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2021 Latin American Virtual Conference

Winning in a Hybrid World: Attitude and Actions for Success

10/5/2021 - 10/7/2021
Virtual
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Overview

Who Attends

Multiple parallel sessions will be designed to address:

  • Strategic themes for head office chief executives of financial services companies operating in Latin America.
  • Management sessions for supervisors and sales team managers
  • Sales sessions for agents and advisors

This event will includes presentations in Spanish and Portuguese. Interpretation between languages will be offered at no additional cost. 

Highlights

Mark your calendars and join us this October at the 2021 Latin American Virtual Conference!  Insurance professionals from throughout Latin America will be able to come together during this 3 day event to:

  • Receive insights, predictions and recommendations for enhancing your company strategy and positioning yourself for success in this new hybrid world.
  • Access a variety of content presented in both live and on-demand formats
  • Connect with other leaders from throughout the region
  • ”Meet” with sponsors to learn more about how they can help you continue improving your business  
  • Participate in live discussion and Q&A

We are currently developing the program for this conference, so please continue to check back for additional details and updates!  To view last year’s information, please click here.

Closing Keynote Speaker:

Miguel Ángel Santos, Director of Applied Research, Harvard University Growth Lab & Associate Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government

Miguel Ángel Santos is one of the most prominent economists in Latin America.

Registration

Register by September 3 and save!

Individual Member Registration: US $250
Individual Nonmember Registration: US $300

*Group Registration (Member):

  • 1–100 attendees: $2,950
  • 101–200 attendees: $3,500
  • 201–300 attendees: $4,000
  • 301–400 attendees: $4,500
  • 401–500 attendees: $5,000
  • Over 500 people: $5,500

*Group Registration (Nonmember):

  • 1–100 attendees: $3,700
  • 101–200 attendees: $4,250
  • 201–300 attendees: $4,750
  • 301–400 attendees: $5,250
  • 401–500 attendees: $5,750
  • Over 500 people: $6,250

Register after September 3:

Individual Member Registration: US $300
Individual Nonmember Registration: US $350

*Group Registration (Member):

  • 1–100 attendees: $3,450
  • 101–200 attendees: $4,000
  • 201–300 attendees: $4,500
  • 301–400 attendees: $5,000
  • 401–500 attendees: $5,500
  • Over 500 people: $6,000

*Group Registration (Nonmember):

  • 1–100 attendees: $4,200
  • 101–200 attendees: $4,750
  • 201–300 attendees: $5,250
  • 301–400 attendees: $5,750
  • 401–500 attendees: $6,250
  • Over 500 people: $6,750


*The group registration package offers tiered pricing options to allow companies an opportunity to pay a flat fee to send multiple employees and agents, located within a single country. For more information or to register a group, please contact Megan Schwartz at mschwartz@limra.com.

New for 2021 — Join us as a Supporting Organization

For an additional $1,000, any company submitting a group enrollment request can be recognized as a Supporting Organization of the Conference.  Supporting organizations will have their logo prominently displayed in “Supporting Organization” recognition areas, and will be given verbal recognition from the general session platform during the event.

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Mark your calendars and join us this October at the 2021 Latin American Virtual Conference!

Agenda

9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time
7:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. – Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua
8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, Peru
9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  – Bolivia, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Venezuela
10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay

Speakers

Paul Arrowsmith
Senior Vice President and President, International, LIMRA, LOMA, and LL Global, Inc.
  • Thursday, October 7, 2021

    9:45 am - 10:45 am: 3C: The Digital Convergence of Asset Management & Insurance

Paul Arrowsmith

Senior Vice President and President, International, LIMRA, LOMA, and LL Global, Inc.

Paul Arrowsmith joined LL Global in 2020 to lead International Operations. In this role, he will help member companies’ divisions in Asia, Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East to achieve their business objectives. Arrowsmith is a life insurance, bancassurance, and retail banking professional with 30 years of experience. He has held several senior leadership positions with leading financial services companies, primarily in Asia. Most recently, he was managing director of the life insurance business for Krungthai AXA, Thailand. In this role, he led efforts to revitalize its bancassurance sales process operations, prepared for the new consumer protection regulations, and refocused the company strategy, positioning it for future growth.

Arrowsmith holds a business diploma from Massey University in New Zealand and is a Distinguished Fellow with the Singapore Institute of Banking and Finance.

