up companies, including the most recent addition of Cookhouse Lab, an open, collaborative, insurance innovation space.

Patrick Ward

Group President & CEO of Bahamas First Holdings Limited & BFG

Mr. Ward is currently Group President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Bahamas First Holdings Limited and its principal subsidiary Bahamas First General Insurance Company Limited (BFG).

The Bahamas First Group is the country’s largest property and casualty insurance organization with premium writings in excess of $140 million, ranking it in the top tier of companies in the Caribbean Region.

Mr. Ward has held various technical and managerial jobs within the Insurance Industry over the last 25 years, and, over this period of time, he has attended various overseas courses and short-term work secondments to United Kingdom based insurance companies and institutions. He has extensive experience with reinsurance transactions and is recognized in the Caribbean as an industry leader.

Mr. Ward is a proud graduate of St. John’s College and qualified as an Associate and Fellow of the Insurance Institute of Canada in 1987 and 1990, respectively. In 1994 Mr. Ward graduated from the University of Miami Business School Executive MBA program with honors (Beta Gamma Sigma).

He was appointed Chairman of the National Insurance Board between 2007 and 2012 and currently serves as Chairman of the Bahamas Mortgage Corporation. He continues to serve as a director on various other Civic and Company Boards. He has also assisted the Government of The Bahamas, in various capacities, on matters related to the insurance sector.

He is a past Chairman of The Bahamas Insurance Association and in April of 2005 the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP), Bahamas Chapter, nominated him “Boss of The Year 2005/2006.

Mitch Ocampo

CTO of LOGiQ3 Group
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Mitch is an experienced technology executive with over 18 years in Financial Services, Reinsurance, and Tech, with a strong focus on modernizing insurance and reinsurance markets. He currently serves as Chief Technology Officer for LOGiQ3 Group, an RGAx company. He is actively involved in the fintech and insurtech startup communities, and continues to explore various market uses for distributed apps on the blockchain.

Mitch started his career designing software for CCBN, a financial data company later acquired by Thomson Reuters. He served as Practice Lead US and Canada for EMC’s Global Services Division, where in 2005 he was first introduced to the reinsurance industry, tasked with developing a Bermuda-based underwriting platform. He later served as Partner and Managing Director for Kogent Corp (via acquisition), before joining msg global as Managing Director in 2011. In 2015 as part of the joint-venture purchase of TAI, Mitch accepted the role of Executive Vice President and CTO for TAI before taking on the Group Level role in 2018.

Mitch serves as mentor / coach / investor / adviser to Brown University’s B-Lab accelerator, supporting entrepreneurs developing high impact ventures. Other involvement includes serving as Advisory board member for Crosscheck News, a startup focused on delivering unbiased journalism through Machine Learning and AI, and board member for the Town of Sandwich, Youth Lacrosse Programs building confident, independent future leaders on Cape Cod. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of New Hampshire, and a double Masters in International Business from Brown University and the IE Business School.

William Pargeans

Director of A.M. Best’s Life/Health Ratings Division
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William (Bill) Pargeans is a Director in A.M. Best’s Life/Health Ratings Division. A.M. Best is an independent global full-service credit rating organization dedicated to serving the financial and health care service industries.

Mr. Pargeans has responsibility for the ratings and analysis of a portfolio of domestic life insurance companies followed by A.M. Best. The rating analysis includes a comprehensive review of a company’s operations and financial condition and concludes with the assignment of financial strength, issuer credit and debt ratings. In addition, Mr. Pargeans researches emerging trends in the life insurance industry has authored a number of articles and speaks on insurance topics at conferences. Prior to joining A.M. Best, Mr. Pargeans was a manager in the large group pension division of the Equitable Life Assurance Society (AXA). Mr. Pargeans has been with A.M. Best for twenty three years and has an MBA from Pace University, NYC.

Leon Anderson

Special Advisor to the Financial Services Commission

Mr Leon Anderson, a former Deputy Executive Director, is currently a Special Advisor to the Financial Services Commission (“FSC”) which he served for 13 years between 2001 and 2014; he acted as the Executive Director between April 2012 and March 2013. The FSC is an integrated supervisor with responsibilities for the non-deposit taking financial sector.

He came into the field of insurance regulation from the life insurance industry where he worked for nearly 20 years; for 18 of these years with Life of Jamaica (now Sagicor Life Jamaica Limited), the largest life insurance company in Jamaica.

