Alka Gautam, President and CEO of RGA Life Reinsurance Company of Canada has been elected Chair of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (CLHIA).
Ms. Gautam joined RGA Canada in 2000, and served as its Chief Financial Officer, Chief Risk Officer, and Chief Operating Officer before being named its President and Chief Executive Officer in January 2015.
Ms. Gautam holds a Bachelor of Science and an MBA and is a Chartered Professional Accountant.
Celebrating its 125th year, CLHIA is a voluntary association whose member companies account for 99 per cent of Canada’s life and health insurance business. The industry provides a wide range of financial security products such as life insurance, annuities (including RRSPs, RRIFs and pensions) and supplementary health insurance to more than 29 million Canadians. It also holds over $860 billion in assets in Canada and employs more than 155,000 Canadians.