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Responding to the Moment, Looking to the Future

12/2/2021 9:00 AM Hong Kong - 10:00 Hong Kong
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Overview

Who Should Watch

Leaders in the life insurance and annuity space who are interested in hearing findings about the industry’s pace of change, not only to meet current demands, but also to ensure competitiveness in the future.

Highlights

This session will be presented in English.

This event will take place at the following time:
6:30 – 7:30 a.m. (India)
7:30 – 8:30 a.m. (Myanmar)
8:00 - 9:00 a.m. (Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos)
9:00 - 10:00 a.m. (Hong Kong, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan)
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. (Korea)

Join us as we present results from the 2021 edition of the biennial What's on the Minds of Global Life Insurance Executives by LIMRA and Boston Consulting Group (BCG), providing insights into the highest priorities of life insurance leaders as they tackle today’s challenges and embrace emerging opportunities. 

The discussion will look at findings on a both a global and regional level,  particularly in the area of three overarching themes— modernize technology, embrace the future of work, and pursue new areas of growth.

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Presenters

Alison Salka, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President and Director of Research, LIMRA, LOMA and LL Global

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.

Rob Sims
Managing Director and Partner, BCG Toronto

Rob Sims

Managing Director and Partner, BCG Toronto

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.

Anupam Sahay
Managing Director and Senior Partner, BCG Singapore

Anupam Sahay

Managing Director and Senior Partner, BCG Singapore

Anupam joined BCG in 2020 with extensive international experience in life, health and general (P&C) Insurance across Asia-Pacific, UK and Europe. He has advised leading insurers on digital strategy, distribution, customer propositions, and partnerships, and helped design and launch two digital insurers in Asia.  Prior to joining BCG Anupam worked with AIA in a wide range of areas including group strategy, health businesses, digital partnerships, and distribution. He also held the roles of Head of the Insurance Practice in Asia-Pacific at Oliver Wyman and Partner at McKinsey in Financial Services in London, as well as serving in senior Group strategy and Asia leadership roles at a multinational insurer.

Tjun Tang, M.A.
Managing Director and Senior Partner; Global Leader, Life Insurance, BCG Hong Kong

Tjun Tang, M.A.

Managing Director and Senior Partner; Global Leader, Life Insurance, BCG Hong Kong

Tjun is an expert in business model innovation, digital finance, and corporate and commercial banking who supports clients across Asia Pacific on a range of strategic and transformational programs. Examples of his experience include developing strategies and implementation plans for a number of Chinese conglomerates to enter the financial services industry; Advising a leading Hong Kong asset owner on starting-up, acquiring, and operating insurance businesses across Asia Pacific; Working with banks and insurers on digital innovation to co-create new ventures; And establishing a FinTech Hatch in Shanghai to innovate, incubate, and commercialize new ventures. Tjun has also co-authored many BCG publications and regularly writes for leading publications, such as Global Entrepreneur and Caijing.