Between April 1999 and June 2000 he was attached to FINSAC, the company established by the Jamaican government to intervene and rehabilitate the collapsed insurance industry. Mr Anderson wrote the regulations on insurance financial accounting and was part of the team that developed the new solvency standards for life and general insurance companies.

Before entering the life insurance industry Mr Anderson worked with a large multinational food company in Jamaica for 6 years. He, however, started his working career at the Inland revenue Department where he worked as a taxation auditor.

Mr Anderson is a Chartered Accountant and holds a first degree in Management Studies from the University of the West Indies and an MBA from the University of Wales and the Manchester Business School. Mr Anderson is also a Fellow of the Life Management Institute (FLMI).

Isaac Anthony

Chief Executive Officer of CCRIF SPC

Isaac Anthony is currently the Chief Executive Officer of CCRIF SPC (formerly the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility), the world’s first multi-country risk pool providing parametric insurance. He has over twenty-five years of senior management experience spanning the areas of public finance, financial sector supervision and economic planning having held key positions with the Government of Saint Lucia including Permanent Secretary, Finance, Economic Affairs & National Development.

Isaac led the most far-reaching reforms in public financial management in Saint Lucia and is a strong advocate for sound public finance in the Caribbean having been instrumental in the establishment of the Caribbean Public Finance Association and serving as its first chairman. He is now using his rich experience in public finance and disaster risk financing to promote catastrophe insurance as a strategy to support fiscal and climate resilience.

Isaac has served on several Boards, including those of the Caribbean Development Bank and the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank. He is the current Chairman of the National Insurance Corporation in Saint Lucia and was recently appointed a Commissioner of the Eastern Caribbean Securities Regulatory Commission (ECSRC). He graduated from the University of the West Indies with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics & Accounting and a Masters in Business Administration.

Ricardo Longchallon

Senior Financial Analyst A.M. Best
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Current Position: Senior Financial Analyst, property/casualty ratings division. Ricardo (Ricky) primarily follows Caribbean property/casualty companies but is also responsible for a handful of U.S. personal lines writers and captives. Ricky has extensive knowledge of the Caribbean markets and has authored several papers analyzing issues and trends within the region including A.M. Best’s annual Caribbean Report.


  • Started at A.M. Best in 1999 in the life/health ratings division following a portfolio of Caribbean (including Puerto Rico), U.S. and Canadian insurers. A.M. Best experience approximately evenly split between Property/casualty & life/health ratings divisions.
  • More than 20 years in the insurance industry with a managerial position at a Caribbean- based insurance company, having responsibility for its regional operations.

Frank Buchsteiner

Client Management Executive at Munich Re (Group)

Frank, half Austrian half German was born in Munich in 1967. After attending High School he studied Business Administration at Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich. In 1991 he joined Munich Re AG and ever since held various positions within the Group, ranging from Client Management to Casualty Treaty Underwriting in various markets. In 2008 Frank took on the position of Client Management Executive for Benelux to develop Munich Re´s business in these territories. In 2011 he was assigned to hold responsibility as Managing Director of Munich Re’s UK General Branch in London. In this function he further developed Munich Re´s worldwide single risk business. Since 2016 Frank holds the position as Senior Executive Client Management for Latin America North Caribbean. During his tenure at Munich Re he also headed a number of projects in Underwriting, sales and Product Development. He has been serving on the IUA Board as well as on the CII Reinsurance Committee.

Throughout his career Frank has developed exceptional knowledge of the industry, specifically in Non-Life insurance and reinsurance, utilised to good effect in developing, implementing and managing robust strategies and initiatives to support the achievement of business objectives. With a professional manner and outstanding communication skills he is able to mentor, motivate and inspire high performing teams to achieve demanding goals and targets using a range of management styles and techniques.

Frank is married and father of 2 daughters. He is very keen on sports, especially football, golf and tennis.

Garfield Reece

audit partner at PwC Jamaica
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Garfield Reece, an audit partner at PwC Jamaica with more than 15 years of experience, leads financial and internal audit engagements for companies in a wide cross-section of industries, including manufacturing and retail, financial services, construction, agriculture, hospitality and the public sector. He has led audit engagements for entities listed on the Jamaica Stock Exchange and others regulated by the Financial Services Commission and Bank of Jamaica. Garfield has also led multi-location audits for private groups of companies with operations in 30 countries across the Caribbean, North America, Central America, Europe and the Pacific.

