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Global Programmes Asia 2020 – Gaining Maximum Benefit

November 24, 2020 - November 25, 2020

Virtual Conference, Virtual

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Start Date:
November 24, 2020
End Date:
November 25, 2020
					

The certainty, consistency and cost savings offered by centrally managed global insurance programmes remain highly attractive to risk and insurance managers with multinational companies worldwide.

But regulatory, political and economic volatility and uncertainty mean that risk managers need to work more closely than ever with their partners to make sure they derive maximum benefit and ultimately achieve compliance.

Following the great success of the European leg of our Global Programmes conference this September, when over 560 delegates joined us for the two-day virtual conference, this November we are bringing the event to an Asian audience, where an expert panel of industry specialists will look at the leading global programmes issues from the perspective of the southeast Asian risk manager.

Join us for a full schedule of discussion, knowledge sharing, workshops and case studies.

Please click here to register for Global Programmes Asia 2020

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Please note: All times shown on the agenda are Singapore Time GMT +8 hours

Day 1

10:00
Networking & Expo
14:00
Welcome address from Commercial Risk and PARIMA
Franck Baron Franck Baron Group Deputy Director Risk Management and Insurance, Chairman of PARIMA International SOS
Adrian Ladbury Adrian Ladbury Editorial Director Commercial Risk Europe
14:05
Keynote: Climate change and sustainability
Butch Bacani explores the state of climate change and sustainability for the insurance sector and its customers, in the light of the Covid-19 pandemic and with the growing imperative for action. He will consider the impact on vulnerable communities and look at the growing protection gap and explain the need to protect the world’s biodiversity, including a look at how the insurance sector and its clients can play a vital role in that.
Butch Bacani Butch Bacani Programme Leader, Principles for Sustainable Insurance Initiative United Nations Environment Programme Butch Bacani leads UN Environment Programme’s (UNEP) Principles for Sustainable Insurance Initiative (PSI), the largest collaboration between the UN and the insurance industry. Endorsed by the UN Secretary-General and insurance industry CEOs, the PSI is a global framework and initiative for the industry to address sustainability issues—as risk managers, insurers and investors—and to build resilient, inclusive and sustainable communities and economies. Butch leads activities supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals, Paris Agreement on Climate Change, and the Financial Stability Board’s climate risk disclosure recommendations (TCFD). These include a global initiative to develop “Insurance Sustainable Development Goals”, the largest gathering of insurers to pilot the TCFD recommendations, and working with the California Insurance Commissioner to develop the world’s first sustainable insurance roadmap. He co-led the development of the first global sustainability guide for the insurance business, led the creation of the Insurance Industry Development Goals for Cities, forged the PSI’s partnership with the world’s inclusive insurance community, and co-led the creation of UNEP’s Sustainable Insurance Forum for supervisors and regulators. Butch is involved in the InsuResilience Global Partnership, Vulnerable 20 Group of Finance Ministers, California Climate Insurance Working Group, Insurance Development Forum, and Microinsurance Network. In 2020, he was included in InsuranceERM’s inaugural list of the most influential people leading and shaping the insurance industry’s response to climate change.
14:30
Presentation: Climate change - Beyond Insurance
Companies around the world are waking up to the challenges of climate change and the consequences of that on their business. In this session we discuss what is climate change, what does it mean for companies and what are the implications of that. We look beyond insurance for the holistic conversation that risk managers can have internally to best approach future risks
Ankush Bhardwaj Ankush Bhardwaj Head of Asia-Pacific Region AXA Climate Ankush is Head of AXA Climate APAC region. He joined AXA climate at the end of 2019 after serving AXA Singapore as Director Retail SBU. He has rich insurance experience of successfully managing large insurance P&Ls in both emerging markets like India and matured ones like Singapore. During his tenure in India he successfully managed the launch of two large start-ups for AXA and Liberty International. Ankush started his career journey with AIG India as management trainee in 2001. He is post graduate in insurance management and pursued an Advance Management Programme from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, India.
Huu-An Pham Huu-An Pham Head of CYMO AXA Climate Huu-An PHAM is a Director of AXA Climate, leading the global business of CYMO, the 24/7 alerting and response platform for natural disasters. Huu-An joined AXA Climate in early 2020, bringing 20 years of experience in various B2B industries and professional services. Huu-An’s vision is to accelerate growth at CYMO by AXA Climate with Data and Technology being the drivers. CYMO's ambition is to create the future of climatic assistance services in order to better protect communities and corporates and to help its customers to minimise business interruption consequences and direct costs from climate hazards. In the past 10 years, he has held various leadership positions with a global reach (CFO at Manoir Industries, Group CFO at Altawest and CEO of two of its operational affiliates, General Manager at Eurofeu Services) where he fostered sound organisational transformations, operational excellence values and profitable and turnaround initiatives leveraging human capital and collective intelligence. Prior to this, Huu-An began his career with RioTinto Alcan Packaging business (sales, strategy and finance) encompassing European or global perimeters. Huu-An is a graduate of both France’s Mines ParisTech engineering school and HEC business school.
14:50
Panel discussion: Beyond Insurance
Q&A with panellists
