GCA Program

Conference Date

17th – 19th
February 2020


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GCA Program

Note: P stands for Plenary, P (solo) means only one Speaker and P (Round Table) means more than one speaker with one Lead Speaker and rest speakers on specific aspects of the Session subject.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 ( Day 1 )
07:30 – 08:45 Registration
09:00 – 10:30 Inaugural session & Opening Ceremony Dr. S C Khuntia, Chief Guest
Chairman, Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India
Grand Ballroom
Sunil Sharma
President, Institute of Actuaries of India
M R Kumar
Chairman, Life Insurance Corporation of India
Andrew D Rallis
President, Society of Actuaries, and Global Chief Actuary, MetLife Inc.
Bhargav Dasgupta
Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company Ltd.
John Taylor
President, Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, UK
Vote of Thanks: Richard Holloway
Vice President, Institute of Actuaries of India
10:30 – 11:00 Tea Break
11:00 – 12:00 P1 : Actuarial Profession: sustaining professional excellence in the context of changing demands
  • On the Chair: TBA
  • Panel Speakers:
  • Sumit Ramani, Actuaria Consultants, Founder and Consulting, Actuaria, India
    Topic: Actuaries beyond financial services industry
  • Kendra Felisky, Vice President- International, US
    Topic: TBA
  • Frank Ashe, Independent consultant, Australia
    Topic: Actuarial practices across the globe with focus on emerging opportunities and sustainability of Actuarial Science as a profession
Grand Ballroom
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch Break
13:00 – 14:00 P2: The Outsourced Actuarial Function – The Company Experience
  • On the Chair: TBC
  • Panel Speakers:
  • Des Thomas, Senior Vice-President and Chief Actuary, Asia, MetLife, Hong Kong
  • Frank O’ Regan, Asst. Vice President - EMEA Leader for Finance, Transformation, IFRS17, and US GAAP LTDI, MetLife, Ireland
Grand Ballroom
14:00 – 14:10 Changeover Break
14:10 – 14:55 P3 : Behavioural Data Analytics for predicting insurance outcomes
  • On the Chair: TBC
  • Speaker:
    Shailesh Dhuri, Executive Director, Decimal Point, India
Grand Ballroom
14:55 - 15:30 Tea Break
15:30– 17:00 P4 (Part 1):Climate Change: Impact on Society
  • On the Chair: TBC
  • Panel Speakers:
  • Richard Holloway, MD South East Asia & India, Life, Milliman, Singapore
  • Danny Quant, Principal & Consulting Actuary, Milliman, Singapore
    Topic: Climate Change: Impact on Actuarial Projections
  • Allan Wong, Regional Product Actuary, RGA, Hong Kong
    Topic: Climate Change - impact on Mortality and Morbidity
  • Tushar Chatterjee, Head ERM Asia, Swiss Re, Singapore
    Topic: Climate change and sustainability
Grand Ballroom
17:00- 17:10 Change over
17:10– 18:00

18:00- 18:30
P4 (Part 2): Climate Change: Tackling the Impact
  • On the Chair: TBC
  • Panel Speakers:
  • Dale Hall, Managing Director for Research, Society of Actuaries , US
    Topic: Actuarial Analysis of Climate Risk
  • Douglas Collins, Retired Actuary, Chair, Climate Index Working Group, Casualty Actuarial Society, US
    Topic: Measuring Climate Change
  • Closing Address by TBC
Grand Ballroom
18:30- 1900 Break
19:00 Onwards Welcome Reception & Dinner Grand Ballroom
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 ( Day 2 )
09:00 – 09:30 Registration
09:30 – 10:15 P6 : Down the Memory Lane
  • On the Chair: TBA
  • Speaker: TBA
Grand Ballroom
10:15 – 10:45 Tea Break
10:45- 11:45 P7: The Dialogue– Reflections on the experience leading to success of Insurance companies
  • In the Dialogue:
  • Gopal V Kumar & Raunak Jha from the Institute of Actuaries of India
  • WITH
  • Bhargav Dasgupta, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company Ltd, India
  • Vibha Padalkar, MD & CEO, HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited, India
Grand Ballroom
11:45 – 13:15 P7: IFRS 17: Concepts and Implementation Challenges (1.30 hr)
  • On the Chair: TBA
  • Panel Speakers:
  • Dave Finnis, Co-Chair, Education and Practice Sub-Committee at International Actuarial Association, Insurance Accounting Committee, Canada
    Topic: ISAP 4 & IAN 100
  • Oscar Kitasoboka, Senior Consulting Actuary, Milliman, Dubai
    Topic: Experiences in IFRS 17 implementation in the Gulf- a consultant’s view
  • Akash Gupta, Head of Valuation and Planning, Munich Re, Singapore
    Topic: A Reinsurer’s perspective on IFRS 17 in Life & Health Insurance
  • Sachal Gandotra, Manager Actuarial P&C IFRS Implementation, Swiss Re Asia Pte Ltd., Singapore
    Topic: A Reinsurers view on IFRS 17 in Non-Life Insurance
  • Speaker from IFRS Foundation
    Topic: A perspective of General Purpose Financial Statements: Insurance contracts
Grand Ballroom
13:15 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 14:45 P8: Global actuarial career by Institute & Faculty of Actuaries
  • On the Chair : Sunil Sharma, President, Institute of Actuaries of India, India
  • Speakers: John Taylor, President, Institute & Faculty of Actuaries, UK
Grand Ballroom
14:45 – 15:30 P9: Sustainable retirement for all
  • On the Chair : Kulin Patel, CEO (Partner), K A Pandit Actuaries & Consultants, India
  • Panel Speakers:
    Dr. K Sriram, Consulting Actuary, India
    Kulin Patel, CEO (Partner), K A Pandit Actuaries & Consultants, India
Grand Ballroom
15:30-16:00 Tea Break
16:00-17.00 Concurrent Sessions (C1- C6)
16:00 – 17:00 C1: Life Insurance
(Grand Ball Room 1 & 2)
C2: General Insurance
(Grand Ball Room 3)
(Powai Ball Room)
  • On the Chair: TBA
  • Speakers:
  • Swati Gupta, Director
    Deloitte, India
  • Topic: Sustainable product design
  • Julia Aslett, Executive Director, Head of Life & Health Actuarial (AsiaPacific), Willis Towers Watson, Singapore
  • Topic: Financial Reinsurance - do's and don'ts
  • Emily Gingrich, Head of AIG L&R Insurance Company ALM, AIG, US
  • Topic: TBA
  • On the Chair: TBA
  • Speakers:
  • Ronald Kozlowski, Former Board Member, Casualty Actuarial Society, San Francisco
  • Topic: Adding to Your Actuarial Toolbox – Bridging the Gap Between Actuaries and Non-Actuaries in the Insurance Space
  • Puneet Nalam, Senior Underwriter P&C, Hannover Re, India
  • Topic: Title Insurance – Challenges and Opportunities
  • Smita Tibrewal, Head - Underwriting and Claims, ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company Limited, India
  • Topic: Parametric Insurance
  • On the Chair: TBA
  • Speakers:
  • Safder Jaffer, Managing Director & Consulting Actuary, Middle East & Africa, Milliman, Dubai
  • Topic: Impact of standardization of exclusions regulation – consideration for insurers
  • Tuang Miang Chua, Life/Health Regional Director, ASEAN, China, Hong Kong, India, Shanghai, Gen Re, Malaysia
  • Topic: TBC
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