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James W. Reid MetLife Global Employee Benefits Executive Vice President James W. Reid is the Executive Vice President for MetLife’s Global Employee Benefits (GEB) business and is responsible for expanding MetLife’s employee benefits business in more than 40 countries, broadening relationships and fueling growth across the globe via partnerships with multinational corporations as well as through distribution relationships with financial institutions. Prior to this role, James led the U.S.

Onil Bhattacharyya onil.bhattacharyya@wchospital.ca University of Toronto Frigon-Blau Chair in Family Medicine Research, Women’s College Hospital Dr. Onil Bhattacharyya is a family physician and the Frigon-Blau Chair in Family Medicine Research at Women’s College Hospital. He is also an associate professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine and an assistant professor at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto. He received his medical degree

Sven Roelandt roelandt@geb.com GEB – Generali Employee Benefits Regional Manager WEMEA Sven Roelandt joined the Generali Employee Benefits Network as Area Manager for the Nordics and Benelux back in 2012. He is currently holding the position of Regional Manager with responsibility for the Brussels Regional Office team, which overlooks the WEMEA region. Sven holds a degree in mathematics and physics, but has been active in the field of Employee

Marc Reinhardt reinhardt@geb.com  GEB – Generali Employee Benefits Director – Sales & Distribution Marc has worked with Generali since 1991 in Germany, Italy, and the USA. While in Germany, Marc specialized in Tax and Labor Law as well as actuarial aspects of employee benefit plans for international companies based in Germany. His assignment in Trieste, Italy, focused on the technical aspects of multinational pooling & captive business in the

Vittorio Zaniboni zaniboni@geb.com GEB – Generali Employee Benefits Chief Technical Officer Vittorio Zaniboni has been working for Generali for almost 20 years. He started his career as a Junior Actuary in the Head Office of Generali in Trieste in 1996. He then joined GEB headquarters in Brussels in 1998 where he pursued a successful career as Actuary, Head of Reinsurance, Chief Actuary, and finally Chief Technical Officer as of

Kristin M. Sampson kristin_sampson@ajg.com Arthur J. Gallagher Area Vice President, Global HR Services Kristin Sampson has more than 20 years of experience managing global mobility programs to help clients through the process of relocation while staying in compliance and realizing maximum cost efficiencies. Prior to joining Gallagher in 2008, Kristin was responsible for developing and managing Bausch & Lomb’s international relocation and global mobility program and providing hands-on service

Tim Crockett tim.crockett@hx-global.com HX global Vice President – Security Tim Crockett is Vice President – Security for HX Global, the US subsidiary of Healix International, a global leader in International Medical, Security and Travel assistance. A native of Hereford, England, Tim became a member of the Royal Marine Commandos in 1990 and went on to join the Special Boat Service in 1992. In 2001 Tim moved into the private

Lance Henderson lance.henderson@zurichna.com Zurich Global Employee Benefits Solutions Head of Sales and Relationship Management Lance Henderson is based in Minneapolis, USA and Zurich, Switzerland and has over 30 years of experience in employee benefits 25 of them focused on international solutions. Lance joined Zurich in 2011. Prior to joining Zurich, Lance was with Allianz for over 11 years where he was responsible for the Allianz global benefits network in the

Hanno Mijer hanno.mijer@zurich.com Zurich Insurance Global Head Corporate Life & Pensions (CLP) Hanno joined Zurich Insurance Company Ltd. in 2007. As Global Head Corporate Life & Pensions (CLP) he is responsible for Zurich’s Corporate Life business across all its major markets. Born in the Netherlands, Hanno Mijer began his career with AEGON Insurance in the Netherlands, Eastern Europe and Asia gaining 14 years of experience and holding a number

Chris Mayo christopher.mayo@willistowerswatson.com Willis Towers Watson Head of Global Services and Solutions (non-North America) A member of Towers Watson’s European Leadership Group, Chris Mayo is the Head of Global Services and Solutions (non-North America) at Willis Towers Watson. The Global Services and Solutions (GSS) team includes over 100 consultants operating from France, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK who work with local colleagues all around the world

Michael S. Jaffee michael.jaffee@neurology.ufl.edu University of Florida Vice chair, Department of Neurology Michael S. Jaffee, MD, is the Vice-Chair of Neurology at the University of Florida, where he joined the faculty in 2016. Prior to his current position, he was an associate professor of Neurology and Psychiatry at the University of Virginia, where he served as the inaugural clinical director of the Brain Injury and Sports Concussion Institute and

Elin Bredenberg elin.bredenberg@aonhewitt.com Aon Hewitt Performance, Reward and Talent Consultant  Elin Bredenberg is a consultant and has three years’ experience within Aon Hewitt’s Performance, Reward and Talent practise in Sweden and the UK. Prior to joining Aon Hewitt Elin worked as a part-time reward analyst at a Swedish consultancy firm while simultaneously pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in Economics at Stockholm University, followed by her Master’s degree in Economics of

Rob Paton rob.paton@aonhewitt.com Aon Hewitt Performance, Reward and Talent Leader Rob Paton is a performance, reward and talent leader with Aon Hewitt’s Rewards Advisory practice in London. He has over 18 years of experience partnering with clients to review, develop and implement people and reward strategies and programs. Rob has worked in three of the world’s largest economies – United States, Australia and the United Kingdom – with two

