Concurrent Speakers

Morteza Aalabaf-Sabaghi 

Senior Lecturer in Actuarial Science.
International organisations collaboration:
2014-2021 IAA: Eurasia and Middle East Sub-Committee, Mortality Working Group (Editorial Secretary), and (PIWG).
2016-2017 Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, LTC working party
2004-2010 Society of Actuaries (SOA) examinations supervisor
2009 ECO White Card capacity building training program
2003 ECO Group of experts
2000 to date Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) exams tutor

International academic collaboration:
2007-2011 University of Ulm, Germany,

College accreditation and examinations organised:
April 2009 Society of Actuaries VEE approval of the ECO College of Insurance courses
2006-2007 Approval of the ETS® (Education Testing Services) as a TOEFL iBT, GRE, GMAT examinations centre at the ECO College of Insurance
2005 Accrediting BS Insurance Management qualification of the College with the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) and 150 credit unit exemptions for College students from CII examinations
2004-2010 Society of Actuaries (SOA) examinations supervisor

- Interaction Between Pension and Houseing, International Actuarial Association, Feb. 2019, with Martin Stevenson, Yair Babad, Assia Billig, Ted Goldman, Dermot Grenham and Sam Gutterman. 
- Iran Mortality Report, Mortality Working Group, International Actuarial Association, 2018.

 Jamaal Ahmad Jamaal Ahmad

Jamaal is a PhD Student in Actuarial Mathematics at the Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. His main research areas lie within modeling, estimation and market-consistent valuation in life insurance and pensions in multi-state frameworks, with a focus on the interplay between methods from applied probability and classic actuarial mathematics. He holds an MSc degree in Actuarial Mathematics, also from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. During his studies, he held several positions as an actuarial student in the Danish insurance industry, including a position in actuarial innovation and models at PFA Pension, the largest commercial life insurance and pension company in Denmark.
 Koji Aihara Koji Aihara

He has more than 8 years experience in Actuarial, Product Development, Accounting Departments, etc. in a major Japanese non-life insurance company.

In Deloitte, he has experienced for more than 15 years several actuarial services regarding audit support (policy reserving and claim reserving), product development, insurance liability evaluation, and risk management for insurance companies, SSI, etc.
 He is currently serving as the Appointed Actuary Assistants for 10 insurers. He is qualified as a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Japan (FIAJ).
  Jennifer Alonso García

Jennifer Alonso García joined the Department of Mathematics as a (tenured) Professor of Actuarial Science in October 2019. Besides, she is an Associate Investigator at CEPAR, and Netspar Fellow. Previously she was a (tenure-track) Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics, Econometrics and Finance (EEF) at the University of Groningen and Senior Research Associate at CEPAR. She completed her studies in mathematics in Spain and Germany, and received her PhD in Actuarial Science from the Université Catholique de Louvain in Belgium in 2015. She is a IA|BE Qualified Actuary of the Belgian Institute of Actuaries. She has also worked in the industry as a Risk advisor in the area or Solvency II and MCEV. Her research combines the areas of actuarial science, household, pension and quantitative finance to study the design, risk-sharing and financing of funded and pay-as-you-go retirement income schemes.
  John Anderson

John is the executive for Investments, Products and Enablement at Alexforbes. In this role he oversees the management of the Alexforbes solutions. He has over 20 years’ experience in employee benefits and asset management. John has consulted to a number of large clients as valuator, employee benefit consultant, investment consultant and portfolio manager. John is a fellow of both the Actuarial Society of South Africa (FASSA) and the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (FFA). He is a member of the ASISA Strategy and Policy Advisory Committee.
In 2016, John co-authored a paper titled “The retirement income frontier and its application in constructing investment strategies at retirement”. This paper received various local and international prizes, contributed towards innovation in the retirement industry with advisers and providers increasingly using combinations of annuity types following the release of the paper.
 Robert Anderson Robert Anderson

Born and raised in Canada and Finland. US citizen born abroad. 4 years of education (BS in Actuarial Science at BYU) and 21 years of professional actuarial experience in the US. 

 Work history: 
 - Life/Health pricing and reserving at Conseco Ins Co in Indiana from 2000-2002; 
 - P&C pricing at Westfield Ins Co in Ohio from 2002-2011; P&C risk management, reinsurance and risk capital modeling at Westfield Ins Co 2007-2014; 
 - Manager of Actuarial (pricing and reserving) and Global Risk Manager (reinsurance) at Hertz Corp in Florida from 2014-2017; 
 - Actuarial Manager (pricing and reserving) at Farmers/Bristol West in Florida from 2017-2019; 
 - Chief Actuary and Chief Risk Officer at United Auto Ins Co in Florida from 2019 to present.
 Hervé Andres Hervé Andres

PhD Student in Probability and Mathematical Finance at Milliman (Paris) and the CERMICS (Ecole des Ponts ParisTech).
 Ayşe Arık Dr Ayşe Arık

Ayşe Arık is a research fellow in Department of Actuarial Mathematics and Statistics, Heriot-Watt University, UK since December 2020. Her current research focuses on modelling and understanding health inequalities. She holds a PhD from Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey, awarded in November 2016, where her PhD was related to pricing pension buy-outs. Furthermore, she is an associate member of the IFoA, and a fellow of the Actuarial Society of Turkey, with registration number 125, rewarded by Republic of Turkey Prime Ministry Undersecretariat of Treasury in 2012. She is an active member of the IAA Mortality Forum (previously known as Mortality Working Group).
 Severine Arnold Severine Arnold 
 Gayane Arsenyan Gayane Arsenyan

I work as a Head of Data Science focusing on Data Analytics and Business Intelligence Applications in one of the biggest banks in Armenia. This role capitalizes on more than 15-year of my experience as Senior Supervisor Actuary of Central Bank of Armenia, where I managed big data, modeled large datasets, and built comprehensive algorithms for product pricing, applied machine learning, and other interlinked technological aspects to solve societal and business aspects. Based on this extensive experience, I have been actively building the Actuarial Society of Armenia (ASA), NGO, as its President promoting the actuarial profession in Armenia.
 Anthony Asher  Adjunct Associate Professor Anthony Asher

Dr Anthony Asher was an academic at the University of New South Wales from 2011 until October 2020, and continues his research as Adjunct Associate Professor. In the Actuaries Institute he is currently serving as Convenor of the Retirement Income Working Group, as a member of the Retirement Strategy Group and the Council. He has divided his working life between practice and academia. He served a variety of financial service organisations as consultant and director. Current research interests include retirement products and advice, and the application of virtue theory to education and regulation.
 Benjamin Avanzi Professor Benjamin Avanzi

Benjamin Avanzi PhD MAICD is Professor of Actuarial Studies at the University of Melbourne. He worked as an actuarial consultant in Switzerland and Canada, was Executive Chairman of the Board of a Swiss pension fund from 2006 to 2008, and held full-time academic positions in Australia and Canada since 2008. Benjamin is a member of the Swiss Association of Actuaries, an Affiliate member of the Australian Actuaries Institute, an Academic member of the Casualty Actuarial Society, as well as a member of the ASTIN section of the IAA. He has ongoing collaboration with major Australian non-life insurers, including Allianz, Insurance Australia Group, and Suncorp.

Benjamin has published in top actuarial and operations management journals, and he was awarded (along with co-authors) the Hachemeister Prize by the Casualty Actuarial Society in 2017, and the Taylor Fry General Insurance Seminar Silver Prize in 2018. He is an Editor of the ASTIN Bulletin, an Associate Editor of Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, as well as a member of the Editorial Board of the open access journal Risks.
 Alpha Blade Alpha Mamoudou Baldé

I’m 34 years old. I'm From GUINEA Conakry. I did my studies of actuarial science and finance at the National institute of Statistics and Applied Economics From 2006 to 2009. I'm the Head of Actuarial Analysis Service and Products Development of Activa Insurance Guinea since 2010. My basics tasks are pricing, reserving and predictive modeling. Over these two last years, I launched the pensions plan for mining companies in Guinea such as CBG, the banking sector and BNP PARIBAS. Recently, I was at the International summer school of swiss association of actuaries in August 2018, and I took my first certificate in datascience. I also participated in the ICA in June 2018 in Berlin as a Leader of the Guinean Association of Actuaries. I promoted this wonderful job in Guinea, in partenership with Actuaries Without Borders of the International Association of Actuaries (IAA). I’m serving the community with my project: Numerical Education for All, and my participation in the Team of the Economic laboratory research of Guinea.
Caesar Balona Caesar Balona
 Avatar-image Laura Baradel

Laura Baradel is an Italian fully qualified actuary. She started her career as actuary in private life insurance companies. She is currently working at the Actuarial Department of INAIL (National Workers’ Compensation Authority), where she mainly deals with the continuous study of disabled’ mortality. She deals with the actuarial liabilities of "After service health insurance plan" (ASHI) in compliance with international standards IPSAS39 for international organizations. She has published several papers for the Italian “Employment injuries and occupational diseases journal”.

She presented the studies: “Inail Life Tables for work-related injured or ill people” at ASTIN/AFIR Colloquium - Panama City, August 2017; “Disability and mortality in Italy” at 19th ISSA International Conference - Kuwait City, November 2018; “Italian disabled workers' survival: the variables that affect the phenomenon” at 3rd European Congress of Actuary – Lisbon, June 2019.
 Ken Beckman Ken Beckman, ASA, ACAS, MAAA, CFA

Ken Beckman is Vice President and Actuary at Central States Indemnity in Omaha, Nebraska, USA. He has 25 years of insurance and actuarial experience, primarily in health insurance pricing and valuation. He has authored articles on a variety of topics for actuarial publications and has presented widely about the subject of chronic disease reversal to both actuarial and non-actuarial audiences. He is also President & Co-Founder of the international Actuaries for Sustainable Health Care and a member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine Economic Research Consortium.
 Avatar-image Lotfi Belkacem

Lotfi Belkacem obtained his Ph.D. degree in Applied Mathematics from the University of Paris IX – Dauphine and Versailles-based Data Processing and Automatic National Research Institute (INRIA). He studied Engineering, Statistics and Economy at the Paris-based National School of Statistics and Economic Administration (ENSAE). He is a full professor of Quantitative Methods, President of the University of Sousse and the Director of Laboratory Research for Economy, Management and Quantitative Finance (LaREMFiQ) at the Institute of High Commercial Studies (IHEC) of Sousse. He served as a Vice-President of the University, in charge of training, programs and professional integration between 2018 and 2020 and a Dean of the IHEC from 2002 to 2008. His research focuses on statistics and related fields, quantitative finance, insurance, employment economics, and entrepreneurship. Lotfi Belkacem has supervised more than 35 PhD theses in the field of Applied Quantitative Methods. He is also author of several scientific publications in indexed and impacted international reviews.
 Caroline Bennett Caroline Bennet

Caroline Bennet is a Fellow of the Institute of Australia and a Partner in Deloitte Asia Pacific. She has more than 25 years’ experience predominantly in actuarial consulting. Caroline is the Deloitte Asia Pacific Actuarial Leader and is also the Financial Services Consulting Leader for Deloitte Asia Pacific.
 20200527-Ray Bennett photo Ray Bennett 

Ray Bennett is a Principal in Deloitte Consulting’s Actuarial and Insurance Solutions team and has more than 25 years of experience, mainly in consulting. Ray has worked all over the world having been based in Australia, the United Kingdom, South Africa and Asia. Ray is focused on financial reporting and risk management and has worked in the life insurance industry with projects including audit work, financial transformations, actuarial modelling, managing participating businesses, capital management, strategic analysis, business planning, product development and M&A projects. Ray has also worked on projects covering reinsurance, general insurance, PHI and pensions work over the years. Ray is a qualified actuary (FIAA) and has a Bachelor of Economics completed at Macquarie University.
 Mark Bentley Mark Bentley

Mark is a Fellow of the NZSA and the Institute of Actuaries. He has twenty years of experience in General Insurance, preceded by fifteen years of experience in Pensions. His GI experience has focused on the pricing of personal and commercial lines. He has been instrumental in introducing address-based pricing at two major insurers, including cover for natural perils. Mark is passionate about maintaining New Zealand communities' diversity by ensuring insurance remains accessible to all.
 Avatar-image Ljudmila Bertschi

Ljudmila Bertschi, PhD, Actuary SAA, Pension Fund Expert SKPE Member of the Swiss Chamber Pension Fund Experts Senior Consultant, allea Ltd. Risk Management for Swiss Pension Funds and ALM studies International Accounting IFRS, US GAAP, IPSAS Publications and presentations at international actuarial conferences
 Ishita Bhatia Ishita Bhatia

Ishita has been working as an actuarial consultant at Willis Towers Watson since 2013. She is a fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries and a masters graduate of Bayes (former Cass) Business School.
Andrea Bezuidenhout

Product development actuary & Valuator (Alexforbes)

Andrea has a Bachelors of Science Honors degree in Actuarial Science from the University of Pretoria and is a Fellow of the Actuarial Society of South Africa.

Andrea is an approved valuator for defined contribution and defined benefit schemes and has been a member of the Retirement Matters Committee of the Actuarial Society of South Africa since 2018.

Andrea has 14 years’ experience in the Employee Benefits industry at Alexforbes. She worked as a principal consultant, is a valuator and currently forms part of the product team that design and develop solutions for corporate and individual clients to promote and enhance compulsory and discretionary savings.
 Christopher Bilson Associate Professor Christopher Bilson

Christopher (Chris) Bilson is an Associate Professor of Finance at the Bond Business School. He also holds a position on the Bond University Disciplinary Board. Prior to joining Bond University, Chris held a position at the Australian National University, where he obtained his PhD in Finance. Chris has researched primarily in the field of investments, notably in the area of asset pricing and mergers and acquisitions. His publications include the International Review of Finance, Journal of Business, Finance and Accounting, Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, Accounting and Finance and the Australian Journal of Management. Chris holds a Graduate Certificate in Higher Education and has received multiple awards for his contribution to learning and teaching.
 Mogens Bladt Professor Mogens Bladt

Mogens Bladt is a professor of applied probability and actuarial mathematics at the Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. Mogens graduated as a statistician from the University of Aarhus in 1991 and received his PhD from Aalborg University in 1993. He then moved to the Institute for Applied Mathematics at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM) where he has done research in and taught applied probability with a view to insurance mathematics and mathematical finance. Mogens has published articles in finance and statistical inference for stochastic processes, but his main area is within applied probability calculations, especially for phase-type distributions and matrix exponential allocations and their applications in operations analysis, insurance mathematics and finance. Recently, Mogens has published a book with Bo Friis Nielsen titled "Matrix-Exponential Distributions in Applied Probability" on Springer-Verlag.
 Christopher Blier-Wong Christopher Blier-Wong

Christopher Blier-Wong is a lecturer and PhD student in actuarial science with research interests including machine learning, unstructured data, risk-sharing rules, dependence modelling and risk theory. He conducts research in partnership with the largest P&C insurance company in Canada, answering emerging and practical issues of the actuaries of tomorrow.
 Avatar-image Dr. María del Carmen Boado-Penas

Dr. María del Carmen Boado-Penas holds a Ph.D. in Economics/Actuarial Science (Doctor Europeus and Extraordinary Award) from the University of Valencia (Spain) and a degree in Actuarial Sciences from the University of the Basque Country (Spain). She has also published several articles on public pension systems in prestigious international reviews and has cooperated on various projects related to pension systems at the Swedish Social Insurance Agency in Stockholm and at the Spanish Ministry of Labor and Immigration. She was also awarded a prize by the Foundation of Spanish Savings Banks for her PhD 'Instruments for improving the equity, transparency and sustainability of pay-as-you-go pension systems'. In 2020, she received the BBVA Longevia award (first prize on the economics section) to support pension research. Her research interests are focused on Notional Defined Contribution Accounts (NDCs), Actuarial Balance and Automatic Balance Mechanisms for the pay-as-you-go pension finance.
 Ana Bojanic Ana Bojanic

Ana Bojanic holds a M.S. in Applied Mathematics from the Johns Hopkins University and is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries – Individual Life and Annuities track – and a certified actuary in Serbia and in Montenegro. She is the chief/appointed actuary of greenfield Sava Life insurance in Belgrade, Serbia, where she has been working since moving back from the United States in 2009, in which she began her career in Washington DC as an actuary with Wills Towers Watson and Horizon Actuarial, working on pension plan valuation, design and funding. Ana’s professional interests include life insurance design and pricing, modelling, risk management and mentorship. She is currently leading the process of IFRS 17 implementation and in-house development of unit linked products in her company.
 Anthony Boulter Anthony Boulter

Anthony Boulter is a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries in the U.K. After leaving Bristol University with a degree in mathematics in 1974 he joined Guardian Royal Exchange plc and worked in the life department, where he qualified in 1979. In 1989 he moved to the P&C side of the business but in 2000 accepted a post with Swiss Re in their head office in Zurich, Switzerland. After officially retiring in 2018 he continues to work with Swiss Re as a consultant. His main actuarial interest is in P&C reserving methodology.
 Avatar-image Dr. Marcel Bräutigam
 Aaron Bruhn Aaron Bruhn

Aaron Bruhn is a Senior Lecturer in Actuarial Studies at the Australian National University, Canberra, and an Assistant Secretary in the office of the Australian Government Actuary, The Treasury. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia, a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Aaron’s main research interests include: individuals’ financial decision-making and financial welfare, including their drivers; trends in mortality and morbidity and the implications for insurance products; the regulatory efficiency and adequacy of the Australian financial services market; the adequacy and sustainability of Australia’s social security system, and its ties to superannuation; and actuarial education, particularly the focus and skill development in Part III.
 Kristian Buchardt Kristian Buchardt

Kristian Buchardt is responsible for the valuation of PFA's pension and insurance schemes. Kristian's section supplies methods and principles for developing, controlling, and handling PFA's products, including product design, profitability assessments, risk management, etc. Kristian is motivated by business-development and sees a unique value in the utilization of actuarial mathematical methods to that end. Kristian is committed to industry and regulatory matters through the Accounting and Solvency Committee of the Danish Society of Actuaries and is committed to the academic environment through the publication of articles about actuarial mathematics in international journals, teaching actuarial mathematics students at the university, and holding talks at international conferences.
 Avatar-image Gyöngyi Bugár 

Gyöngyi Bugár is an associate professor at the Faculty of Business and Economics, Department of Management Science of the University of Pécs, Hungary. She has two MSc degrees, one in Mathematics and Physics, and another one in Economics and Business. In 2001 she has obtained a PhD, and in 2011 a Habilitation. Her research specializes in the areas of portfolio management and financial risk measurement theory. She has published in such international journals as Kredit und Kapital, ASTIN-Bulletin and Journal of Transnational Management. She has won four Best Paper Awards on the conferences of the International Management Development Association (IMDA) as well as the International Actuarial Association (IAA).
Chloe Rice Chloe Rice

Chloe Rice is the Director of Health System Modelling and Analytics at the Australian Government Department of Health. In this role, Chloe leads a team of analysts to build microsimulation models aimed at estimating life course outcomes for patient cohorts interacting with the health and aged care sectors. In addition to this role, Chloe is a part-time PhD student at the ANU.
 Tiberio Caetano Dr Tiberio Caetano

Tiberio has spent the last 20 years working on machine learning in numerous roles as a student, researcher, academic, entrepreneur and practitioner. He started his research career in theoretical physics as an undergraduate, following with a degree in electrical engineering and a PhD in computer science. He has published extensively in top-tier academic journals and conferences in machine learning, graduated numerous PhD students, and collaborated widely with researchers from across the world. He held research positions in Brazil, Canada, France, and Australia, including adjunct academic appointments at the ANU, UNSW, and University of Sydney. He spent 10 years at NICTA, where he worked as a researcher, research leader, and research group manager in the machine learning group. In 2012 he co-founded Ambiata, a data science NICTA spin-off focusing on applying rigorous scientific methodologies for personalised decision-making using machine learning, causal inference and randomised controlled trials. As Ambiata’s Chief Scientist, he led the design of decision-making algorithms that have touched millions of consumers across several industries, including banking, telecommunications, media, insurance, and retail, spanning personalised decisions from pricing and credit scoring to advertisement and product configuration. Tiberio believes the path to a more ethical world is through a deeper understanding of the cause-and-effect relationships between actions and wellbeing. He is a proponent of the rigorous application of scientific thinking and methods beyond academia and into all areas of industry, government, and society more broadly.
 Andrew Cairns Professor Andrew Cairns