Howard Jones Howard Jones Head of Sustainability and Community Bangarra Group During 10 years as a Director at the Eden Project, playing a key role in taking an embryonic organisation that sought to ‘change the world’ to a globally recognised enterprise for good, Howard devised and led a range of initiatives that began to link the themes of environment, human society, individuals and economics as part of business. This ranged from running triple-bottom-line accounting through supply chains to leveraging corporate investment to educate and engage offenders, children in care and street livers. From involvement in developing and testing social investment bonds to reduce reoffending, to working with the Boards of global mining companies to invest in post-mining landscape and social recovery, as part of sustainable business models, Howard was able to drive innovation from a position of experience and knowledge, a platform of caring and a keen sense of good business. With a lifelong interest in the natural world and the intimacy we have lost with our most precious resource, Howard developed his people-centred approach to sustainability a lot more when he led Born Free, the international wildlife charity. Howard adapted the model for social investment bonds, to Conservation Bonds, leveraging the same Sovereign security and institutional-investment approach, and the same structure – in the asset class that we most need, and where investment in the future makes the most obvious sense and the most obvious return.
Ankush Bhardwaj Ankush Bhardwaj Head of Asia-Pacific Region AXA Climate Ankush is Head of AXA Climate APAC region. He joined AXA climate at the end of 2019 after serving AXA Singapore as Director Retail SBU. He has rich insurance experience of successfully managing large insurance P&Ls in both emerging markets like India and matured ones like Singapore. During his tenure in India he successfully managed the launch of two large start-ups for AXA and Liberty International. Ankush started his career journey with AIG India as management trainee in 2001. He is post graduate in insurance management and pursued an Advance Management Programme from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, India.
Huu-An Pham Huu-An Pham Head of CYMO AXA Climate Huu-An PHAM is a Director of AXA Climate, leading the global business of CYMO, the 24/7 alerting and response platform for natural disasters. Huu-An joined AXA Climate in early 2020, bringing 20 years of experience in various B2B industries and professional services. Huu-An’s vision is to accelerate growth at CYMO by AXA Climate with Data and Technology being the drivers. CYMO's ambition is to create the future of climatic assistance services in order to better protect communities and corporates and to help its customers to minimise business interruption consequences and direct costs from climate hazards. In the past 10 years, he has held various leadership positions with a global reach (CFO at Manoir Industries, Group CFO at Altawest and CEO of two of its operational affiliates, General Manager at Eurofeu Services) where he fostered sound organisational transformations, operational excellence values and profitable and turnaround initiatives leveraging human capital and collective intelligence. Prior to this, Huu-An began his career with RioTinto Alcan Packaging business (sales, strategy and finance) encompassing European or global perimeters. Huu-An is a graduate of both France’s Mines ParisTech engineering school and HEC business school.
Liz Booth Liz Booth Senior Editor Commercial Risk
15:00
Networking
15:10
Presentation: Where are insurance regulations headed on a global basis?
What will be the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the way that insurance is regulated on a national and international basis? Is the IAIS working with national regulators to deliver a more consistent regulatory outline? How can the IAIS help regulators from emerging economies (as well as more mature markets) navigate their way towards a more level playing field?
Manuela Zweimueller Manuela Zweimueller Head of Supervisory Practices IAIS Manuela Zweimueller joined the IAIS on 1 January 2020 as Head of Supervisory Practices and part of the Secretariat’s Senior Management Team. She will lead the IAIS’ efforts in the area of supervisory practices, as well as the assessment of implementation of supervisory material related to ComFrame and the Holistic Framework for assessing and mitigating systemic risk. These are key focus areas under the IAIS 2020–2024 Strategic Plan. Manuela brings substantial experience in insurance, pension and consumer protection policy development as well as insurance supervision from her role as Head of Department with the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA). Prior to that, she worked for more than 15 years in the (re)insurance industry, holding various leadership roles, overseeing such areas as enterprise & emerging risk management, corporate governance and innovative technologies (eg. green energy, sustainable finance, disaster scenarios, protection gap, cyber risk, terrorism exposure and money laundering).
15:30
Panel discussion: Where are insurance regulations headed on a global basis?
Steve Tunstall Steve Tunstall CEO Inzsure.com and General Secretary, PARIMA Steve has over thirty years of experience in owning, running and future proofing companies. He has been CEO, Managing Director, Chairman or equivalent in eleven companies in five countries managing teams of up to 500 employees and based in Asia for over 20 years. He has deep domain knowledge in risk, insurance, resilience, and compliance. Amongst other appointments Steve is currently: • Owner of a risk consultancy practice, Tunstall Associates • CEO & Co-Founder of an insurtech, Inzsure.com • General Secretary and Co-Founder, PARIMA.org He also sits on the boards of 12 companies including fintechs, insurance captives and ILS vehicles with global portfolios
