David B. Atkinson
Mr. Atkinson has served as a director of the Company since April 2018. Mr. Atkinson currently provides consulting services for companies in the life insurance and reinsurance industries, after retiring in 2014 as Vice Chairman of Reinsurance Group of America (NYSE: RGA), the largest U.S.-based life reinsurer, a position Mr. Atkinson served since 2008. From 1998 to 2008 he served as the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of RGA’s U.S. and offshore reinsurance companies. He also briefly served as RGA’s Chief Financial Officer before becoming its Chief Operating Officer in 1994. Prior to joining RGA, Mr. Atkinson led the actuarial, administration, claims, and systems departments of the reinsurance division of General American Life Insurance Company from 1987 to 1993 and led the initial public offering effort to spin off the reinsurance division as a new public company, RGA. Mr. Atkinson also served as Vice President and Chief Actuary of Atlas Life Insurance Company from 1981 to 1987. Throughout his career he has guided IT departments and software development projects crucial to the automation of business processes.
Mr. Atkinson holds a B.S. degree in mathematics from California Institute of Technology (1975) and an MBA from Olin Business School (1994). He is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries, for which he has written several study notes on pricing and co-authored a book on life insurance products and finance, and he has served as Director of MIB Group, Inc.