Andrew Cairns is Professor of Actuarial Mathematics at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh and at the Maxwell Institute for Mathematical Sciences. He is well known both in the UK and internationally for his research in financial risk management for pension plans and life insurers. In recent years his research has focused on the modelling of longevity risk: how this can be modelled, measured and priced, and how it can be transferred to the financial markets. Amongst his work in this field, he has developed a number of new and innovative stochastic mortality models. He is an active member of the UK and international actuarial profession: he qualified as a Fellow of the Faculty of Actuaries in 1993; from 1996 to 2017 he was editor of the leading international actuarial journal ASTIN Bulletin - The Journal of the International Actuarial Association; and in 2005 he was elected as a corresponding member of the Swiss Association of Actuaries. From 2016-2020 he was Director of the Actuarial Research Centre of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries. His research has received several international prizes including the Halmstad Prize in 2008, the Society of Actuaries Annual Prize in 2009 and the Robert I. Mehr Award in 2016. In 2016 he was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Scotland's national academy of science and letters.
 Maria Carannante Maria Carannante

Research fellow in statistics and actuarial mathematics at University of Salerno. Main topics of research: weather risk management, mortality projections, frailty heterogeneity, machine learning algorithms for time-dependent data.
 Roberto Carcache Roberto Carcache

Economist, actuary, and researcher. Have worked as a consultant in international projects financed by USAID and the Department of State. Currently working as a quantitative researcher at VITALIS, an international pension fund manager.
 Megan Carswell Professor Megan Carswell

Megan is an adjunct professor at Wits University and has a research interest in pensions, employee benefits, social security and transfers and remittances. She has consulted to both government and the private sector on issues of benefit design and retirement reform. Megan is a member of the Actuarial Society of South Africa's Social Security Working Group whose work is documented in this paper.
 Joao Vinicius Carvalho João Vinícius Carvalho

Assistant Professor at School of Economics, Business, Accountancy and Actuarial Science at the University of São Paulo (FEA-USP), dedicated to research and teaching activities in Actuarial Science and Applied Statistics. Associate Dean for the Actuarial Science Undergraduate Program at FEA-USP. BSc in Statistics from Institute of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of São Paulo (IME-USP) and BSc in Actuarial Science from FEA-USP. MSc in Statistics and PhD in Statistics, both from IME-USP. Awarded in 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 as the best professor at FEA-USP. Experienced in Statistics and Applied Probability, acting mainly in: Actuarial Mathematics of Pensions and Life Insurance, Non-Life Insurance Modelling, Risk Theory, Ruin Theory, Time Series Econometrics. Fellow (#2504) of the Brazilian Institute of Actuaries, a full member institution of International Actuarial Association.
 Avatar-image Carolina Castro

Professor of Actuarial Sciences at the Universidad de Buenos Aires and Director of RD&I at X Project S.A. Member of the Center for Research in Insurance (CEDESE-IADCOM) at Universidad de Buenos Aires. Member of the AFIR-ERM and Health Sections at the IAA, and Deputy Chair of the Governance Risk Working Party (AFIR-ERM).
 Avatar-image Maria Rodrigues De Carvalho Garcia De Castro

Maria Castro is a portuguese actuary. Has graduated in Mathematics by the NOVA School of Science and Technology in Lisbon and recently finished her master in Actuarial Science at Lisbon School of Economics & Management. Maria's master's thesis was developed at Multicare, a health insurance provider, where she works now, in order to answer the questions about the risks associated with future pandemics.
 Jared Champion Jared Champion

Jared Champion has worked for Discovery Health for numerous years, dedicating his Actuarial career to the Healthcare sector in South Africa. He has work on all aspects of healthcare ranging from value based care, population and patient health management, fraud, data science and consults broadly when it comes to changing the South African Healthcare environment. He has been engaged with Healthcare analytics relating to COVID-19 from the start of the pandemic, recently supporting vaccine effectiveness assessment in collaboration with SAMRC, UCT and the Western Cape. He fundamentally belives in transforming the Healthcare sector to better protect each and every South African, enabling them to receive safe and effective care in a long term sustainable way.
 Kitty Chan Profile Kitty Chan

Kitty Chan was appointed as the Liaison Manager, Asia for the Actuaries Institute Australia since 2017. She is based in Hong Kong at the Actuaries Joint Office. Kitty’s work focuses on the Institute's Asia-based members in Hong Kong, China, Singapore and Malaysia. She previously practiced in General Insurance in Sydney and lived in Taipei and Singapore before relocating back to Hong Kong.
 Arthur Charpenier Arthur Charpentier

Arthur Charpentier is Full Professor at Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). Member of the Quantact (Actuarial and Financial Mathematics Laboratory). Research interests: Risk & Insurance, Statistics & Machine Learning, Mathematical Economics, Climate Modeling
 Abdal Chaudhry Abdal Chaudhry

Abdal is a qualified Actuary and a Chartered Enterprise Risk Analyst with over 12 years of experience working in the life insurance industry in the United Kingdom. Abdal specialises in economic capital modelling, risk and capital management and has delivered several projects for large insurance companies in the United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland and the United States. Abdal is currently developing modelling solutions to allow life insurance companies to quantify the impact of climate change in their end-to-end economic capital models using climate models and machine learning techniques. Abdal is a regular speaker on topics related to climate risk modelling at a number of insurance industry events in the United Kingdom and Europe.
 Jessica Chen Jessica Chen

Jess is an experienced actuary with significant industry presence and a keen interest in influencing public policy. She is passionate about understanding the advancements in genetics research on society and has been influencing genetics public policy through volunteering efforts including research, publication, media and public speaking. Her professional work experience consists of traditional actuarial functions, as well as strategic and finance roles in both Insurance and Banking.
 Tommy Chen Tommy Chen

Tommy qualified as an FASSA and a CERA in 2019. He has over seven years of experience in the South African health industry working in multiple portfolios such as corporate contracting, general analytics and population health management. He co-authored research papers on the real-world effectiveness of the Ad26.COV2.S Covid-19 vaccine as well as the impact of pulse oximeters. He currently leads the patient health management analytics team in Discovery Health.
 Eric Cheung Associate Professor Eric Cheung

Eric Cheung is currently an Associate Professor at the School of Risk and Actuarial Studies in the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Sydney. He obtained his PhD in Actuarial Science from the University of Waterloo, and worked at the University of Hong Kong as an Assistant/Associate Professor for 7 years prior to joining UNSW in 2017. Eric's research interests include insurance risk theory, ruin theory, aggregate claims analysis, queueing theory and stochastic processes, and he has published more than 40 papers in top journals in these areas. Eric also has the track record of securing research grants from national funding agencies in Hong Kong and Australia and from actuarial organizations such as the Society of Actuaries and the Casualty Actuarial Society. He is an Associate of the Society of Actuaries, and he has been an Associate Editor of the leading actuarial journal Insurance: Mathematics and Economics since July 2019.
 Justin Chinakidzwa Justin Chinakidzwa

Justin has more than ten years actuarial and risk management experience. He has worked across various functions within life insurance, with a particular focus on product development and management. He was also signed off life & general insurance actuarial valuations, as well as DC pension scheme valuations. His most recent roles have been as head of the actuarial function for two different insurance companies, with accountability for all actuarial output, sitting on the respective companies Executive Committees and reporting to the Board. He is a Fellow (FIA) and Chartered Enterprise Risk Actuary (CERA) with the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, UK. He also has a First-Class Bachelor’s (BSc) degree is Statistics. He is a volunteer exam marker with the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.
 Jabar Choudary Jabar Choudary

Jabar Choudary studied business mathematics and data science at Zurich University of Applied Sciences. He is a Data Science Actuarial Analyst and pursues an actuarial education.
 Philip Clark Philip Clark

Qualified actuary with the French institute of actuaries and the UK's institute and faculty of actuaries. Currently working as Longevity research lead for Canada Life UK, in charge of longevity assumptions and projections. Previous roles in Pricing, Risk and Capital for various Life insurers and reinsurers in France, Australia and the United Kingdom. Enjoys writing, gardening and travelling.
 Gian Paolo Clemente Professor Gian Paolo Clemente

Associate Professor of Actuarial Non-Life Insurance at the Faculty of Banking, Finance and Insurance (UCSC , Milan). Fully Qualified Actuary, member of the National Order of Actuaries (ONA). Author of several publications on international journal. Details at
 Damian Clifford Dr Damian Clifford

Damian Clifford is a senior lecturer at the Australian National University, College of Law and an associate researcher at Information Law and Policy Centre at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (University of London). His research focuses predominantly on data protection, privacy and the regulation of technology. Before becoming a senior lecturer, Damian was a postdoctoral research fellow at the ANU College of Law from February-December 2020. He has also previously been a visiting lecturer at the Dickson Poon School of Law, Kings College London (2018-2019), a sessional lecturer and honorary fellow at the Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne and a sessional lecturer at Swinburne University of Technology. Damian completed his PhD at the KU Leuven Centre for IT & IP Law (CiTiP) where he was a FWO Aspirant Fellow funded by Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek – Vlaanderen (FWO) from October 2015 to October 2019. Prior to his FWO fellowship, Damian worked on European Commission funded (FP7 and Horizon 2020) projects in the fields of inter alia Critical Infrastructure Protection, Public Sector Information re-use and Cloud Computing at CiTiP. During this period he split his time between institutions by also working for the University of Antwerp.
 Avatar-image Roelof Coertze

Roelof Coertze is a deeply experienced actuary who is passionate about actuaries positively impacting the planet and society. He is co-chair with the current IFOA president of the Actuaries Carbon Collaboration and contributed to a number of IFOA working parties, including risk management, TCFD and on climate risk topics. He is actively involved in setting targets for carbon reduction and responsible investment, performing climate scenario testing and embedding ESG and TCFD reporting, both internally and externally. He is also a father and wants to help leave the planet in good shape for his off spring.
 Michael Cohen Michael Cohen

Michael Cohen is a leading Canadian actuary and consultant. He was the Director General of the Pension Benefits Division at the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) and subsequently was Principal Actuary for in international consulting firm in Canada. Michael started his career in a life insurance company in the UK. Michael received his actuarial training in the United Kingdom and is a graduate of the University of Cambridge. He is a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries and the Canadian Institute of Actuaries and an Associate of the Society of Actuaries. He is currently an independent international consultant, specializing in pension reform and insurance, regulatory strengthening and financial inclusion. He has provided consulting advice to the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank and other international donors in Asia and Pacific islands, Africa, Europe and the Caribbean.
 Michael Cohen Michael Cohen

Michael Cohen graduated from the University of Cape Town in 2019 with a Bachelor of Business Science degree with Honours in Actuarial Science. He works as an Actuarial Analyst at Discovery Health where he has gained experience in the Healthcare environment through his work on evaluating Disease Management Programme outcomes and Healthcare Provider Contracting Analytics including alternative reimbursement contracts, quality measurement, pricing of fees and quantifying these risk mitigation strategies. During the COVID 19 period, he was part of team which published research on the impact of pulse oximeter usage on healthcare outcomes of high risk COVID 19 infected people and contributed to assessing the relative risks of different COVID 19 variants on various segments of the population.
 Shirley Collie Shirley Collie

Shirley Collie qualified as an actuary in 2009. Her experience includes lecturing in the department of actuarial science at Wits, supervising actuarial science honours research papers, contributing to the syllabus of the Actuarial Society of South Africa’s specialist health care technical subject. She has extensive analytic experience in health care ranging from clinical claims reporting, alternative reimbursement contracts, construction of provider profiles and development of clinical classification systems and tools to meaningfully evaluate health care expenditure. She has recently led a collaboration on behalf of Discovery with the South African Medical Research Council and the Sisonke research team to evaluate real world effectiveness of the Ad26.COV2.S Covid-19 vaccine. She currently heads the analytic intelligence cluster in Discovery Health, in her role as chief health analytics actuary, which is responsible for all clinical claims analysis, provider contract measurement, quality measurement, forensic analysis and operational analysis.
 Nikki Cornwell Nikki Cornwell

As an Associate of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia, Nikki Cornwell is completing a PhD at Bond University and is a Risk, Strategy and Technology consultant at KPMG. Her research focusses on leveraging data through various statistical and machine learning tools to assist organisations efficiently and effectively manage their operational risks, and in a more scientific and rigorous way. Nikki enjoys translating this research to practice with KPMG, bringing positive energy and innovative and critical thinking to risk consulting across the financial services, energy and natural resources and corporate sectors. Nikki graduated from her Bachelor of Actuarial Science (First Class Honours) majoring in data analytics and finance with the Steven Johnson Memorial Medal and Queensland Treasury Prize for Actuarial Science. She is also a Member of the Bond University Centre for Data Analytics committee. Professors from the Centre for Data Analytics and Bangor University have contributed to Nikki’s research.
 Avatar-image Dr Francesco Della Corte

Francesco Della Corte graduated cum laude in Statistical and Actuarial Sciences in 2019 and his thesis won the SCOR Actuarial Award. In the same year he began his PhD which should finish by the first half of 2022. His research is oriented towards the quantification of the SCR for demographic risks and towards innovative tools (such as black boxes) to refine the MTPL pricing.
 Giampaolo Crenca_Cocurrent speaker Dott. Prof. Giampaolo Crenca

Graduate Actuarial Science 1983. FQA registered in the official list in Italy 1984. Doctorate in actuarial science. 7 years in the insurance supervisory authority and consulting actuary since 1991 and founder of the actuarial professional office Crenca & Associati (Principal). He is consultant in many actuarial matters. For 10 years Chairman of the National Actuarial Italian Board, President of ISOA representing Italy in AAE and IAA, President of SIA (actuarial training and education). Chairman and member of the Board of insurance companies and pension funds. Member of the Board of AAE. Professor in 4 Universities in Italy about actuarial and fiancial matters. He wrote many articles about actuarial matters and also some books. Member of the Communication Panel of AAE and Editorial Board of TEA (The European Actuary - magazine of AAE). Observer of SPC in IAA
 Jérôme Crugnola-Humbert Jérôme Crugnola-Humbert

A financial engineer and actuary by background, Jérôme Crugnola-Humbert specializes in climate risk and sustainable finance. Following a 20-year career in banking, consulting and insurance (including with the European regulator EIOPA), Jérôme joined Deloitte Switzerland in 2021 to contribute to the development of sustainability services, a topic he is passionate about. Jérôme has wide-ranging experience in sustainability and climate risk, financial regulation, solvency & capital modelling, economic valuation, asset-liability management, and audit. He also focusses on policy, research and teaching. He is a member or chair of several climate and sustainable finance task forces for actuarial associations at the Swiss, European and international level.
 Avatar-image Dr. Michel Dacorogna
 Avatar-image Silvia D’Amario

Silvia D’Amario is an Italian fully qualified actuary. Professor at the University of Salerno and the University of Sannio, Faculty of Economics, Statistical and Actuarial Sciences degree - Teaching: "Actuarial technique of non-life insurance". Expert in the subject "Actuarial Mathematics" at the Faculty of Actuarial Sciences, University of Rome "La Sapienza". Statistical Officer at the Inspectorate General for Budgetary Policies (IGB) of the Ministry of the Treasury, Budget and Economic Planning. Since 2000 she has been a professional actuary at Inail's Statistical and Actuarial Department. Since 1 July 2013 she has held the position of General Coordinator of Actuarial and Statistical Department, is responsible for the statistical function of Inail in the Italian National Statistical System (Sistan). Various lectures at the University of Rome La Sapienza in the Faculty of Actuarial Sciences and Economics. Many participations in national and international conferences as a speaker. She is the author of several scientific publications.
 Valeria D'Amato Professor Valeria D'Amato

Associate Professor of Mathematics for Economics and Finance and Actuarial Sciences at University of Salerno, and Honorary Visiting Fellow at Bayes Business School, City University of London. Main topics of research: weather risk management, mortality projections, frailty heterogeneity, machine learning algorithms for time-dependent data.
 Vivian Dang Vivian Dang

Vivian is an Actuary with 15 years experience in superannuation consulting. He is currently working as a Strategy Lead at UniSuper and was previously Senior Consultant at MLC Wealth and a Consulting Actuary at The Heron Partnership and Russell Investments, providing actuarial and strategic advice to a wide range of superannuation funds and employers. Vivian is a member of the Actuaries Institute’s Superannuation and Investments Practice Committee, the Life Insurance and Retirement Education Faculty and helped educate a generation of Part 3 superannuation students through course leader roles across the 6A, 6B and CAP subjects.
 Roy Ben David Roy Ben David

Work Experience
2019 – 2021
Chief Actuary DavidShield Insurance
Davidshield has two main products: medical insurance for expats and 'PassportCard' which is the top travel insurance in Israel.
- When I first started working at DavidShield we were an agency and in the midst of pursuing our Israeli insurance license
- One of my responsibilities was to develop a solvency II model and in 6/20 we successfully passed the regulator rigorous approval
- My responsibilities were as follows:
Developing new products
Report to DavidShield board of directors
Report to the regulator
Solvency II
Preparing for IFRS17

2015 - 2019 Actuarial Analyst EY Non-Life Insurance
EY is the largest auditor for insurance companies in Israel and has the most proficient team of actuaries. My responsibilities were as follows:
- Independent estimates for different line of business
- Sensitivity tests to reserves and estimations o Knowledge of all non-life lines of business
- Auditing Solvency II and reporting files of many companies Education
2020: In 2020 I finished all my actuarial exams and I'm a qualified Actuary under the Israeli association F.IL.A.A
2014-2015: Applied Actuarial Science (MSc), Kent University (UK)
2010-2013: MA Actuarial Science, Haifa University
2007-2010: BA Evonomics and management, Ben-Gurion University.
 Jenny Davis Dr Jenny Davis

Jenny L. Davis (@Jenny_L_Davis) is a sociologist at the Australian National University, Chief Investigator and Deputy Lead on the Humanising Machine Intelligence project, Chair of the Information, Communication Technologies & Media Sociology section of the American Sociological Association (CITAMS), Australian Research Council DECRA Fellow studying ethics in Australia’s technology startup sector, and author of How Artifacts Afford: The Power and Politics of Everyday Things (MIT Press).
 J.Inaki De La Pena Professor Joseba Iñaki De la Peña

Joseba Iñaki De la Peña currently works at the Departamento de Economía Financiera I, Universidad del País Vasco / Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea. He is PHD on Economics and Business Administration, Actuary, Director of the Master Degree on Actuarial and Financial Sciences. Member off the Instituto de Actuarios Españoles and he collaborate in several working commissions inside the profesional body. Joseba Iñaki does research in Prívate and Public Pensions, Social Security and ALM. Their current project is 'Actuarial and Financial model for a minimum pension benefit
 Iris Deng Iris Deng

Iris is a group risk pricing actuary at Zurich. She is responsible for leading pricing of new business tenders, and management of existing portfolios. She has years of pricing experience at direct insurers and reinsurer in Australia and overseas. She specialises in retail and group pricing, product development and providing innovative solutions to clients. In addition to her current role, she is a member of the Actuaries Institute Life Insurance and Retirement Education Faculty and COVID-19 working group.
 Avatar-image Peter Devlin

Peter Devlin is Partner and head of Total Rewards practice in Germany. He is responsible for advising clients on pensions, compensation and other total reward issues. He is a UK actuary but has lived in Germany for the last 20 years. In addition he heads up Germany’s M&A Human Capital team dealing with both due diligence issues and post-merger integration projects (Change, Organizational design, HR integration, Communications etc). He has 35 years experience of advising clients on international HR , compensation and pensions issues. Prior to moving to Germany he was a benefits actuary and investment consultant based in London, UK. He is currently vice chairperson of the International Employee and Benefits Association and a member of the PBSS board. He has written numerous articles on Total Reward issues.
 Param Dharamshi Param Dharamshi