Manuela Zweimueller Manuela Zweimueller Head of Supervisory Practices IAIS Manuela Zweimueller joined the IAIS on 1 January 2020 as Head of Supervisory Practices and part of the Secretariat’s Senior Management Team. She will lead the IAIS’ efforts in the area of supervisory practices, as well as the assessment of implementation of supervisory material related to ComFrame and the Holistic Framework for assessing and mitigating systemic risk. These are key focus areas under the IAIS 2020–2024 Strategic Plan. Manuela brings substantial experience in insurance, pension and consumer protection policy development as well as insurance supervision from her role as Head of Department with the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA). Prior to that, she worked for more than 15 years in the (re)insurance industry, holding various leadership roles, overseeing such areas as enterprise & emerging risk management, corporate governance and innovative technologies (eg. green energy, sustainable finance, disaster scenarios, protection gap, cyber risk, terrorism exposure and money laundering).
Adrian Ladbury Adrian Ladbury Editorial Director Commercial Risk Europe
Praveen Sharma Praveen Sharma Managing Director, Insurance Regulatory & Tax Consulting Practice Marsh
15:55
Networking break
16:15
Case Study - How to use your captive to ensure you get the best possible result from your global programme?
Matthew Latham Matthew Latham Head of Global Programmes and Captives AXA XL Matthew is Head of Global Programs and Captives at AXA XL, a division of AXA. In this role he is responsible for growing AXA XL’s global programs and captive fronting business and for ensuring that clients get a high-quality level of service. His remit is global and involves working with underwriters across all classes of risk. Before joining XL Catlin, now part of AXA XL, in 2014, Matthew spent nine years at AIG. His roles there included leading AIG’s alternative risk financing team, which focused on providing solutions for risks that were new or difficult to insure, typically in partnership with a client’s captive. Prior to AIG, he was an ART underwriter at ACE and held a variety of roles at Willis including ART broking and captive consultancy. Matthew has been in the insurance industry for over 25 years and is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute and holds an MBA from Cass Business school in London.
17:00
Networking
17:00
Ask the expert: Financial Interest Cover (FINC) clause
Regulatory and tax expert Praveen Sharma will be available live during the break to address the specific topic of Financial Interest Cover (FINC) clauses currently being used by many global insurers, and what it means for multinational companies.
Praveen Sharma Praveen Sharma Managing Director, Insurance Regulatory & Tax Consulting Practice Marsh
18:00
Risk manager round table: How can risk managers maximise the opportunities of Covid-19?
How to turn a crisis into an opportunity. Risk managers across Asia Pacific have been given a new opportunity, courtesy of the Covid-19 pandemic, to access boardrooms across the region, sometimes for the first time. So, how do they maximise this opportunity and show their boards the true value of strong risk management professionals? How do they engage with boards to ensure a stronger working relationship between the boards and risk departments. This session discusses the opportunities and provides some practical answers to help develop the profession further for the future.
Hersh Shah Hersh Shah CEO, IRM India Affiliate and Chair IRM India Regional Group Hersh has over 11 years of experience in audit and assurance, risk management, consulting and corporate finance including structuring strategic alliances & partnerships. Hersh was previously associated with KPMG Risk Consulting where he worked on many enterprise risk consulting assignments across South Africa, USA, UK, China and the Middle East. Post KPMG, he also helped in setting up an entrepreneurship business school. He was also one of the 450 people to be selected in 2014 for a social entrepreneurship train journey across India which helped him decipher rural and semi-urban India. Previously, Hersh also set up and managed a microfinance NBFC within a large FS group where he scaled up the portfolio to over USD 15 mn leading a team of 250+ people across India and maintaining an NPA of 0.2%.
Oliver Wild Oliver Wild Group Chief Risk, Insurance and Internal Control Coordination Officer and President Veolia and AMRAE
Dirk Wegener Dirk Wegener President Ferma
Franck Baron Franck Baron Group Deputy Director Risk Management and Insurance, Chairman of PARIMA International SOS
Adrian Ladbury Adrian Ladbury Editorial Director Commercial Risk Europe
19:00
Presentation and discussion - Programme management & control
A global programme offers centralised consistency, cost savings and clarity. But, given the inconsistency of national insurance regulations, how do you, as a risk manager, work out what to control and manage from the centre and what to leave up to your local managers to sort out? What are the core messages that you need to send to your local managers to make sure that your local coverage fits into the global programme?
Pooba Mahalingam Pooba Mahalingam Regional Risk Consultant Talent Asia Training & Consulting - Singapore Pooba is based in Singapore with three decades of practical experience in risk/ insurance. His specialty is in the insurance space with special focus on construction/ property insurance and risk management aspects. Pooba is a regular lecturer with the Singapore College of Insurance (SCI) and the Malaysian Insurance Institute (MII). He is also the author of a MII publication entitled, “Engineering Insurance.” Besides training, Pooba also undertakes property risk surveys and provides consultancy services to various clients in Singapore and in the following regions: Asia, Middle East & Africa.
Ben Vale Ben Vale Head of Multinational, APAC AIG Ben Vale is Head of Multinational, Asia Pacific AIG General Insurance. Ben has almost 20 years’ experience in the insurance industry, with expertise in the implementation of Multinational and Global Fronting initiatives. Ben joined AIG in 2004 as a Professional Associate in Casualty Underwriting, before moving into Operational Underwriting Management across Financial Lines and Accident & Health products in the SME segment in Australia. In 2009 Ben became the Multinational Manager in Australia and since this time has held senior management positions in Multinational, both in Australia and Asia Pacific. Prior to joining AIG, Ben began his insurance career with Royal & Sun Alliance where he gained exposure to Multinational Underwriting of both Property and Casualty lines.
Karen Gorman Karen Gorman Global Services & Solutions Leader, GB, Corporate Risks and Broking Willis Towers Watson
20:00
Closing remarks
Liz Booth Liz Booth Senior Editor Commercial Risk

