Asian Insurance Forum 2021

Societe Generale in association with AsiaRisk present Asian Insurance Forum, an exclusive event bringing together industry leaders. In-depth presentations, panel discussions with some of the leading lights in the industry, interactive workshops, receptions and networking opportunities.

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September 9-10, 2021 | Online conference
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Societe Generale in association with Asia Risk is delighted to present our 12th annual Asian Insurance Forum.

This exclusive invitation only event will bring together industry leaders to discuss the latest challenges and opportunities faced by the Asian insurance markets.

The 12th annual Asian Insurance Forum is running virtually in 2021. The online sessions will be spread over 2 days, allowing the content and interaction to be kept at the most engaging level and facilitating communication between speakers and participants.

2021 session highlights

  • Global Economic Outlook: What a Post-Pandemic world means for the insurance industry?
  • Balance Sheet Optimization
  • Insurance Product Spotlight
  • From Bonds to Securitization: what are the main innovation in ESG?
  • Embrace the Green Transition in Asia, Europe and US

Jung Jin Yoon

Head of Cross Asset Solutions Sales Asia Pacific

Societe Generale

Jung-Jin joined Societe Generale in 2007 within the Sales team for Korea covering equity derivatives, based in Hong Kong. Prior to his current role, Jung-Jin was the Head of Cross Asset Distribution Sales for Korea following his relocation to Seoul with the expansion of Societe Generale’s onshore Korea platform. Later on he moved back to Hong Kong where he became Head of Global Markets Cross Asset Sales for Private Banks. In 2019 he was appointed Head of Cross Asset Distribution Sales for Asia, in addition to his previous mandate.

Prior to joining Societe Generale, Jung-Jin worked at Macquarie in Seoul within the Financial Advisory and Project Financing team.

Jung-Jin holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Yonsei University in Korea.

Jerome Niddam

Head of Global Markets Asia Pacific

Societe Generale

Jerome currently serves as Head of Global Markets, Asia Pacific.

Prior to taking up the current role, he was Head of Pricing and New Products for Cross Asset Solutions, Asia Pacific, then Head of Financial Engineering, Global Markets, Asia Pacific. Jerome joined Societe Generale Paris in 2004 as a Financial Engineer in the Equity Derivatives Department. He transferred to New York in 2006, before taking up the post of Head of Financial Engineering for Japan in 2008. Jerome graduated from the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Mines de Saint-Etienne, and holds a Master’s degree in Actuarial Science from the Institut de Science Financiere et d’Assurances as well as a Master’s degree in Financial Mathematics from Ecole Polytechnique.

Aidan Yao

Senior Emerging Asia Economist


Aidan joined AXAIM in December 2013 as an Emerging Asia Economist, with a particular focus on the Chinese economy.

Prior to joining AXA IM, Aidan was a senior financial market analyst at the Hong Kong Monetary Authority for two years, covering financial market research and analysis for US, Europe and China.

Aidan started his career at the Reserve Bank of New Zealand in 2007, serving as an economist and later senior financial market analyst until late 2011.

Aidan holds a master degree with distinction in Finance (2006) from the University of Otago in New Zealand. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Michelle Lam

Greater China Economist

Societe Generale

Michelle covers China and Taiwan and is based in Hong Kong. She started her career at BNP Paribas London where she worked with a team of European economists and helped analyse topical macroeconomic issues. Before joining SG, she was a Senior Economist at TS Lombard, an independent research company, and focused on a number of Asian economies. Michelle holds an M. Phil. in Economics from Cambridge University and a first-class honors degree in Economics from UCL.

Clarence Wong

Chief Economist

Peak Re

Alex Pui

Head Nat Cat & Sustainability APAC


Alex is currently Head Nat Cat and Sustainability (APAC) at Swiss Re Corporate Solutions based in Tokyo, Japan. He is also an Adjunct Lecturer at the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of New South Wales (UNSW).
Alex is actively building out global climate advisory services capability for Corporate Solutions. Apart from pioneering climate and other innovative risk solutions, Alex also manages the APAC Nat Cat portfolio. Alex began his career in 2012 and has worked in Singapore and Australia, with stints at Swiss Re, Willis Re and Insurance Australia Group involving underwriting, catastrophe risk modelling and research, as well as actuarial related work in the reinsurance treaty space. In particular, in 2017, Alex led the end to end development of the world's first parametric haze solution  ("HazeShield" - co developed with Harvard University) to insure against transboundary South East Asian haze pollution from Indonesian forest fires.
A respected and influential thought leader within the industry, he continues to be active in commercializing new ideas from science to industry. Alex holds a PhD in Applied Statistics (majoring in Climate Science) and Bachelor of Law (LLB) from UNSW.