Param is a senior manager at SBI General Insurance. He is a fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.
 Matthias Dietsche Matthias Dietsche

Matthias Dietsche studied business mathematics at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich from 2006 to 2013 with the Diplom Mathematiker (Diploma) degree. He is a member of the German Actuarial Association (DAV) since 2019. Professional background: Mr. Dietsche has been a consultant with the msg Group since 2013. He started at msg systems as a business consultant in actuarial services and product management consulting. Through stations in business architecture and project management at msg nexinsure ag, Mr. Dietsche is responsible for international IT implementation projects and drives forward the topic of Actuarial Data Science and new developments in IT for the msg nexinsure ag.
 Dr Laura Dixie Dr Laura Dixie

Laura Dixie is an experienced actuary who has also contributed substantially to public policy. She won the Young Actuaries essay competition in 2021 and has presented papers at many recent conferences. At Taylor Fry, she works across a range of social sector projects. This includes being part of the Taylor Fry team which developed the AAIEI and associated Green Papers.
 Pouyan Djahani Pouyan Djahani

Pouyan is the Head of PathWise Products and Hedging Solutions at Aon. He leads the development of PathWise, the award-winning enterprise High Performance Computing solution used by life insurers to model, price, and manage the risks embedded in life insurance products. Pouyan also leads the hedging services offered by Aon to its clients to manage variable, fixed and index annuities risk. Before joining Aon, Pouyan held R&D roles at Altera (now Intel), Cisco Systems and IBM. Pouyan is the author of several peer reviewed papers that have appeared in IEEE publications and in the Japanese Association of Risk, Insurance and Pensions. He is also the coholder of two US patents. Pouyan earned a M.Sc. in Financial Engineering from Columbia University and a M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from the University of California, Berkeley. He earned an Honours B.Sc. in Computer Engineering from the University of Toronto.
 Josh Dobiac Josh Dobiac

Josh Dobiac is a Principal and Risk Consultant in the Chicago Financial Risk Management practice of Milliman. Josh specializes Asset/Liability Management, for both general and separate (segregated funds) products. He has substantial experience managing insurance liability risk, including balancing economic, regulatory and accounting issues in the U.S. (PBR, GAAP LDTI), and internationally (Solvency II, IFRS 17, ICS). Josh has help build and manage ALM/hedging programs globally, including notably in the US, Europe, Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore. Josh has also been actively involved in ESG investing for institutional investors. Prior to Milliman, Josh had over seven years of ALM and hedging management experience for several insurance companies in the US, Europe and Asia. Josh holds a Masters of Science in mathematics from the University of California, as well as an LL.M. and J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law., where he graduated with honors and was managing editor of the Connecticut Insurance Law Journal.
 Chris Dolman Chris Dolman

Chris Dolman is currently Executive Manager, Data and Algorithmic Ethics at IAG, helping to ensure that modern decision making algorithms and other advanced uses of data are designed and implemented in an ethical, responsible and thoughtful way. Prior to this, Chris held a variety of senior management positions in the insurance industry and consulting, in Australia and the UK. Chris was named Actuary of the Year in 2022, is a Fellow of the Actuaries Institute, a Gradient Institute Fellow, and an active member of both the Data Analytics and General Insurance practice committees.
 Michelle Dong Michelle Dong

Michelle is a qualified actuary working in life insurance and sustainable finance. She has extensive industry experience in life insurance across retail and group protection business, including project managing large-scale actuarial integration and transformation projects.

In the past, Michelle has contributed to climate-related industry research and publications on physical and transition risks through the Australian Actuaries Institute's Climate Risk Working Group, and currently is working with the IAA's Climate Risk Task Force on the upcoming paper in the series on climate risk. She is also completing her PhD at the Australian National University on actuarial studies and climate modelling.
 Yumo Dong Yumo Dong

Yumo Dong is a Ph.D. candidate in actuarial study at Australian National University. His research interests include mortality forecasting, dependence modeling, and customer churn analysis.
 Adél Drew Adél Drew

Adél Drew is a consultant with the Milliman UK branch specialising in risk management. She recently joined Milliman following 10 years of working in the UK reinsurance industry. Her most recent role for a large reinsurer was as the Risk Actuary for the UK branch of a global reinsurer. Part of her responsibilities included the operational risk management framework. Prior to that, her reinsurance experience includes pricing, business development and financial reporting.
 Alison Drill Alison Drill

Alison Drill is Head of P&C Structured Solutions Asia and ANZ since 2012. Her areas of expertise include non-traditional P&C reinsurance solutions, optimisation of reinsurance programs,, Merger & Acquisition valuations, and tailoring re/insurance solutions for reinsurance and large commercial insurance clients. She has particular interest in parametric re/insurance products and carbon related insurance products. Alison is a Fellow of the Actuaries Institute of Australia, a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries and a charterholder of the CFA Institute.
 Colin Dutkiewicz Colin Dutkiewicz

Colin is Global Head of Aon Life Reinsurance Solutions, a recent Chair of the UK actuarial profession's Life Board, and was the primary organiser and driver of the IFoA COVID-19 Action Taskforce ('ICAT').
 Avatar-image Professor Dr. Luis Eduardo Afonso Eduardo

Associate Professor at the Department of Accounting and Actuarial Science of University of São Paulo (Brazil). Ph.D. Economics (2003), M.A. Economics (1999), B.A. Economics (1994), B.S. Production Engineering (1990). Member of the Pensions, Benefits and Social Security Section. have written over 40 academic papers published in peer-reviewed journals, 10 book chapters and more than 70 articles in conferences, mostly on social security and pension reforms. I have worked as a referee for many journals, including North American Actuarial Journal and European Actuarial Journal. I worked with the Brazilian government (2020-2021), as an instructor in a project that aimed to calculate the distributive aspects of the pension system in the country. Best Paper Award - (PBSS) - Online Joint Section Colloquium 2021, article “The Annuity Puzzle in the Brazilian Supplementary Pension Plans” (coauthored with Rodrigo Luz e Silva).
 Matthew Edwards Matthew Edwards

Matthew Edwards is an actuary working at WTW, where he leads the EMEA life insurance team’s work on demographic risk, focusing on mortality, longevity and associated analytics. He has a particular interest in the interface between actuarial work and medical science. Before his twenty years at Willis Towers Watson, he worked for Aviva, including several years in Italy, and for the Actuarial Education Company tutoring life and mortality courses. He is Chair of the CMI, co-founder and co-chair of the COVID-19 Actuaries Response Group, Editor of the IFoA’s Longevity Bulletin, and recently chaired the profession’s Antibiotic Resistance Working Party.
 Tatiana Egoshina Tatiana Egoshina

Tatiana Egoshina is a Consultant with Milliman Life Practice in London with over 15 years of experience in Life insurance including working for a global reinsurer. Tatiana has worked on a variety of consulting projects which included Economic Capital calibration for insurance risks and operational risk, causal modelling, M&As and risk management.
 Avatar-image Dr. Julia Eisenberg

Dr. Julia Eisenberg is currently holding an Elise Richter fellowship, granted by FWF (Austrian Science Fund), at the Institute of Statistics and Mathematical Methods in Economics, TU Wien, Austria. She received her doctorate at the University of Cologne, Germany, in 2010 and completed her habilitation (the highest qualification issued through the process of a university examination) at the TU Wien in 2019. Her expertise is in stochastic optimal control in complex insurance risk models. A more recent research interest is in searching for alternative pension designs during ultra-low interest rate phases.
 Koen Engels Koen Engels

Koen worked for a bank, insurance company, consulting firm, and auditor. 
 After that he founded the Aon PathWise EMEA business, a multi-purpose actuarial SaaS solution for life, non-life, and health. Here he leads implementation projects, production runs for clients, and new initiatives.
 By education a physicist, econometrician, and investment manager, putting all three into practise on a daily basis for risk& capital, reserving, pricing, valuation, hedging, economic scenario generation, IFRS 9 & 17, and Solvency II.
 Father of three daugthers, lives in Haarlem (next to Amsterdam), and enjoys sports in pubs.
 Amine Essadik Amine Essadik

I’m Amine ESSADIK, I’m 33 years old, i live in Casablanca. I have 11 years work experience , with solid skills in Credit Risk and Market Risk modeling : Solvency , IFRS9 ,IFRS17….
 Avatar-image Tjaart Esterhuyse

In his role as Head of EMEA Explore, Tjaart Esterhuyse leads an effort seeking out new opportunities to help RGA clients and distribution partners in the EMEA regions expand their business, especially within underdeveloped and underserved markets. EMEA refers to Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Prior to his current role, Tjaart served as Managing Director of RGA Reinsurance Company of South Africa Limited, playing a pivotal role in strengthening RGA’s presence and market capabilities in the country since joining the company in 2009. Tjaart received a B Comm (with honours) from Stellenbosch University. He is a Fellow of the Actuarial Society of South Africa (FASSA), and a member of the Life and Risk Board Committee of ASISA (Association of Savings Institutions of South Africa).
 Avatar-image Maura Feddersen

Maura Feddersen is an economist focused on using insights from behavioural economics and decision science to uplift the robustness and accuracy of forecasts. At Swiss Re Institute, she's responsible for leading the development and scaling of digital tools that allow experts to optimise their judgement and foresight in the face of increasingly complex and changeable business conditions. Before joining Swiss Re, Maura worked as a behavioural economist at the UK's financial regulator and her background is economic consulting, serving primarily financial sector clients.
 Lucy Feng Lucy Feng

Lucy is an actuary with experience in General and Health Insurance across China, Australia, and the UK. She works for Vitality Group supporting the joint venture with Ping An Health. Her focus is on pricing, actuarial, and risk, with particular expertise in bespoke machine learning solutions. Prior to this, Lucy led VitalityHealth UK's Technical Pricing team. She also has five years of actuarial consulting experience.
 Ineke Fergusson Ineke Fergusson

Ineke Fergusson is Manager Actuarial and Forecasting at Toka Tū Ake - Natural Hazards Commission. Ineke is a Fellow of the New Zealand Society of Actuaries and the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.
 Avatar-image Carmen Fernández

Carmen Fernández obtained the title of Actuary at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. She completed diplomas in actuarial calculus and statistics at the Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico. She has also participated in various specialization courses taught by the World Bank and Harvard University. She has more than 30 years of experience in actuarial, risk, pension, and social security systems, both in the public and private sectors. Her career highlights include the projects developed, either as an external advisor or as part of the institutions, for the Mexican Social Security Institute, the Institute of Security and Social Services of State Workers, Petróleos Mexicanos, among others. She worked at the finance ministry where her main responsibilities were the development of strategic projects in issues related to social security, pensions, and risk management. She is currently executive director of the National College of Actuaries.
Darren Fleming Darren Fleming

Darren Fleming is a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries in the UK and a Fellow of the New Zealand Society of Actuaries. He has 25 years’ experience in various roles in pensions and life insurance in both New Zealand and the UK. Over the last 10 years Darren has worked within the life insurance industry in New Zealand, initially as valuation actuary within a life insurance company and more recently as a consultant assisting a broad range of New Zealand companies with understanding their reporting and capital requirements. Darren is the convenor of the New Zealand Society of Actuaries Sustainability Interest Group and has a keen interest in environmental issues, both personally and professionally.
 José Miguel Flores-Contró José Miguel Flores-Contró

José Miguel Flores-Contró is a PhD candidate in Actuarial Science at the Faculty of Business and Economics of the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. Before entering the PhD program, he received a degree in Actuarial Science from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) in México and a master’s degree in Intelligent Interactive Systems from Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. His professional experience includes working as a Property & Casualty Actuarial Analyst for Willis Towers Watson and as an Analytical Consultant for SAS. In addition, he also has teaching experience in multidisciplinary subjects taught at UNAM. His research interests lie in the fields of inclusive insurance, risk theory, data analytics and artificial intelligence.
 Nathalia Fonseca Nathalia Fonseca

BSc. in Actuarial Science from FEA/USP. Experienced in pricing and insurance underwriting, mainly auto insurance. Interested in statistical and financial modeling methods and their applications in the Non-Life Insurance. Fellow of the Brazilian Institute of Actuaries, a full member institution of International Actuarial Association.
 Nelvis Fornasin Dr. Nelvis Fornasin

Nelvis Fornasin is part of the Central Reserving team of Munich Re. He studied physics and mathematics before starting a career as an actuary. He is currently pursuing the DAV qualification with a focus in Actuarial Data Science.
 Edward Jed Frees Professor Edward Frees

Edward W. (Jed) Frees is a professor with Australian National University and an emeritus professor, formerly the Hickman-Larson Chair of Actuarial Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He received his Ph.D. in mathematical statistics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is a Fellow of both the Society of Actuaries (SoA) and the American Statistical Association (the only Fellow of both organizations). Professor Frees has provided extensive service to the profession, including serving as a member of the SoA Board of Directors, a Trustee of the Actuarial Foundation, the Editor of the North American Actuarial Journal, and the Social Security Advisory Board’s Technical Panel on Methods and Assumptions.
 Dr Clemens Frey Dr Clemens Frey 

Dr Clemens Frey is Partner at Ernst & Young Financial Services Consulting and Head of Data & Analytics. 
 Previous to EY he has held positions with Munich Re and various consulting firms. He studied Mathematics and received his Dr. rer. nat. degree from the University of Technology Darmstadt. He is Actuary (DAV) and Certified Enterprise Risk Actuary (CERA).
 Avatar-image Professor Clifford Friend

Clifford Friend joined the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) in January 2016 as Director of Engagement and Learning following a distinguished career in Higher Education, culminating as Professor and Vice-Chancellor of Cranfield University. Clifford has consulted globally for commercial clients, professional institutions and governments, appeared as an expert on radio and television, and written for newspapers and magazines, including the Financial Times of London and New Scientist. He is an alumnus of INSEAD, the French international business school, a Chartered Engineer, Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy, Fellow of the Institute of Directors, a UK Millenium Fellow, and a Freeman of the City of London.
 Suguru Fujita Suguru Fujita

Suguru is qualified as Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Japan, Associate of the Society of Actuaries, and Chartered Enterprise Risk Actuary, with nine year’s actuarial experience, both on life and non-life insurance industry. He started his professional career with a large life insurer in Japan. Then he moved to a general insurance organization. He joined Guy Carpenter in 2017 and has been involved in numerous projects, ranging from loss modeling to reinsurance program optimization.
Prof. Dr. Benedikt Funke

Benedikt studied mathematics and geography at the University of Cologne and subsequently received his PhD from the Technical University of Dortmund in the context of statistical methods for stochastic processes.

In 2015, he joined Provinzial Rheinland Versicherung as an actuary in risk management, mainly dealing with regulatory requirements in the context of Solvency II for the P&C business. From 2020, he worked for Oliver Wyman, where he advised insurance companies in the context of quantitative risk management. Since 2022, he has been Professor of Risk Management at the Institute for Insurance Studies at the TH Köln - University of Applied Sciences.

Benedikt is a member of the German Actuarial Association (DAV) since 2020 and involved in various DAV working groups in the area of "Actuarial Data Science" and "Climate Change - actuarial implications in non-life insurance".

 Christian Furrer Christian Furrer
 Avatar-image Associate Professor Claudia Gagné

Claudia Gagné, FSA, FCIA, CFA, MSc. is an Associate Professor in Actuarial Science at University of Montreal. She has a Bachelor degree in Actuarial Science from University Laval and a Master degree in Financial Engineering from HEC Montreal. Before becoming a professor, she has worked 12 years as a pension consultant, both in actuarial consulting and investment consulting. She acts as a trustee of pension committees and investment committees.
 Guangyuan Gao Dr Guangyuan Gao

My research interest includes actuarial science, insurance loss prediction, non-life insurance claims reserving, telematics car driving data analysis, Bayesian statistics.
 Asier Garayeta Asier Garayeta

Asier Garayeta currently works at the Departamento de Economía Financiera I, Universidad del País Vasco / Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea. He is PHD on Economics and Business Administration, Actuary. Asier does research in Solveny II and Silver economy.
 Len Patrick Dominic Garces Len Patrick Dominic Garces

I am a Senior Research Associate at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR), UNSW Business School, where I investigates continuous-time stochastic mortality models and their applications to actuarial valuation. My research interests lie within the field of financial and actuarial mathematics, primarily on the applications of probability theory and stochastic analysis to tackle financial and actuarial problems (e.g. financial or insurance risk modelling and management, asset price modelling, term structure modelling, pricing and hedging financial derivatives) and the development of numerical and statistical methods to solve these problems. I obtained my PhD from the University of South Australia in 2021. My PhD research focused on the use of stochastic volatility and jump-diffusion models and formulating correspoding numerical methods for option pricing.
 Andrew Gaskell Andrew Gaskell

In his role as Vice President, Global Actuarial Pricing and Research, Andrew Gaskell leads projects assessing areas of new risk in pricing such as genetic testing, COVID-19, and morbidity trends. He also works with RGA’s local, regional, and global subject matter experts to assess pricing risk and develop new insurance products for clients. Additionally, Andrew serves as the lead risk officer for morbidity risk and is a member of the Insurance Risk Committee. Andrew started with RGA in 2004 as the Chief Pricing Actuary, Korea before roles as the Head of Product Pricing, Asia, and Senior Actuary, Global Products. Prior to joining RGA, Andrew worked for Trowbridge Deloitte and and Watson Wyatt Partners in the U.K. Andrew received a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree from City University Business School in London. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries (FIA), U.K.
 Dhruv Gavde Dhruv Gavde

I am a newly qualified fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) with experience across general insurance consulting and reinsurance spanning in pricing, reserving, and reporting activities. I have a keen interest in the developments within the climate change and sustainability field and strongly interested in developing my career further in that area. Currently, I am an active volunteer in the Sustainability Volunteering Group of the IFoA involved in the digital newsletter team as well as involved in working parties. In the past, I have also acted as visiting faculty for R.A Podar College of Commerce and Economics, affiliated to University of Mumbai to lecture on subjects of insurance and actuarial risk management for two academic years.
 Frederica Gazzelloni Federica Gazzelloni

Federica is a freelance Actuary interested in advanced statistical modeling. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Statistics and Actuarial Science, as well as being professionally qualified as a Senior Actuary with the Ordine degli Attuari in Italy. She holds a master in Administration, Finance and Control. She is an Affiliate of the IFoA and a collaborator of the IHME where she contributes as a co-author of the Global Burden of Diseases – GBD. Federica volunteers in the R4DS (R for Data Science) community, sharing new learning, improving R code, and facilitating book clubs.
 Adrian Gepp Associate Professor Adrian Gepp

Dr Adrian Gepp is an Associate Professor of Statistics and the Higher Degree Research Director at the Bond Business School, Bond University. In his research as part of the Centre of Data Analytics, Adrian uses advanced statistical modelling to reveal unique insights about problems of economic and social importance. In addition to his award-winning research in fraud detection, Adrian researches in a wide-variety of areas including business failure prediction, health analytics, workplace design, marketing analytics and predictive modelling in business and finance. His excellence in research is demonstrated by $750,000 of external research funding, primarily from industry partners. In addition to specialising in industry-funded research projects, his research is published in top international academic journals and has presented at leading international academic conferences. For many years, Adrian has also taught subjects accredited by The Institute of Actuaries of Australia for CS2 Risk Modelling and Survival Analysis in the Foundation Program.
 Sai Shankhar Sai Shankhar

Sai Shankhar is a highly accomplished analytics leader with over 20 years of experience across various sectors, including financial services, insurance, retail, telecommunications, and construction materials. As the General Manager of Analytics at Greenstone Financial Services, a position he has held since 2016, Sai is responsible for leveraging data analytics to drive commercial value and has delivered numerous successful projects in this area.

