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2017 Life Insurance Conference of China

Global Perspectives on Life Insurance Innovation and Financial Reforms

October 31, 2017 – November 1, 2017
China World Summit Wing, Beijing, China
  • Gina BIRCHALL, J.D., CLU, LLIF

    Chief Operating Officer
    LIMRA and LOMA
    Birchall joined LIMRA as chief operating officer in 2017. In this role, she is responsible for LIMRA’s and LOMA’s legal and accounting departments, information technology, and the facilities division in Windsor. Birchall also is charged with working across the organization to help implement many of the ongoing entity-wide initiatives to improve efficiencies and processes. Since 1998, Birchall held various positions at Guardian Life Insurance Co. Most recently, she was vice president, leading strategic initiatives across the enterprise to advance its business goals. Birchall holds a Bachelor of Arts from Mount Holyoke College and a Juris Doctor from the Western New England University School of Law, both in Massachusetts, as well as CLU and LLIF designations.
  • ZHANG Ke, Ph.D.

    Director and General Manager
    Tai Ping Life Insurance Company Ltd.
    Mr. Zhang started his career with Ping An Insurance Company back in 1993, working as assistant to General Manager of Sichuan Branch. He eventually took on the role of Deputy General Manager of Chongqing Branch with Ping An before moving to be General Manager of Taiping Life Insurance Co. Ltd. Sichuan Branch in 2001. In 2007 he was promoted to a Deputy General Manager of Taiping Life Insurance Limited, and then in 2012 he was appointed to his current position as Director and General Manager of Taiping Life. Mr. Zhang graduated from Sichuan University with a Ph.D. in Economics and is a Senior Financial Manager. He was the Chairman of the First China Insurance Marketing Management Forum in 2015, and Chairman of the Organizing Committee of LIMRA-LOMA Greater China Life Insurance Conference in 2015.
  • NING Shoubo

    CEO
    Sunshine Life Ins. Co., Ltd.
    Ning Shoubo, graduated from Beijing University, holds degree of Master of Business Administration and senior economist. He has experience in insurance industry for many years. He worked for Ping An and US Metlife before he Joined Sunshine Life in 2007. In nearly 25 years he worked for property and life insurance, national and foreign companies, lead provincial branch of big insurance group and was senior executive of foreign insurer. He was a key member of the founding team of Sunshine Life, a nationwide life insurance company and has been growing with it. With strategic vision, he established health insurance and pension section and lead the team to explore the new model of "medical + insurance" and "health + care". He became the helmsman of Sunshine Life with the goal of building Sunshine Life into a respectable life Insurance company, adopting and establishing new models to achieve strategic transformation and leapfrog development.
  • SUN Yuchun

    General Manager
    China United Life Insurance Limited
    Mr. Sun Yuchun, is currently the General Manager of China United Life Insurance Limited. He used to work as President Assistant in the New China Life Insurance Company Limited for 20 years, and he was in charge of strategic planning, product development, e-commerce and etc. He also took the position of the going-public work team leader. Mr. Sun held the doctoral degree on Finance from Zhongnan University of Economics and Law.
  • ZHAO Ping

    Chief Strategy Officer, Greater China
    LIMRA and LOMA
    A management professional graduate, Ms. Zhao joined LIMRA & LOMA in 2017 as the Chief Strategy Officer for Greater China.  Prior to her current role, she spent more than ten years in different departments at various financial news outlets including the "21st Century Business Herald".  Her time spent as a financial journalist, senior journalist, senior editor, deputy director of financial content, and director, provided her with extensive experience tracking China's financial and insurance industry reforms and development trends, as well as a variety of other in-depth industry news reports. 
  • YIN Xiaosong

    Board Director and General Manager
    Ergo China Life Insurance
    Jason Yin, born in 1969, was admitted to University of Science & Technology China in 1987, majoring in System Science &Management Science. In 1989 Jason went to the University of Macquarie in Australia for Actuary Studies and acquired certificate of British Institute and Faculty of Actuaries. He is founding member of China Association of Actuaries. More than 2 decades in the industry, Jason has been vice GM of Huatai Insurance Group and GM of Huatai Life Insurance. He has also played vital roles in several world renowned insurance brands, GM of AIA Foshan, Shenzhen and Shanghai, senior management member of AXA, John Hancock etc. With rich personal experiences, comprehensive management skills, a compound background of international & domestic, actuary & marketing, sales site & HQ, professional manager & entrepreneur, Jason marched with success. In 2010, he was awarded “Best Foreign Manager of the Year” in Chinese insurance industry. In 2016, he was awarded “Pioneer of Chinese Insurance Industry 2015” in the 13th China's Financial Annual Champion Awards.
  • Binayak DUTTA

    Group Chief Distribution Officer
    FWD Group Management Holdings Limited
    Binayak ensures the optimization of distribution channels for FWD's long-term performance and growth. He has a long history of transforming the distribution performance and creating sales performance success for a number of high profile insurers in Asia. Binayak, from India, started out in banking after graduating with a Bachelor of Economics and Master of Business Management before moving into the insurance industry.
  • Ma Xu