Tommy Paulhan

Head of Fixed Income Pricing, Asia Pacific

Societe Generale

Tommy is the Head of Fixed Income Pricing, Asia Pacific.

Previously, he was Head of Commodity Investor Group, Asia Pacific based in Singapore. Tommy oversaw the pricing, product push and trading of commodity investor products for financial institutions, in close cooperation with the cross-asset sales force, for both distribution and institutional clients in the previous role. He was also in charge of developing our exotic business with corporate clients.

Tommy joins the Singapore office from Societe Generale in Paris where he was a trader, managing the investor and corporate commodity structured products book since 2011. Tommy joined Societe Generale in 2006 where he started his career as a Market Risk Manager for the hedge funds platform in Paris. He was subsequently appointed as a Quantitative Market Risk Manager for exotic equity derivatives in 2009. Tommy is a graduate from École Supérieure d'Électricité with a major in Applied Mathematics in Finance.

Onno Vleeshouwer

Global Co-Head Insurance

Societe Generale

He started working at Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi in 1993. Throughout his career in Amsterdam, Paris and London he specialized in derivatives and structured solutions for financial institutions, with more recently a focus on Insurers. At SG he has been involved in implementing innovative hedging solutions for insurance risks, capital optimization and capital release transactions for insurers, and is currently focused solutions to counter the low yield environment.

Prior to joining Societe Generale in 2008 he worked at JPM. He is a Dutch citizen, with a master’s degree in Finance and Business Administration from the University of Groningen, the Netherlands.

Emeline Reignier

Advisor, European Insurance Companies

Societe Generale

Emeline focuses on advising insurance companies and pension funds under the supervision of Ludovic Antony in Paris.

Emeline has started her career in SG New York in 2011 where she was covering Institutional Clients as a sales person. She joined Barclays in London in 2013 to work on restructuring Interest-rate portfolio for corporate clients. In 2015 Emeline joined the Derivatives and Hedging team in Rothschild & co in London where she was advising UK corporate in their hedging strategy and implementation. Emeline graduated from EDHEC Business School.

Olivier Daguet

Head of Structuring Products and Solutions, Asia Pacific

Societe Generale

Olivier currently serves as Managing Director and Deputy Head of Financial Engineering, Global Markets for Asia Pacific region and Head of the Cross Structuring Group.  He has joined Société Générale in 1998.

Prior to his current position, Olivier was the Head of Financial Engineering in the Cross Asset Solution division of Global Markets for the Americas. Similar to Asia, the range of products offered to Société Générale’s investor base in the Americas includes customized solutions linked to Equities, Commodities, Interest Rate, Credit, Currencies and Hedge Funds. In the insurance space, Olivier has helped create the two Societe Generale wholly owned reinsurance companies and transact full reinsurance and capital market reinsurance solutions with US and non-US direct writers.

Before working in the U.S., Olivier worked in Hong Kong in the Equity Corporate Finance/Corporate Derivatives team focused on designing derivative solutions for key Asian clients.  He holds an MSc in Finance and Business Administration from the Colorado School of Mines and is a Graduate from the Ecole Polytechnique Paris where he majored in Math and Finance.

Thomas Decouvelaere

Head of Fixed Income Sales, Asia Pacific

Societe Generale

Thomas is the Head of Fixed Income Sales, Asia Pacific. 

Thomas Decouvelaere joined Societe Generale in 2003 as an analyst in the Equity Capital Markets team. He became a structurer in the Fixed Income and Currencies division in 2004, and was appointed Head of Corporate Pricing within the Cross Asset Solutions team in 2009. He worked as Head of Pricing, Fixed Income for Europe in 2013. Thomas graduated from École Centrale Paris. He also holds a master of science degree in applied mathematics from U.C. Berkeley and a bachelor of arts degree in applied economics from Université Paris Dauphine.