Prior to joining Greenstone, Sai led the development of new digital analytics and experimentation capabilities at the Commonwealth Bank and prior to that held several data-driven corporate strategy roles in management consulting and in industry. He is known for his keen interest in the intersection of technology and finance, which has enabled him to provide valuable insights and innovative solutions to complex business problems.

Sai has an MBA focused on Behavioural Economics from AGSM and London Business School, an undergraduate degree in Information Technology, majoring in Accounting and Finance from the University of Technology Sydney, and a CFA charterholder designation. He was awarded the AFR Young Executive of the Year in 2018.

Outside of work, Sai enjoys spending quality time with his family, participating in backyard cricket test matches with his kids, and cheering on his favourite football team, Arsenal FC. He is also an active volunteer with the Red Cross and has taken on advisory roles in the start-up space, leveraging his expertise and experience to help others achieve their goals.

 Sarra Ghaddab Sarra Ghaddab

Sarra Ghaddab is a PhD Student in Finance at the Institute of Financial and Insurance sciences (ISFA) of Lyon and the Institute of High Commercial Studies (IHEC) of Sousse as part of a joint thesis. In 2020, she had a Master's degree in Finance and Actuarial Science from the IHEC of Sousse. Her main researches deal with insurance and quantitative finance.

Florin Ginghina

Florin is a Consultant with Milliman with over 15 years of experience in the life industry, including two specialist annuity providers. Florin has significant experience in retirement / annuity business. Florin specialises in internal models, cralledit risk, matching adjustment and strategic asset allocation including illiquid assets, and has prior consultancy and industry experience with leading and managing projects in these areas.

Andrea Gluyas

Andrea Gluyas is Head of Risk Modelling at Toka Tū Ake - Natural Hazards Commission. Andrea is a Fellow of the New Zealand Society of Actuaries and the Institute of Actuaries of Australia.
Avatar-image Verónica González

Veronica graduated from the Mexican Autonomous Technology Institute. She also has a degree in the following specialties: Stock Market Finance, Project Management, Insurance, Operational Risk and Pensions. She has been a teacher and speaker in matters related to Pensions, Retirements and Mexican Retirement Savings System from 1992 to date. In 1987 she began a career as a consultant for analysis, development, and valuation of private pension plans. Since 1990 she has worked for the Retirement Savings System in its research, installation and in relevant positions in different companies and organizations which compose it: Regulators, Banks, Pension fund Administrators, Record Keeping, Pension Annuities. Also, since 2014 she is a consultant for individuals and organization in matters of pension wealth generation through PENSAR, a company she founded. She is a member of CONAC (National College of Actuaries) and IMEF (Mexican Institute of Finance Executives).

Avatar-image Shubhash Gosine

An actuarial consultant at Duggan Consulting Limited, Jamaica. He specializes in Employee benefits and has worked on Pension Plans globally. From 2016 to 2019, he chaired the IACA communications committee. From March 2020 to March 2022, he chaired the CAA communications committee. He has tracked the Covid-19 experience in the Caribbean since March 2020. Since 2016, he has assisted with the CAA’s annual conferences (in-person and virtual); primarily in crafting content, topics and getting speakers.
Avatar-image Stefan Graf

Stefan Graf is Senior Structurer at Munich Re Markets. The main focus of his work is on the development and design of unit-linked life insurance products with guarantees and the appropriate incorporation of re-insurance based solutions. He graduated from Ulm University (diploma in Mathematics and Economics) in 2008 and completed his dissertation on “Risk-Return Profiles for Retirement Planning” in 2013. He is a member of the German Association of Insurance and Financial Mathematics (DGVFM) and of the German Actuarial Association (DAV) where he is a member of the consumer protection working group. Besides his work, he is a lecturer at the German as well as the European Actuarial Academy (DAA and EAA). His academic research interests cover practical issues e.g. of the implementation of the PRIIP or PEPP-regulation and the assessment of risk-return profiles for financial products.
Marcela Granados

Marcela Granados is the Global Insurance Leader at Databricks. She has more than 15 years of experience working in the insurance industry in both Commercial and Consumer lines in all actuarial areas (Predictive Modeling, Pricing and Reserving).

Marcela has provided actuarial solutions and advice to a wide range of global insurers in the US, Europe and Latin America. Clients have included both large and small insurers, reinsurers, mutuals and run-off companies. Prior to joining EY, Marcela worked for four years at AIG and five years at Liberty Mutual, where she held leadership positions in Predictive Modeling and Pricing, managing a $2B book of business. Marcela currently serves on the Casualty Actuarial Society Committee on Reserves and is a certified R programmer. Marcela has presented on a variety of modeling and non-traditional reserving to industry audiences and has been featured in actuarial magazines. She is a Certified Specialist in Predictive Analytics.
Cherie Gray

Cherie Gray is the Global Lead for Sustainability and Market Development, with Swiss Re's Public Sector Solutions business. Cherie works with governments, institutions, NGOs, and the insurance industry to create opportunities that support nature-based solutions and broader sustainability practices. Cherie joined Swiss Re in 2017 as the Strategy & Insights Manager for Australia and New Zealand, then moved to Singapore to lead Business Transformation in the Asia region. Prior to Swiss Re, Cherie spent 13 years in primary insurance leading and transforming functions across the value chain, including strategy and planning, sales and distribution, product management and claims. Before insurance, she spent a number of years in marketing and consulting. Cherie has an MBA, is a qualified Executive Coach and graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Photo_Gribble Jules_col_hi Jules Gribble

Jules has established interests in pension and retirement income products and capacity building for both actuaries and supervisors. Jules is a Principal with PFS Consulting, based in Sydney since mid 2019 and has over 30 years of consulting experience. Previously he was a Senior Policy Advisor with the IAIS and before that he established several successful actuarial consulting companies and was Partner at Ernst & Young. He has expertise with governance, operational risk and unit pricing, primarily in pensions.

For over 20 years, Jules has been involved with capacity building for the actuarial profession, through teaching, course development, and the IAA, as has led many training programs for supervisors to support them in utilising actuarial inputs.
Lin Gu

Dr. Lin Gu is a Research Scientist at RIKEN AIP and a Special Researcher at the University of Tokyo, Japan. Before, he was a project researcher at National Institute of Informatics, Japan with specific interest and expertise in the application of Artificial Intelligence in Medical Imaging and Computational Photography. As a team leader in ImPACT project (2.2million USD) of Cabinet Office, he was a visiting scholar at Kyoto University from 2016 to 2019. Before moving to Japan, he was a postdoctoral research fellow at A*STAR, Singapore working on machine learning on biomedical imaging. He is now the project manager for Moonshot Program on Continuous Learning and Memory Mechanism (1.38 Million USD) and ACT-X Program on Gaze Assisted AI. His research interest lies in simulating human’s neocortex to enhance AI, especially its application on medical fields.
Natividad Garcia Guillén

Natividad Garcia Guillén was born in 1977 in Spain. She studied Business Administration and Management at Valencia University (Spain). She worked as an auditor at EY for 8 years, and as manager for the last 3 years. In 2007, Natividad joined Divina Seguros, an insurance company in Spain as Director of Internal Audit and in 2009, was promoted to Financial Manager. During this time, Natividad has been responsible for accounting, actuarial, human resources, investments and assets teams in the Company.
Attila Gulyás

Attila Gulyás is an actuary at Deloitte Actuarial & Insurance Services in Germany. He is dedicated to the Property & Casualty Insurance Analytics. He focuses in his work on IFRS17 and Machine Learning in Rating.
Avatar-image Ken Guthrie 

Ken Guthrie is Managing Director of Education at the Society of Actuaries (SOA). In this role, he manages a team of 30 staff and over 2,000 active volunteers who together develop and deliver prequalification education, which includes examinations, e-Learning and professionalism courses, to more than 35,000 actuarial candidates across the globe. Ken is responsible for leading new product innovations and adapting education offerings to meet demands in various international markets. He also directs the SOA’s certificate programs and its university accreditation programs. Ken joined the SOA in January 2007 from the Institute of Actuaries of Australia where he was Director, Professional Education. At the Institute, he was responsible for the management of professional education, which included university accreditation as well as examinations, courses and tutorials developed and delivered directly by the Institute. He acted as Chief Executive Officer of the Institute in 2006.
Avatar-image Chise Ha 

Chise Ha has contributed to surveying previous medical research, researching current medical practice, and treatment and analyzing data for research reports in various projects, including medical economic assessments and outcome researches for pharmaceutical companies as a researcher in Healthcare Practice and Data Analytics in Milliman Inc. Prior to joining Milliman, she worked at the Healthcare Company, where she sold surgical instruments such as catheters used in arrhythmia treatment and 3D mapping systems for heart models to cardiologists. She graduated with bachelor degree from Department of Arts and Science, Faculty of Liberal Arts, International Christian University, Japan.
Prof Steven Haberman_Concurrent Presenter Professor Steven Haberman 

Professor of Actuarial Science. Between 2002 and 2015, he held a number of senior leadership positions within Cass, having been Deputy Dean and Director from 2002 to 2012 and then Dean up until 2015. Prior to this, he was Dean of the School of Mathematics from 1995 to 2002. Research Interest: Actuarial Science, Actuarial Statistics
Miriam Hagele_Concurrent Speaker Miriam Hägele

In 2016 I got my masters degree in Financial and Insurance Mathematics at the University of Helsinki and in 2017 I started at the University of Helsinki as a PhD-student. I graduated in 2019 as a licentiate of Philosophy and currently my doctoral thesis is under review. In September 2021, I started to work as a mathematician at the Finnish Centre for Pensions.
Zaruhi Hakobyan_Concurrent Presenter  Zaruhi Hakobyan

I have graduated from Armenian State University, Faculty of Mathematics and Mechanics specialization Actuarial Mathematics. I have about 10 years of experience in the insurance field. I worked at 3 different Armenian insurance companies, and now I am working as a regulator actuary in motor insurance bureau. I have attended the 31st ICA in Berlin.
Dale Hall_Concurrent Speaker Dale Hall 

R. Dale Hall, FSA, MAAA, CERA, CFA is Managing Director of Research for the Society of Actuaries Research Institute (SOA). In his role, Dale is responsible for managing research projects and experience studies across the SOA’s wide variety of actuarial practice areas and markets and coordinating strategic research partnerships. He is a frequent speaker at insurance and retirement industry meetings to highlight SOA research, including research presentations to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners and congressional committee testimony on pension plan mortality rates. He has appeared on behalf of the SOA in a variety of media outlets including National Public Radio, C-SPAN and National Geographic’s BREAKTHROUGH series, and hosts the SOA’s Research Insights Podcast. Prior to joining the SOA in 2013, Dale spent over 20 years in the US insurance industry, primarily as Chief Actuary for the Life/Health companies of COUNTRY Financial and as an adjunct professor in the actuarial science program at Illinois State University. He earned his MBA in Finance from Capital University and his BS in Mathematics from John Carroll University.
Thomas Haller

Thomas Haller studied mathematics and physics at ETH Zurich and UCLA. Since 1992 he is a lecturer of mathematics at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences where he is currently a member of the Scientific Computing and Algorithmics Lab in the Institute of Applied Mathematics and Physics. His main scientific interests are the application of analytic and stochastic methods to problems with ties to physics.
Sameera Haneef

Sameera is a qualified actuary with 12 years of experience in the Healthcare Industry. She started her career in healthcare consulting at Deloitte, gaining diverse exposure to multiple aspects of the Industry, including actuarial and strategic consulting services to medical schemes, health reform advisory services to clients in South Africa and abroad, and actuarial valuation services for Road Accident Fund and Post-retirement medical assistance benefits. She joined the Risk Intelligence team in Discovery Health in 2015, focusing on advanced clinical analytics, benefit design and experience reporting for risk identification and management. She is currently Head of Value Based Contracting and Risk Reporting, and has played a lead role in providing ongoing COVID insights and analytics to the business and external stakeholders over this period.
Avatar-image M. Ahsanul Haq

M. Ahsanul Haq is highly dedicated volunteer for the Actuarial Profession in Bangladesh. Former Member of the Mortality Working Group of IAA. He is one of the leading person to form the Actuarial Society of Bangladesh (ASB). He is engaged in investigating the Mortality Trend of Bangladesh in Life Insurance. His research paper was presented in the 30th International Congress of Actuaries (ica2014 Washington DC, USA) and 29th International Congress of Actuaries (ica2010 Cape Town, South Africa). He has 25 years professional experience in Life Insurance Management in home and abroad. He served in all the most technical departments - Claims, Underwriting, Reinsurance, Servicing, Human Resource & Administration, Development Administration including Actuarial and Insurance Education, Training etc. He participated more than 50 International & National Professional Seminars around the World.
Prof Mary Hardy_Concurrent Speaker Professor Mary Hardy

Mary Hardy is a Professor of Actuarial Science at the University of Waterloo in Canada. Her research focuses on actuarial risk management, particularly in the context of equity-linked life insurance, and employer sponsored pension plans. Her current research includes social impacts of actuarial stewardship. She has written three books and around 80 papers on a range of topics in actuarial and quantitative risk management. Dr Hardy is a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, and of the Society of Actuaries, and is a Chartered Enterprise Risk Analyst.
Roseanne Harris_Concurrent Speaker Professor Roseanne Harris

Roseanne is Health Policy Actuary with Discovery Health and an adjunct professor in the School of Statistics and Actuarial Science at the University of the Witwatersrand. Roseanne has over 27 years of experience in the South African health care and employee benefits field. Her current role involves industry engagement at a high level including with regulators, government, civil associations, industry bodies and supranationals. She has participated in the Nedlac engagements on National Health Insurance (NHI) as well as presenting evidence and analysis to the Health Market Inquiry (HMI) of the Competition Commission.

She has been a member of the B4SA funding workstream working on the vaccine roll out programme since the beginning of 2021 and a member of the Covid-19 working group of the Actuarial Society of South Africa. Roseanne served as the President of the Actuarial Society of South Africa for 2016-7 and was previously chair of the healthcare committee and NHI task team. Roseanne is currently president of the International Actuarial Association for 2022.
Richard Hartigan_Concurrent Speaker Richard Hartigan

Richard Hartigan is a general insurance actuary working in London. He graduated from Macquarie University (BEc) in 1992, and completed a MBA (with Distinction) at Cornell University’s Johnson School in 2003. He is a member of both UK (FIA) and Australian (FIAA) institutes.
 David Hatherell_Concurrent Speaker David Hatherell

David is a Fellow of the Actuarial Society of South Africa and as well as a Certified Enterprise Risk Actuary. His career started in the banking industry where he was responsible for residential mortgage expected loss modelling. He joined Gen Re in 2019 and has focused on research and analytics across multiple regions as part of Gen Re’s Research and Analytics team.
Yevhen Havrylenko_Concurrent Speaker Yevhen Havrylenko

Yevhen is a mathematician with a keen interest in quantitative finance and insurance mathematics. Yevhen has strong programming skills in C++, C#, R, MATLAB and is currently mastering Python. He has gained work experience in Asset-Liability Management (portfolio optimization, clustering, market risk management) at Munich Re Group, in Actuarial Pricing (machine learning methods for predicting insurance claim frequency) at ERGO Group, and in Credit Risk (modeling credit portfolio risks, credit scoring) at two German banks. At the time of the abstract submission, Yevhen is a Ph.D. candidate conducting research on dynamic portfolio optimization at the Technical University of Munich in cooperation with ERGO Group.
Julia Heger_Concurrent Speaker Julia Heger

Julia is a mathematician with passion for data science. After obtaining her bachelor's degree in Mathematics at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), Julia earned a master's degree in Mathematics and another master's degree in Mathematical Finance and Actuarial Science. Moreover, Julia has gained practical experience at Deloitte and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Since April 2022 Julia is conducting doctoral research at the University of Augsburg in cooperation with BMW.
  Abraham Hernández

President, VITALIS, Past President of PBSS, Member of the Strategic Planning Committee and the Nominations Committee, International Actuarial Association. Co-founder “Millas para el Retiro” PhD Student at ISEG, Universidade de Lisboa. Proud father of ten children
Munir Hiabu_Concurrent Speaker Assistant Professor Munir Hiabu

Munir is an Assistant Professor of Data Science and Actuarial Mathematics at the Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. His research interests are around identifying ways to uncover structure in complex and big data and to develop ways to exploit such structure. Before moving to Copenhagen Munir was Lecturer in Statistics at the University of Sydney. He holds a PhD degree in Actuarial Science from Bayes Business School (formerly CASS), UK and mathematics degrees from Heidelberg University, Germany.
Avatar-image Ben Hillier

Ben Hillier is the General Manager of Retirement Solutions at AMP and was a principal architect of QSuper’s Lifetime Pension and an upcoming AMP lifetime income solution.
Wataru Hirose_Concurrent Speaker Wataru Hirose

Working for Fukoku Mutual Life Insurance Company since 2012. Mainly involved in economic solvency ratio, capital regulation, and ERM.
Joseph Hoang-Luu_Concurrent Speaker Joseph Hoang-Luu

KPMG Australia’s GI Actuarial team have made significant contribution to a global KPMG climate initiative named Climate IQ, as described in the abstract. This initiative involved the collaboration of three member firms (UK, US, and Australia), to develop a comprehensive quantitative solution to forecast transition and physical climate risk. Climate IQ is the culmination of 100s of global KPMG professionals with backgrounds in actuarial science, financial analysis, economic forecasting, natural peril modelling, asset management, and sustainability and TCFD reporting. The global firms have made significant financial and intellectual investment into the solution since 2020 and are proud to present some learnings discovered through delivered client engagements. The actuaries championing Climate IQ from KPMG Australia are Richard Yee, responsible for the scientific rigour of the physical climate risk module, Bartosz Piwcewicz, responsible for the technology supporting Climate IQ’s global deployment, and Joseph Hoang-Luu, who is the physical risk modelling lead.
 Allan Hsiao_Concurrrent Speaker Allan Hsiao 

I am a Saieh Family Postdoctoral Fellow in Economics at the University of Chicago. I work on questions in environmental and development economics using tools from empirical industrial organization. I will join the Department of Economics at Princeton University as an assistant professor in the 2022-2023 academic year.
 Charles Hu_Concurrent Speaker Charles Hu

Charles has cobbled together differing worlds of applied mathematics, computer science and actuarial techniques in and has offered unique solutions to clients ranging from traditional insurance and financial services industry to infrastructure and transportation. Charles helps clients tailor models and uses data in a pragmatic way to arrive at decisions.
 Fei Huang_Concurrent Speaker Fei Huang 

Fei is Senior Lecturer in the School of Risk and Actuarial Studies. She received her BSc. in Mathematics from Xiamen University in 2009, MPhil in Actuarial Science from the University of Hong Kong in 2011, and PhD in Actuarial Studies from the Australian National University in 2015. Fei's research focuses on data analytics and ethical AI. In particular. she develops machine learning techniques and statistical methods for various actuarial applications, including mortality modelling and forecasting, economic scenario generators, and general insurance pricing. She also studies insurance discrimination and pricing fairness in the context of AI and Big Data. Fei is also a dedicated educator teaching statistical machine learning and data analytics. Her educational excellence has been recognized by winning the ANU Vice Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence (2018) and ANU College of Business and Economics Award for Teaching Excellence (2017). Fei is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Jeff Humphreys_Concurrent Presenter Jeff Humphreys

Jeff has been practicing as an actuary in the Australian superannuation industry for over 30 years primarily advising trustees, including in relation to the death and disability benefits they provide to their members. He is the Convenor of the Institute’s Insurance in Superannuation Working Group and a member of the Institute’s Superannuation Practice Committee and a number of Working Groups. He was a member of the Superannuation Complaints Tribunal for 6 years.
 Avatar-image Evan Inglis