Marcelo Baudino
Intercultural Consultant and Author
  • Wednesday, October 6, 2021

    9:45 am - 10:45 am: Concurrent Sessions

Marcelo Baudino

Intercultural Consultant and Author

Marcelo is an expert in developing strategies to manage diversity and foster a culture of inclusion. Since the founding of Iceberg Intelligence Cultural in 2009, Marcelo has trained executives, global leaders, expatriates and multicultural teams in different international organizations in more than 10 countries in Latin America.

Thad Burr
Director Comercial Internacional, LIMRA LOMA
  • Tuesday, October 5, 2021

    9:30 am - 9:35 am: Welcome and Opening Remarks
  • Thursday, October 7, 2021

    9:30 am - 9:40 am: Welcome Back

Thad Burr

Director Comercial Internacional, LIMRA LOMA

Thad Burr has extensive business development, M&A, and business-turnaround experience. He has launched several start-up operations for companies expanding into new markets and countries. In Thad’s current role at LIMRA and LOMA, he leads the team of representatives in Latin America and the Caribbean, responsible for delivering member benefits. Previously, he was the Partner heading Mercer’s Latin America Retirement and Pensions Practice. Before that, he worked at Aetna, Inc., to expand their business in Latin America and the Caribbean, including health and dental benefits; life and disability insurance; health care technology and analytics; and health management solutions.

He joined Aetna from ACE Life, where he was Regional Division President for Latin America, and launched and managed the ACE life insurance business in nine countries in the region. Previously, he worked for MetLife, where he served in several leadership positions, including establishing and directing MetLife's Brazilian subsidiary.

Patrícia Campos
Director of People and Management, Grupo MAG
  • Thursday, October 7, 2021

    9:45 am - 10:45 am: 3B: The office of the Future: Are you prepared?

Patrícia Campos

Director of People and Management, Grupo MAG

Joyce Chan
Associate Financial Services Manager, Prudential Assurance Company Singapore
  • Thursday, October 7, 2021

    9:45 am - 10:45 am: Concurrent Sessions

Joyce Chan

Associate Financial Services Manager, Prudential Assurance Company Singapore

Joyce joined the Insurance profession in April 2018 and has since consecutively qualified for MDRT, with Court of Table 2021.

Her business grew exponentially when she started to digitise her prospecting and client experience processes, mainly through establishing personal branding on social media and exploring tech tools that complement her business. Despite being relatively new in the profession, she has been recognised by both her company and profession.

As a strong advocate of utilising technology and social media, Joyce has implemented digitalisation at every aspect of her business. She has also given training to thousands of fellow Financial Consultants across Asia, to help them adapt to digitalisation as a new norm.

Kweilin Ellingrud
Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company
  • Tuesday, October 5, 2021

    9:45 am - 10:45 am: Opening Keynote

Kweilin Ellingrud

Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company

Kweilin Ellingrud is a Senior Partner and leads McKinsey’s Life Insurance and Annuities practice in North America. Since joining McKinsey 22 years ago, Kweilin has led multiple global insurance transformations, integrating both operations and strategy to empower employees, better deliver for customers, and improve efficiency and effectiveness. She was selected as a member of the McKinsey Global Institute Council, where she has led numerous research efforts including on the Future of Work post COVID-19, the impact of COVID-19 on jobs, and gender equality. Kweilin has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a B.A. in Economics and Political Science, magna cum laude, from Harvard University.

Gloria María Estrada
Vice President of Risk, Suramericana S.A.
  • Wednesday, October 6, 2021

    11:00 am - 12:00 pm: Panel: A Conversation with Executives: Attitudes and Actions for Success

Gloria María Estrada

Vice President of Risk, Suramericana S.A.

Gloria is a Civil Engineer from the School of Engineering of Antioquia and a Specialist in Environmental Engineering from the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana and in Earthquake Resistant Engineering from Universidad Eafit. She holds a Master's degree in Earthquake Resistant Engineering from the same university.  She joined Suramericana S.A. in 2004 and has since held the positions of Executive and Director of Business Businesses, Underwriting Manager, Property Manager, and Geosciences Manager. Previously, she worked as a Design Engineer and Director of the Geotechnics Department and Risk Management Department at Integral S.A. Currently, Gloria is a member of several Committees of the Colombian Association of Seismic Engineering (AIS) for the update of the Colombian Regulation of Earthquake Resistant Construction. Likewise, she has experience as a teacher and has participated in research projects with Universidad Eafit, Colciencias and Suramericana. In addition, she has made multiple technical publications from 1997 to date.