A certified chartered accountant, Garfield has completed the certified information systems auditor (CISA) examinations and has led information technology (IT) audits for companies in Jamaica and the Eastern Caribbean. His experience in IT audits has exposed him to information security for common operating and enterprise resource planning systems. Garfield has led regulatory reviews for light and power utilities in Jamaica and Bahamas.

As part of his professional development, Garfield was seconded to PwC Canada in Toronto for seven months, where he worked as an audit senior manager with a portfolio of audit clients in the financial services sector. At PwC Canada, he focused on life and property and casualty insurance companies and mortgage banks. Garfield is responsible for risk management for PwC Jamaica and for the risk and controls service line for PwC firms operating in the Caribbean.

Paul Williams

Human Capital Partner at PwC Jamaica

Paul is PwC Jamaica’s Human Capital Partner and heads the firm’s insurance practice. He has over eighteen years experience in the accounting profession. Paul provides assurance services to a wide spectrum of clients, including banking, insurance, pension funds and manufacturing and distribution.

Paul has extensive experience mainly in auditing clients in the financial services sector. He is the current engagement partner for Sagicor Group Jamaica Limited, a large financial services group with operations in Jamaica, Cayman Islands and Costa Rica. He has extensive experience in retail & investment banking, life, general & health insurance, investment funds and asset management clients.

Paul has also undergone extensive training in the application of IFRS, particularly in complex financial instruments, business combinations, and derivatives. Paul has extensive experience in providing audit services mainly in financial institutions with significant loans receivable portfolios, complex financial instruments, and actuarial liabilities. On his engagements, Paul was charged with the responsibility of reviewing the entities’ internal controls, including policies and procedures surrounding loan disbursement and administration; providing feedback to management and those charged with governance on the adequacy of these procedures; reviewing the loan provisioning policy and ensuring compliance with IFRS and regulations .

Qualifications and memberships

FCA, FCCA, B.Sc. (Hons)

Paul is a Chartered Accountant, and obtained a B.Sc in Accounting (Honours) from the University of the West Indies.

He is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA), and fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica (FCA).

He has been trained in application of Sarbanes Oxley Legislation.

Paul is married to Sophia Williams and has two children, Son, Akil and Daughter, Anelka.

Randy Graham

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Massy United Insurance Ltd.

Randy Graham is currently Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Massy United Insurance Ltd. with responsibility for the company’s operations across the 18 territories in which it operates. He was previously the CEO of the Financial Services Commission (FSC) in Barbados and has held the post of Director of Insurance and Pensions at FSC, a post that replaced the former Supervisor of Insurance. As CEO, Mr Graham is responsible for the strategic vision, growth, and overall profitability of the company. This is done in accordance with the strategies and core values of Massy United Insurance Ltd.

He is a trained Risk Manager and lectures at the University of the West Indies (Cave Hill School of Business), the Insurance Institute, and the Credit Union League on such topics as Risk Management; Investment Analysis; Portfolio Management; Managerial Finance, and International Business. He has conducted several insurance related training seminars across the Caribbean and is a highly sought after public speaker.

Mr. Graham graduated Suma Cum Laude from Southwest Missouri State University with a degree in Insurance. He also holds a Master of Science degree in Risk Management from St. John’s University in New York. His awards and scholarships include the Spencer Education Fund Scholarship, St. John’s University Graduate Research Grant, and the Dean’s Distinguished Scholar Award. He was the first person in Barbados to receive the designation of a Barbados Chartered Insurer.

Mr. Graham has had several executive leadership roles in organisations and has sat on several Boards of both local and regional associations, as a Director. Randy is married and he and his wife Maria have two children.

Dean Romany

President – Guardian General Insurance Limited

Mr. Romany started his career in the Insurance Industry over 30 years ago holding various senior positions within Guardian Group. His career spanned various managerial positions at Caribbean Home Insurance Company Limited, later becoming the General Manager of the Trinidad Insurance Operations. His experience included being Technical Advisor at Caribbean Home NCB Insurance Company Limited in Jamaica, where he also lectured at the College of Insurance.

