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12 Jan 2023

Pan-American Life Insurance Group Appoints Karyn Gooding Dasent as Vice President, Regional Chief Operations Officer

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, January 12, 2023 - Pan-American Life, Insurance Group (PALIG) a leading provider of life, accident and health insurance throughout the Americas, announced today the promotion of Karyn Gooding Dasent to Vice President, Regional Chief Operations Officer in the Caribbean. 

In her new role, Mrs. Dasent will provide strategic direction and oversight for Group and Individual Insurance Operations and IT, ensuring the business’ operational processes and administrative support structures are positioned to achieve optimal results. Championing the company’s “Easy to Do Business” initiative, she will ensure that PALIG’s service models are simple and transparent, while supporting the ongoing transition from paper to digital processes.   

“Karyn joined PALIG’s Human Resources team in 2018 and—due to her exceptional leadership competencies—was quickly promoted from Senior Manager to Vice President,” said Greer Quan, the Group’s CEO of the Caribbean.  

“She was instrumental in managing the strategic transformation of organizational structures across multiple Caribbean countries, enhancing operations, improving efficiencies and promoting a service culture.” 

Mrs. Dasent has more than 20 years of experience across varying sectors, including insurance and financial services, manufacturing, retail and the public sector. Prior to joining PALIG, she held a leadership role at the Flavorite Food Group and was a key member of CLICO’s Strategic Projects team charged with the execution of the Group’s transformation agenda   

Mrs. Dasent earned her MBA from The University of the West Indies, Trinidad and her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Concordia University, Canada. She holds multiple certifications including the internationally recognized Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR). 

About Pan-American Life Insurance Group

Pan-American Life Insurance Group (PALIG), a leading provider of life, accident and health insurance throughout the Americas, has been delivering trusted financial services since 1911. The New Orleans-based Group is comprised of more than twenty-member companies, employs more than 2,100 worldwide and offers top-rated individual and/or group life, accident and health insurance, employee benefits and financial services in 49 states, the District of Columbia (DC), Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. The Group has branches and affiliates in Costa Rica, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, and 13 Caribbean markets, including Barbados, Cayman Islands, Curacao and Trinidad and Tobago. For more information, visit the Pan-American Life website at palig.com, like us on Facebook @PanAmericanLife, follow us on Twitter @PanAmericanLife, and connect with us on LinkedIn at Pan-American Life Insurance Group.