Ken Hogg has left the FSA to join reinsurer RGA.
Hogg led the FSA's work on insurance sector issues and represented the regulator in its dealings with external stakeholders including trade associations, professional bodies and international regulators.
He will take up the position of Chief Actuary and Financial Officer for RGA's UK operations.
David Gulland, managing director for RGA UK, was delighted with the appointment.
"Ken brings a wealth of technical knowledge, industry experience and global contacts to RGA," he said.
"The life insurance market is evolving rapidly due to Solvency 2, the Retail Distribution Review, the changing welfare state, the change in tax regime and the introduction of gender-neutral pricing.
"Ken's attributes will help both us and our clients make the most of the opportunities these changes will bring, with the ultimate aim of helping households and businesses having in place adequate protection against life changing events," he added.
Hogg has previously worked for AEGON, AIG Life and MGM Advantage.
He added: "I am looking forward to returning to the industry and helping RGA and their clients manage their way through the challenges ahead."
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