    Vice President
    AVIVA-COFCO Life Insurance Company Limited
    Charles Ma received the MBA degree from Université de Poitiers, and France national insurance institute (ENASS). At present he holds the position of vice-president in AVIVA-COFCO and mainly be responsible for branch management, brand and PR and affairs of the president office. He has held a managerial position in Tianjin branch of Ping An Life Insurance, Sunshine Life insurance group, Heng An Standard Life, OLDMUTUAL-GUODIAN. After joining the AVIVA-COFCO in May.2007, he successively worked as general manager of strategic planning, general manager of Beijing branch and director of president office. By using the rich experience of strategic planning, integrated business management and public relations initiatives, he made a great contribution to the development of the company.
  • SUN Chengyue

    Sale Vice President
    Tongdun Technology Co., Ltd
    Majored in the direction of international finance, has served as an important sales manager in IBM and Oracle in the area of Bank, Finance, Cloud Computing and other aspects. He has a deep understanding of the Business Model and Risk Control Process of the Financial Industry, and has a wealth of experience in IT Construction, Big Data, Cloud Business Process Transformation of Insurance, Banking, Funds and other Financial Industry.
  • WU Saimei

    Senior Manager
    Taiping Life Insurance Company Ltd., Shenzhen Branch
    SChFP国家高级理财规划师,MDRT美国百万圆桌会议TOT顶尖会员,获LIMRA国际产能奖、国际品质认证奖、鼎翊论坛“中国保险名家奖”、亚太金融论坛特约嘉宾&恒鼎奖,最受百万深圳市民喜爱的“金融双十佳”。中国太平“百万精英奖”、中国太平“TOP精英论坛”荣誉讲师。
  • LI Zhaohui

     Executive Vice President and General Manager, Telemarketing
    Taikang Life Insurance Co. Ltd.
    李朝晖,男,1965年10月出生,英国约克大学硕士研究生学历,高级经济师。2000年11月加入泰康人寿保险股份有限公司,曾担任总公司企划部助理总经理,总公司研究发展部助理总经理,南京分公司副总经理,长春分公司副总经理(主持工作),陕西分公司总经理,总公司人力资源总监兼人力资源部总经理,泰康人寿保险股份有限公司监事,泰康资产管理有限公司董事,泰康养老保险股份有限公司董事,现任职泰康人寿保险有限责任公司副总裁兼电话销售事业部总经理
  • Jim POOLMAN

    Former U.S. Insurance Commissioner &   
    Executive Director, Indexed Annuity Leadership Council   
    Jim Poolman Consulting, Inc.
    Jim Poolman was elected twice to serve as North Dakota’s Insurance Commissioner. While Commissioner, Mr. Poolman worked to strengthen laws to protect citizens against insurance fraud. The scope of consumer protection widened by spearheading landmark legislation related to suitability of sales, life settlements amongst a host of others. Mr. Poolman held many leadership posts with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners during his tenure, serving as Chairman of the Life Insurance and Annuities Committee for 2 years and Vice President of the organization in 2004. Before being elected Insurance Commissioner in 2000, Mr. Poolman served four terms in the North Dakota House of Representatives, and was a trust officer for the Bremer Bank system. In 2007, Poolman left his post to start an independent regulatory consulting practice where he advises insurance companies, trade associations and producer clients on regulatory issues. He also serves as Executive Director of the Indexed Annuity Leadership Council, an organization that promotes financial education around the fixed indexed annuity product.
  • Olin L. WETHINGTON

    Chairman
    Wethington International LLC
    Olin Wethington is the Founder and Chairman of Wethington International LLC, an investment and business advisory firm focused on advising institutions on capital investment, financial structure and business strategy in emerging markets, particularly with respect to Asian markets. He currently also advises clients on healthcare regulatory matters in China and on strengthening the delivery of healthcare services, including an initiative under the State Council’s China Development Research Foundation which is developing recommendations regarding the expansion of commercial healthcare insurance in China. Mr. Wethington previously served as Chairman, AIG Companies in China, and has held numerous positions in the U.S. government, including: Special Envoy on China; Counselor to the Secretary of the U.S. Treasury; Assistant Secretary for International Affairs, U.S. Treasury; and Special Assistant to the President and Executive Secretary, Economic Policy Council, White House (under President George H.W. Bush). He is a graduate of Harvard Law School and the University of Pennsylvania, a Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a recipient of the Alexander Hamilton Award, the highest honor of the U.S. Department of the Treasury.
  • Sarah Snider

    Principal
    Oliver Wyman Health and Life Science
    Sarah Snider specializes in Health Insurance, having spent much of her career in the US working with payers on various growth initiatives. She has worked across the value chain from sales and account management to clinical and network programs and core operations. Most recently, she has worked with leadership teams of insurance, healthcare enablement, and hospital systems focused on new business build and organizational transformation. Increasing member and provider engagement in improving care are the common threads across the work she does. Sarah is part of a team recently involved in researching the relevance of managed care techniques in Asia. The team was specifically focused on the potential of these approaches to facilitate long-term sustainability of the healthcare system amidst increasing healthcare demand. Sarah resides in Singapore but is originally from South Africa, and holds an Engineering undergraduate and Masters degrees from Cornell University in the U.S.
  • Dr. Dawn SOO