Ethel García Cueto
Director of Sales Development and Communications, GNP Seguros
  • Tuesday, October 5, 2021

    11:00 am - 12:00 pm: 1A: Managing Sales in a Hybrid World

Ethel García Cueto

Director of Sales Development and Communications, GNP Seguros

Ethel García Cueto has a passion for the development and implementation of new and challenging projects that allow her to use creative new solutions to build high-performance teams. She began her career at Grupo Nacional Provincial in 1980, where she spent ten years working with recruitment, selection, training and development of both administrative and sales force personnel. In 1991 she became General Director of the Instituto Mexicano Educativo de Seguros y Finanzas, a position she held until 2011 before returning GNP as the Deputy Director of Sales Development and Communications. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Clinical Psychology and a Master's Degree in Human Development from the Ibero-American University, and has done post-graduate work at the Mexico Autonomous Institute of Technology in the area of Human Resources, Training and Organizational Development. She is also a graduate of the American College where she earned her LUTCF and CLI designations and is certified by the ROI International Institute as a Consultant in Evaluation and Measurement of Training Programs.

Raúl García Valbuena
Consulting Partner for the Financial Sector, PwC México
  • Tuesday, October 5, 2021

    11:00 am - 12:00 pm: Panel: The State of the Insurance Industry in LATAM

Raúl García Valbuena

Consulting Partner for the Financial Sector, PwC México

Raúl García is a Financial Sector Consulting Partner at PwC México. He has 20 years of experience supporting clients in Spain and Latin America with their digital transformation programs, business strategy and technology architecture, data governance and operating model design. Raúl is an Industrial Engineer from the University of Valladolid, Spain, with a specialization in Electronics and Automation.

María Inés Guzzi
General Manager, Swiss Medical Seguros, Life and Retirement
  • Wednesday, October 6, 2021

    11:00 am - 12:00 pm: Panel: A Conversation with Executives: Attitudes and Actions for Success

María Inés Guzzi

General Manager, Swiss Medical Seguros, Life and Retirement

María Inés has 30 years of experience in the insurance industry. She received her degree as Professor of Mathematics and Physics and then studied Marketing at UCES. Throughout this time she has also continued with various Management and Insurance training from different institutions such as the UTDT and LIMRA and LOMA. She began her career in 1991 as an insurance administrator at a local AIG company and in 1996 was appointed Regional Head of Mass Business Underwriting for LATAM, working from AIG headquarters in NY. In 1997 she took on the challenge of assembling, from scratch, Mass Life insurance company in Argentina (of Mass Mutual), later assuming the position of Technical Manager. In 2003 the company was acquired by Swiss Medical Group and in 2010 she was appointed to her current position as General Manager of Swiss Medical Insurance, Life and Retirement. Since 2013 she has also been Director of the Swiss Medical Group Personal Insurance companies. She served two years as Vice President of AVIRA (Argentina’s Association of Life and Retirement Insurers), and has been President since 2020.  

David Levenson, DBA, FSA, CFA
President and Chief Executive Officer, LIMRA, LOMA, and LL Global
  • Tuesday, October 5, 2021

    9:35 am - 9:45 am: Welcome from LIMRA and LOMA

David Levenson, DBA, FSA, CFA

President and Chief Executive Officer, LIMRA, LOMA, and LL Global

David Levenson is president and CEO for LOMA, LIMRA, and LL Global. In this capacity, he is responsible for leading one of the world’s largest associations of life insurance and financial services companies, representing more than 1200 financial services companies across 71 countries.

Prior to joining LL Global, Levenson was a principal at Edward Jones and served on its management committee from 2015-2018. He was responsible for all products distributed through its network of 17,000 advisors in the U.S. and Canada. Prior to 2012, Levenson was president of wealth management at The Hartford Financial Services Group, responsible for the firm’s individual annuity, individual life, mutual fund and retirement plan businesses. He also served as president and CEO of Hartford Life, KK in Tokyo, where he was responsible for leading the largest annuity provider in Japan.

Levenson holds his Bachelor of Science from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, his Master of Business Administration from Columbia Business School and a doctorate in business administration from The School of International Corporate Strategy at Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo, Japan. 

