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Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA)
RGA International Reinsurance Company dac


Olav Cuiper
Executive Vice President and
Head of EMEA
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Olav Cuiper is Executive Vice President and Head of EMEA for RGA International Reinsurance Company dac. He is responsible for leading the management and growth of RGA’s business in the EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa) region. He is based in the Netherlands.

Olav came to RGA in 2009 with more than 20 years of financial services industry experience, encompassing market development and strategy, national and international insurance markets, and group life insurance. Prior to joining RGA, he was Managing (statutory) Director Europe at Fortis Insurance International (with board positions across Europe). Before then, he was Managing (statutory) Director of Group Life/Institutional Clients for Delta Lloyd Insurance NV. His work experience also includes positions with Sedgwick/Mercer and with Goudse Verzekeringen in Gouda (Gouda Insurance).

Olav studied business administration at the University of Nijmegen and Utrecht. He has completed leadership courses at Columbia University in New York City. Olav has also served as Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee of the International Pension Insurers Network (Insurope).
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Adriano de Matteis
Managing Director, Italy and
Chief Marketing Officer, EMEA

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Adriano de Matteis is Managing Director, Italy and Chief Marketing Officer, EMEA Region, RGA International Reinsurance Company dac. In addition to overseeing the operations of RGA Italy, Adriano cultivates and implements new bancassurance and product development opportunities and fosters sales and business growth and development for RGA’s EMEA region. 

Adriano came to RGA in 2007 as Director, Business Development for RGA Italy, and has 20 years of insurance industry experience. Prior to joining RGA, Adriano held senior-level sales and marketing positions with Partner Re’s Paris office and Munich Re’s Italy office. He also spent seven years as actuarial office manager for Assiba S.p.A. Società di Assicurazioni (now merged into Intesa Sanpaolo Vita), the Generali Group’s bancassurance operation at that time.

Adriano earned his master’s degree in mathematics from Milan University.
Arjan Van der Velden
Arjan van der Velden
Chief of Staff, EMEA
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As Chief of Staff for EMEA, Arjan van der Velden works closely with the Head of EMEA, EMEA Managing Directors and other global and regional senior executives to implement the company’s diversification strategies and to streamline and optimize business management processes. Arjan guides the annual regional financial, strategy and business development planning, including implementing strategic account plans and thought leadership in CRM management. In addition, Arjan steers and supports large-scale strategic business development projects throughout the EMEA region.

Arjan is based within the regional office of RGA EMEA in Amsterdam (the Netherlands).

Prior to joining RGA, Arjan held several senior-level sales and marketing positions within ABN AMRO Retail Banking (formerly known as Fortis Bank), and Ageas (formerly known as Fortis Insurance International). He also worked as self-employed business and marketing consultant for AMVOX Management Consultants, based in the Netherlands.

Arjan received his bachelor’s degree in commercial economics from the Haarlem Business School in the Netherlands.

Dorota Anna Wysocka
Marketing, Communication and 
EMEA  Events Manager
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In her role as Marketing, Communication and Events Manager, Dorota Wysocka is responsible for coordinating communications and special events in the EMEA region, as well as serving as a liaison with RGA global headquarters. Based in RGA’s Italy branch office, Dorota works closely with the Italian Business Development Team to support sales, business development, marketing, and CRM management activities.

Dorota joined the company in 2010, initially as Office Manager and in a marketing support role in Italy, helping the office grow in the local market before being promoted to her current role in 2015. Prior to joining RGA, Dorota worked in customer relations for 5 years in the hotel industry. She also has experience as an Italian language instructor.

Dorota received a master’s degree in marketing communication and events and a bachelor’s degree in Italian language and culture from the University of Silesia in Katowice (Poland). She is fluent in Italian, as well as Polish and English.