Athora Group Management Executive Committee

Michele joined Athora in September 2017 as Group Managing Partner responsible for the coordination and direction of the Management Executive Committee and the Athora Group subsidiaries.  He is the Chairman of the Management Board of Athora Deutschland Holding GmbH & Co. KG and also a Member of the Athora Life Re Ltd. and Athora Ireland plc Boards of Directors. 

Michele was formerly Managing Director and Head of Morgan Stanley’s European Insurance and Pensions business as well as being responsible for Morgan Stanley’s reinsurance operations globally. He joined Morgan Stanley in 2010 and also led the Fixed Income Capital Markets division in Italy. 

Prior to joining Morgan Stanley he was employed by Nomura Holdings, Inc. from 2008 to 2010, where he co-ran the Insurance business for Europe, Japan and Asia.  From 2003 to 2008, he worked with Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. where he held various senior roles covering Italian and other European Insurance companies on the asset-side as well as capital management, DCM/ECM and reinsurance solutions. 

Before joining Lehman Brothers, he held senior roles at JPMorgan and Credit Suisse First Boston.

Michele holds a B.Sc. (cum laude) in Economics, Statistics and Social Sciences from Università Bocconi Milano.

Barry is Group Chief Financial Officer of Athora with responsibility for Finance, Actuarial, Tax and Corporate Control functions across the group. 

Barry has over 20 years' experience in international life insurance including 12 years at Athora Ireland plc where he held a number of roles including Chief Financial Officer and, most recently, Managing Director. Prior to that, he worked at Irish Life & Permanent, a large domestic Irish insurance company.

Barry previously served on the boards of Athora Ireland plc, Transamerica Life International Bermuda and Esprit Insurance. Barry has been an active member of the Society of Actuaries in Ireland, having chaired Cross Border Life Committee and been a member of its Life Committee.

He is a Fellow member of the both the Institute of Actuaries and Society of Actuaries in Ireland (2001) and holds a first class honours degree in Actuarial & Financial Studies from University College Dublin.

Henrik is Group Head of Balance Sheet Management at Athora and is responsible for reinsurance, capital and the group balance sheet. He is a Member of the Athora Life Re Ltd. and Athora Ireland plc Boards of Directors.

He was one of the co‐founders of RMR Advisors Ltd, a firm providing insurance related advisory services to Apollo, Athene and their affiliates. RMR Advisors was acquired by Athene in 2016, and formed the beginning of what is today Athora. Prior to that, Henrik worked at UBS in its Financial Institutions Group Investment Banking division, and in FICC Structuring.

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

Lukas is Group Chief Risk Officer at Athora with responsibility for risk management across the group. 

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).

Mark is Group Chief Operating Officer at Athora, responsible for oversight of operations, IT, integration, communications and administration. He is also a Member of the Management Board for Athora Deutschland Holding and Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board for Athora Lebensversicherung AG.

Mark was previously Executive Vice President and Chief Integration Officer of Athene Holding Ltd. Prior to that, he co‐founded and was a senior executive of Countrywide Bank, which grew to $95bn in assets and was the 11th largest national bank in the US. Mark also managed a $1 billion distressed mortgage portfolio for an affiliate of Blackrock from 2008 to 2009 and was a management consultant in the banking and insurance industry from 1995 to 2000. He is a member of the Supervisory Board of EVO Banco, S.A.U. 

He has a Bachelor of Science in Economics, cum laude, from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Ralf is Group General Counsel at Athora with responsibility for legal and compliance across the group. He is Vice-Chairman and Member of the Management Board at Athora Deutschland Holding GmbH & Co. KG  as well as a Member of the Athora Ireland plc Board of Directors.

Ralf has more than 13 years of experience in corporate M&A at international law firms such as DLA Piper and Dewey & LeBoeuf and within the Investment Banking division of Citigroup. 

A German qualified lawyer, Ralf also holds an honours degree from Frankfurt’s Goethe University.

Athora Deutschland Group

Athora Ireland plc

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.

Gareth joined Athora Ireland as CRO in September 2016.

An accomplished senior leader with 30 years’ experience in Irish and multinational Life & Pensions companies, Gareth has previously held senior leadership roles at SCOR Global Life, AXA Life Invest, Aviva, and Bank of Ireland Life/ New Ireland Assurance.

Gareth is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries in Ireland and a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries & Faculty of Actuaries. He holds an MSc in Financial Mathematics from Dublin City University.

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.

Athora Life Re Ltd