Gaston Messineo
Insurance Leader, EY-Parthenon
  • Tuesday, October 5, 2021

    11:00 am - 12:00 pm: Salesforce Automation

Gaston Messineo

Insurance Leader, EY-Parthenon

Gaston is a leader in EY insurance practice with more than 20 years of advisory services and corporate leadership roles: including deep expertise in the insurance industry advising clients on organic and inorganic growth strategy, acquisition and divestiture opportunities, and operating model transformation. He works with insurance clients to navigate complexity by helping them to reimagine their eco-systems, reshape their portfolios and reinvent themselves for a better future. Prior to joining EY, Gaston was Head of Strategy and Execution for North America at one of the largest global insurance brokers, as well as a senior insurance practitioner with a global strategy consulting firm. Gaston received a MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a B. Sc. in Accounting from Universidad Nacional del La Plata, Argentina.

Mauricio Monroy
Vice President, LATAM, Equisoft
  • Tuesday, October 5, 2021

    11:00 am - 12:00 pm: Salesforce Automation

Mauricio Monroy

Vice President, LATAM, Equisoft

Mauricio has over 18 years experience working in IT in multiple industries, including, but not limited to; oil and gas, energy, aerospace, software, financial services and insurance. He developed his professional career in the Latin and North American regions. Mauricio has a solid background in software development, IT solution integration, business process improvement, project management and client relationships. He joined Equisoft in 2014 and is currently responsible for establishing new business opportunities in the Latin American market. Mauricio is a software engineer graduate from La Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia. He also holds an master’s degree in business administration from HEC Montréal and the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.
Daian Moura
Head of Insurance, XP Inc.
  • Thursday, October 7, 2021

    9:45 am - 10:45 am: 3C: The Digital Convergence of Asset Management & Insurance

Daian Moura

Head of Insurance, XP Inc.

Daian Moura was a founding partner and CEO of DM10, an InsurTech marketplace that connected hundreds of independent distributors with the best Life Insurance and Pension Plan products, adding value through technology and education. In 2020 DM10 was 100% acquired by XP Inc., a leading, technology-driven financial services platform and a trusted provider of low-fee financial products and services in Brazil.  Daian now serves as the Head of Insurance for XP Inc., where his goal is to make the company a market leader by offering more people access to superior products through a fully digital, open architecture platform.

Carlos Islas Murguía
Member Development Director, Mexico, LIMRA and LOMA
  • Tuesday, October 5, 2021

    11:00 am - 12:00 pm: 1A: Managing Sales in a Hybrid World

Carlos Islas Murguía

Member Development Director, Mexico, LIMRA and LOMA

For more than 25 years, Carlos has worked for in the insurance and banking sectors in several positions as officer in various insurance companies; most recently as director of AXA Corporate University leading a new distribution channel, overseeing 300 direct agents in two different cities.

He was Risk Management Director in Grupo Financiero Promex Finamex, and prior to this, he was an insurance agent for Grupo Nacional Provincial, holding important positions in sales and attending Conventions every year.

He served as co-Chair of AMIS´ Distribution Channels Committee, participated as a spokesperson promoting an insurance culture in national media in programs such as Fernanda Familiar, was a columnist for Forbes Magazine and was on TV for more than 2 years in Excelsior TV with journalist Rodrigo Pacheco.

Academically, Carlos has a degree in Business Administration from La Salle University, a degree in Psychology from the University of the Valley of Mexico, a Master´s Degree in Clinical Psychology and a Ph.D. in Neuropsychoanalysis from the Intercontinental University. 

Jorge Pohlmann Nasser
CEO, Bradesco Vida e Previdência S.A. e da Bradesco Capitalização S.A.
  • Tuesday, October 5, 2021

    11:00 am - 12:00 pm: Panel: The State of the Insurance Industry in LATAM

Jorge Pohlmann Nasser

CEO, Bradesco Vida e Previdência S.A. e da Bradesco Capitalização S.A.

Mr. Nasser is currently the CEO of Bradesco Vida e Previdência and Bradesco Capitalização S.A., and President of the National Federation of Private Pension and Life (FenaPrevi). As a career professional at the Bradesco Organization, he has held various positions at Banco Bradesco, Bradesco Vida e Previdência and Bradesco Seguros, including Marketing Director at both Bradesco de Seguros Group and Banco Bradesco. Mr. Nasser graduated with a degree in Advertising and Marketing from Universidade Paulista (UNIP), and studied at the Advanced Management Program (PGA) - Bradesco, of Dom Cabral Foundation (FDC). He has also participated in a variety of international executive programs including the Advanced Management Program at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, Advanced Management courses at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Kellogg School of Management, and the Harvard Business School and Center for Creative Leadership in the United States.