Day 2

14:30
Opening remarks
Liz Booth Liz Booth Senior Editor Commercial Risk
14:35
Presentation and panel discussion – An analysis of three of the most challenging insurance markets worldwide - US, Brazil & India
Why are these markets so challenging? What is the legal and regulatory position that governs how you can or can’t retain and transfer risk from this country? How is this likely to change in future? What do you – as a risk manager – need to do to ensure that you secure the best possible terms and conditions and comply?
Martin Bell Martin Bell Network Partner Relationship Manager - Asia Pacific AXA XL Martin Bell is the Network Partner Relationship Manager, APAC, for AXA XL, a division of AXA. He is responsible for developing and managing a wide network of strategic partnerships with a primary focus on providing Global Programs servicing capabilities in territories across Asia Pacific. With over 16 years in the insurance industry, Martin has joined AXA XL in 2019 and has been driving the network integration of XL Catlin (now part of AXA XL) and AXA Corporate Solutions across the region. As a German national, Martin has started his industry career with Allianz Insurance in Munich, before joining Zurich Insurance where he held Group and regional positions in Switzerland, Hong Kong and Malaysia, including assignments to Australia and South Africa. Before joining AXA XL, Martin held previous roles within claims, enterprise risk management and leading shared service operations.
Ben Vale Ben Vale Head of Multinational, APAC AIG Ben Vale is Head of Multinational, Asia Pacific AIG General Insurance. Ben has almost 20 years’ experience in the insurance industry, with expertise in the implementation of Multinational and Global Fronting initiatives. Ben joined AIG in 2004 as a Professional Associate in Casualty Underwriting, before moving into Operational Underwriting Management across Financial Lines and Accident & Health products in the SME segment in Australia. In 2009 Ben became the Multinational Manager in Australia and since this time has held senior management positions in Multinational, both in Australia and Asia Pacific. Prior to joining AIG, Ben began his insurance career with Royal & Sun Alliance where he gained exposure to Multinational Underwriting of both Property and Casualty lines.
Carla Carmona Carla Carmona Global Regulatory Intelligence Manager Axco Insurance Information Services Carla identifies and analyses global changes in insurance regulation, interpreting the effect of these changes to insurers, brokers and the buyer. Her team is responsible for the Regulatory Alerts service that publishes daily changes to 100 top insurance markets. Before joining Axco in February 2019, Carla specialised in insurance law at a firm in Lisbon. She worked at Generali in London where she was a Business Coordinator for Multinational Liability Insurance Programmes, supporting the international program business. She began her career at Allianz in Lisbon where she was a Senior Insurance Technician. Carla is a registered member of the Bar Association in Portugal and holds a first class law degree from the University of Lisbon as well as a BA in Political Science and International Relations from NOVA University also in Lisbon.
Dr Alexander Mahnke Dr Alexander Mahnke CEO Insurance Siemens AG
15:45
Networking
16:00
Presentation: COVID-19 and its implications for multinational corporations
How COVID-19 has underlined the importance and benefits of a global insurance programme to ensure that a corporation is adequately covered for catastrophes of all kinds on a consistent and global basis. How can the risk manager accurately assess and measure the potential pandemic risk in light of the crisis? How could and should core business activities be adapted, not least supply chain management, to reflect the new vulnerability as proven by the pandemic? What elements of supply chain risk are actually insurable and how is this coverage best procured, organised and managed to improve resilience? Did the rise of a whole range of HR and employee liability risks triggered by the lockdown show how important it is for employee benefits to be fully integrated into the programme? How could and should global programmes be adapted and improved to reflect the new circumstances post-pandemic? What new covers could and should be added to the programme and how?
Shiwei Jin Shiwei Jin Global Program & Captive Regional Director APAC AXA XL Ms Shiwei Jin is Global Program & Captive Regional Director, APAC, for AXA XL, a division of AXA. Ms. Jin is responsible for driving Global Program and Captive business as well as developing strong relationships with AXA XL’s broker partners and clients across APAC. Shiwei is a key member of the Global Program Centre of Excellence team. She has over 10 years’ experience in the insurance industry and has a proven track record in working with clients to provide bespoke international solutions and excellent service. Shiwei holds a master degree in International Relations. She won Captive Professional of the Asia Captive Awards 2018.
16:35
Case Study – Understanding tax consequences of multinational insurance
