Alan Ryder co-founded AurigenCapital Limited, a Bermuda-based life reinsurance holding, in 2006. There he served as CEO and a director of both the company and its Canadian operating subsidiary. He also served as a director of its US and Bermuda operating subsidiaries. In 2017, Aurigen Capital was sold to PartnerRe and Mr. Ryder became CEO of its North America Life business unit. Later he added responsibility for PartnerRe’s Global Life & Health Reinsurance Capabilities Development team. He retired from PartnerRe in 2021 having grown the business to be the third largest in Canada, with a material and growing market presence in the USA. He graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Mathematics degree and was admitted as a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries. His career spanned more than 40 years in the life insurance industry, and he has a diverse background across consulting, insurance, and reinsurance companies.