Sergi Ramo
Consultant and Specialized Trainer in Hybrid Sales, groWZ Consultants
  • Wednesday, October 6, 2021

    9:45 am - 10:45 am: Concurrent Sessions

Sergi Ramo

Consultant and Specialized Trainer in Hybrid Sales, groWZ Consultants

Sergi is a prestigious business consultant with 20 years of experience in sales consulting, sales training, and mentor of many CEOs and Sales Managers. Sergi is known for being the driving force behind the new hybrid sales method and the new role of the hybrid salesperson. Sergi is CEO and founder of the consulting firm groWZ Consultants,  where they help their clients designing hybrid sales process to get adapted to the new Omnichannel context and the Digital Client, and driving sales teams to evolve from the traditional salespeople to the “Hybrid Salespeople”. Sergi is a recognized international speaker specialized in sales, commercial area, hybrid sales and digital sales. His conferences stand out for being motivating, with clear messages and with a lot of interactivity with the audience. For more than 20 years, Sergi has collaborated with some of the most influential companies and universities in Spain, Chile, Colombia, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina and the Dominican Republic.

Aura Rebelo
Vice President, Marketing and Digital, Emerging Markets, Prudential International Insurance
  • Wednesday, October 6, 2021

    11:00 am - 12:00 pm: Panel: A Conversation with Executives: Attitudes and Actions for Success

Aura Rebelo

Vice President, Marketing and Digital, Emerging Markets, Prudential International Insurance

Aura joined Prudential in 2018 as head of Marketing and Digital for Prudential do Brasil, Prudential Financial’s international insurance operation in Brazil. After assuming her current position in July 2020 she now focuses on identifying and defining strategies that enable PII to anticipate and deliver on customer needs, and developing marketing, data and digital capabilities to contribute to operations growth. Prior to Prudential, Aura spent 16 years in various leadership roles with Icatu Seguros, and her early career also included executive positions with A.C. Nielsen (marketing research), The Coca-Cola Company (consumer goods), Telefónica (telecommunications) and Endesa (Energy). She holds a degree in marketing from ESPM-SP- Superior School of Marketing and Advertising from São Paulo, and an MBA in Management from Coppead-RJ- Master Business School of Rio de Janeiro Federal University.

Norma Alicia Rosas
General Director, AMIS
  • Tuesday, October 5, 2021

    11:00 am - 12:00 pm: Panel: The State of the Insurance Industry in LATAM

Norma Alicia Rosas

General Director, AMIS

Norma has been General Director of AMIS since February 2021. Prior to AMIS she was President of the Insurance and Surety National Commission of Mexico (CNSF) where she supervised the Mexican insurance and surety markets. While at CNSF she also participated in the development and implementation of the New Mexican Insurance Law (LISF), a solvency II type framework, including the General Model for calculating the Solvency Capital Requirement.  Norma has participated on numerous national financial Commissions, served as President of the Latin American Association of Insurance Supervisors (ASSAL) and Chair of the Insurance and Private Pensions Committee (IPPC) for the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).  She has received numerous industry accolades including nomination of “Distinguished Fellow” by the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS), "Distinguished Person" by ASSAL, and the Actuarial Recognition Medal from Anahuac University.  She holds an Actuarial degree, a Diploma in Applied Statistics and a Master's Degree in Administration from the Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico (ITAM) and is a certified actuary by the Mexican College of Actuaries.

Alison Salka, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President and Director of Research, LIMRA, LOMA and LL Global
  • Wednesday, October 6, 2021

    9:45 am - 10:45 am: Concurrent Sessions

Alison Salka, Ph.D.

Senior Vice President and Director of Research, LIMRA, LOMA and LL Global

Alison Salka joined LL Global in 2012 and is responsible for determining and implementing the strategy and direction of its global research program. She oversees a team of more than 80 researchers and other staff professionals in the research division who conduct consumer research, benchmark studies, and white papers focused on helping member companies better understand industry issues and trends. She is also the director of the Secure Retirement Institute.

Salka previously led the retirement research and competitive intelligence team at Prudential, and was also a director of retirement research and business analytics at MassMutual. She has earned a Master’s degree and holds a doctorate.