In the context of a global insurance programme, Insurance Premium Tax compliance is a consequence of its structure, not a driver. However, its key to understand that differing global programme structures can impact not only the cost of IPT and other costs charged on insurance transactions, but also can change the who bears responsibility for their settlement to ensure compliance. TMF group during this workshop will discuss and share knowledge of the varying IPT consequences of differing programme coverage mechanisms common in global insurance deals, to support the design and structure of such programmes, and ensure compliant implementation.
Mark Saunders Mark Saunders Global Head of Insurance GFG Alliance Mark has recently joined GFG Alliance and is a senior risk and insurance professional with extensive international experience, having worked for a number of companies including Royal Dutch Shell, Trafigura, TAQA and Marsh over the past 25 years. Mark has wide experience across the Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables, Commodity Trading and Mining sectors in roles covering both insurable risk and enterprise risk management and has a proven track record in implementing bespoke risk financing strategies for large and complex businesses. He has spent a large portion of his insurance career setting up and managing global programmes.
Joseph Finbow Joseph Finbow IPT Assurance Director - Captive Practice TMF Group Joseph is a chartered accountant who started his career with KPMG. He now has more than a decade’s experience in handling global insurance premium tax issues. His strong platform of knowledge and experience supporting captive insurers, P&I Clubs and other specialist insurers is complemented by his role researching and maintaining global insurance premium tax information.
Karen Jenner Karen Jenner IPT Business Development Director TMF Group Karen is ACII qualified and has more than 25 years of technical and client management experience in the insurance industry, ten of them specialising in IPT. Her work with insurers and brokers in the London market has given her wide experience of IPT compliance in global and unconventional insurance programmes.
17:25
Panel discussion – Fit for purpose?
What do insurers and brokers need to do to make sure that global programmes deliver what they are supposed to deliver – great consistency, greater clarity and transparency, compliance and cost savings?
Jennet Lewis Jennet Lewis Global Services & Solutions GB – CRB Willis Towers Watson Jennet specialises in consulting on, and implementing, global compliance, insurance programme design and multinational client service. She has been working for the Willis Towers Watson group since 2012, first for our French operations, in Paris, and now in London. While working in Paris, she managed global programmes and coordinated overseas brokers for some of our largest French-domiciled multinational clients. She now sits in the Global Services & Solutions team in an advisory and business development capacity.
Peter den Dekker Peter den Dekker Head of Insurance and Risk Management Royal Philips Peter's first job as an Insurance Risk Manager started in 1999 at the Dutch public listed Company Hagemeyer N.V. Between 2005 and 2011, he served as Corporate Insurance Risk Manager at the Netherlands-based oil & gas and aerospace company Stork Technical Services and Fokker Aerospace. Peter joined the Telecom industry in December 2011 as Insurance & Risk Manager at VimpelCom Ltd. In September 2016 he was appointed as Head of Insurance & Risk Management at Royal Philips. He started his career in the insurance industry in the early ’80s and since then has held several positions as an underwriter and insurance broker. June 2009 – October 2011, President, FERMA (Federation of European Risk Management Associations) 2008 – June 2009, President, NARIM (Nederlandse Associatie van Risk & Insurance Managers) Dutch Association of Risk & Insurance Managers
Tony McHarg Tony McHarg Head of Multinational, International AIG Tony has responsibility for leading all aspects of AIG’s Multinational Services Business across General Insurance – International. Tony also serves as Supervisor on AIG China’s Board of Directors and Director of AIG New Zealand. In previous roles with AIG, Tony has held various Australian, Australasian, Country CEO and APAC Regional management positions, through which he has successfully championed the development of a stronger customer service and sales culture within his areas of responsibility. Prior to joining AIG in 2003, Tony accrued almost 20 years of sales, service and management experience in a range of senior roles across business development, client relationship and general management as a broker working both in Australia and internationally with JLT, Sedgwick and Marsh.
Franck Baron Franck Baron Group Deputy Director Risk Management and Insurance, Chairman of PARIMA International SOS
Adrian Ladbury Adrian Ladbury Editorial Director Commercial Risk Europe
Julia Graham Julia Graham Technical Director and Deputy CEO Airmic
18:00
Closing remarks
Liz Booth Liz Booth Senior Editor Commercial Risk

Speakers will be updated.