R. Evan Inglis, FSA, CFA

Evan Inglis is an actuary and investment expert with a global perspective. He has worked with some of the largest pension funds in the world and has extensive experience working on public policy issues related to pension and retirement programs. Evan is a respected thought leader in the actuarial profession and is a frequent speaker and author. He has developed innovative concepts such as demographic-based investing for pension plans and The Feel Free Retirement Spending Strategy. He has experience working on pension and investment issues in Europe, Latin America, Africa and Asia. He is a former member of the Society of Actuaries Board of Directors and currently serves on the Board of Actuaries for the Civil Service Retirement System. Evan is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and a CFA Charterholder.
 David Ingram_Concurrent Speaker Dave Ingram

Dave is a researcher, writer and part-time consultant on risk and risk management. Prior to retirement from full-time employment at the end of 2020 he led Willis Re’s ERM Advisory group for a dozen years. Dave was previously in the Insurance Ratings Group of Standard and Poor's (S&P) where he led their initiative to incorporate ERM into insurance ratings. Dave has also held executive and actuarial positions within insurance companies. Dave is a frequent writer and speaker on ERM. Four times he has won the award for Best Practical Paper at the annual ERM Symposium. He served as the Chair of the IAA Enterprise and Financial Risk Committee and led the development of the first ERM related professional standards of practice for actuaries in the US and globally. Dave now serves as a member of the board of the Society of Actuaries (2021 - 2014).
 Kosuke Iwasaki_Concurrent Speaker Kosuke Iwasaki 

Kosuke Iwasaki has contributed to or managed projects with life/health insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, medical device companies, disease management companies, managed care organizations, and research institutes as a consulting actuary in healthcare and life insurance. He joined Milliman’s Tokyo office in 1999, moved to New York in 2000, and returned to Tokyo to establish the firm’s healthcare and data analytics practice in Japan. He is a member of the Institute of Actuaries of Japan’s Health Insurance Committee, and a member of American Academy of Actuaries. He graduated with a bachelor degree in Mathematics from Tokyo University, Japan and obtained an MBA from Columbia University, USA.
 Hirokazu Iwasawa_Concurrent Presenter Professor Hirokazu Iwasawa

Hirokazu Iwasawa (aka Iwahiro) is a central figure of education, dissemination, and research of data science in the actuarial field in Japan. He has been acting as a mentor of many data science related projects in IAJ’s Data Science Related Basic Research Working Group and ASTIN Related Study Group. As an eminent educator, he gives regular lectures at IAJ as well as at several universities including Waseda University as a Guest Professor. He has published 20+ books among which eight books are single authored. They are on probability, statistics, math puzzles, non-life insurance math, predictive modeling, etc. He is the originator of the AGLM technique, a co-authored paper on which received the 2021 Hachemeister Prize.
 Kristian Andre Jakobsen_Concurrent Speaker Kristian André Jakobsen

I received an MA in mathematics at the University of Bergen in 2021, where I specialized in topological data analysis. With my skills in working with data and solid mathematical training, I started working as a data scientist at Gjensidige the same year. My role has been to develop machine learning models for claims reserving that can help the company streamline and automatize some of the work done by actuaries. Being new to actuarial work means there is still a lot for me to learn, while it allows me to approach the field with a fresh perspective.
John Jenkins_Concurrent Presenter John Jenkins

John is a highly experienced Consulting Actuary, with over 35 years of experience in the UK and overseas. He has undertaken the roles of Actuarial Function Holder, With-Profits Actuary, Independent Expert in Transfers of Business, Skilled Person (for the UK regulators), and Expert Witness. He advises life companies on their solvency and capital management, and on the actuarial aspects of their financial reporting and asset-liablity management. He has extensive experience in the field of with-profits, including the management and run-off of closed with-profits funds, and the conversion of with-profits benefits to non-profit or unit-linked benefits using Schemes of Arrangement. He has extensive experience of operating unit-linked business, including the detailed issues which can arise in unit-pricing for such business. John has extensive experience in the field of M&A and actuarial due diligence, and has advised both buyers and sellers both in the UK and overseas. His experience extends also to designing and implemeting reinsurance solutions to solve business problems. As well as the above areas, John is currently actively invovled in assisting companies with their implementations of International Capital Standards and IFRS17. In addition to his UK experience, John has worked extensively with clients in Hong Kong, Ireland, Singapore and South Africa. Prior to joining Milliman, John was a Partner with KPMG in the UK for 18 years, where he was involved in advising and auditing some of KPMG’s largest life company groups.
 Zhongmei Ji_Concurrent Speaker Zhongmei Ji

Zhongmei Ji (PhD) is a pricing actuary in SCOR with experience of specialty casualty Insurance since 2016. She holds a PhD in Statistics from the University of York and is a student of the UK Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.
Ms. Grace Jiang

Ms. Grace Jiang is the leading partner of PwC Actuarial Services in China whom joined PwC in year of 2001. She has developed Chinese insurance business for multiple international and domestic insurance companies, including healthcare, annuity, and banking, and provided market entry consulting services. She has also conducted multiple due diligence projects on international and domestic insurance subjects, and has conducted in-depth analysis on domestic and overseas markets. Simultaneously carried out several value management and strategic transformation projects for life insurance companies.

She recently mainly responsible for several end-to-end I17 implementation projects in the Asia Pacific region and China, and was also responsible for the domestic solvency, asset liability management, and the implementation of accounting preparation regulatory policies of several domestic and foreign insurance companies, while focusing on analysing the impact of changes in regulatory policies on the internal management of insurance companies.

Ms. Jiang is currently one of the directors in the China Association of Actuaries. Also has been appointed as an observer for the Strategic Planning Committee of the International Association of Actuaries. She has also been deeply involved in the construction of the C-ROSS system meanwhile has represented the industry in multiple overseas regulatory exchanges. She is also responsible for the technical and strategic implementation of multiple C-ROSS projects, including related asset liability management projects.

Prof Kwangmin Jung_Concurrent Speaker Professor Kwangmin Jung

Kwangmin Jung, Ph.D, is an assistant professor at the Department of Industrial and Management Engineering, Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) in South Korea. He currently serves as a technical advisor for Cowbell Cyber, Inc. in California. Prior to joining the faculty of POSTECH, he was the Robb B. Kelley distinguished visiting assistant professor at Drake University in the U.S. His research is focused on the intersection of actuarial science, risk management and insurance, particularly investigating emerging risk modeling (e.g., cyber risk, climate change risk) and management of such risks under public-private partnership. He has published his academic findings at leading journals in risk management and insurance / actuarial science field, including Journal of Risk and Insurance, Insurance: Mathematics and Economics and North American Actuarial Journal. He was the winner of the AFIR-ERM best research paper prize of the IAA in 2019.
Doreen Kabuche

Doreen is a PhD candidate at the University of New South Wales, in Sydney, Australia. Her research interests include population ageing, retirement product designing, mortality modelling and quantitative finance.
  Manel Kacem

Manel Kacem is an assistant professor in Quantitative Methods at the Institute of High Commercial Studies (IHEC) of Sousse. She is also a member of the Institute of French Actuaries. She obtained her PhD degree in applied mathematics in financial and actuarial sciences from the Institute of Financial Science and Insurance (ISFA) of the Lyon 1 University. She participate at many research works in the field of actuarial sciences, quantitative finance and applied statistics. She teaches mainly the actuarial sciences at the IHEC of Sousse and at the institute Dauphine|Tunis, the econometrics of insurance and the risk management.
Avatar-image The Honourable Madame Justice Nadia Kangaloo

High Court Judge since 2013, sitting in the Civil Division. High Court Judge of the Judiciary of Trinidad and Tobago since 2013. Prior to becoming a Judge, Justice Kangaloo was a Partner in one of the largest law firms in Trinidad and Tobago. Justice Kangaloo was a Civil Litigation Practitioner for 20 years in the corporate/commercial arena, with clients from the oil and gas, banking and finance, insurance, food and beverage and creative industries. As a High Court Judge, Justice Kangaloo presides over cases involving Commercial Law, Corporate Law, Insurance Law, Property Law, Probate Law and Tort Law, among other areas.

Treasurer of the Caribbean Association of Women Judges (CAWJ) from 2014 to date.

Board Member of the Judicial Education Institute of Trinidad and Tobago.

In November 2019, Justice Kangaloo was a member of the opening panel on Emerging Issues in Copyright at the Intellectual Property Judges Forum 2019 hosted by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and held in Geneva, Switzerland.

In November 2020, Justice Kangaloo presented a Country Report at a Virtual Caribbean Judicial Round Table hosted by INSOL International, World Bank Group and Cayman Islands Judicial Administration.

Justice Kangaloo was part of the Sub-Committee which published the Consolidated Civil Proceedings Rules (CCPR) 2016 and headed the Committee which published the CCPR 2nd Edition. 

Esko Kivisaari

Master of Science, Fellow of the Actuarial Society of Finland Deputy Managing Director of Finance Finland Past Chairperson of the Actuarial Association of Europe
Al Klein_Concurrent Speaker
Al Klein

Al Klein is a principal and consulting actuary with Milliman. He joined the firm in 2009. Al received a BS degree in actuarial science and finance from the University of Illinois, Urbana. He is a Fellow of the SOA and member of the MAAA. Al's expertise includes mortality/longevity, underwriting, and COVID-19.

Al is involved in many activities, including:
- Member, SOA Mortality and Longevity Steering Committee
- Chair, SOA Unhealthy Longevity POG
- Member, SOA Mortality Improvement Model Development Team
- Member, SOA Cause of Death POG - Member, Longer Life Foundation Advisory Board

Al is a frequent speaker and has written articles, including:
- Co-author: “Modeling the Pandemic Risk”, Milliman, Jan 2022
- “COVID-19 outbreak: what can actuaries learn about mortality?”, The European Actuary, June 2020
-“Impact of COVID-19 on Life Insurance Mortality and Underwriting”, Milliman, Apr 2020
- “Will you Live Longer?”, The Actuary, Aug/Sep 2019
Alexander Kling 

Alexander Kling is partner and senior consultant at the Institut für Finanz- und Aktuarwissenschaften, Ulm Germany. The main focus of his work is on the development and design of innovative life insurance products. Besides his consulting work, he is a lecturer at Ulm University, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich, and the German as well as European Actuarial Academy (DAA and EAA). He graduated from University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (MSc. in Mathematics) in 2002 and from Ulm University (diploma in Mathematics and Economics) in 2003. He received his doctoral degree from Ulm University in 2007 and his post-doctoral lecture qualification (Habilitation) from Ulm University in 2019. Alexander Kling is a member of the German Actuarial Association (DAV), the International Actuarial Association (IAA), the German Association of Insurance and Financial Mathematics (DGVFM), and associated member of the Munich Risk and Insurance Center (MRIC).
SImon Kong_Concurrent Presenter
Simon Kong

Simon is the product development actuary at Allianz Retire+, dedicated to delivering flexible retirement solutions specifically designed to meet the unique needs of Australian retirees. Prior to that, Simon led the capital and experience analysis teams at Westpac Life Insurance.

He has years of valuation and capital experience at direct insurers and reinsurer in Australia and overseas, with special interests in longevity risk, asset liability matching, data analytics, capital management and modelling. In addition to his current role, he is a member of the Actuaries Institute Life Insurance and Retirement Education Faculty.

Daniel König

Daniel was born in Waiblingen, Germany in 1981. He studied mathematics at the University of Cologne, majoring in complex geometry and economic statistics.

Daniel joined Gen Re in Cologne in 2014 as a non-life actuarial consultant and became Chief Actuary Consulting in 2019. In the course of his work, he has carried out numerous consulting projects related to pricing, data pooling and portfolio analysis. In addition, he is responsible for the actuarial calculation software "RateMaker" of Gen Re and has been engaged in this context for several years with the application of machine learning methods. Previously, Daniel worked in the actuarial department of a primary insurance company.

He has been a member of the German Actuarial Association (DAV) and the German Society for Actuarial and Financial Mathematics (DGVFM) since 2016. He has been a member of the DAV working group "Pricing Methodology" since 2018.
  Alexander Krauskopf

Alexander Krauskopf studied mathematics in Bonn with a focus on probability theory / stochastic analysis. Alexander worked for 20 years in the actuarial department of a private health insurance company in Germahenninny in the field of actuarial modelling, accounting and valuation. He has been working for Milliman in the Düsseldorf office for almost three years and is responsible for actuarial consulting in the health insurance sector. Alexander has been a member of the German Actuarial Association (DAV) since 2004 and CERA since 2012. Alexander is currently involved in various DAV working groups in the area of "Sustainability" and "Health Insurance".
Madhuri Kumar_Concurrent Speaker
Madhuri Kumar

I lead the URS actuarial team that services clients in climate risk modelling, enterprise risk management, reinsurance modelling, economic scenario generators and economic capital models. 
Wendy Lai picture  Wendy Pui Yi Lai 

Wendy Lai is a fresh graduate from the University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor of Science degree in Actuarial Science and a minor in Economics. She worked with Prof. Chun-Ming (George) Ma as a student research assistant, involving in the stochastic analysis of policies related to the funding of defined benefit pension plans. In her studies, Wendy focused on mathematical and statistical methods to assess risk in insurance and finance, while also furthering her knowledge of economics theories. Wendy is currently working at Prudential Hong Kong Limited as an Actuarial Assistant in the HKRBC team. With a hope to create betterment for society through the actuarial profession, her career interest focus on long-term insurance coverage such as life insurance, annuity and pension.
Mark Larbi_Concurrent Speaker
Mark Larbi

Mark started his career as a Research Analyst at Legal & Allied, a legal-tech firm where he picked-up the basic rudiments of a tech business. He then joined the Actuarial Society of Ghana (ASG) an Admin Support staff and later became the Executive Director. As a tech enthusiast, he still consulted for Henson Geodata Technologies, a GIS based IT firm to develop a claim reporting mobile app and management system.

A few years after, Mark helped setup Perigee Insights Limited where he directs the strategic focus of the business in their engagement with partner insurance companies in Ghana. Perigee Insights currently runs the insurtech product with the fastest growing client-base in Ghana. His Actuarial Science background at both undergraduate and graduate level has impacted greatly on his career trajectory.

Mark's blend of knowledge and understanding across different practices, insurance, technology and the legal space makes him rare breed of consultant among today's Africa young professionals.
Professor Seth Lazar
Professor Seth Lazar

Seth Lazar is a Professor in the School of Philosophy at the ANU, a Distinguished Research Fellow of the University of Oxford Institute for Ethics in AI, and General Co-Chair for the ACM Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency conference 2022. He directs research projects on AI and ethics funded by the Australian Research Council and the Templeton World Charity Foundation, and is a member of a study committee of the US National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine, reporting to the US Congress on responsible computing research. In 2022, he is giving the Kamm Lecture in Ethics at Harvard, and in 2023, he will give the Tanner Lectures on AI and Human Values at Stanford University.
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Louis Lee

Louis is a qualified actuary and a Partner in Deloitte’s Actuarial and Insurance Solution practice based in the Hong Kong office, where leads the practice for the General and Health Insurance sector. He joined the firm in 2020, and has more than 20 years experience in the insurance and reinsurance industry across Asia and Australia, for both General and Life & Health Insurance companies.

Prior to joining Deloitte, Louis was the Asia Pacific CFO for a top 5 global reinsurer. He led the operations on financial reporting, planning, actuarial reserving, value of new business, capital management, IFRS17, and finance transformation. Further, Louis has worked for 2 large General Insurance companies in Australia on pricing and product proposition, and has extensive experience in leading the price optimization framework for personal lines products including Motor Insurance, CTP, Home, and Travel Insurance. He led a team to execute end-to-end price optimization techniques comprising of competitor analysis, risk models, demand elasticity models, new/renewal models, and retro-fitting optimized rates into a structure.

Louis is currently leading insurance client projects in Asia on Customer Strategy and Analytics, Digital Platforms and Transformation, Embedded Insurance Product Development, Core System Modernization, and Insurance Value Creation.
 Maggie Lee Maggie Lee

Maggie Lee is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Actuarial Studies and Business Analytics at Macquarie University and a PhD candidate in Actuarial Studies at the Australian National University. She has over 10 years of experience in both traditional and non-traditional areas of actuarial practice through industry and academic roles. Her research interests are in health and health policy. As part of her research, she has been working with the Australian Department of Health to investigate the health and social outcomes of individuals living with co-morbid mental and physical health conditions. 
Nika Lee_Concurrent Speaker
Nika Lee

Since joining Aioi Nissay Dowa Europe in 2015 in a R&D role within the Actuarial department, Nika has held numerous roles in Actuarial, Pricing, and Analytics before becoming UK Chief Underwriting Officer. Her career began in 2006, joining one of the largest international insurers, upon qualifying as an Actuary; since then, Nika has acquired over 15 years of experience across multiple disciplines and territories, giving her the expertise and commercial astuteness required to build innovation into the mobility space.
Avatar-image Joseph Lees

Joseph is a Pricing Actuary with a background of London Market Specialty Casualty.
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Michael Leitschkis

After earning his PhD in mathematics from the University of Cologne in 2003, Michael has been working in the life insurance industry. Having started his actuarial career as consultant at Deloitte Germany, Michael served as Head of Modelling at Generali Germany. He has subsequently become Principal at Milliman, consulting life insurers in several markets, notably in Germany and the United Kingdom. Michael specializes in risk modelling, e.g. in the context of Solvency II Internal Models, including a keen interest in climate risk modelling.

Given the 40-60 years horizons of actuarial projection models in life insurance, Michael develops practical approaches allowing to reflect climate scenarios in these models. He is a frequent public speaker on risk modelling in general and climate modelling in particular, notably on behalf of the European Actuarial Academy (EAA). Michael has been teaching risk taxonomy and risk modelling as part of the EAA’s CERA working party since 2011.
Mr. Qi Li

Assistant General Manager and Chief Investment Officer of China Life Reinsurance Co., Ltd.

Mr. Li is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA), and holds a Bachelor's and Master's degree from the School of Statistics, Renmin University of China. He joined China Re Life in 2005 and is committed to reinsurance business, has extensive practical and management experience in reinsurance product pricing, product development and research, data analysis and market development. He participated the program of compiling the China Life Insurance Critical Illness Morbidity Table, revisions to the China Life Insurance Mortality Table, etc.
 Dr Han Li_concurrent presenter Associate Professor Han Li

Dr Han Li is an Associate Professor at the Centre for Actuarial Studies, Department of Economics. She is also an Associate Investigator at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research.

She is an Associate of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia, and has a broad range of research interests around longevity and mortality risks, ageing and retirement, and the impact of climate change on insurance industry. Specifically, much of her research expertise centers on actuarial modelling and forecasting using advanced econometric and statistical techniques. She has attracted research funds from the Australian Research Council, the Society of Actuaries, the Casualty Actuarial Society, and the Australia-Germany Joint Research Cooperation Scheme (DAAD). Han's research has been published in top-tier journals including Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, ASTIN Bulletin, North American Actuarial Journal, Scandinavian Actuarial Journal, Journal of Forecasting, and Annals of Actuarial Science. 
 Prof Stephane Loisel__Concurrent Speaker Professor Stéphane Loisel

Stéphane Loisel holds a PhD in applied mathematics from University of Lyon, a MSc in actuarial science and finance, and is a fellow and former member of the board of the Institut des Actuaires. He is now full professor and head of LSAF research lab at ISFA, Université Lyon 1. He was visiting professor at ORIE, Cornell University in 2014 and has been lecturing for several years in Université Paris 6 and ENSAE. Associate Editor of IME, MCAP, Risks and co-editor of EAJ, Stéphane's main research interests include ruin theory with dependent risks, Solvency II, regulation and ERM, as well as longevity risk and customer behaviour in insurance. Stéphane was the coordinator of the ANR research project LoLitA (Longevity with Lifestyle Adjustments). He is the PI of an AXA Joint Research Initiative on longevity risk and of the research chair Actuariat Durable sponsored by Milliman Paris. A CERA, he received the SCOR PhD award in 2005, the Lloyd's Science of Risk runner-up prize in 2011 and the Hachemeister prize in 2013.
Simon Louw

Simon is currently a part-time senior lecturer in actuarial science at Stellenbosch University, and part-time consulting actuary. He has 26 years of experience mainly in the South African life insurance industry. He qualified as a Fellow of the Actuarial Society of South Africa in 2003. In 2019 he obtained a Master of Arts degree in the subject of Applied Ethics. His research interests include applied ethics in the actuarial, professional and insurance domains, and risk and capital modelling and management for insurers.
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  Iris Lun

Iris is the founder and director of 10Life, an insurtech company providing insurance product ratings and intelligence to consumers in Hong Kong. With over 20 years of international experience across Asia Pacific and Europe, Iris has previously held various actuarial and business management positions at global consulting and life insurance companies including Towers Watson, ING and Prudential. She is passionate about enhancing the actuarial profession through innovation, and currently serves in the Council of the Actuaries Institute Australia and the Actuarial Innovation Committee of the Actuarial Society of Hong Kong. She holds a combined Bachelor of Commerce (Actuarial Studies) and Arts (Japanese) degree from the University of Melbourne.
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Dr Heather Lund

Regional Chief Medical Officer, Asia for RGA Reinsurance Company, Dr Heather Lund provides medical consultation, expertise and technical assistance for reinsurance underwriting and claims assessment. Her responsibilities include evaluating medical factors in the underwriting risk assessment and claims management process, as well as integrating medical practice policies into product definitions, underwriting guidelines, standards, and manuals. Her research and technical medical advice also support the actuarial business development, marketing, and pricing teams across the region. In addition, she provides value-added services to clients through educational training seminars and other communications regarding risk selection issues.

