#MDRTGC2019: The first-ever MDRT member-only meeting hosted outside of North America

| 03 Sep 2019

Global MDRT members have come together in Sydney from 1 to 4 September for MDRT Global Conference to share, learn and exchange innovative ideas to empower growth. This is the first-ever MDRT member-only meeting hosted outside of North America.

At the opening ceremony, Ross Vanderwolf passed the gavel to Regina Bedoya, marking the inauguration of the 2020 Executive Committee.


The 2020 Executive Committee

(From left to right): Randy Scritchfield, Ian Green, Regina Bedoya, Ross Vanderwolf and Peggy Tsai. (Credit: MDRT)

The new leadership team represents MDRT’s commitment to serving its global membership base with representation from four continents.

The 2020 Executive Committee strengthens MDRT’s global presence in key membership growth regions as Regina Bedoya takes her place as 94th President and newcomer Peggy Tsai assumes the role of Secretary, the first Taiwanese addition to the leadership team.

In total, the five committee leaders now represent four continents, creating a unique combination which elevates MDRT’s service and embodiment of its global membership base.

Bedoya, a 26-year member from Florida, succeeds 32-year member Ross Vanderwolf, of Queensland, Australia, who will become the Immediate Past President.

Ian James Green, a 21-year member from London, and Randy L. Scritchfield, a 35-year member from Maryland, will move into their new roles as First and Second Vice Presidents. Newcomer Tsai, an 18-year member from Taipei will serve as Secretary.

Bedoya said, “Our diverse leadership team is determined to inspire collaboration across borders and promote limitless growth for our members through more accessible global offerings.”

Tsai said, “With my experience growing a successful business in a large Asian market, I aspire to share unique insights on how we can better serve our membership and a new perspective to enhance the association’s growing global endeavours.”

As active MDRT members with a combined experience of more than 130 qualifications, the leadership team is uniquely positioned to influence the membership and overall profession. The 2020 Executive Committee is committed to consistently empowering members to hone their expert knowledge to achieve continuous personal and professional success in an ever-evolving business.


According to MDRT 2019 Outlook

MDRT Facts (as of 1 July 2018)

Members: 66,442

Companies represented: 520

Nations and territories represented: 72

Members from the US: 7,870

Members from outside the US: 58,572

Court of the Table: 8,273

Top of the Table: 2,674


Top 10 Multinational Companies Supporting MDRT (2018)

  1. AIA Group, Hong Kong SAR: 10,196
  2. Prudential plc, England, UK: 5,958
  3. New York Life, USA: 3,005
  4. Prudential Financial, USA: 2,986
  5. Manulife Financial Corporation, Canada: 2,897
  6. MetLife, USA: 1,933
  7. AXA Group, France: 1,790
  8. Life Insurance Corporation of India, India: 1,263
  9. Sun Life Financial, Canada: 1,069
  10. China Life, PR China: 844

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