Miguel Ángel Santos
Director of Applied Research, Harvard University Growth Lab & Associate Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government
  • Thursday, October 7, 2021

    11:00 am - 12:00 pm: Closing Keynote Speaker

Miguel Ángel Santos

Director of Applied Research, Harvard University Growth Lab & Associate Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government

Miguel Ángel Santos coordinates research projects oriented to the design of public policies associated with the development process with governments around the world, at both the national and sub-national levels.  Prior to working in international development, Miguel Angel worked for ten years in corporate finance and business development in Latin America, including positions as CFO, Telecommunications Division at Organización Cisneros, Head of Corporate Finance at Mercantil Servicios Financieros, and Vice-President of Sony Pictures and Entertainment Latin America.  Miguel Ángel holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Barcelona, a Master’s in Public Administration from the John. F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and two Master's degrees in Economics from Universitat Pompeu Fabra, one in Economics and Finance and another in Finance and International Development.  He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and was the Coordinator of the Macroeconomics team in the presidential campaign of Henrique Capriles Radonski during the 2012 Venezuelan elections.

Rob Sims
Managing Director and Partner, BCG
  • Wednesday, October 6, 2021

    9:45 am - 10:45 am: Concurrent Sessions

Rob Sims

Managing Director and Partner, BCG

Rob Sims is a core member of Boston Consulting Group’s Insurance practice, leading the firm’s life insurance and group benefits work. His focus is on disruptive strategies and large-scale change efforts.  In his recent engagements, Rob developed a financial wellness strategy for an employee benefits company, led a digital strategy to increase penetration of voluntary benefits, led multiple efforts to drive effectiveness and efficiency using analytics, and led multiple large-scale performance improvement programs—both top line and cost-focused.  Prior to rejoining BCG in 2017, Rob spent three years as an executive with Sun Life Financial as SVP of Strategy and Market Development for Client Solutions for Canada and SVP of Strategy and Corporate Development for Sun Life globally. He previously worked at BCG from 2000 to 2014.

Rick Vargo
Managing Director, Bancassurance, DBS Bank
  • Thursday, October 7, 2021

    9:45 am - 10:45 am: 3C: The Digital Convergence of Asset Management & Insurance

Rick Vargo

Managing Director, Bancassurance, DBS Bank

Rick Vargo is an experienced senior marketing and distribution executive with more than thirty-five years’ experience in retail banking, insurance and financial services. He is currently Managing Director and Group Head of Bancassurance at DBS, a position he has held since 2008. Prior to DBS, Rick has held other senior management positions with AIA, AXA, and Manulife/John Hancock Financial Services.  Rick is recognized for his consistent track record of successfully growing financial service businesses and developing innovative digital distribution channels. He is passionate about serving customers better and has been a key business leader in DBS’ digital transformation and in its global recognition as the “World’s Best Digital Bank” and “World’s Best Bank”.  Originally from the US, Rick first moved to Singapore in 1991 and has lived in Hong Kong and Indonesia in addition to Singapore, his home since 2008.  He is a graduate from the University of Colorado USA with a Bachelor of Science in Finance and is a CLU, ChCF and CFP.   A passionate traveller and genuine ‘foodie’, Rick enjoys many outdoor sports including golf, fishing and long-distance running.  In addition to his personal interests Rick is involved in a number of fund-raising activities, committees and charitable organizations including Beyond Social Services, The Magical Light Foundation and Room to Read organization.

Mario Antonio Vela Berrondo
Chief Executive Officer, Prudential Seguros México
  • Tuesday, October 5, 2021

    11:00 am - 12:00 pm: 1A: Managing Sales in a Hybrid World

Mario Antonio Vela Berrondo

Chief Executive Officer, Prudential Seguros México

Mario joined Prudential Seguros México in April 2019 as Chairman and CEO of Prudential Insurance Mexico, reporting directly to Regional President LATAM. Prior to joining Prudential Insurance Mexico, he was the CEO of GNP Seguros during the previous 4 years. During that period, he led GNP Seguros to become the largest insurer in Mexico. In parallel to being GNP´s CEO, he was elected by his peers in the Insurance sector, as the President of the Mexican Association of Insurance Institutions (AMIS), from 2014 to 2017.

Prior to joining GNP Seguros, Mario worked for 15 years at Seguros Monterrey New York Life where he was initially the Executive Director of Operations, then became the Executive Director of Distribution, and finally was promoted to CEO and Chairman of Seguros Monterrey New York Life and Chairman of Fianzas Monterrey. He has a degree in Economics from Texas A&M University and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from IPADE, School of Business in Mexico.

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For information on the benefits of sponsorship, available packages, and how to apply to become a sponsor at the Latin American Conference, please email Megan Schwartz at mschwartz@limra.com for more details.

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LIMRA and LOMA

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