The Risk Management and Insurance Program and the Actuarial Science Program at the Fox School of Business, Temple University prepares students to navigate shifting responsibilities and evolving complexities of managing risk in a multinational context. The Department of Risk, Insurance and Healthcare Management (RIHM) offers BBA, Master of Science, and doctoral degrees that train students for workplace excellence and careers in academia.
What are you most proud of accomplishing in your career?
I’m most proud of the successful merger between Mitsui Marine & Fire Insurance and Sumitomo Marine & Fire Insurance that was conducted in response to the liberalization of Japan’s insurance market. The merger created a company that was clearly superior in financial scale and strength. Through the further efforts of management, we have since grown into a global insurance group with two life and three non-life insurers.
What did being named an RGA Leader of Tomorrow mean to you?
Setting innovation aspirations for changing the world might sound hyperbolic in the context of most industries but doing so is deep in the history and DNA of insurance. The innovations centered at Lloyd’s Coffee Shop on the docks of late 17th century London didn’t just sell more coffee; they enabled a massive expansion in global maritime trade. This, in turn, drove both innovation in shipping and economic development across many other industries and geographies.
What is the biggest and greatest opportunity facing the industry in the next decade and the advice you would give a young professional in the industry?