Alain Béland

Head IFRS Implementation Asia

Swiss Re

Alain is a Director with Swiss Re, leading the implementation of IFRS 17 for the Asia-Pacific region. Prior to this role, he developed a Portfolio Management team at Swiss Re, to focus on the active monitoring of the Life & Health inforce insurance business.

He has previously held a number of senior Actuarial and Finance positions in the insurance industry, in Canada, France, Australia and now in Hong Kong for the last 11 years. He had the opportunity to implement USGAAP twice for international insurance organisations, including in one instance for an introduction on the NYSE in the US.

He spent the first 10 years of his career as a consultant in the Employee Benefits sector, helping 
organizations to develop and manage insurance and pension benefits programs for their workforce.

Alain is a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries.

Steve Cheung

Associate Partner

EY Actuarial & Insurance Advisory Services Hong Kong

Steve Cheung is Associate Partner and Consulting Actuary of the EY Asia Pacific Actuarial & Insurance Advisory Services, based in Hong Kong. He is the fellow member of the Society of Actuaries. Steve is the EY Global IFRS 17 technical panel member and sub-group leader. During his actuarial consulting experience, he has helped clients in Asia Pacific in implementing various financial reporting bases, including IFRS 17, USGAAP, Purchase Price Allocation, and Embedded value. Steve has also helped different clients in the region on IFRS 17 subledger system implementation, deterministic/ stochastic actuarial modeling to align with the client’s reporting requirements.