A native of South Africa, Heather joined RGA in 2015 after nearly 15 years of clinical experience and 7 of reinsurance experience..Heather received a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery Degree (MBBCh) from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, and regularly contributes articles to medical publications as well as serving on industry boards and committees.

Kate Lyons

A strategic leader in the insurance industry with more than 20 years of local and global industry experience and knowledge. A professional, qualified and pragmatic actuary with a track record of problem solving and simplifying the complex. Focused on enabling data driven insights to empower decision making.

Kate helps insurance and government entities make decisions about insurance risk transfer and capital utilisation by designing executable and optimal reinsurance programs. She understand the complex actuarial modelling and can simplify the data driven insights to meet a risk appetite and influence decision making.
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Chun-Ming (George) Ma

George Ma is a retired actuary with over 30 years of experience in retirement consulting and prudential pension regulation in Canada.  Before his retirement in 2014, he was the Chief Actuary at the Financial Services Commission of Ontario where he provided advice to government policy makers, pension industry professionals and the general public on regulatory and actuarial matters related to registered pension plans in Ontario.  Between 2012 and 2022, he was an Adjunct Professor at the University of Hong Kong responsible for teaching pension mathematics. He is a fellow of the Society of Actuaries and the Canadian Institute of Actuaries and holds a PhD degree in mathematics. 

Dr. Ma is interested in seeking innovative solutions to address the demographic and financial challenges faced by public and private pension systems.  He has written and spoken about topics on financial management of retirement plans.
Viresh Maharaj_Concurrent Presenter
Viresh Maharaj

RoleExecutive: Strategy and Customer Experience QualificationsBBusSc (Actuarial Science), MBA, FASSA, CERA Viresh is responsible for leading the growth agenda across Alexforbes by amplifying its connection with institutional clients, individual customers and society.

He has 16 years’ experience in the South African financial services sector with notable role including having run the actuarial function for Sanlam Group Risk and leading the distribution capability for Sanlam Corporate. He has a BBusSc (Actuarial Science) and an MBA (with distinction) from the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business. He is a Fellow of the Actuarial Society of South Africa (FASSA) and a Chartered Enterprise Risk Actuary (CERA). He has previously served on the council of the Actuarial Society of South Africa (ASSA) and is a former Vice President of the Association of South African Black Actuarial Professionals (ASABA).
 Fahad Malik_Resize Fahad Javed Malik

Fahad Malik is a skilled actuary and senior consultant at Taylor Fry with 5 years of experience in the insurance industry. He utilizes quantitative techniques such as optimization algorithms, AI methods, and data analytics to develop innovative solutions for clients in pricing, budgeting, reserving, and capital modeling. Alongside his professional work, Fahad is pursuing a PhD in economics, focusing on the affordability and availability of home insurance in high-risk regions of Australia. His research suggests the use of Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) modeling to evaluate policy options and their economic impact. Fahad believes CGE modeling can benefit both policymakers and consulting actuaries by offering a comprehensive understanding of business problems and their effects on the broader economy. He aims to promote CGE modeling's adoption in various areas of the actuarial industry.
Avatar-image  Tonya Manning

Tonya Manning is the US Wealth Practice Leader and Chief Actuary for Buck Global, LLC. She is also a lecturer for Columbia University’s Master’s Program in Actuarial Science. Tonya is a past president of the International Actuarial Association and the Society of Actuaries. She currently chairs the IAA's Nominations Committee and is a member The Actuarial Foundations Board of Trustees. Tonya is passionate about improving the profession’s diversity, inclusion and accessibility. She is a member of the IAA's Diversity Task Force and is a frequent speaker on international panels that examine diversity within the actuarial profession. She leads the steering committee for the Conference of Consulting Actuaries’ Women in Consulting Community, connecting women to engage in networking and sharing information and support. She also is the executive sponsor for an Employee Resource Group at Buck focused on empowering women to achieve their vision of success.
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Raffaello Marcelloni 

Raffaello Marcelloni is an Italian fully qualified actuary. He started his career at the Actuarial Department of INAIL (National Workers’ Compensation Authority). After a four-year working experience at INPS (National Social Security Institute), he is currently working again at INAIL.

At IAA he is a Board member of the PBSS section, where he holds the role of treasurer too, and of the Social Security Subgroup of IAA representing the Italian actuarial association. He is also active in the Actuarial Association of Europe (AAE) being an observer of the Social Security Subcommittee and member in many task forces.

He is currently vice-chairing the Technical Commission of Statistical, Actuarial and Financial Studies at the International Social Security Association. He has participated in many national and international events as a speaker and has published several papers for AAE, INAIL and for the Italian “Employment injuries and occupational diseases journal”.
Xavier Marechal_Concurrent Speaker
Xavier Maréchal

Xavier Maréchal is qualified actuary of the Institute of Actuaries in Belgium (IA|BE). Xavier is one of the founders and the CEO of Reacfin, a spin-off of the UCLouvain (Belgium) active in actuarial science, finance and data science consulting and training for financial institutions. Xavier is working for more than 18 years as a consultant for insurance companies . His main fields of expertise cover non-life and health insurance, pricing, reserving and data science. 
Daniela Martini

Daniela Martini is a fully qualified actuary. She started her career in life insurance companies and then joined the Actuarial Department of INAIL, the national public body for the mandatory insurance of workers against work accidents and professional diseases, where she currently works. She mainly studies disabled workers’ mortality; she manages the actuarial forecasts for the Asbestos Victims Fund and for Inail "Housewives Insurance". She deals with the actuarial liabilities of "After service health insurance plan" (ASHI) in compliance with international standards IPSAS39 for international organizations. In Actuarial Association of Europe (Social Security Sub Committee), she is the representative member of ISOA (Italian Institute and Board of Actuaries) in the Task Force on Mortality of AAE. She has been teacher for several actuarial seminar on INAIL actuarial liabilities, life tables and Inail insurance benefits. She attended national and international events as a speaker and she has published several papers.
 Yasuhiro Matsue_Concurrent Presenter Yasuhiro Matsue

Yasuhiro Matsue is an actuarial data scientist, working for improvements in underwriting at a life insurance company. He has nine years of professional career in life insurance industry with both actuarial and non-actuarial experience, such as core system development and introduction of machine leaning platforms and techniques. He has rich experience in predictive analytics on small data using statistical methods as well as machine learning on big data for non-actuarial purposes. Now that larger amounts of data are becoming available to the insurance industry, he is looking for a data-driven method with good statistical properties to meet actuarial interests efficiently.
David McCarthy_Concurrent Speaker
David McCarthy

David is responsible for developing best practice program and project management solutions across the assets lifecycle. He draws on 15 years of domain knowledge within construction and engineering sectors in defence, mining, infrastructure and real estate markets to deliver client-centric solutions. David helps public & private organisations by protecting their programs and projects against major delays, cost overruns, reputation damage and minimise waste so they attain a more predictable outcome.
 Stuart Mcdonald_Concurrent Presenter Stuart McDonald

Stuart is Head of Demographic Assumptions and Methodology for Lloyds Banking Group, where his multi-disciplinary team are responsible for the assumptions about policyholder health and behaviour used for pricing, risk management and valuation of life insurance, pensions and annuity policies. Stuart joined Lloyds in 2014 and built the longevity team which supported Scottish Widows’ launch into the Bulk Annuity market. Previously he held a variety of commercial and technical roles with insurers and reinsurers. Stuart is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries and a Chartered Enterprise Risk Actuary. He plays an active role within the actuarial profession, currently serving on the Executive Committee of the Continuous Mortality Investigation. Early in 2020 he founded and co-chairs the COVID-19 Actuaries Response Group. Stuart was awarded an MBE for services to Public Health in the 2022 New Year Honours.
Daniel McGree
Daniel McGree

Dan is a Director in Deloitte’s Strategy AI and Transformation team. He is a qualified actuary who specializes in climate and sustainability risk with expert industry knowledge across finance, investments, pensions, insurance, and social security systems.

He has extensive international experience working with public and private sector clients to develop a strategic understanding of how climate risk and sustainability risks may affect their commercial activities and industry sectors. Dan has helped Governments to protect their citizens and support their economies and worked with private sector clients to manage their climate change risks, move towards net zero, invest responsibly and implement sustainable practices.
Dr Mark McLeod_Concurrent Speaker
Dr Mark McLeod 

Dr Mark McLeod is a senior research scientist in the Applied Machine Learning department at Mind Foundry. He obtained his doctorate from the University of Oxford, on the subject of Bayesian optimization.
Pedro Medford

Pedro Medford is a young actuarial professional, with over 10 years’ experience in the pension, banking, and life insurance industries. Pedro holds a bachelor’s degree in Actuarial Science from the University of the West Indies and a master’s degree in Financial Forecasting and Investments from the University of Glasgow in Scotland. For his master’s dissertation, Pedro utilized various econometric models to assess the long-term relationship and the effects of the bilateral foreign exchange rate on the performance of the Jamaican Stock Market. Today, Pedro is an Actuarial Manager at Manulife and a Member of the Board Directors of the Caribbean Actuarial Association. He continues to have a passion for research, technology, and innovation. He is also a strong advocate for volunteerism, community service and continuous education.
Dr Daniel Meier_Concurrent Speaker
Dr Daniel Meier

Daniel holds a diploma in Mathematics and a PhD with in Computer Science, both from University of Konstanz in Germany. He joined Swiss Re in 2008, working in Risk Management where he was essential for the development of Swiss Re's Group Risk Model used for regulators and internal capital allocation. Daniel is a fully qualified actuary of the Swiss Actuarial Association, where he also actively contributes to the Data Science working group, and joined the Swiss Re Institute as member of the Life & Behaviour R&D team in 2020, where he is working on individual health forecasting models.
Eduardo Trigo_Concurrent Presenter
Dr Eduardo Melinsky

Doctor on Economics-Actuarial Sciences, Actuary, Public Accountant University of Buenos Aires (U.B.A) Professor of Actuarial Sciences and Director of the Actuarial Program of the U.B.A. Presidente of the Actuarial Committee of the CPCECABA International Consulting Actuary at Melinsky, Pellegrinelli y Asoc - Abelica Global Firm, with large experience in Social Security Programs and Employee Benefits in Latin America
Ramona Meyricke_Concurrent Speaker
Ramona Meyricke

An actuary for more than 15 years, Ramona focuses on using data, analytics and actuarial modelling to improve government, health and disability systems and services.She has extensive expertise in economic and financial modelling, predictive analytics and risk modelling across a range of applications in government and insurance.

Ramona is an active member of the Actuaries Institute’s Climate Risk Working Group and regularly presents and writes about the implications of climate change, and how government and businesses can manage climate risk.
Tatjana Miljkovic_Concurrent Speaker
Associate Professor Tatjana Miljkovic

I am the associate professor and actuarial science adviser in the Department of Statistics at Miami University. I bring many years of industry experience to the classroom, providing an important role in the successful mentoring and advising of students. My primary research interests are in actuarial science and applied statistics. I have published my research in several top actuarial journals such as Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, Scandinavian Actuarial Journal, North American Actuarial Journal, and Europian Actuarial Journal. 
 Hugh Miller photo Dr Hugh Miller

Hugh Miller is a principal at Taylor Fry consulting, where he co-leads the government practice. For the past 10 years he has been applying actuarial techniques to social sector problems spanning welfare, housing, disability and health. He co-designed the Australian Actuaries Intergenerational Equity Index, exploring how wealth and wellbeing differs across time and generations. He is the 2021 Australian Actuary of the Year.
Zara Mkrtchyan_Concurrent Speaker
Zara Mkrtchyan

She works as an actuary in Grand Thornton in Armenia since 2014. This role capitalizes on more than 10-year of her experience as a Responsible Actuary of one of the biggest general insurance companies in Armenia specializing in healthcare insurance service, where she managed product pricing and technical provisioning, and other interlinked technological aspects to solve societal and business problems. Based on this extensive experience, she has been actively building the Actuarial Society of Armenia (ASA), NGO, as its founding and board member promoting the actuarial profession in Armenia. 
Darragh Monaghan

Darragh Monaghan is a qualified actuary with a variety of experience across the financial services sector in Ireland, the UK and Australia/New Zealand. He has extensive experience in superannuation, investment consulting and life (re)insurance. In his current role he is actively involved in the growth of longevity products in the Australian and New Zealand markets. 
Tal Morgenstern_Concurrent Presenter
Tal Morgenstern

Tal is a Partner leading the Business Algorithms team at Deloitte Consulting. Tal has +22 years of experience working with large global financial institutions including +12 years advising clients in Australia and Asia Pacific on Quantitative Modelling and Risk Management.

He has led a large number of programs involving review, validation and development of quantitative models. Main areas of focus includes: Market, Credit & Liquidity Risk, Capital Modelling & Stress Testing and Quantitative Strategy. Prior to working as a consultant, Tal held several senior positions in Risk Management at Banco Itau Unibanco.

Tal is a registered qualified actuary in Argentina, a member of the Society of Actuaries (US) as well as the International Actuarial Association, and a PhD Candidate in Mathematics & Statistics at the University of Sydney.
Ibrahim Muhanna_Concurrent Speaker
Ibrahim Muhanna

Founded in 1986 i.e. Muhanna & co. (Actuaries-&-Consultants) in Cyprus; in 1988 Omnilife insurance company in UK; in 1994 the Muhanna Foundation in Switzerland; & in 2000 Muhanna (Rating Services) in Lebanon. Graduated from University-of-Michigan (1976) MSc in Actuarial-Mathematics. Since 1986 he has advised 52 insurers, 23 governments, clients in 38 countries. He has written several papers & delivered over 700 presentations on actuarial issues in 60 countries.

He has been a member of the IAA since 1985 and is actively involved in many IAA Committees & Sections. He was the founding member of the IAA Health Section. First Chairman of Cyprus Actuarial Association, member of the Swiss-Association Actuaries, past President Lebanese Association Actuaries, Fellow of Actuarial Society of Tanzania & Fellow of the Institute & Faculty of Actuaries in the UK. In 2020, he received the International Actuarial Consulting Association (IACA) Max Lander Lifetime Achievement Award, the most prestigious award given to a consulting actuary globally.
Satraajeet Mukherjee_Concurrent Speaker
Satraajeet Mukherjee

Satraajeet is a seasoned Actuarial Data Science Leader with 8 years of AI, machine-learning and strategic advisory experience across all key insurance functions (pricing, underwriting, claims, sales, distribution, reserving, capital, reinsurance, etc.).

He has extensive experience in go-to-market (GTM) strategy, business development, solution architecture and technology-led transformation. He specializes in the design and implementation of cutting-edge analytical solutions across the insurance value chain.

He serves as a trusted advisor to chief executives of major global and countrywide insurers, assisting with the development, execution, governance, and ROI monitoring of enterprise analytics roadmaps. He improves revenue streams by launching new solutions, developing analytics playbooks, and driving asset development for new use cases. He has a successful track record of building cross-functional data science teams, mentoring team members, driving innovation lab initiatives, and leading data science and strategy teams for solving complex problems.
Lusani Mulaudzi

Lusani Mulaudzi is a Healthcare Actuary, Independent non-executive director, and Lecturer. He is a trained Design thinking practitioner and is passionate about innovation.

He has worked as a CEO of a Healthcare Administrator and Managed Care Organization, worked as Healthcare Actuary of large Healthcare Administrator and Managed Care Organization and as an actuarial consultant for a large insurance company in South Africa. He is an independent non-executive director for a couple of private insurance companies and does public interest work for the Actuarial Society of South Africa. In 2020 he joined the University of Cape Town as a lecturer.

In addition to his professional work, Lusani has been involved in the leadership structures of several community development organizations.
Edwin Mulenga

Edwin Mulenga works at Reserve Bank of Malawi as a principal examiner for life insurance companies. Previously he held similar post but responsible for the pension industry. He has been involved in drafting pension and insurance regulations in Malawi He is an associate member of the IFoA with one exam to fulfil exam requirements for the fellowship status. He worked as an IT security professional at the central bank for 6 years before embarking on an actuarial journey. He also holds a CISA certification. He obtained an MSc in Actuarial Science from Heriot-Watt University, UK and BSc in Mathematics and Computer Science of the University of Malawi
Rade Musulin_Concurrent Presenter
Rade Musulin

Rade Musulin is a Principal at Finity Consulting in Sydney, Australia, focusing on extreme events and climate risk. Previously he served as the Chief Executive Officer of FBAlliance Insurance, Chief Operating Officer of Aon Benfield Analytics Asia Pacific, and Vice President Operations, Public Affairs, and Reinsurance for the Florida Farm Bureau Insurance Companies.

Rade serves as Chair of the Actuaries Institute of Australia Climate Change Working Group, Chair of the International Actuarial Association’s Resource and Environment Virtual Forum, and was Vice President – Casualty for the American Academy of Actuaries from 2016 – 2018.

His main areas of interest include how changing population demographics affect catastrophe exposure, climate change adaptation, applications of catastrophe models for disaster planning in developing countries, building code development, and community resilience. Rade has maintained close ties with academic institutions, including being a lecturer for undergraduate classes in actuarial science, risk management, and political science.
Prof Philip Ngare_Concurrent Speaker
Professor Philip Ngare

Prof Philip Ngare is an Actuarial science expert at University of Nairobi, Kenya. He has a good teaching, research and supervision experience. His work on valuation of financial and insurance products has been published in many peer review journals.
Kwanda Ngwenduna_Concurrent Speaker
Kwanda Ngwenduna

Kwanda is currently a PhD student in Actuarial Science at the University of Cape Town. He is an Associate Member of ASSA with a double Honours in Actuarial Science & Statistics & MSc. Data Science from the University of Witwatersrand. He has over 10 years’ experience in insurance and reinsurance, predominantly in machine learning, pricing, reserving and basis development. In his role as Head of Actuarial at Land Bank Insurance, he manages the actuarial function for both life & non-life insurance licences. He is a member of the ASSA Member Engagement Board, Research Committee and was previously in the ASSA Council as a Student Representative in 2020-2021. He previously worked for Munich Re of Africa, VODACOM and ABSA Life. He is currently in the process of completing his last actuarial exam in order to become a Fellow Member of ASSA.
George Odera_Concurrent Speaker
George Odera

A qualified actuary with over 10 years of experience in project management, credit risk modeling, digital product development and mobile money payments. Currently the insurance lead at M-PESA (Africa’s largest Fintech and Mobile Payments Provider), responsible for developing and executing the insurance strategy using technology.
Prof Dr Annamaria Olivieri_Concurrent Presenter
Professor Annamaria Olivieri

Prof. dr. Annamaria Olivieri is Professor of Mathematical Methods for Economics, Actuarial Science and Finance at the Department of Economics and Management of University of Parma (Italy). She is an Associate Investigator of CEPAR, UNSW (Sydney). She is Associate Editor of the European Actuarial Journal and editorial board member of Risks. Her research interests include life and health insurance modelling and actuarial risk management. Her work has been published (among the others) in Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, Astin Bulletin, Annals of Actuarial Science, European Actuarial Journal, Risks.
Dr John Olukuru_Concurrent Speaker
Dr John Olukuru

John is the Head of Data Science and Analytics, Strathmore University, Business School. He is also the Director, Risk Management Centre. He is working on a number of Actuarial and Data science projects and Board of director trainings in data science programs for various companies in East Africa, including Kenya Airways, World Bank, Heritage Insurance, BRITAM, ICEA Lion, Jubilee Insurance. Dr.Olukuru was influential in setting up two research groups at Strathmore University; Centre of Value Investing and Risk management Centre. He has been the Dean of the Strathmore, School of finance and Applied Economics, offering Actuarial Science, Financial Economics and Business Science Finance. He has been an Actuarial Science lecturer at Strathmore University. John holds a PhD in Quantitative Finance from University of Glasgow. He has MSc Actuarial Science (Heriot Watt University – Edinburgh, UK) and MSc Statistics (University of Nairobi); A member of International Association of Quantitative Finance and a member of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA).
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Professor Tadayoshi Otsuka

Tadayoshi Otsuka is a professor at Waseda University Graduate School of Accountancy, granted a PhD Degree in Economics and a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Japan.