Caribbean Home Insurance later became Guardian General Insurance Limited and Dean was appointed Vice President of Technical Insurance. Since then he has held a number of Executive positions within Guardian Group including Executive – Business Transformation Unit at the parent company Guardian Holdings Limited. The positions held during the period 2004 to 2017 included the post of Vice President with responsibility for Technical Governance, Reinsurance and Risk Management, Chief Underwriting Officer and more recently, the post of Group Chief Risk Officer.

He is a Chartered Insurer, Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute (F.C.I.I) of London and a past Council Member of the Trinidad & Tobago Insurance Institute. Dean was also a participant in the Wharton Advanced Management Programme at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

He currently serves on the following Boards of Directors within the Guardian Group Property & Casualty Division: Guardian General Insurance OECS Limited (Grenada), Diamond Fire & General Insurance (Guyana) and Royal Star Assurance Limited (Bahamas).

Dean is presently the President of Guardian General Insurance Limited; the largest general insurance company in the English Speaking Caribbean.

Evan Thompson

Director of the Meteorological Service of Jamaica
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An accomplished meteorologist and a graduate from the University of the West Indies with a major in Meteorology, Evan Thompson has a wealth of knowledge and experience in forecasting and warning and severe weather analysis.

His experience spans several positions within the Meteorological Service of Jamaica. Such positions include Meteorologist/Forecaster, Head of the National Meteorological Centre, Designated Severe Weather Forecaster and now Director of Meteorology. In 2016 he was appointed the Permanent Representative of Jamaica with the World Meteorological Organization, a specialized Agency of the United Nations and he sits on Hurricane Committee of the organization’s Region 4 that included North America, Central America and the Caribbean.

Evan Thompson has served locally as the resident broadcast meteorologist on Television Jamaica for over fifteen years where he presented the Prime-Time Weather package and trained Junior Meteorologists who now succeed him in the television spotlight. He is also a member of the International Association of Broadcast Meteorologists.

In his present role, Mr Thompson leads a team of approximately seventy Officers in three Branches of the Meteorological Service, including Administration, Weather and Climate Services.

He has been married to medical doctor Michelle for 14 years and has two young sons, David and Jed.

Sharon Donaldson

Managing Director of General Accident Insurance Company
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Sharon Donaldson is the Managing Director of General Accident Insurance Company. She has grown with the Company for over 20 years and is primarily responsible for driving its recent growth in underwriting and profits and its traditional strong relationships with local industry and international reinsurers. Sharon is also a Director of Musson (Jamaica) Limited, the parent company to General Accident, Eppley Limited and Stanley Motta Limited.

She serves as a Director and mentor of 138 Student Living Limited, Jamaica Environment Trust, and Paramount Trading Jamaica Limited. She is also a member of the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission.

Ms. Donaldson holds the position of Treasurer on the Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica (ICAJ) and heads the committee of Professional Accountants in Business (PAIB).

Sharon holds an LLB from the University of London, England, and an M.B.A from the University of Wales. She is a Chartered Accountant, a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accounts of Jamaica and an Attorney at law. A proud graduate of Rusea’s High School and current President of the Rusea’s Old Students’ Association – (ROSA).

Ms. Donaldson’s capability can be measured in her ability to prepare business plan to Reinsurers leading to increased underwriting capacity, the increase of market share by 40%, the restructuring of the underwriting units that in turn has produced improved functionalities and greater value-added services. She was integral in guiding the process of the company being listed on the Junior Stock Exchange in Jamaica.

Through innovation and strategic planning, she redefined the terms and conditions of the company’s main policies to provide enhanced values to insureds without increasing the company’s risk exposure.

It is interesting to note that with all her current responsibilities Ms. Donaldson finds time to read, enjoys watching Netball, Tennis and dramatic theatre.

She is married to Junior Levine, the mother of one daughter and the proud grand- mother of a beautiful grand-daughter Haylee.

Her favourite quote “BE THE BEST YOU CAN… HAVE A GOOD HEART”

Honourable Edmund Bartlett, C.D., M.P.

Minister of Tourism JAMAICA

Recognized for his wide-ranging expertise and accomplishments in the political arena, Honourable Edmund Bartlett has given over thirty-five years of service to Jamaica, working both in the Senate and in the House of Representatives.

Mr. Bartlett was first appointed Minister of Tourism in 2007, serving until December 2011. Prior to this appointment, he already had a solid track record of service as an outstanding legislator in central government in both Chambers of Parliament. While serving in the shadow Cabinet following his first stint as Tourism Minister, Mr. Bartlett traveled the world forging alliances with strategic partners for global initiatives. He returned to the helm of the Ministry of Tourism following his party’s victory in Jamaica’s February 2016 general election.

