ASSAL Conference and Annual Assembly,

and ASSAL-FSI-IAIS High Level Meeting


ASSAL Conference and Annual Assembly,

and ASSAL-FSI-IAIS High Level Meeting




Babak Abbaszadeh

President and CEO, Toronto Centre. Babak Abbaszadeh joined Toronto Centre for Global Leadership in Financial Supervision as President and...

Alexander S. Adams-Vega

Mr. Alexander Adams was appointed Insurance Commissioner of Puerto Rico on December 20, 2021. Mr. Alexander Adams has a Juris Doctor and a...

Gustavo Araujo Caldas

Gustavo Caldas has a solid background in and knowledge of the insurance market, based on 30 years of experience in all insurance areas, 18 of...

Francisco Astelarra

Francisco Astelarra. Secretary General, Interamerican Federation of Insurance Companies

Manuel Caldeira Cabral

PhD in Economics from the University of Nottingham. Degree and Master in Economics from Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Professor of...

Conor Donaldson

Conor is the CEO of the Global Asia Insurance Partnership (GAIP), a tripartite partnership between academia, the global insurance...

Regina Lidia Giordano Simões

Regina Simões is the Regional Coordinator for Latin America of the Access Insurance Initiative (A2ii) since July 2017.

Mónica González Perdiguero

Lead of International Department, Dirección General de Seguros y Fondos de Pensiones (DGSP), Spain 

Augusto Iglesias Palau

Augusto Iglesias Palau, Comisionado, Comisión para el Mercado Financiero, Chile.

Ricardo Lara

Ricardo Lara is California’s eighth Insurance Commissioner since voters created the elected position in 1988. Commissioner Lara previously served in...

Chlora Lindley-Myers

Director.Missouri Department of Commerce & Insurance.Chlora Lindley-Myers was appointed director of the Missouri Department of...

Ricardo Ochoa

President of the National Surety and Insurance Commission of Mexico.

Alessandro Octaviani

Alessandro Octaviani holds a Bachelor's Degree in Law, a Master's Degree in Political Science and a Doctorate in Economic and Financial...

Manoj Pandey

APAC Coordinator, UNEP FI – V20, Sustainable Insurance Facility.  is the Asia-Pacific Coordinator with the UNEP-FI - V20 Sustainable...

German Rodríguez Aguilar

With more than 20 years of experience working in the insurance sector, German Rodríguez has been the Legal Director of Sugese since 2014.

Norma Alicia Rosas Rodríguez

Norma Alicia Rosas is the CEO of the Mexican Association of Insurance Companies (AMIS). She was Chief Actuary of two insurance companies...

Tomás Soley Pérez

He is an economist and Business Administrator who graduated from the University of Costa Rica with a master’s degree in Economics from the...

Janett Vallejos

Janett Vallejos, Deputy Assistant Superintendent for Insurance Supervision, Superintendencia de Banca, Seguros y AFP (SBS) Peru. 

Alberto Carlos Vásquez Reyes

Professional with multiple competencies and great experience at managerial and operational level by virtue of the various positions...

Justin Wray

Justin Wray is Head of the Policy Department at EIOPA. He has been responsible for EIOPA’s advice on the Solvency II and IORP II...

Manuela Zweimueller

Manuela Zweimueller joined the IAIS Secretariat on 1 January 2020. She is the Head of Implementation and a member of the Senior Management...

Victoria Saporta

Executive Director of Prudential Policy Directorate, Bank of England, and Chair, IAIS Executive Committee.


Marriott Hotel, San José, Costa Rica May 2 - 3, 2023


7:45 - 8:30    Registration

8:30 - 8:50    Opening Remarks

Tomás Soley, President of ASSAL and Superintendent of the General Superintendence of Insurance (SUGESE), Costa Rica.

Manuela Zweimueller, Head of Implementation, International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS).

8:50 - 9:15    Regional Priorities and the IAIS Roadmap 2023-2024

Manuela Zweimueller, Head of Implementation, International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS).

9:40 - 11:00    Session 1: New developments in Artificial Intelligence and InsurTech tools and their impact on the insurance industry

The digital transformation that financial markets have experienced globally has driven the development and implementation of technological tools, such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and InsurTech, used both by insurance supervisors in their routine supervision tasks and by insurance companies to improve the products and services offered to consumers, among others. In this session, panellists will share their visions on the potential of AI and InsurTech for more efficient and effective supervision, based on specific solutions, experiences, and lessons learned.


  • Germán Rodriguez Aguilar, Legal Advice Director, Sugese.
  • Luciano Carmona, CRO Latam, Swiss Re.
  • Manuel Caldeira Cabral, Member of the Board of Directors of the Insurance and Pension Fund Supervisory Authority, Portugal.
Moderator: Leonardo Malek Hennawi, Technical and Regulatory Manager, National Insurance Superintendency, Argentina.



Costa Rica is located in Central America, and has land limits with Nicaragua and Panama, besides having maritime borders with both countries, Colombia and Ecuador. Its capital is San José.


Costa Rica is characterized by very stable temperatures between its dry and rainy seasons. During May, temperatures are expected to remain between 18° and 26° Celsius. Rainy days are also expected.


The Costa Rica Marriott Hotel Hacienda Belen is located in Belen, province of Heredia, in the Central Valley of the country. It is 15 minutes from the Juan Santamaria International Airport and 25 minutes from the center of the capital.


Considered one of the oldest and most stable democracies in the continent, Costa Rica is a presidential republic. In addition, it has a Congress of 57 deputies (Legislative Assembly), the Judiciary, and the Supreme Electoral Tribunal.