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In accordance with our commitment to the advancement of the insurance industry, we actively enhance the industry’s role in mitigating risk, building resiliency and narrowing the global protection gap with efforts centered on research, scholarship and leadership development.
Shin Research

Shin Research Excellence Awards

A research scholarship program designed to stimulate original, theoretical research on practical industry issues.

Congratulations to the 2019 Shin Research Scholars:

Alexander Braun

Adjunct Professor
Risk Management
University of St. Gallen (HSG)

Sebastian Utz

Assistant Professor of Finance
School of Finance
University of St. Gallen

JIahua Xu

Postdoctoral Researcher
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL)

Are Insurance Balance Sheets Carbon-Neutral? Harnessing Asset Pricing for Climate-Change Policy

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RGA Leaders of Tomorrow Program

Designed to support a leadership trajectory for a select group who represent the rising stars of the industry. The program cultivates core assets by attracting and motivating key talent, stimulating creative thinking on strategic issues, driving exposure across core business functionality, expanding global peer networks, and initiating and leveraging exposure to senior executives cross sector network and coaching from seasoned executives.

The program culminates with the publication of original papers submitted by the RGA Leaders of Tomorrow participants and a special session for the candidates at the IIS Global Insurance Forum. One candidate is selected for the RGA Leaders of Tomorrow Leadership Awards and recognized at the IIS Awards Gala Dinner before an audience of global industry executives.

Congratulations to the 2019 Leaders of Tomorrow Leadership Award Recipients

Lawrence Cheng

Managing Director, Peak Re

Ayodele Iyun

Head, Business Development, Custodian and Allied Insurance Ltd.

Carmony Wong

Senior Vice President, Head of Hong Kong and High Net Worth Markets

Leaders of Tomorrow Alumni
RGA Leaders of Tomorrow

The Founder's Award

Honoring our founder, this prestigious award recognizes individuals who have made a significant and lasting contribution to insurance thought, product, practice or education. The award is presented annually at the gala awards dinner at the Global Insurance Forum before an audience of 500+ senior insurance executives representing over 50 nations.

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Congratulations to the 2019 Honorees

John S. Bickley Founder’s Award Laureate

Karen Clark

President and CEO, Karen & Co., United States

Insurance Hall of Fame Laureate

Michael Butt, OBE

Chairman, AXIS Capital Holdings, Ltd., Bermuda

Distinguished Service Award

Greig Woodring

Retired President and Chief Executive Officer Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated

The Insurance Hall of Fame

Recognized as the premier award in the insurance industry, the Insurance Hall of Fame award is bestowed on an individual who has made a broad, encompassing and lasting contribution to the insurance industry, thereby affecting a substantial influence on the ability of the industry to serve society. Insurance Hall of Fame Laureates are inducted during a gala awards dinner at the Global Insurance Forum before an audience of 500+ senior insurance executives representing over 50 nations.Visit the Insurance Hall of Fame.

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