    Head of Strategy  Health & Wellness, Global Markets
    Cigna International Corporation
    Dawn is a physician who envisions a world where health and technology intersect to deliver better care to every individual. She currently leads global health strategy at Cigna, overseeing all strategic health-related business development opportunities and partnerships in markets outside the US, with a focus on technology and health analytics. Prior to joining Cigna, Dawn was actively involved in digital health startups. She was Chief Wellness Officer at CXA Group, an online employee benefits marketplace that provides personalised insurance and health services to employees in Asia. In 2013, She also co-founded and managed operations at DocDoc, a telehealth and medical appointment scheduling startup headquartered in Singapore. Dawn completed her medical residency at the National University Hospital Singapore and holds a medical degree from Imperial College London and an MBA from INSEAD.
  • Larry HARTSHORN

    Corporate Vice President and Director, International Research and Member Engagement
    LIMRA and LOMA
    Larry Hartshorn is responsible for the development and execution of LIMRA’s international research strategy. Under his guidance, the international research unit conducts a wide variety of research to provide insights and trends in distribution, consumer behavior and sentiment, products, retirement, and technology for markets throughout the world. Prior to joining LIMRA in 2015, Larry was Aetna’s executive director for Greater China in Shanghai. His responsibilities included strategic planning, research, management operation and consulting. Larry also previously served as research program manager for The Ohio State University, managing a multi-million dollar cluster of private, state, and federal grants targeting primary, secondary, and higher education curriculum reform.
  • Wing F. WONG

    Principal
    Milliman
    Based in Taipei, Wing leads Milliman's local offices in Taipei and Beijing. He has been a Milliman consultant for more than 15 years and has led a wide range of projects, including actuarial due diligence, appraisal value, embedded value, enterprise risk management, asset-liability management, product/channel strategies, product development, and financial reporting. His recent product development experience includes pricing one of the first universal life with secondary guarantee products in Hong Kong, and leading teams to develop several of the first variable annuities with guaranteed minimum benefit products in the Taiwan market. He has also led teams in developing asset-liability management models and analysis for clients looking to better understand and manage the business, and to study proper asset allocation to achieve balance among return, risks, and capital. In recent years, Wing has focused on running risk workshops utilizing cognitive mapping techniques, developing risk registers, and applying innovative approaches to sales risks and operational risks, as well as data-driven approaches to emerging risks.
  • Liu Gejie

    CEO
    Leapstack, Inc.
    Graduated from Tufts University with a Master’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering. He used to work for Telenav Inc. in Silicon Valley, as a senior software engineer. He led the development team on big data recommendation system to provide the LBS modeling support. He returned to China in May, 2016 to found Leapstack, which focuses on healthcare insurance anti-fraud services. Based on big data technologies, AI algorithms and comprehensive system solutions, Leapstack owns the most advanced anti-fraud services for healthcare insurance and long-term care insurance products in China. Currently, Leapstack has provided services for multiple clients, including China Life, PICC, Pingan and etc. With the hands-on experience on big data technologies, anti-fraud services from Silicon Valley, Leapstack is capable of helping the insurance companies with the claim funds control, lowering the claims expense, increasing their services quality, markets competence and markets share.
  • Liu Yanhua

    Counsellor
    The State Council of China
    刘燕华,男,汉族,中共党员。原科技部副部长、党组成员,现任国务院参事。1977年毕业于北京师范学院,在北京市农科院土肥所工作;1981年进入中国科学院地理研究所工作,历任助理研究员、副研究员、研究员,博士生导师,并历任研究室副主任、主任;1995年9月-1997年2月任中国科学院地理研究所所长。1997年-2009年,先后任国家科委社会发展科技司副司长(正司级),科学技术部农村与社会发展司司长、科学技术部副部长、党组成员。2009年11月受聘为国务院参事。刘燕华参事长期从事创新方法、资源环境、绿色发展、风险管理和可持续发展等领域的研究和科技管理工作。著、编专著30余部,在国内外核心学术期刊发表论文150余篇。刘燕华参事现任创新方法研究会理事长、国家气候变化专家委员会主任、国际欧亚科学院院士、中国可持续发展研究会顾问、国际风险管理理事会(IRGC)顾问等。

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ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Chairman
Ian J. Watts, LIMRA/LOMA

Members
Ning Shoubo, Sunshine Life Ins. Co., Ltd.
Zhang Ke, Taiping Life Ins. Co., Ltd.
Hu Guoping, Pearl River Life Ins. Co., Ltd.
Huang Min, Minsheng Life Ins. Co., Ltd.
Sun Xiaohong, Aeon Life Ins. Co., Ltd.
Yu Ning, Aviva Cofco Life Ins. Co., Ltd.