He has been in charge of pricing and risk management in life insurance and reinsurance companies since 1981 and was appointed as the product development executive in a foreign life insurance company. After leaving the company, he was a researcher at Waseda University Research Institute on Insurance Supervisions and Regulations, and an assistant professor at Waseda University Graduate School of Commerce before being appointed to the current position in 2018. His specialties are actuarial science, risk management, insurance mathematics and financial engineering. His main books: "Management strategy for sustainable life insurance business ---Improving early warning capabilities by financial indicators and risk measurement methods", 2014, "ERM based upon economic value", Co-written, 2015, "New horizons for insurance sales", Co-written, 2016.
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Martin Oymanns

After ICA 2018, at the office of the German Association of Actuaries (DAV) Martin is now responsible for national and international events such as DAV´s Annual Meeting and the AAE´s European Congress of Actuaries. In addition, he takes care of DAV´s international initiatives such as the actuarial streaming platform actuview and the job portal actupool.

Martin holds a diploma degree in mathematics and is a fellow of the German Association of Actuaries. He is also an active volunteer in AAE, IAA and CGA as a member of the AAE Communication Panel, as a board member of IAALS as well by being part of the IAA Sections Marketing TF and the Events WG of CGA.
M.Sc. Onur Özdil_Concurrent Speaker
Onur Özdil 

Onur Özdil holds a Master of Science in Mathematics from the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg and is a PhD student at the Department for Insurance Economics and Risk Management at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) in Nürnberg, Germany. His research interests include climate risks and sustainable investment approaches as well as stochastic modeling for non-life insurers. 
Sharanjit Paddam_Concurrent Presenter
Sharanjit Paddam

Sharanjit is an actuary with over 25 years’ experience specialising in climate risk assessment, management and strategy. He was previously Head of Environmental, Social and Governance Risk at QBE Insurance Group, where he was responsible for Climate & ESG risk frameworks and TCFD reporting. He led the Climate Measurement Standards Initiative, developing scientific recommendations on scenario analysis for Australian banks, insurers and asset owners. He performed climate scenario analysis for CBA’s 2018 TCFD reporting. Sharanjit was awarded Risk Manager of the year 2020 by the Climate Alliance. 
Neil Parkin_Concurrent Speaker
Neil Parkin

Hailing from South Africa, my first actuarial experience was in the Healthcare arena – a truly exciting, complex and challenging market. This provided a strong grounding for my career in group risk benefits over the next decade, culminating in my role as a Group Risk Actuary at RGA South Africa in 2015.

In 2018, I took on the role of Chief Pricing Actuary, which helped obtain a more detailed and technical view across the full suite of risk benefits in the market.

In 2021, I shifted from pricing to a client focused role, becoming Head of Business Development for RGA South Africa. During a radio interview I was once described as “an actuary... who almost has a personality”. Others joke that an actuary’s best contraceptive is their personality. So despite all this, I’m proud to say that I beat these odds ending up the most amazing wife and two wonderful daughters.
Pietro Parodi_Concurrent Presenter
Pietro Parodi

Pietro Parodi (PhD, FIA) is a pricing actuary working for SCOR Specialty Insurance since 2016, where he heads the Methods and Tools team. He has worked in insurance since 1999 with various roles, including IT project management, actuarial pricing and risk management. Prior to this he worked in academia as a research scientist in various fields including machine vision, computational complexity and neuroscience. He is the author of the book "Pricing in General Insurance" (2014) by Chapman & Hill, and of several several research papers in non-life insurance. He received the Brian Hey Award in 2012 for his paper on triangle-free reserving. He holds a PhD in Physics from the University of Genoa (Italy) and is a fellow of the UK Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.
Miheka Patel_Concurrent Presenter
Miheka Patel

Miheka is a consultant at Finity with a background in environmental engineering. She has extensive experience in supporting clients with the delivery of climate change, policy development, emission reporting and energy markets projects. She has conducted multiple physical and transition climate risk assessments for clients and supported the implementation of TCFD recommendations across the insurance, retail, energy and building sectors.
Christian de Peretti_Concurrent Presenter
Christian de Peretti 

Christian de Peretti obtained a PhD in Quantitative Economics and Econometrics from the University of Aix-Marseille-II in 2003 and an accreditation to supervise research in Economics from the University of Evry in 2007. He was Senior Lecturer in Finance and Derivatives at the London Metropolitan University in 2005. He was Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Evry from 2005 to 2008 where he headed a Master in Risk and Asset Management. Since 2008, he is Associate Professor of Economics at École Centrale de Lyon, and researcher at the Institute of Financial and Insurance Sciences (ISFA) in Lyon. He teaches Applied Mathematics, Econometrics, Finance and Economics. His research deals with econometrics and finance.
Ramon Jose Perez Jimenez_Concurrent Speaker
Ramón José Pérez Jiménez

I was born in 1969 and I studied Economics at the University of Alicante, specializing in Economic Analysis and Quantitative Economics. In 1994, after finishing my studies, I joined the company where I currently work, Divina Pastora Seguros, where I dealt with basic administrative tasks before being responsible for starting up the Internal Audit department. Working in an insurance company led me to start my actuarial studies, which I finished in 2003. Since 2008 I have been the actuarial director of this company. I have also studied computer engineering. Academically, I have been an associate professor of mathematics for economics at the University of Valencia and I am a professor of Options and Derivatives in a financial master's degree.
Bernardo Perez-Orozco

Dr Bernardo Perez-Orozco is a lead machine learning scientist in the Applied Machine Learning department at Mind Foundry. He obtained his doctorate from the University of Oxford, on the subject of using LTSMs for timeseries forecasting.
Peter Phillips_Concurrent Presenter
Peter Phillips

Peter is the founder, President and CEO of the PathWise Solutions Group (PSG) at Aon. He oversees the delivery of investment advisory and consulting services, and PathWise software products, which help life insurance companies manage their life and retirement businesses. Peter has over 25 years of derivative trading, modeling and risk management experience in the banking and insurance industries, and in starting, developing and managing innovative risk management solutions. Prior to joining Aon, Peter helped start and manage variable annuity hedging programs in Europe, the United States and Canada for CIGNA, AXA and Manulife. Previously he worked at AIG as part of the Global Investment Group, and at U.S. Bancorp. Peter earned an Honors MBA from the University of Chicago and a M.Sc, in Finance from the London School of Economics. He also earned an Honors Bachelor of Commerce and Economics from the University of Toronto. 
Bartosz Piwcewicz_Concurrent Speaker
Bartosz Piwcewicz

Bartosz is a passionate leader with broad experience across different industries gained in both corporate and consulting roles. He has a proven track record in successfully building and leading actuarial and analytical functions, engaging with executives and boards, developing and implementing impactful data-driven strategies and improving business practices for companies in Australia and New Zealand.
Sylvia Pleskot_Concurrent Speaker

Sylvia Pleskot

Sylvia Pleskot, FIAA, is the Head of Business Development for Swiss Re in Asia across both L&H and P&C. Sylvia is a qualified actuary with over 15 years of experience in life insurance, and is currently based in Hong Kong. She has worked in a variety of strategic finance, valuation, product development and analytics roles within direct insurance and reinsurance.

Deny Pommeret_Concurrent Presenter
Denys Pommeret

Denys Pommeret is Full Professor at Aix-Marseille Université Today in position at ISFA (Lyon). Member of the SAF (Science Actuarial and Finance). Research interests: Goodness-of-Fit test for copulas, Bayesian selection, Mixture models.

Avatar-image  Craig Price

Craig Price is a qualified actuary and has significant expertise in strategy, execution and innovation in data science, insurance pricing and analytics. He has held senior roles managing large teams across the insurance and banking sector and has more than 25 years of experience in financial services. He is currently the Chair of the Actuaries' Institute's Data Analytics Practice Committee.

In his role as Head of Data Science & AI Centre of Excellence for the Suncorp Group, he manages a team of data scientists and analytics professionals building innovative solutions for market leading Australian Insurance and Banking brands including AAMI, Suncorp, GIO and Apia. His team also enables the broader Data Science & Analytics community across Suncorp Group to maximise the business value the Group gets from its investments in data.
Avatar-image  William Price

William Price is CEO of D3P Global Pensions and has over 20-years experience in strategy, policy, research and consulting in the public and private sector. His expertise covers social policy, investment and financial services in pension and insurance with a key focus on digital inclusion and new business models. Before D3P Global he worked for the World Bank, UK Treasury, UK Pension Regulator, and in collaboration with the OECD and International Organization of Pension Supervisors. He has worked on all aspects of the public and private sector involvement in pensions and the payout phase – including research, technology solutions and regulation.

He has published on a wide range of issues including as contributing editor for the book “Saving the Next Billion from Old Age Poverty” and has taught on the impact of FinTech on insurance and pensions at the Toronto Centre for Global Leadership in Financial Supervision. His first degree is from Oxford University and he has a Masters in Economics from University College London.
Colin Priest_Concurrent Speaker Colin Priest

Colin Priest is Global Lead, AI Governance for DataRobot, where he advises businesses on how to build business cases and successfully manage data science projects. Colin has held several CEO and general management roles, where he has championed data science initiatives in financial services, healthcare, security, oil and gas, government, and marketing. With a passion for how humans and AIs can work together, Colin has contributed to Singapore Government projects on AI ethics, AI governance, and the future of work. Colin is a strong supporter of the science of healthcare and does pro bono work for cancer research.
Avatar-image  Louise Pryor

Louise Pryor has had a varied career as an actuary, academic, and software developer. She has practised as an independent consultant in the areas of software risk and sustainability and has worked on financial modelling for social security and pensions reform in a number of emerging economies. She currently focuses on sustainability and co-chairs the Actuaries Carbon Collaboration. Louise is a Past-President of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, Chair of the London Climate Change Partnership and a non-executive director of the Ecology Building Society. 
V S Rajeshwar

V S Rajeshwar is a GI actuary with experience in reserving, pricing and regulatory reporting. In his current role, he is head the Specialty Costing tools & UW support team in Swiss Re Bangalore.
V S Rajeshwar

V S Rajeshwar is a GI actuary with experience in reserving, pricing and regulatory reporting. In his current role, he is head the Specialty Costing tools & UW support team in Swiss Re Bangalore.
Matt Ralph_Concurrent Speaker Matt Ralph

Matt Ralph is Gen Re's Regional Chief Actuary in Australia and New Zealand where he leads the pricing and data and analytics functions. He has over 25 years' experience as an actuary working across a range of financial services. Before joining Gen Re he spent time working with actuarial technology provider Montoux and as Head of Pricing at AMP Life.
Avatar-image  Armando Miguel Nieto Ranero

Chief Executive Officer, Divina Pastora Seguros, Mutua de Seguros, Valencia. Associate Professor of Econometrics, BSc in Business Administration and Management, Miguel Hernández University of Elche. PHD in Computer Sciences, Network and Information Technologies, Open University of Catalonia, Barcelona. BSc & MSc in Theoretical Physics, Faculty of Physics, University of Valencia. MSc in Electricity, Electronics & Computer Sciences, Faculty of Physics, University of Valencia. BSc & MSc in Economics, Faculty of Economics, University of Valencia. MSc in Actuarial and Financial Sciences, Faculty of Economics, University of Valencia.
Eric Ranson_Concurrent Speaker Eric Ranson
Eric Ranson is a Consulting Actuary, Financial Markets Dealer, Investment Banker, Treasurer, Fund Manager, Entrepreneur
Avatar-image Kaarlo Reipas

Kaarlo Reipas works as a senior mathematician at the Finnish Centre for Pensions developing long-term projection models on Finnish public earnings-related pensions and evaluating financial impacts of pension legislation. He has prepared financial analyses of several major pension reforms in Finland and participated in the work of the EU Ageing Working Group. He has a master's degree in mathematics from Helsinki University and has also worked as a mathematician/actuarial specialist at KPMG Finland.
Dr Alfredo Egidio dos Reis_Concurrent Speaker Dr. Alfredo D. Egídio dos Reis

Dr. Alfredo D. Egídio dos Reis is Professor of Finance at ISEG, Lisbon School of Economics and Management, University of Lisbon, Portugal. He holds a PhD in Actuarial Mathematics and Statistics (1994), on Risk and Ruin Theory, from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK, a Habilitation in Mathematics and also in Management (2002 and 2011), both from ISEG.

He was director of the ISEG’s Master Programme in Actuarial Science, member of the scientific committee of ISEG’s PhD programme on Mathematics Applied to Economics & Management and also President and Scientific Coordinator of ISEG’s Research Centre CEMAPRE (member of REM). He is a fellow of the Portuguese Institute of Actuaries, Portuguese Mathematical Society, and of the Order of Economists. Alfredo is also Co-Editor of the European Actuarial Journal. He was a co-organiser and member of the scientific committee of several international actuarial conferences , such as the Congress of Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, ASTIN Colloquium (President of the Scientific Committee) and European Actuarial Journal Conference (Chair of Scientific and Organising Committee for 2024).
Ronald Richman_Concurrent Speaker Ronald Richman

Ron is an experienced actuary and risk manager, currently Chief Actuary at Old Mutual Insure, responsible for oversight of all actuarial activities in the OMI Group. Before this he was Managing Head of Insurance Actuarial at SA Taxi and Associate Director at QED Actuaries and Consultants, Africa’s largest independent actuarial consulting firm. Prior to this, he led the Enterprise Risk Management and Actuarial Functions for the AIG group within Africa.

Ron is a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) and the Actuarial Society of South Africa (ASSA), holds practicing certificates in Short Term Insurance and Life Insurance from ASSA, and a Masters of Philosophy in Actuarial Science, with distinction, from the University of Cape Town. Ron chairs the Actuarial Society of South Africa’s ERM committee and is a member of the ASTIN Board. 
Octavio Rojas_Concurrent Speaker Octavio Rojas

Octavio Rojasis a Venezuelan bilingual actuary (Native level in both English and Spanish) with more than 30 years of credited experience. His line of work has been within multidisciplinary and multicultural environments. Amongst the roles he had, we have the following: Independent Consultant for USAID, Actuarial and Benefits Consultant for Towers Perrin and MERCER, consultant and actuary for Venezuelan insurance companies, Tech advisor for the Caribbean Actuarial Association.

Currently, he works as a freelance consultant, sharing his time with actuarial research on non-regular actuarial problems. He is currently an Associate Member of the Caribbean Actuarial Association (2020), a Committee member of IAA’s International Association of Consulting Actuaries (2018-2022), a Board Member of Actuaires Du Monde (in English: Actuaries of the World) (2021-2024), member of IAAHS’s COVID 19 Project Team and CAA’s representant in IAA’s Pension Accounting Committee, a registered researcher at the Society of Actuaries. 
Rosalind Rossouw  Rosalind Rossouw

Rosalind Rossouwis a Life Actuary with over 20 years of professional experience. Her broader working background is in the fields of Life Insurance and Pensions Consulting, both in the United Kingdom and in South Africa. Rosalind is a member of the IFoA's Sustainability Board and is primarily responsible for supporting the Communities portfolio with a particular focus on helping to oversee the Sustainability Volunteer Group.

She also volunteers for the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries by serving on the the Diversity Action Group, and has previously also been a member of the Life Conference Committee and has also chaired an IFoA's COVID-19 Actuarial Taskforce Capital Management workstream. Furthermore, Rosalind is passionate about being an ambassador for the global Actuarial Profession and serves the international actuarial community as a member of the IAALS Board and the IAALS Resource and Environment Forum. Rosalind has previously presented at the ICA 2014 and VICA 2018, the European Congress of Actuaries in Lisbon in 2019 and various IFoA and IAA conferences and webinars. She has also written articles published in the Actuary Magazine.
Avatar-image Kyle Rudden

Kyle Rudden is a consulting actuary and chartered accountant with 30 years’ experience in financial services consulting, primarily in the Caribbean and Central America. At KR Services Limited, he heads a team of actuaries and related professionals providing actuarial consulting services in the life, non-life, pensions and banking practice areas. Kyle has acted as Appointed Actuary / independent consulting actuary to many life and non-life insurers and benefit programs operating in the region, including clients reporting under IFRS, US, UK, Canadian and Dutch standards.

He is a frequent speaker on actuarial and accounting issues, particularly the application of IFRS, regulatory and actuarial standards in developing markets. Kyle is committed to sustainable and ethical human development initiatives, ranging from internships for underprivileged students to supporting actuarial and accounting educational programs internationally. A Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and an Associate of the Casualty Actuarial Society, he is an active participant in local, regional and international accounting and actuarial bodies.
Avatar-image Scott Rushing

Scott Rushing has 25 years industry experience and is currently the Head of Data Insights for RGA’s Global Data and Analytics team where his responsibilities include leading a group of advanced-analytics actuaries and data scientists to develop data solutions and generate mortality and morbidity insights to support our underwriting, medical, actuarial, and innovation teams globally. Scott’s past roles include Head of RGA’s Data Science team, Head of U.S. Experience Analytics, as well as Pricing and Product Development roles.

Scott is a frequent presenter at industry conferences and has published research on numerous topics such as credit scores, prescription histories, motor vehicle records, seasonality, post-level term, artificial intelligence, medical advances, and more. Scott received a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in actuarial science from Drake University, and a Master of Arts (M.A.) in statistics from the University of Missouri – Columbia. He is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA) and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries (MAAA). 
Avatar-image Prof. Dr. Jochen Ruß

Prof. Dr. Jochen Ruß is managing partner of the Institut für Finanz- und Aktuarwissenschaften (ifa), an actuarial consulting firm based in Ulm, Germany. The focus of his consulting work is on innovative life insurance products, actuarial aspects of life settlements, and behavioral aspects of insurance demand. Jochen is also adjunct professor for actuarial science at Ulm University and lectures at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität and the Technische Universität in Munich. For his research in actuarial science, behavioral insurance, and demography he received ten research awards in Australia (1997 and 2000), Singapore (1998) and Germany (1999, 2000, 2004, 2006, 2009, 2016, and 2018).

Jochen also serves on several advisory boards, is an associate editor of the Asia Pacific Journal of Risk and Insurance and acts as a referee for numerous academic journals. He is a member of the German Society for Actuarial and Financial Mathematics and the American Risk and Insurance managing partner of the Institut für Finanz- und Aktuarwissenschaften (ifa), an actuarial consulting firm based in Ulm, Germany. The focus of his consulting work is on innovative life insurance products, actuarial aspects of life settlements, and behavioral aspects of insurance demand.