Jennet Lewis Jennet Lewis Global Services & Solutions GB – CRB Willis Towers Watson Jennet specialises in consulting on, and implementing, global compliance, insurance programme design and multinational client service. She has been working for the Willis Towers Watson group since 2012, first for our French operations, in Paris, and now in London. While working in Paris, she managed global programmes and coordinated overseas brokers for some of our largest French-domiciled multinational clients. She now sits in the Global Services & Solutions team in an advisory and business development capacity.
Mark Saunders Mark Saunders Global Head of Insurance GFG Alliance Mark has recently joined GFG Alliance and is a senior risk and insurance professional with extensive international experience, having worked for a number of companies including Royal Dutch Shell, Trafigura, TAQA and Marsh over the past 25 years. Mark has wide experience across the Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables, Commodity Trading and Mining sectors in roles covering both insurable risk and enterprise risk management and has a proven track record in implementing bespoke risk financing strategies for large and complex businesses. He has spent a large portion of his insurance career setting up and managing global programmes.
Hersh Shah Hersh Shah CEO, IRM India Affiliate and Chair IRM India Regional Group Hersh has over 11 years of experience in audit and assurance, risk management, consulting and corporate finance including structuring strategic alliances & partnerships. Hersh was previously associated with KPMG Risk Consulting where he worked on many enterprise risk consulting assignments across South Africa, USA, UK, China and the Middle East. Post KPMG, he also helped in setting up an entrepreneurship business school. He was also one of the 450 people to be selected in 2014 for a social entrepreneurship train journey across India which helped him decipher rural and semi-urban India. Previously, Hersh also set up and managed a microfinance NBFC within a large FS group where he scaled up the portfolio to over USD 15 mn leading a team of 250+ people across India and maintaining an NPA of 0.2%.
Howard Jones Howard Jones Head of Sustainability and Community Bangarra Group During 10 years as a Director at the Eden Project, playing a key role in taking an embryonic organisation that sought to ‘change the world’ to a globally recognised enterprise for good, Howard devised and led a range of initiatives that began to link the themes of environment, human society, individuals and economics as part of business. This ranged from running triple-bottom-line accounting through supply chains to leveraging corporate investment to educate and engage offenders, children in care and street livers. From involvement in developing and testing social investment bonds to reduce reoffending, to working with the Boards of global mining companies to invest in post-mining landscape and social recovery, as part of sustainable business models, Howard was able to drive innovation from a position of experience and knowledge, a platform of caring and a keen sense of good business. With a lifelong interest in the natural world and the intimacy we have lost with our most precious resource, Howard developed his people-centred approach to sustainability a lot more when he led Born Free, the international wildlife charity. Howard adapted the model for social investment bonds, to Conservation Bonds, leveraging the same Sovereign security and institutional-investment approach, and the same structure – in the asset class that we most need, and where investment in the future makes the most obvious sense and the most obvious return.
Pooba Mahalingam Pooba Mahalingam Regional Risk Consultant Talent Asia Training & Consulting - Singapore Pooba is based in Singapore with three decades of practical experience in risk/ insurance. His specialty is in the insurance space with special focus on construction/ property insurance and risk management aspects. Pooba is a regular lecturer with the Singapore College of Insurance (SCI) and the Malaysian Insurance Institute (MII). He is also the author of a MII publication entitled, “Engineering Insurance.” Besides training, Pooba also undertakes property risk surveys and provides consultancy services to various clients in Singapore and in the following regions: Asia, Middle East & Africa.
Peter den Dekker Peter den Dekker Head of Insurance and Risk Management Royal Philips Peter's first job as an Insurance Risk Manager started in 1999 at the Dutch public listed Company Hagemeyer N.V. Between 2005 and 2011, he served as Corporate Insurance Risk Manager at the Netherlands-based oil & gas and aerospace company Stork Technical Services and Fokker Aerospace. Peter joined the Telecom industry in December 2011 as Insurance & Risk Manager at VimpelCom Ltd. In September 2016 he was appointed as Head of Insurance & Risk Management at Royal Philips. He started his career in the insurance industry in the early ’80s and since then has held several positions as an underwriter and insurance broker. June 2009 – October 2011, President, FERMA (Federation of European Risk Management Associations) 2008 – June 2009, President, NARIM (Nederlandse Associatie van Risk & Insurance Managers) Dutch Association of Risk & Insurance Managers
Steve Tunstall Steve Tunstall CEO Inzsure.com and General Secretary, PARIMA Steve has over thirty years of experience in owning, running and future proofing companies. He has been CEO, Managing Director, Chairman or equivalent in eleven companies in five countries managing teams of up to 500 employees and based in Asia for over 20 years. He has deep domain knowledge in risk, insurance, resilience, and compliance. Amongst other appointments Steve is currently: • Owner of a risk consultancy practice, Tunstall Associates • CEO & Co-Founder of an insurtech, Inzsure.com • General Secretary and Co-Founder, PARIMA.org He also sits on the boards of 12 companies including fintechs, insurance captives and ILS vehicles with global portfolios
