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Welcome to Athora

Athora is the new name for Aegon Ireland. You are now being redirected to

Athora Ireland plc

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.

Cyrille was appointed Head of Business Development, Reinsurance at Athora in March 2020.

Before joining Athora, Cyrille was Head of Risk Structuring - Financial Solutions Life at Munich Re. Prior to this he held roles as Portfolio Manager at Crédit Agricole CIB, and Fund Manager at Oddo AM.

A graduate of ENSTA (Paris) and Pierre and Marie Curie University (Paris), Cyrille holds a PhD in Applied Mathematics from the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (Paris).

Joao joined Athora Ireland as CRO in January 2020.

An accomplished senior leader with over 15 years’ experience in the international banking and insurance sector, Joao was most recently Group Head of Financial Risk & ALM at Aviva plc. He has also held senior leadership roles at Barclays Bank and Morgan Stanley

Joao holds a Master’s degree in European Business from ESCP Business School in Paris.

Renato was appointed Head of Third-Party Reinsurance at Athora in March 2018.

Prior to that, he was Head of Financial Solutions EMEA at SCOR Global Life. Renato started his actuarial career in 1987 in Canada and he has worked in North America, Asia and Europe for direct insurers, consultants and two reinsurers (Swiss Re and SCOR).

Renato is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and holds an MBA from the University of Rochester.