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RGA Leaders Of Tomorrow 2022 Award Winners Announced:  Recipients Shed Light on Leadership, Caring for Special-Needs Children, and Mental Health

RGA Leaders Of Tomorrow 2022 Award Winners Announced: Recipients Shed Light on Leadership, Caring for Special-Needs Children, and Mental Health

New York, New York – Sept. 15, 2022: The International Insurance Society (IIS) has named Alexandra Chittock of Gallagher Re the RGA Leaders of Tomorrow 2022 award winner for An Exploration of the Essentials of Good Leadership, a paper examining the components of “authentic leadership” proposed by Rob Goffee and Gareth Jones.

Honorable mentions include Molly Hanzelka of Transamerica for her paper titled Planning and Caring for Special-Needs Children, From Diagnosis to Estate Planning and Nicolas Denys of AXA Group for Mental Health Disorders, Insurability (Life & Health).

Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated (RGA), a leading global life and health reinsurer, is a 2022 Global Insurance Forum Gold partner and the sponsor of the RGA Leaders of Tomorrow program. The program is designed to motivate a select group of insurance professionals to follow a leadership trajectory. Through mentorship from senior executives and access to their cross-sector networks, the program stimulates creative thinking on strategic issues, provides opportunities for deeper engagement across core business functions, and expands global peer connections.

"Developing future leaders is a key focus across the global insurance industry, so it is our responsibility to invest in talent," says Josh Landau, president of IIS. He adds, "recognizing this as a priority for our entire industry, we’re proud to partner with RGA on the RGA Leaders of Tomorrow program, which nurtures and distinguishes those who have been identified as the industry’s most promising professionals."

Since its inception in 2015, the RGA Leaders of Tomorrow program has included a total of 57 candidates from 15 countries. As part of the program, mentees present original papers during a closed session of top tier global insurance executives who serve as mentors.  The papers, covering a range of critical industry issues, are published by the IIS. This year, Alexandra Chittock, Molly Hanzelka, and Nicolas Denys, the 2022 honored candidates, will present at the virtual Global Insurance Forum on Oct. 11-13.

For more information on the Global Insurance Forum and to register, please visit Registration is free and open to all.

The participants of the RGA Leaders of Tomorrow program represent the industry’s finest talent.  This includes a c-suite body of mentors from leading insurance organizations.  The mentees are considered rising stars who are poised to lead the industry into the future.  Biographical details on the 2022 class are available here:


RGA Leaders of Tomorrow Class of 2022:






Oladele Justin Akinsanya
Head Of Products - Performance, Improvement & Development
Custodian Life Assurance Limited


Dr. Alfred Beil
Group Chief Medical Officer, Head of Underwriting & Claims
AXA Group




Deep Banerjee
Senior Vice President & Treasurer
Protective Life Corporation


Ken Mungan




Tonya Blackmore
Head Of AURA & Global Digital Underwriting


Wole Oshin
Founder and Group Managing Director
Custodian Investments Plc




Alexandra Chittock
Executive Director, Casualty
Gallagher Re


R.M. Vishakha
IndiaFirst Life Insurance Company Limited




Amber J. Damergis
Director Of Quality Assurance, Financial Risk Management


Inmaculada Martín Rodríguez
Director of Operating Systems




Nicolas Denys
Head Of Employee Benefits, Group Risk Management
AXA Group


Anthony Saia
Chief of Staff
Individual Solutions, Office of the COO




Molly Hanzelka
Senior Manager, Annuity Operations Transformation


John Spence
Regional Head, M&A and Strategy
Generali Asia




Windian Lai
Chief Business Officer (Bancassurance And Alternative Channels)
Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A. (Hong Kong Branch)


James Vickers
Gallagher Re International




Kaori Sánchez Mano
Business Development Specialist


Steven G. Walker
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Protective Life Corporation




Sunanda Roy
Country Head – Bank Of Baroda Channel

IndiaFirst Life Insurance Company Limited


A. Greig Woodring
Retired President and Chief Executive Officer

About International Insurance Society
IIS serves as the inclusive voice of the industry, providing a platform for both private and public stakeholders to promote resilience, drive innovation, and stimulate the development of markets.  The IIS membership is diverse and inclusive, with members hailing from mature and emerging markets representing all sectors of the re/insurance industry, academics, regulators and policymakers.  As a non-advocative organization, the IIS serves as a neutral platform for active collaboration and examination of issues that shape the future of the global insurance industry. Its signature annual event, the Global Insurance Forum, is considered the premier industry conference and is attended by 500+ insurance leaders from around the globe.

Founded in 1965, the IIS is a 501(c) 3 not for profit organization based in New York, NY.  IIS is an affiliate of The Institutes.

About The Institutes | Risk and Insurance Knowledge Group
As the industry’s trusted and respected knowledge leader, The Institutes are committed to meeting the evolving professional development needs of risk management and insurance professionals through innovative research, networking, and career resources. The Institutes offers 28 designations, including the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU®). Other offerings include certificate and introductory programs, online and continuing education courses, leadership education, custom solutions and assessments, and industry consortiums such as the RiskBlock Alliance.

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For further information contact:
Colleen McKenna Tucker
Executive Director
International Insurance Society
Tel.: +1 212 277 5164


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