Ankush Bhardwaj Ankush Bhardwaj Head of Asia-Pacific Region AXA Climate Ankush is Head of AXA Climate APAC region. He joined AXA climate at the end of 2019 after serving AXA Singapore as Director Retail SBU. He has rich insurance experience of successfully managing large insurance P&Ls in both emerging markets like India and matured ones like Singapore. During his tenure in India he successfully managed the launch of two large start-ups for AXA and Liberty International. Ankush started his career journey with AIG India as management trainee in 2001. He is post graduate in insurance management and pursued an Advance Management Programme from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, India.
Shiwei Jin Shiwei Jin Global Program & Captive Regional Director APAC AXA XL Ms Shiwei Jin is Global Program & Captive Regional Director, APAC, for AXA XL, a division of AXA. Ms. Jin is responsible for driving Global Program and Captive business as well as developing strong relationships with AXA XL’s broker partners and clients across APAC. Shiwei is a key member of the Global Program Centre of Excellence team. She has over 10 years’ experience in the insurance industry and has a proven track record in working with clients to provide bespoke international solutions and excellent service. Shiwei holds a master degree in International Relations. She won Captive Professional of the Asia Captive Awards 2018.
Martin Bell Martin Bell Network Partner Relationship Manager - Asia Pacific AXA XL Martin Bell is the Network Partner Relationship Manager, APAC, for AXA XL, a division of AXA. He is responsible for developing and managing a wide network of strategic partnerships with a primary focus on providing Global Programs servicing capabilities in territories across Asia Pacific. With over 16 years in the insurance industry, Martin has joined AXA XL in 2019 and has been driving the network integration of XL Catlin (now part of AXA XL) and AXA Corporate Solutions across the region. As a German national, Martin has started his industry career with Allianz Insurance in Munich, before joining Zurich Insurance where he held Group and regional positions in Switzerland, Hong Kong and Malaysia, including assignments to Australia and South Africa. Before joining AXA XL, Martin held previous roles within claims, enterprise risk management and leading shared service operations.
Ben Vale Ben Vale Head of Multinational, APAC AIG Ben Vale is Head of Multinational, Asia Pacific AIG General Insurance. Ben has almost 20 years’ experience in the insurance industry, with expertise in the implementation of Multinational and Global Fronting initiatives. Ben joined AIG in 2004 as a Professional Associate in Casualty Underwriting, before moving into Operational Underwriting Management across Financial Lines and Accident & Health products in the SME segment in Australia. In 2009 Ben became the Multinational Manager in Australia and since this time has held senior management positions in Multinational, both in Australia and Asia Pacific. Prior to joining AIG, Ben began his insurance career with Royal & Sun Alliance where he gained exposure to Multinational Underwriting of both Property and Casualty lines.
Oliver Wild Oliver Wild Group Chief Risk, Insurance and Internal Control Coordination Officer and President Veolia and AMRAE
Manuela Zweimueller Manuela Zweimueller Head of Supervisory Practices IAIS Manuela Zweimueller joined the IAIS on 1 January 2020 as Head of Supervisory Practices and part of the Secretariat’s Senior Management Team. She will lead the IAIS’ efforts in the area of supervisory practices, as well as the assessment of implementation of supervisory material related to ComFrame and the Holistic Framework for assessing and mitigating systemic risk. These are key focus areas under the IAIS 2020–2024 Strategic Plan. Manuela brings substantial experience in insurance, pension and consumer protection policy development as well as insurance supervision from her role as Head of Department with the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA). Prior to that, she worked for more than 15 years in the (re)insurance industry, holding various leadership roles, overseeing such areas as enterprise & emerging risk management, corporate governance and innovative technologies (eg. green energy, sustainable finance, disaster scenarios, protection gap, cyber risk, terrorism exposure and money laundering).
Huu-An Pham Huu-An Pham Head of CYMO AXA Climate Huu-An PHAM is a Director of AXA Climate, leading the global business of CYMO, the 24/7 alerting and response platform for natural disasters. Huu-An joined AXA Climate in early 2020, bringing 20 years of experience in various B2B industries and professional services. Huu-An’s vision is to accelerate growth at CYMO by AXA Climate with Data and Technology being the drivers. CYMO's ambition is to create the future of climatic assistance services in order to better protect communities and corporates and to help its customers to minimise business interruption consequences and direct costs from climate hazards. In the past 10 years, he has held various leadership positions with a global reach (CFO at Manoir Industries, Group CFO at Altawest and CEO of two of its operational affiliates, General Manager at Eurofeu Services) where he fostered sound organisational transformations, operational excellence values and profitable and turnaround initiatives leveraging human capital and collective intelligence. Prior to this, Huu-An began his career with RioTinto Alcan Packaging business (sales, strategy and finance) encompassing European or global perimeters. Huu-An is a graduate of both France’s Mines ParisTech engineering school and HEC business school.
Liz Booth Liz Booth Senior Editor Commercial Risk
Dirk Wegener Dirk Wegener President Ferma
