2020 Board Member Candidate

Ronald L. Klein FSA, MAAA
Bermuda International Long Term Employers and Reinsurers (BILTIR)

Election Message:

Newly elected Board Members will be in the unique position of reshaping the direction of the SOA through its revised five-year Strategic Plan as the existing one expires next year.  The current pandemic has taught us that we need to improve our technology and the way we educate and test our membership.  However, we now have a great opportunity to reach a broader and more diverse population which will only strengthen the SOA.  As a second-term SOA Board Member, I will push for expanding our research, education, testing, membership and leadership to a more international and diverse group.     

Brief description of current work:

As Executive Director of BILTIR, I represent over 60 member-insurers, reinsurers and companies servicing the life sector in Bermuda.  This entails negotiating with the Bermuda Government, Monetary Authority and other organizations on behalf of BILTIR’s membership.  I also assist The Geneva Association with its Health and Aging Conference as a Collaborating Expert.

Primary Area(s) of Practice (per SOA Directory):



Ronnie has over 40 years of insurance and reinsurance experience having worked and lived in 3 countries.  In his current role, Ronnie serves as Executive Director to the Bermuda International Long-Term Insurers and Reinsurers (BILTIR) association.  He also is a Collaborating Expert of Health and Ageing for The Geneva Association located in Zürich. Ronnie is Co-Chair of the Programming Committee for the ReFocus Conference, served on the Board of Directors of the Society of Actuaries (2014-2017) and was selected as an SOA Outstanding Volunteer (2019).  Before this, Ronnie worked as the Head of Life Reinsurance for Zurich Insurance Group in Zürich, Head of Life Reinsurance for AIG in New York and Global Head of Life Pricing for Swiss Re in London.  Ronnie began his career at Mutual of New York.  A little-known fact is that Ronnie holds a patent (US20060026092A1) for the first Mortality Bond issued called Vita when he was with Swiss Re.