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(Vice President) Head of Asia Pacific Global Audit Services,
RGA Reinsurance Company
Joe Hoft is a Fortune 250 Corporate Executive based in Hong Kong, an author and contributor at various online media outlets. He is Head of Asia Pacific Global Audit Services at RGA Reinsurance Company, one of the largest reinsurers in the world.
Joe’s posts have been linked to by the largest websites in US media and he has been a guest on numerous radio programs in the US. Because of his financial background and understanding of Asia, Joe was invited to discuss China’s stock market collapse and its economic impact following candidate Donald Trump’s discussion on immigration on the Dana Show in July 2015.
Joe’s career positions have involved attending and presenting at corporate and not-for-profit board meetings and board audit committee meetings at locations around the world (including the US, the UK, Australia, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, Malaysia, India and Bermuda).
Joe has also written articles and reports published and presented in academic journals and corporate and not-for-profit board meetings. He has spent the majority of his professional career in the financial industry and much of this time involved in the Asia Pacific region. His expertise in financial reporting, accounting, auditing and insurance, in the US and in Asia Pacific, enable him to see things no one else can. He has held Controller roles overseeing the financial reporting activities for more than $1 billion in revenues and is an expert in process reviews and problem identification and resolution.
Joe has obtained three degrees including an MBA with an emphasis in finance from Iowa State University. He also has obtained seven designations including receiving his Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation and his Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) designation. He is also a Fellow of the Life Managers Institute (FLMI).