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Athora Ireland plc Board of Directors

Dermot was most recently Head of Strategic Implementation (Strategy) - Global Life with Zurich Insurance Group in Zurich, Switzerland. He has worked for over twenty five years in the insurance industry and previously held the position of CEO with Aviva in Ireland. He is a member of Chartered Accountants Ireland and also serves of the boards of two other financial services companies in Ireland

Niall was appointed CEO at Athora Ireland in February 2022. Prior to that, he was Head of Actuarial at Athora Ireland.

Niall has also held the roles of Methodology Manager and Head of Underwriting since joining Athora Ireland in 2016. He has 13 years’ experience in the Irish life and pensions industry. Previously, he held the roles of Corporate Actuary at Allianz Global Life and Investment Consultant at Willis Towers Watson. 

Niall is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries in Ireland. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Actuarial & Financial Studies from University College Dublin and a Master’s Degree in Economics from Trinity College Dublin.

Tadhg was appointed CEO at Athora Ireland in July 2018. Prior to that, he was Chief Financial Officer at Athora Ireland.

Tadhg joined Athora Ireland as Head of Actuarial in 2008, and has also held the roles of Head of Solvency II, Director of Reporting  and Deputy CFO in Athora Ireland. He has 20 years’ experience in the Irish and cross-border life insurance industry and prior to joining Aegon, he was a senior manager in the High Net Worth division of Irish Life & Permanent plc.

Tadhg is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries in Ireland and a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries & Faculty of Actuaries. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Actuarial & Financial Studies from University College Dublin.

Aisling is an actuary with over 35 years’ experience in financial services in Ireland and the UK.  In addition to Athora Ireland, Aisling is also an Independent Non-Executive Director and Audit Committee chair for another Irish insurance company.  Aisling previously held senior roles with Swiss Re, Mercer, VHI and Irish Life and also served as the first Director of Professional Affairs of the Society of Actuaries in Ireland.  During her consulting career, she advised a wide range of stakeholders, including employers, pension scheme trustees, insurance companies and Government departments. 

Aisling has represented the Irish actuarial profession at the International Actuarial Association and has presented extensively on actuarial topics in Ireland and internationally. 

Henrik is co-founder and Group Head of Growth of Athora, responsible for the organisation’s growth strategy. A member of the Group Management Executive Committee, he oversees Athora’s reinsurance and pension risk transfer business and all M&A activities and he coordinates new business product development and distribution.

He is a member of the Boards of Directors of Athora Life Re, Athora Ireland plc and Athora Belgium SA/NV.

Henrik was a co-founder and director of RMR Advisors Ltd, an investment and advisory firm which provided insurance-related advisory services to Apollo, Athene and their affiliates from 2012 until the creation of Athora.

He previously worked at UBS in its Financial Institutions Group Investment Banking division, and in FICC Structuring.

Henrik holds a B.Sc. degree from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH) in Bergen, Norway.

Yves was previously CEO of Euroclear Bank and CTO of Euroclear Group, one of the largest financial market infrastructures worldwide. During his 27 years at Euroclear, Yves held various leadership positions in strategy, business, technology, cyber and risk management.

He is currently a Member of the Board of Directors of Athora Belgium. In other roles, he has been a Member of the Board of Directors at Inkendaal Revalidatieziekenhuis (a revalidation hospital) and a professor at Solvay Business School on post-trade financial market infrastructures. 

A HEC Paris certified executive coach, Yves studied civil engineering at KU Leuven and business administration at UC Louvain. He is currently completing the INSEAD International Directors Programme.

Matthew is Senior Director, Legal at Athora and a Member of the Board of Directors of Athora Europe Holding Ltd and Athora Ireland plc.

He has more than 13 years’ experience in the insurance M&A sector. Prior to Athora, Matthew spent nine years with Aviva in London, where he played a key role in its M&A activity across Europe and was a member of Aviva’s regulated general insurance board as legal counsel and head of corporate governance.

Matthew is a qualified lawyer and holds a BSc honours degree from Liverpool University.

Lukas is Group Chief Risk Officer at Athora with responsibility for risk management across the group. He is a Member of the Board of Directors of Athora Lebensversicherung AG and Athora Ireland plc.

Lukas joined Athora in September 2018 from MetLife where he was most recently CRO for its operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Prior to that he was a partner at Oliver Wyman’s European insurance practice where he led the financial risk group. He has also held a number of consulting roles.

Lukas has published widely on topics such as financial risk management, economic capital, and hedging financial guarantees, and presents regularly at international industry forums and seminars.

He has an MSc in Theoretical Physics, is a qualified actuary (Aktuar DAV), and has professional qualifications in financial analysis (CFA) and in risk management (PRM).

Simplified Committee Structure

In line with Athora Holding Ltd.’s standards, Athora Ireland’s Board of Directors has oversight over a robust committee structure which observes the corporate governance requirements set out by the Central Bank of Ireland. Each committee has a charter, chairman and meets regularly throughout the year.