Anna Manning has been named as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Reinsurance Group of America by the company’s Board, effective January 1st 2017, as current CEO Greig Woodring is set to retire.
Manning became President at Reinsurance Group of America in November 2015. At the time of her appointment the Board of RGA has said that it expected her to succeed Greig Woodring, the current CEO, who is now set to officially retire on December 31st 2016.
“In anticipation of Greig’s retirement, the Board has actively engaged on CEO succession planning for several years,” commented J. Cliff Eason, Chairman of the Board of Directors of RGA. “Anna is a seasoned professional with outstanding business acumen, a deep understanding of the industry, and strong technical skills.”
Manning joined RGA in 2007, most recently having held the role of Senior Executive Vice President, Global Structured Solutions, overseeing the reinsurance company’s transactional businesses. Prior to that she held the role of Executive Vice President and Head of U.S. Markets since 2011, and was responsible for Latin American markets as well. Between 2008 until 2011, Manning was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for RGA’s International Division.
Eason continued; “Over the past year, since being named President, she has been working more closely with Greig to ensure a smooth transition upon his retirement. The Board is confident that she is fully prepared to take the helm and lead RGA forward. In addition, RGA’s strong and deep management bench is well-positioned to support Anna and to successfully execute the company’s growth strategies.”
Prior to her time at Reinsurance Group of America Manning spent 19 years working for Towers Perrin’s Tillinghast insurance consulting practice in Toronto.
As we reported last week, Greig Woodring has been appointed to Sun Life Financial’s Board of Directors effective January 1st, 2017.