Ronald Poon-Affat

Ronald Poon-Affat

Ronald Poon-Affat joined RGA in 2012. He leads RGA’s operations in Brazil and the English-speaking Caribbean.

Based in Brazil since 1997, Poon-Affat’s 35 years of experience encompass both developed and emerging markets. Before coming to RGA, he led reinsurance teams in Latin America and held positions such as chief actuary, chief financial officer and chief risk officer for leading life and health direct companies in the Caribbean and Brazil.

Poon-Affat received his actuarial science degree at the University of London U.K. He is a qualified British actuary, a member of the American Academy of Actuaries (MAAA), a chartered financial analyst (CFA) and a fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA).

In 2015, he was recognized by the Society of Actuaries as an outstanding volunteer, and in 2016 he received the SOA Presidential Award. He is also a past board director of the SOA.

Recent Articles by Ronald Poon-Affat

Rational Ignorance and the Protection Gap

A recent study by Tali Sharot, a professor in the Department of Experimental Psychology, University College London (UCL), asked the following: “Would you want to know if your colleagues view you as incompetent?” She found that 55% of respondents would want to know. When the same group was asked the opposite question—“Would you want to know if […]

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