John Regan

Chief Financial Officer Swiss Re America Holding Corporation

John Regan joined Swiss Re in September of 2014 as CFO for Finance Reinsurance Americas.  John is based in Armonk and is a member of the Americas Management Team, Finance Executive Team and the Reinsurance Finance Management Team.

Prior to joining Swiss Re, John held several senior finance roles at General Reinsurance Corporation, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., where he was employed since 1998.  His most recent role was CFO North America/Corporate Controller.  In this role he managed several global transformational projects including SAP modernization and legal entity simplification.  Prior to Gen Re, John worked for Lehman Brothers, First City Industries and Deloitte Haskins & Sells in various Finance functions.

John grew up in Western New York.  He is a CPA and holds a BBA in Accounting from St. Bonaventure University.


Day One, Sunday, February 23, 2020

Sunday, February 23rd, 2020

5:10 PM Ensuring You Attract, Develop and Retain Top Finance Talent

As the pace of change accelerates and new technologies emerge, it will become more and more critical for you to have command of your own and your team’s skillsets. Half (50%) of finance leaders surveyed for the CGMA report Reinventing Finance for a Digital World said that the competencies of their teams must “change significantly” over the next three years as technology takes over routine tasks and as finance teams seek to drive greater value. To thrive in our new digital world, finance and accounting professionals need to develop new skills and competencies. In this session we will explore:
  • How leveraging digital technologies and analytics has changed the skills landscape.
  • How this is driving new operating models and shapes of the finance function.
  • The impact this is having on talent development and capabilities required.•How developing people is changing to meet the needs of the business.
  • What mindsets and skill sets are important.
  • And finally, what does a career path to finance leadership look like?
This panel will give you some practical examples of how to think differently around talent development in the face of new operating models and increasing value of the finance organization.


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