Joseph Finbow Joseph Finbow IPT Assurance Director - Captive Practice TMF Group Joseph is a chartered accountant who started his career with KPMG. He now has more than a decade’s experience in handling global insurance premium tax issues. His strong platform of knowledge and experience supporting captive insurers, P&I Clubs and other specialist insurers is complemented by his role researching and maintaining global insurance premium tax information.
Karen Jenner Karen Jenner IPT Business Development Director TMF Group Karen is ACII qualified and has more than 25 years of technical and client management experience in the insurance industry, ten of them specialising in IPT. Her work with insurers and brokers in the London market has given her wide experience of IPT compliance in global and unconventional insurance programmes.
Tony McHarg Tony McHarg Head of Multinational, International AIG Tony has responsibility for leading all aspects of AIG’s Multinational Services Business across General Insurance – International. Tony also serves as Supervisor on AIG China’s Board of Directors and Director of AIG New Zealand. In previous roles with AIG, Tony has held various Australian, Australasian, Country CEO and APAC Regional management positions, through which he has successfully championed the development of a stronger customer service and sales culture within his areas of responsibility. Prior to joining AIG in 2003, Tony accrued almost 20 years of sales, service and management experience in a range of senior roles across business development, client relationship and general management as a broker working both in Australia and internationally with JLT, Sedgwick and Marsh.
Karen Gorman Karen Gorman Global Services & Solutions Leader, GB, Corporate Risks and Broking Willis Towers Watson
Carla Carmona Carla Carmona Global Regulatory Intelligence Manager Axco Insurance Information Services Carla identifies and analyses global changes in insurance regulation, interpreting the effect of these changes to insurers, brokers and the buyer. Her team is responsible for the Regulatory Alerts service that publishes daily changes to 100 top insurance markets. Before joining Axco in February 2019, Carla specialised in insurance law at a firm in Lisbon. She worked at Generali in London where she was a Business Coordinator for Multinational Liability Insurance Programmes, supporting the international program business. She began her career at Allianz in Lisbon where she was a Senior Insurance Technician. Carla is a registered member of the Bar Association in Portugal and holds a first class law degree from the University of Lisbon as well as a BA in Political Science and International Relations from NOVA University also in Lisbon.
Matthew Latham Matthew Latham Head of Global Programmes and Captives AXA XL Matthew is Head of Global Programs and Captives at AXA XL, a division of AXA. In this role he is responsible for growing AXA XL’s global programs and captive fronting business and for ensuring that clients get a high-quality level of service. His remit is global and involves working with underwriters across all classes of risk. Before joining XL Catlin, now part of AXA XL, in 2014, Matthew spent nine years at AIG. His roles there included leading AIG’s alternative risk financing team, which focused on providing solutions for risks that were new or difficult to insure, typically in partnership with a client’s captive. Prior to AIG, he was an ART underwriter at ACE and held a variety of roles at Willis including ART broking and captive consultancy. Matthew has been in the insurance industry for over 25 years and is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute and holds an MBA from Cass Business school in London.
Franck Baron Franck Baron Group Deputy Director Risk Management and Insurance, Chairman of PARIMA International SOS
Dr Alexander Mahnke Dr Alexander Mahnke CEO Insurance Siemens AG
Adrian Ladbury Adrian Ladbury Editorial Director Commercial Risk Europe
Praveen Sharma Praveen Sharma Managing Director, Insurance Regulatory & Tax Consulting Practice Marsh
Julia Graham Julia Graham Technical Director and Deputy CEO Airmic
Butch Bacani Butch Bacani Programme Leader, Principles for Sustainable Insurance Initiative United Nations Environment Programme Butch Bacani leads UN Environment Programme’s (UNEP) Principles for Sustainable Insurance Initiative (PSI), the largest collaboration between the UN and the insurance industry. Endorsed by the UN Secretary-General and insurance industry CEOs, the PSI is a global framework and initiative for the industry to address sustainability issues—as risk managers, insurers and investors—and to build resilient, inclusive and sustainable communities and economies. Butch leads activities supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals, Paris Agreement on Climate Change, and the Financial Stability Board’s climate risk disclosure recommendations (TCFD). These include a global initiative to develop “Insurance Sustainable Development Goals”, the largest gathering of insurers to pilot the TCFD recommendations, and working with the California Insurance Commissioner to develop the world’s first sustainable insurance roadmap. He co-led the development of the first global sustainability guide for the insurance business, led the creation of the Insurance Industry Development Goals for Cities, forged the PSI’s partnership with the world’s inclusive insurance community, and co-led the creation of UNEP’s Sustainable Insurance Forum for supervisors and regulators. Butch is involved in the InsuResilience Global Partnership, Vulnerable 20 Group of Finance Ministers, California Climate Insurance Working Group, Insurance Development Forum, and Microinsurance Network. In 2020, he was included in InsuranceERM’s inaugural list of the most influential people leading and shaping the insurance industry’s response to climate change.

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