Each year, the Actuaries Institute recognises one individual for their contribution to the profession and the community.
This year, however, the Actuaries Institute is pleased to announce that we are honouring two exceptional actuaries due to the profound impact and collaborative effort they have shown in advancing climate change solutions.
Congratulations to our 2023 Actuary of the Year Award winners, Rade Musulin and Sharanjit Paddam!
Sharanjit Paddam: Paddam: Championing climate change solutions
With three decades under his belt, Sharanjit has continuously advanced our understanding of climate change and its intersection with the banking and insurance sectors.
Among his remarkable achievements is his appearance as an expert witness in the Royal Commission in National Arrangements for Natural Disasters and authorship of the recent Report, Home Insurance Affordability Update.
Sharanjit has also shared his insights to broad audiences through the media, as a spokesperson for Institute-commissioned research, and in his TedX talk, which urged financial institutions to consider how they can respond to climate change.
A Shared Vision
The recognition of these two exemplary individuals highlights more than the incredible accomplishments of Rade and Sharanjit – it showcases the unique skills and values actuaries possess to make lasting change, using data for good.
In the words of Actuaries Institute President, Naomi Edwards, “Their work stands as a testament to how actuaries can harness data for positive change, influencing global shifts."
Rade and Sharanjit will be presented with their awards later this year.