Seasoned professionals Christian Ladoux and Tisha Darvin join Nat Re

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August 1, 2018—The National Reinsurance Corporation of the Philippines’ (Nat Re) has appointed Mr. Christian Ladoux  as Chief Underwriting Officer and Ms. Tisha Darvin as Head of Data and Analytics. Ladoux will oversee both of Nat Re’s life and non-life reinsurance business lines while Darvin will oversee its pricing, reserving, capital modelling, catastrophe risk management, and data administration functions.

Mr. Christian Ladoux, Nat Re’s new Chief Underwriting Officer

Ladoux has thirty-five years of international experience in reinsurance underwriting, having handled proportional and non-proportional treaties covering risks in France, Germany, Japan, Australia, Belgium, East and South East Asia, and the Indian subcontinent.

Ms. Tisha Darvin, Nat Re’s new Head of Data and Analytics

Darvin is an actuary by profession with over twenty-five years of experience in product development, mergers and acquisitions, demutualization, distribution channels compensation, financial planning and analysis, employee benefits valuation, and actuarial studies, among others.

“We are very excited to have Mr. Ladoux and Ms. Darvin join us in Nat Re and further strengthen our already deep leadership bench,” Nat Re President/CEO Augusto Hidalgo said. “Their appointments come at a very opportune time as we work towards sustaining our recent growth momentum. I trust that our new leaders will each play vital roles in strategizing for our growth, in ensuring greater efficiency in our operations, and in encouraging our work environment of collaborative learning.”

As General Manager and Chief Executive of the Arab Insurance Group (ARIG) Singapore Branch, Mr. Christian Ladoux managed the underwriting claims (for both treaty and facultative), accounting, administration, and compliance functions. He played a strategic role in planning for and implementing operational enhancements in ARIG; in recruiting and training of its Singapore branch personnel; and, in helping the company earn its AM Best credit rating upgrade to A-minus.

Ladoux also had a stint at R+V Versicherung AG Reinsurance in Germany where he was responsible for underwriting and marketing strategies in the major markets of Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands.

As Chief Actuary, Head of Product Development, and Head of Corporate Actuarial Services of one of the Philippines’ largest life insurance companies, Ms. Tisha Darvin managed the profitability of all of the company’s product lines which significantly improved its scorecard beginning in the year 2013. She was also instrumental in the company’s accreditation by its head office to self-approve and launch new products, a remarkable achievement for the company’s Philippine operations.

Before that, Darvin spent over ten years in another life insurance company where she assumed major roles in product development for its life and pre-need operations and in conducting due diligence, valuation, and integration processes for its merger and acquisition transactions.

Ladoux will report directly to CEO Mr. Augusto Hidalgo while Darvin will report to Chief Operating Officer Mr. Allan Santos. Ladoux will work closely with other seasoned industry executives in Nat Re such as its Head of Non-Life Reinsurance Mr. Sandy Reyes and Head of Life Reinsurance Mr. Vic Tanjuakio.