Author Archives: Yasunori Araga

About Yasunori Araga

President and Representative Director, RMS Japan

Yasunori Araga started his career at RMS Japan in April 2012 and was later appointed as President in December 2012. He has dedicated himself to increasing clients’ satisfaction levels, and providing support for non-life insurers domestically and abroad. Making use of his extensive contacts both in Japan and abroad, RMS Japan is also raising its exposure and expanding its business in the Japanese non-life insurance market.

He has a broad experience, having handled audit, business planning, underwriting and risk management at Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Group where he started his insurance business career. This was at the time when businesses had just reached the first stage of knowing the importance of effective risk management.

As CEO at MS Frontier Reinsurance (Bermuda), his leadership enabled the business to mark a record profit in 2007 and 2008, where he played active roles to expand the company's re-insurance business.

He has a master's degree in Chemical Engineering from the Graduate School of Tokyo Metropolitan University.

Japan: No Risk (Management), No Reward

Yasunori Araga, managing director – RMS Japan

Christine Ziehmann, vice president – Model Product Management, RMS

On June 14, RMS Japan welcomed 119 insurance professionals to its fourth In:Site conference — a record total, high-up on the twenty-sixth floor of the Sanno Park Tower in Tokyo, with the RMS Japan headquarters also based in this building.

Yasunori Araga, managing director of RMS Japan opened the afternoon event, and introduced an agenda that was highly relevant to the core concerns of RMS clients, from domestic issues such as earthquake risk in Japan, to the flooding and related losses following Hurricane Harvey in 2017. The agenda also explored the impact of modeling on one of the oldest lines of business — marine, and right through to one of the newest with cyber. The event attracted insurance professionals from multiple departments of insurance companies, such as reinsurance, risk management, property underwriting, casualty underwriting, marine underwriting, international and more.

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