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Michael Hansen Swiss Life Network CEO Michael has been with Swiss Life Network in Zurich and Copenhagen from 2002-2012, where he headed the Nordics followed by a Head of Sales EMEA responsibility. From 2013-2016 he was Head of International at Danica Pension, located in Copenhagen and Stockholm. Given Danica Pension’s position in different networks, Michael was for three years a member of the Board of Directors of Insurope.

Laurent Chambaud Head of the French Institute of Advanced Studies in Public Health Laurent Chambaud is the head of the French Ecole des hautes études en santé publique (Institute of Advanced Studies in Public Health) since 2013. A public health doctor and inspector general of social affairs, he was previously in charge of the organization and animation of public health policy and health security with French Minister of Social Affairs and

Jackie Cumming Victoria University of Wellington Professor of Health Policy and Management Original qualifications in economics Experience as a policy analyst/economist in government 25 years experience in health policy, health economics and health services research – emphasising health system performance

Ming D. Leung University of California, Berkeley Assistant Professor Management of Organizations, Haas School of Business Professor Ming Leung is an economic sociologist and organizational theorist who studies how categories affects outcomes for market participants in innovative, contemporary labor market platforms. His research uses cognitive theories and categorization processes to develop an understanding of how hiring occurs in modern labor markets. Theoretically, his contributions are focused on revealing

Andrew Street University of York Professor, Centre for Health Economics Andrew Street is a Professor of Health Economics and Director of the Health Policy team in the Centre for Health Economics and Director of the Economics of Social and Health Care Research Unit (ESHCRU), a joint collaboration with the Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU) at the London School of Economics and the University of Kent. He is an

Mauro Dugulin MAXIS GBN Chief Executive Officer Mauro Dugulin oversees relationships with more than 750 multinational companies in over 120 countries around the globe. Fluent in four languages (English, French, Spanish and Italian), Mauro has more than 30 years of experience in the employee benefits and insurance sector. Before joining MAXIS GBN, he held a number of senior positions with Generali’s Employee Benefits Network (GEB), including CEO from 2011-2015. He

Anthony Hussenot Université Paris Dauphine Associate Professor in Management and Organization Studies Anthony Hussenot is an Associate Professor at the University of Paris-Dauphine, specializing in organizational and management theories. He studies new work and collaborative practices and focuses on the emergence of innovative organizational phenomena that contribute to the evolution of society. His research and teaching deal with new management methods and organizational models (agile methods, lean startups, corporate

Dr. Jeyaraj Vadiveloo University of Connecticut Director of the Janet and Mark L. Goldenson Center for Actuarial Research Dr. Jay Vadiveloo is Professor and Director of the Goldenson Center for Actuarial Research at the University of Connecticut. With over 30 years of experience in industry and academia, Dr. Vadiveloo now focuses on applied actuarial research projects from industry using teams of highly talented graduate students to come up with practical,

Amin Rajan CEO CREATE – Research Amin Rajan is the founder CEO of CREATE–Research, a UK based independent research boutique that specializes in global fund management. Amin has presented the results of his work at over 100 major events in the USA, Europe and Asia Pacific in the last five years. He also acted as a senior consultant to the most prestigious Investment Banks and Asset managers.

Tobias Neufeld Allen & Overy LLP Partner A leader and innovator in employment and data protection law, Tobias, a Certified Employment Lawyer, is known for “getting things done”. He has a reputation for successfully guiding clients through challenging cross-border employment and data protection issues. He has an active specialisation in pensions and data protection. Being dual-qualified as a German Rechtsanwalt and a Solicitor in England and Wales, his

Frank A. Schmid AIG Head of Commercial and Legacy P&C Inforce Management, AIG and Chairman AIG Global Benefits Network Frank Schmid is Head of Commercial and Legacy P&C Inforce Management and leads AIG Multinational’s Global Benefits Network. In his role as Head of P&C Inforce Management, Frank Schmid is responsible for portfolio management strategies of ongoing liabilities, including the conceptualization and execution of the 2017 Adverse Development Cover

J.B. Silvers Case Western Reserve University Professor of Health Finance J.B. Silvers, PhD, is the John R. Mannix Medical Mutual of Ohio Professor of Health Care Finance and professor of banking and finance at Weatherhead School of Management with a joint appointment in the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. His research in the areas of financial management and health services has been published in numerous journals.

Paige L. Schaffer Identity and Digital Protection Services Global Unit – Generali Global Assistance President & COO As President & COO of the Identity and Digital Protection Services Global Unit for Generali Global Assistance, Ms. Schaffer leads sales & marketing strategy and revenue growth initiatives, managing operations as well as global expansion. Leveraging her subject matter expertise of ten years in identity protection and restoration services, particularly as

Philipp Dienstbühl Lurse AG Senior Consultant Pensions and Benefits Philipp Dienstbühl began his career after his graduation (diploma in mathematics) in 2009 at Bode Hewitt GmbH as consultant and actuary. Focusing more on general consulting and sales he moved to the “Pensionskasse der Mitarbeiter der Höchstgruppe VVaG” (a Pensionskasse is special form of an insurer for occupational pension plans in Germany) where he was responsible to represent the Pensionskasse towards its employers.