Yasmine Djeddai

Head of Sustainable Finance Asia Pacific

Societe Generale

Yasmine is based in Hong Kong and has the mandate to support sustainable deal origination across Asia Pacific region through originating mainstream sustainable financing, leveraging on our impact structuring expertise; as well as supporting our clients with structuring and advisory to accelerate the development of innovative solutions and new business models that deliver positive impact with scale up potential. Prior to that, Yasmine headed Societe Generale’s Export Finance team in London where she led a number of ECA project financing and advisory mandates.

Yasmine has more than 16 years of solid international banking experience in structured finance and advisory notably in both the natural resources and export finance businesses. She has been involved in numerous Green, Social and Sustainability-Linked financing across the region and asset classes.

Yasmine holds a Master in Management from Institut des Mines - Telecom Business School, Paris. More recently, she was certified by the European Federation of Financial Analysts Societies (EFFAS) with the CESGA certification (Certified Environmental Social Governance Analyst).

Ciprian Ile

Head of Asia Pacific Bond Syndicate

Societe Generale

Ciprian is based in Hong Kong since 2019 when he joined to develop the APAC Bond Syndicate franchise. During this period he has executed a number of landmark transactions. Prior to that, he was working as a Director on the Financial Institution Group Syndicate desk in London since 2008, where he executed a number of ground breaking transactions in the secured space (ABS & Covered Bonds), unsecured and Hybrid. Ciprian joined Société Générale in 2006, to support the Bond primary activity and Structured Credit in Paris and further integrated the MTN team in London in 2007.

Ciprian holds a Msc finance degree from the University of Orleans, France.

Florence Coeroli

Head of Asset Backed Products Asia Pacific

Societe Generale

Florence joined the securitisation department of SG Paris in 2006 as a structurer on ABS transactions
She has been involved in transactions on a large scale of jurisdictions, in both cash and synthetic format, involving multiple asset classes from very granular portfolio to more bespoke transactions on structured finance loan portfolio
Leveraging on her transversal knowledge of asset-backed products, Florence is now heading the SG team dedicated to this activity for Asia-Pacific, with presence in Hong Kong and Sydney
Florence holds an engineering degree from Ecole des Mines d’Alès and a specialised postgraduate degree in Finance from the ESSEC Business School
Isabelle Millat

Head of Sustainable Investment Solutions

Societe Generale

Isabelle Millat is Head of Sustainable Investment Solutions. She has over 10 years of experience in the financial markets and derivatives products in particular.

She joined Societe Generale in 2006 and has held various roles within markets activities, notably as Chief Operating Officer for the Cross Asset Structured Products activity in New-York.

Since 2014, she has been a Financial Product Engineer in charge of developing cross asset investment strategies and index structuring for the Societe Generale Index franchise (SGI). Isabelle started her career in 2001 at Capgemini Consulting.

Isabelle Millat is a graduate of the ESSEC business school in France.

Frank Benzimra

Head of Asia Equity Strategy

Societe Generale

Frank is Head of Asia Equity Strategy. Frank Benzimra joined Societe Generale in 1994 as a European Equity Strategist before moving to Tokyo to become Japan Chief Strategist. After ten years in equity research, he joined the Equity Derivatives department working on the development of the Societe Generale Index business (SGI). He left the Group in 2010 to join Standard Chartered Bank HK where he built the equity index business. In 2014, Frank returned to Societe Generale to work first as an index specialist in the Engineering group before rejoining research as Head of Asia Equity Strategy and Cross-Asset Strategist. He is part of the Global Asset Allocation team, which has been ranked No.1 in the Extel survey from 2008 to 2017. He is a graduate of Sciences-Po and the London School of Economics and spent a year at Tokyo University as an Economics postgraduate student.

Eric Huang

Head of QIS, Asia

Societe Generale

Eric currently serves as Head of QIS, Asia. Prior to joining Société Générale in May 2018, Eric was the Head of Quantitative and Alternative Investments at CSOP Asset management from 2016. Before then, he was with Equity and Hybrids Structuring team at Goldman Sachs basing in Hong Kong from 2009. Eric began his career at KGI Securities in Taiwan in 2003.   

Eric holds a Master of Computational Finance from Carnegie Mellon University and Master of Business Administration from National Taiwan University.