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.
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 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.
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.
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.