LeAnne Stefl WBN Director of Employee Benefits LeAnne joined WBN in April 2016 as Director of Employee Benefits. With close to 30 years of experience in the insurance industry, LeAnne brings a broad depth of knowledge covering both U.S. and Global Employee Benefits, as well as Private Client Group. She has worked for Barney & Barney (now Marsh McLennan Agency) Mercer, Willis and HUB International as a senior

Anika Ort Lurse AG Senior Consultant Anika is Senior Consultant at Lurse and Managing Director of MRH Trowe & Lurse GmbH, a Joint Venture for insurance related corporate benefits consulting. After she studied business economics in Frankfurt, Anika became a graduate with diploma in International Employee Benefits at the Pension Management Institute in London. She started at Lurse in 2013 and manages the international relationships with business partners

Jay L. Zagorsky The Ohio State University Economist and Research Scientist, Since 1995, Jay Zagorsky has held the position of Research Scientist at The Ohio State University, collecting data as part of the National Longitudinal Surveys on income, wealth, and life experiences of thousands of Americans and also teaches at Boston University’s School of Management Besides publishing numerous scholarly articles, he wrote the book “Business Information: Finding and

Christine Stabell Benn University of Southern Denmark Professor of Global Health I am a medical doctor, head of the Bandim Health Project, centre leader for the Research Center for Vitamins and Vaccines, and a professor in Global Health at University of Southern Denmark. My research focuses on health interventions and their effect on overall health in real life. Based to a large extent on work done in one of

John McDonough Harvard University Professor of Public Health Practice John E. McDonough, DrPH, MPA is Professor of Public Health Practice in the Department of Health Policy & Management at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Director of the HSPH Center for Executive and Continuing Professional Education. In 2010, he was the Joan H. Tisch Distinguished Fellow in Public Health at Hunter College in New York

J.b. Silvers Case Western Reserve University Professor of Health Finance J.B. Silvers, PhD, is the John R. Mannix Medical Mutual of Ohio Professor of Health Care Finance and professor of banking and finance at Weatherhead School of Management with a joint appointment in the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. His research in the areas of financial management and health services has been published in numerous journals.

Sara Hallberg spieker point Marketing Manager Sara Hallberg joined Spieker Point in 2011 to take on the role as Marketing Manager. Sara graduated from Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) in 2006 with honors in Business Administration. Sara started her career at a marketing and design agency where she spent five years, eventually advancing to Account Executive and Strategist, where she was responsible for developing overarching marketing strategies

Greg Campbell Spieker Point CEO Greg Campbell P.Eng, is the CEO of Spieker Point. Greg started Spieker Point in the fall of 2005 as he saw a need in the market for a dedicated, boutique style company who applies custom software solutions to customer problems. Greg graduated from the University of Alberta in 1990 with a Degree in Computer Engineering and acquired 15 years of senior software experience

Jayesh patel Allianz Global Benefits Network Head of International Risk Management Programs Jayesh Patel is the Head of International Risk Management Programs at Allianz Global Benefits. In this position he is responsible for the Captive, Pooling and Consolidated Underwriting programs of Allianz Global Benefits while also leading the global tender and implementation team. Jayesh Patel has been with the Allianz Group in various roles before joining Allianz Global

Gleb Tsipursky – The Ohio State University Professor in History of Behavioral Science – President of Intentional Insights Dr. Gleb Tsipursky is an author, speaker, consultant, coach, scholar, and social entrepreneur specializing in science-based strategies for effective decision-making, goal achievement, emotional and social intelligence, meaning and purpose, and altruism. He runs a nonprofit that helps people use science-based strategies to make effective decisions and reach their goals

Stephan hillert Zurich International Corporate Solutions European Head of Distribution and Customer Relationship Management Stephan Hillert is the European Head of Distribution and Customer Relationship Management for Zurich International Corporate Solutions, with responsibilities across 14 European countries. Stephan began his career in financial services by running his own brokerage for five years, serving individual and business clients. He joined the Zurich Group in 2010, moving into the corporate

Tadahiko Endo Endo Pension & HR Consulting Principal Tadahiko Endo is Principal at Endo Pension & HR Consulting in Japan. He is a qualified labor and social security attorney, and also a financial planner and a corporate pension planner. Mr Endo’s career began at Nippon Dantai Life. He then worked at Andersen Consulting and IBM Consulting Group as a management consultant for financial institutions. And he had worked

Alastair Noyce Queen Mary University of London Clinical Senior Lecturer in Preventive Neurology Alastair is a Clinical Senior Lecturer in the Preventive Neurology Unit at the Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine, Queen Mary University of London, and a Neurology Registrar for Barts Health NHS Trust. His main research interests are Parkinson’s disease and related neurodegenerative disorders, particularly early identification and epidemiology, including environmental, clinical and genetic determinants. His other