Dusana Dorjee d.dorjee@bangor.ac.uk Bangor University Honorary Lecturer Dr. Dorjee’s research investigates neurocognitive and psychophysiological changes resulting from contemplative training (meditation) in the context of well-being across the lifespan. Specifically, she has been examining the impact of meditation, mostly mindfulness, on systems of cognitive control, attention, emotion regulation and conceptual processing both longitudinally and in cross-sectional studies. She investigates how neuroscientific research on contemplative practices can inform prevention of mental illness, psychotherapy

Melissa Wdowik melissa.wdowik@colostate.edu Colorado State University Assistant Professor of Food Science and Human Nutrition As a registered dietitian for over 20 years, I have a wealth of practical experience in clinical, community, and sports nutrition with audiences of all backgrounds and ages. This has given me skills as a practitioner that allows me to both teach and mentor students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. It also allows me to

Peter Johnson peter.johnson@orcinternational.com Orc International Financial Services Divisional Manager Pete is an experienced Research Director at ORC International with skills in managing qualitative and quantitative research programmes from inception through to insight delivery. He has 18 years of agency experience in delivering research for financial services sector clients and cares deeply about delivering robust research results that are engaging and can be used to drive change in an organization.

Dariush Mozaffarian @Dmozaffarian Tufts University Dean, cardiologist, professor Dariush Mozaffarian is Dean of the Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy, and the Jean Mayer Chair and Professor of Nutrition. The only graduate school of nutrition in North America, the Friedman School produces trusted science and real-world impact in nutrition. A board-certified cardiologist and epidemiologist, Dr. Mozaffarian’s research focuses on how diet and lifestyle influence cardiometabolic health and

Chris Rofe chris.rofe@uk.lockton.com Lockton Senior Vice President Benefits Chris is one of the founders and leadership Executives of the Benefits practice in the UK. He has been working in the health and risk market as a provider or consultant for 27 years. Chris’ early career was spent in customer service and he remains passionate about providing the best possible service delivery for his clients. Chris has additionally held roles in

Jon Green  jon.green@uk.lockton.com Lockton Senior Vice President Benefits Jon Green previously led the operational management at Buck Consultants and a number of their key consulting relationships. Jon has a broad experience in the health and productivity sector, with expertise developed over a period of 20+ years across insurance, reinsurance and consultancy roles. Jon’s insight, gained across three industry sectors, has given him a determination to simplify customer solutions and help

Mike Tyler mike.tyler@uk.lockton.com Lockton Partner – Head of Benefits Benefits Mike Tyler is Head of Lockton International Benefits and Chair of the Global Benefits Leadership Group. He has been in the financial services and pensions business for over 30 years holding senior positions in the industry including Chief Operating Officer with Mercer where he also set up their employee health and group risk business from scratch. More recently he was

Blair H. Smith @blairhsmith University of Dundee Head of Population Health Sciences Division, Professor of Population Science Blair is an academic general practitioner, currently also practising clinically as a Consultant in Pain Medicine, Ninewells Hospital. Graduating at the Universities of Glasgow (MBChB, 1987) and Aberdeen (MEd Distinction 1998; MD 2000), he held an NHS Primary Care Career Scientist Award (2000 to 2005) and was Professor Primary Care Medicine at the University of Aberdeen until

Yvane Wiart @YvaneWiart Université Paris Descartes – USPC Lecturer Yvane Wiart is a lecturer at the University of Paris – Descartes. A health psychologist, she specializes in attachment and its neurobiology, in their implications for the management of stress, emotions and their direct consequences on physical health. In this context, she focused on the links between stress and cancer. She also works on psychological abuse, including in the family

John Warner UT Southwestern Medical Center Executive Vice President, Health Affairs After leading UT Southwestern University Hospitals as CEO since February 2012, John Warner, M.D., was named Executive Vice President for Health System Affairs, as of March 1, 2018. As the EVP, he oversees the UT Southwestern clinical enterprise, which encompasses the delivery of care to more than 100,000 inpatients and approximately 2.2 million outpatient visits annually at UT

Ayse Cinar University of Dundee Senior Researcher, Health Coaching, Dr. Cinar is a dentist and an internationally accredited ICC (International Coaching Community) coach. Dr. Cinar was assistant professor at the School of Dentistry, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen (2009-2015). She recently has been the course director for “Patient Focused Coaching and Communication” 2011-2014, at the University. She holds a Ph.D. and DSci. from the University of Helsinki, Finland

Enrique Acevedo eacevedo@correcol.com Correcol General Manager Enrique Acevedo is the general manager of Colombian broker Correcol, based in Bogota, Colombia. Enrique spent his entire career at Correcol, rising through the ranks in administration and sales until he was elected general manager in 1999. He holds an MBA from the University of Cambridge’s Judge Business School in the United Kingdom.

Reto Toscan Swiss Re Chief Executive Officer of elipsLife Reto Toscan has been Chief Executive Officer of elipsLife since March 2011 and part of the Swiss Re Group since October 2011. In his current role, Mr Toscan is overseeing the development of business in Europe as one-stop shop for all risk products for corporate customers. elipsLife became wholly owned by Swiss Re in October 2011. Prior to Swiss Re,

Laura Haynes lhaynes@uchc.edu University of Connecticut Professor of Immunology Dr. Haynes’s laboratory is interested in how aging influences immune responses, especially to infectious diseases such as influenza and bacterial pneumonia. They investigate the mechanisms involved in specific age-related changes in the immune system. They are also interested in how these changes influence the generation of protective immunity following infection or vaccination. Their goal is to be able to improve