As one of the world’s leading Tourism Ministers, Mr. Bartlett has represented Jamaica regionally and internationally. Recently, he chaired the Board of Affiliate Members of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and during his first tenure as tourism minister he served as Vice Chairman of the Executive Council of the UNWTO, representing the Americas. He is the first to serve on the executive of both the public and private sector arms of this prestigious organization. Mr. Bartlett has also served on the Council of Ministers for the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) and as Vice Chairman of CTO. This wealth of experience has made him a much sought-after speaker at tourism-related fora.

Mr. Bartlett is an ardent proponent of public private partnerships (PPPS), which he considers essential to the sustainable development of the tourism industry. These alliances span the various sectors, locally and internationally, that make up tourism, including transportation, agriculture and manufacturing. Some of these partnerships have taken the form of foreign direct investment, particularly in the area of accommodation.

Tourism has been positioned by Mr. Bartlett as a catalyst for economic growth and the transformation of communities. He has established five networks (Gastronomy, Shopping, Health and Wellness, Sports and Entertainment, and Knowledge) to fuel growth and initiated the Tourism Linkages Network within the Ministry to strengthen sustainable linkages between tourism and other sectors of the economy.

The region has also benefited from Mr. Bartlett’s innovative thinking, as he views other Caribbean and Latin American destinations not as Jamaica’s competitors but as partners that can use their combined tourism offerings to attract more visitors to experience multi-destination tourism. He has taken bold steps to have this facilitated under a special Memoranda of Understanding between nations in the region.

Mr. Bartlett has copped numerous awards. Recently, Mr. Bartlett was awarded Minister of the Year Worldwide by the Pacific Area Travel Writers Association in March 2018 and Caribbean Tourism Minister of the Year at the Caribbean Travel Awards 2017. He was also the recipient of the 2016 Caribbean Tourism Minister of Distinction award at the recent African Diaspora World Tourism Awards. In 2016, he was awarded Caribbean’s Leading Personality for Outstanding Services to Tourism at the 23 rd World Travel Awards. In 2012, Mr. Bartlett was conferred with the Order of Distinction in the rank of Commander (CD) for outstanding and important services to Jamaica and in 2010, was conferred with the Commander of Number of the Order of Civil Merit of Spain on the order of the King of Spain.

Bolívar Arosemena

SVP Latin America & Caribbean Region Aetna International

Bolivar is responsible for managing the marketing and sales strategy throughout the LAC region. He partners with regionals brokers to deliver strategies and materials aimed at driving new sales and retaining existing customers. He has been with Aetna for 5 years Previously, Bolivar worked for 12 years as Corporate Vice-President for LL Global focusing on managing a sales and consulting team for the LAC region. Prior to working with LL Global he worked as Agency Director for ALICO Panama and Sales Director for Cia. Internacional de Seguros S.A. in Panama. Bolivar earned an B.A. in International Trade and Finance from Louisiana State University.

Nazir Valani

Partner & National Leader, Actuarial Practice, Risk Consulting KPMG
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Nazir is a Partner and National Leader of the Actuarial Practice, Risk Consulting at KPMG. He is responsible for providing actuarial services to audit and advisory clients. Actuarial services include Life & Health Insurance, Pensions, and Property & Casualty. He leads the Canadian KPMG Actuarial team on IFRS 17.

Nazir has 20+ years’ experience in the Caribbean. He trained and helped implement the AXIS actuarial software in Trinidad, Jamaica, and Barbados. He is the Appointed Actuary of Maritime Life in Trinidad, and the Appointed Actuary of National Caribbean Insurance Company in St. Kitts. He has also done work for Sagicor.

Nazir is also the North American Leader for AXIS Implementation at KPMG. Nazir works with the US team to leverage the tremendous opportunities for end to end actuarial and finance transformation initiatives.

Nazir has 25+ years’ of experience in the life insurance industry. Prior to establishing Valani Consulting in 1998, he held various actuarial positions with three major Canadian life insurance companies including management roles in product development, reinsurance and corporate actuarial. He also spent five years with GGY, the developers and distributors of the AXIS actuarial software system. Valani Consulting Inc. merged with KPMG in August 2012 when it was the second largest Life Actuarial Practice in Canada.