Jochen is also adjunct professor for actuarial science at Ulm University and lectures at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität and the Technische Universität in Munich. For his research in actuarial science, behavioral insurance, and demography he received ten research awards in Australia (1997 and 2000), Singapore (1998) and Germany (1999, 2000, 2004, 2006, 2009, 2016, and 2018). Jochen also serves on several advisory boards, is an associate editor of the Asia Pacific Journal of Risk and Insurance and acts as a referee for numerous academic journals. He is a member of the German Society for Actuarial and Financial Mathematics and the American Risk and Insurance Association. 
Sahibbir Sandhu_Concurrent Presenter Sahibbir Sandhu

Sahibbir Sandhu is currently an Associate Director at the consulting team in the PathWise Solutions Group at Aon. His professional experience consists of actuarial modelling, economic scenario generator (ESG) calibration & simulation, nested stochastic simulation, and hedging. His academic training comprises of actuarial science and mathematical finance. He completed the Master of Mathematical Finance program at the University of Toronto and holds an Honors Bachelor of Science in Actuarial and Financial Mathematics from McMaster University. 
Avatar-image Oliver Lunding Sandqvist

Oliver Lunding SandqvistI am an Industrial PhD student in actuarial mathematics at PFA Pension and the Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. Broadly speaking, I am interested in actuarial mathematics, probability theory, and statistics. My research is centered around multi-state modeling in life insurance with a specific focus on modeling disability insurance products.

Currently, I am interested in how to construct IBNR and RBNS models for multi-state models, and how to measure the causal effect of interventions that seek to reduce the number of disabled insureds. I got my bachelor's and master's degree in actuarial mathematics at the Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Copenhagen in 2019 and 2021 respectively. I worked as a student assistant at PFA Pension from 08/2017-08/2021 and as an actuary from 08/2021-02/2022.
Avatar-image Azat Sapin

Sapin A.M., Phd doctoral student in Kazakh National University named Al-Farabi, Head of actuarial division at the Joint-stock company “Unified Accumulative Pension Fund”.
 Lauri Saraste_Concurrent Speaker Lauri Saraste

Lauri Saraste has 20+ years of work experience from the insurance sector; life, non-life, investments, pensions and re-insurance. Currently working as a Director in LocalTapiola Group (Finland), responsible on Group ALM, he is strongly involved with the investment and insurance business decisions insurers are facing day-to-day.

In addition to his day job, Lauri participates widely on both on the actuarial and the mutual insurer’s co-operation in Europe. Currently he is the chairperson of the insurance committee of AAE, member of the EIOPA IRSG (since 2018) and a member of AMICE’s prudential regulation working group.
Masaki Sashida_Concurrent Speaker Masaki Sashida

Masika Sashidais a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Japan, and works for MeijiYasuda Life Insurance co., in Japan. In the past - BS from University of Tokyo - 3 Years Working in Accounting Department - 2 Years Working in Asset Allocation Department These days - Investing with Machine Learning 
 Dr Jurg Schelldorfer_Concurrent Speaker Dr. Jürg Schelldorfer

Dr. Jürg Schelldorfer is a Senior Actuarial Data Scientist in the Advanced Analytics Center of Excellence (CoE) at Swiss Re. He is a fully qualified actuary of the Swiss Association of Actuaries (SAA) and the chair of the SAA "Data Science" working party. In 2018, he was a visiting lecturer at the University of Basel. Previously, he worked for KPMG Switzerland and AXA Switzerland as a non-life actuary. He studied mathematics at the ETH Zurich and received his doctorate in statistics from the same institution.
Avatar-image Dr. Frank Schiller

Dr. Frank Schiller has been working at Munich Re as Chief Actuary in life and health reinsurance since 2015 and is responsible for the markets in Europe and Middle East. In this position he is in charge of data management and analytics, experience studies, and pricing. Before that he was Chief Risk Officer at Swiss Life from 2011 to 2015, first for the Swiss and later for the German market. From 2001 to 2011 he worked in various actuarial, risk management and product development positions at ERGO and Munich Re. As an active member in the German Actuarial Association (DAV) Dr. Frank Schiller is member of the executive board and chairman of the Enterprise Risk Management Committee.

In the Actuarial Association of Europa (AAE) he is Vice Chair of the Risk Management Committee and Chair of the Sustainability and Climate related Risks Working Group. From 2010 to 2022 he was tutor of the CERA program for the DAV and AAE for module B “Classification and Modeling Risks”. He is also co-founder of the qx-club in Zurich and is organizing the regular meetings. He was born 21 November 1972, studied Mathematics and finished his Ph.D. in 2002. Since 2004 Frank is a certified Actuary (DAV) and since 2013 Certified Enterprise Risk Actuary (CERA). 
 Chris-Erik Schillinger_Concurrent Speaker Chris-Erik Schillinger

Chris-Erik Schillinger is a senior actuary from Stuttgart, Germany, at Wuerttembergische Versicherung AG, one of the top 10 German property and casualty insurers founded in 1828. With more than ten years of experience, Chris has specialized in pricing motor insurance since 2014, where one of his main responsibilities is premium adjustments.

He graduated with honors from Ulm University (Germany) in Mathematics and Management and from the State University of New York at Binghamton (USA) in Mathematical Sciences. During his two stays in the US, he took much pleasure in studying and teaching in an international environment. As an instructor for the German Association of Actuaries (DAV), Chris also puts a lot of effort into educating the next generation of actuaries. While attending ICA 2018 in Berlin, he felt inspired to present his ideas in front of an international audience at the next congress. 
Dr John Schoonbee_Concurrent Speaker Dr John Schoonbee 

Dr John Schoonbee is a medical doctor who qualified from the University of Cape Town in 1995. He has been working in the insurance field for over 20 years, and directly for reinsurers since 2005. John began working at Swiss Re in 2011 and is based in Zurich. He is involved in many aspects of life insurance, including product development, risk and claims assessment, as well as helping with pricing some of the more complex medical life and health products.

John became Swiss Re's Global Chief Medical Officer in 2017 and works with a team of over 15 permanent and consultant medical doctors, in addition to focusing on underwriting R&D and key global health topics. He recently initiated a collaboration between Swiss Re and The BMJ to host a seminal event on reassessing Nutritional Science due to the clear link between diet and the catastrophic effect on non-communicable diseases.
Avatar-image Lena Schütte

Lena Schütte joined Azenes in April 2017 as an actuarial consultant and has since then been involved in various projects, with a focus on the swiss health insurance sector. Her focus has been on the modeling of financial risks for solvency calculation, including the development of tools and best practices for quality assurance, implementation of regulatory requirements as well as data validation and the respective Reporting.

Furthermore, she contributes to the work of the Appointed Actuary , mainly the calculation of the technical reserves, which encompasses data validation, analysis and documentation of the results and reviews. It also involves the assessment of compliance with tied assets and other regulatory requirements. From 2015 to 2016, Lena Schütte has worked in Individual Life Pricing at Swiss Life, being mostly concerned with the pricing, monitoring and analysis of Unit-Linked Products. Lena holds a Master in Actuarial Science from University of Basel and a Bachelor in Mathematics from University of Zurich. An additional Master in Applied Mathematics from ETH Zurich was obtained in 2022.
Aaron Segal_Concurrent Presenter  Aaron Segal 

Aaron Segal Graduated in 1997 from City University with an Actuarial Science degree. He qualified as a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries in 2011. He joined Nigel Sloam & Co in 2007 and was made a Partner in January 2013. He has more than 25 years experience in the pensions industry. He is involved in a broad range of actuarial work, for trustees / employers / members / individuals, actuarial valuations, pension loss on redundancy, pensions on divorce, life interests and reversions. He is also responsible for supervising and managing actuarial analysts of the firm. 
Dr Dimitri Semenovich_Concurrent Speaker Dr. Dimitri Semenovich

Dr. Dimitri Semenovich is a Director of Analytics at Insurance Australia Group. He has a particular interest in the advancement of practical actuarial methodology and its realignment with modern advances in optimisation and machine learning. His other interests are in market design and risk theory. Dimitri has a PhD in Computer Science. 
Amit Shah_Concurrent Presenter Amit Shah 

Amit Shaw graduated in Actuarial Science at Cass Business School in London. He is a Fellow of The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries His initial actuarial training was with a Life Assurance Company and subsequently at the London office of an international pensions consultancy. He joined Nigel Sloam & Co in 1994 and has been a Partner since 1996. As well as providing actuarial and consultancy advice covering all aspects of corporate and individual pension arrangements Amit enjoys the challenge of applying his skills to other aspects of actuarial work. This includes assessment of financial losses such as on redundancy or personal injury, evaluation of individual life interests and reversions on dismantling of trusts and funeral plan funding.
Avatar-image Rushabh Shah

Rushabh Shah is an experienced Actuary working within the non-life insurance industry with experience of having worked within the reinsurance and direct insurance domains. .He is a qualified actuary from The Institute of Actuaries of India with a specialization in Investments and Derivatives. 
Prof Hanlin Shang_Concurrent Presenter  Hanlin Shang

Hanlin Shang is a professor at the Department of Actuarial Studies and Business Analytics, Macquarie University. His research interests include functional time series analysis, mortality modeling, and life annuity pricing. He is currently an editor for the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Statistics, an associate editor for the Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A, Computational Statistics, Forecasting, and International Journal of Forecasting.
Avatar-image  Rick Shaw

Rick Shaw is recognised internationally for his leadership on a range of complex and controversial issues. He has advised the IMF and World Bank on social security reform in the Middle East, the Financial Stability Board on capital and equity matters, Australian Treasury on a range of issues, several governments on establishing terrorist and natural catastrophe funding mechanisms, and the IAIS on a range of issues including the regulation of takaful insurance.

He assisted UK and US governments negotiate with investment banks and creditors on the determination of value of the sub-prime portfolios which precipitated the global financial crisis, and led a team which determined losses arising from the World Trade Centre etc. attack in September 2001. He was on the Death Watch committee that led to the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. His current focus is building ethical algorithms. Rick is a Gamillaroi man from northern New South Wales. 
Avatar-image  Associate Professor Yang Shen

Yang Shen is an Associate Professor and an ARC DECRA (Discovery Early Career Research Award) Fellow in the School of Risk and Actuarial Studies and an Associate Investigator of CEPAR. He obtained his PhD in Actuarial Studies from Macquarie University in 2014. He worked as a Research Fellow at CEPAR from 2013 to 2015 and an Assistant Professor at York University from 2015 to 2019.

His current research interests are at the intersection of actuarial studies and financial mathematics, including retirement planning, longevity and health risk, optimal insurance and reinsurance, pricing and hedging of insurance and annuity products, portfolio optimization and game theory. His research has been funded by major funding agencies and professional organisations, such as ARC, NSERC, SOA, CAS, etc. Yang was the first winner of DECRA in the field of actuarial studies since the inception of this award. 
Avatar-image Professor Michael Sherris

Professor Michael Sherris is a part time Professor in the School of Risk and Actuarial Studies having retired in 2016. He was Head of Actuarial Studies at UNSW until 2010 having been appointed to UNSW in 1998 to establish the Actuarial Studies program. Before joining UNSW, he was an Associate Professor in Actuarial Studies at Macquarie University.

He is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia, the Institute of Actuaries (UK) and the Society of Actuaries (North America). His part time role concentrates on research, research student supervision and mentoring of early career researchers particularly through the ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research where he is a Chief Investigator and Director of Industry Engagement.
Masaaki Shigehara_Concurrent Presenter  Masaaki Shigehara

Masaaki Shigehara worked from 1987 as an actuary mainly in the Dai-ichi Life in various area (including pricing, reserving, demutualization and accounting standard matters). Since 2010, he is working in the research company of Dai-ichi Life Group. His main research areas are insurance regulation, social security, risk management and life and health insurance products. Masaaki had earned his Master of Science Degree from the University of Tokyo by 1987. From 2013 Masaaki is a member of the Insurance Regulation Committee of the IAA. 
Avatar-image Steven Siegel

Steven Siegel is a senior practice research actuary for the Society of Actuaries (SOA). He is primarily responsible for the management of all research-related efforts in the SOA’s retirement and finance areas of practice as well as other general SOA research initiatives. As part of this role, he is the staff lead on the SOA’s Aging and Retirement Strategic Research program which was launched in the Fall of 2018. Steven has authored articles for industry publications, including SOA’s magazine The Actuary and newsletters.

Prior to joining the SOA, Steven was an assistant vice president at CNA Insurance Company, where he managed a staff of actuaries involved in the pricing and design of group disability, accident and life products. Steven also served as a health actuary for nearly 15 years and was involved with HMO and PPO rating and product development at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois. Steven earned a bachelor’s degree in theoretical mathematics (summa cum laude) from Loyola University of Chicago. He is an associate of the SOA and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries (MAAA) is a senior practice research actuary for the Society of Actuaries (SOA).

He is primarily responsible for the management of all research-related efforts in the SOA’s retirement and finance areas of practice as well as other general SOA research initiatives. As part of this role, he is the staff lead on the SOA’s Aging and Retirement Strategic Research program which was launched in the Fall of 2018. Steven has authored articles for industry publications, including SOA’s magazine The Actuary and newsletters. Prior to joining the SOA, Steven was an assistant vice president at CNA Insurance Company, where he managed a staff of actuaries involved in the pricing and design of group disability, accident and life products. Steven also served as a health actuary for nearly 15 years and was involved with HMO and PPO rating and product development at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois. Steven earned a bachelor’s degree in theoretical mathematics (summa cum laude) from Loyola University of Chicago. He is an associate of the SOA and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries (MAAA).
Avatar-image Rodrigo Souza Silva

Actuary (University of São Paulo - Brazil).
Avatar-image Onofre Simões

Lecturer at ISEG, Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão (Lisbon School of Economics and Management), da Universidade de Lisboa (Lisbon University). Subjects taught at the Masters in Actuarial Science: Survival Models and Life Contingencies and Financial Mathematics. Fields of interest: Life Contingencies, Pensions and Social Security and Financial Mathematics. A few years ago joined the Mortality Working Group (now Mortality Virtual Forum) of the International Actuarial Association, having developed an increased interest in the topics of Longevity and Mortality. 
Avatar-image Aldona Skučaitė

Aldona Skučaitė holds PhD in mathematics from Vilnius university and is full member of Lithuanian Actuarial Society. She represents Lithuanian Actuarial Society on the Health Forum and Social Security Subgroup of International Actuarial Association (IAA). She was vicechair of Social Security Committee since 2016 until restructure of IAA in 2022. She is also active member of Health Section of IAA and serves as Honorary Secretary of this section since 2018. Aldona started her career as actuary in one of life insurance companies in Lithuania. During significant part of her career, she combined working in insurance industry and lecturing at Vilnius university. Currently she works as an actuary in Centralized Annuity Provider of Lithuania.

She is also a teacher of actuarial science at Vilnius university, holds PhD in mathematics from Vilnius university and is full member of Lithuanian Actuarial Society. She represents Lithuanian Actuarial Society on the Health Forum and Social Security Subgroup of International Actuarial Association (IAA). She was vicechair of Social Security Committee since 2016 until restructure of IAA in 2022. She is also active member of Health Section of IAA and serves as Honorary Secretary of this section since 2018. Aldona started her career as actuary in one of life insurance companies in Lithuania. During significant part of her career, she combined working in insurance industry and lecturing at Vilnius university. Currently she works as an actuary in Centralized Annuity Provider of Lithuania. She is also a teacher of actuarial science at Vilnius university. 
Avatar-image Nigel Sloam

He is a Fellow of The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, the Society of Actuaries in Ireland, the Conference of Consulting Actuaries in the United States and an Associate of the Society of Actuaries in the United States. He is also a Chartered Mathematician and a fully qualified member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners. He founded Nigel Sloam & Co in 1979, which has grown into a multi-disciplinary actuarial, wealth planning and legal practice with clients all over the world. Typically the practice advises owner entrepreneurs, high net worth families, senior executives - and those that wish to make their monies “last a lifetime and a little bit longer!” Nigel is the current Chairman of the International Association of Consulting Actuaries (IACA). He has lectured widely in the UK and in every continent at actuarial, pensions, accountancy, legal conferences and seminars. 
Avatar-image Stokeley Smart

Stokeley Smart is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at The University of the West Indies (The UWI), St. Augustine and is the Coordinator of the Actuarial Science degree program. He is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (F.S.A. 2008), a Certified Enterprise Risk Analyst (C.E.R.A. 2007) and a Professional Risk Manager (P.R.M. 2006). He has a Bachelor of Laws, Honors (LL.B) from the University of London (1998) and an Honors Bachelor of Science (H.B.Sc.) from The University of Toronto (1995) with double major in Actuarial Science and Statistics and a minor in Mathematics.

Mr. Smart endeavours to find synergies between actuarial science and other disciplines to create real world solutions for problems that plague society. His projects included collaborations with the Caribbean Court of Justice, the National Insurance Board and The UWI Department of Chemistry. 
Kathryn Spragg

Kathryn Spragg is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia and a Chartered Enterprise Risk Actuary who specialised in Global Retirement Income Systems. She has been part of the Asset Liability Management team at Australian Retirement Trust for nine years where her high-level responsibilities have involved the development and setting of strategies for accumulation and retirement products. This has included the development and ongoing monitoring and solvency management of the ART’s Innovative Retirement Income Stream product, Lifetime Pension. 
Prof Dr Gerhard Stahl_Concurrent Speaker  Prof. Dr. Gerhard Stahl 

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Stahl is a member of the Executive Board of HDI AG. He holds the position of the Chief Risk Officer of the HDI Group and heads the department “Group Risk Management”. He has studied mathematics at the TU Karlsruhe. From 1995 to 2007 he was with the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin).

Until 2007 he headed the Risk Modelling Group (QRM), the unit of the BaFin that is in charge for on-site inspections of risk management models. He was assigned to represent the BaFin in several working groups in Basel and CEBS, the Committee of European Banking Supervisors. Prior to joining the BaFin he had been a research fellow at the Economic Faculty of Heidelberg. He was a member of the Advisory Board of the CASE Institute at Humboldt and the Fellow of the Centre for Financial Studies, Frankfurt. He holds an honorary doctor (Dr. rer. pol. h. c.) from the University of Bamberg for his scientific contributions to financial risk management. Since 2008 he is adjunct professor at the University of Ulm and since 2010 at the University of Hanover.
Steven Stern_Concurrent Presenter  Steven Stern

Steven Stern is currently Professor of Data Science at Bond University. Previously, he was ABS Chair of Statistics at Queensland University of Technology from 2013 to 2016 and prior to that was on the Faculty of the Australian National University for two decades. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics in 1986, his Master's degree in Applied Statistics in 1987 and his PhD in Mathematical Statistics in 1994 all from Stanford University.

He is an award-winning teacher, receiving the Vice Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence from ANU and has been recognized by the Australian Teaching and Learning Council for his work in statistical education. In addition, he is a highly sought-after data analyst and consultant, having undertaken work for numerous government departments and industry bodies. His research interests cover the full range of data analytics and statistical methodology, but he is probably best known for his work in sports statistics. 
Avatar-image Martin Stevenson

Martin Stevenson is a retired actuary. Immediately prior to retirement, Martin worked at Aware Super in the areas of best practice retirement income solutions, public policy submissions, fund financial condition, unit pricing and member projections. He has been a Trustee Director for two pension funds. Martin was a World Wide Partner at Mercer, where he consulted on all aspects of superannuation (pension) funds and his clients included major public sector, corporate, retail and industry funds.

Martin is a Past President of the Actuaries Institute of Australia and other roles included Chair of its International Committee, Chair of the Education Council Committee and Chair of Examiners. He has been involved in the activities of the International Association of Actuaries between 2005 and 2019. He was the founding Chair of the Mortality Working Group and was a member of the IAA's Council, Nominations committee, Scientific Committee and Population Issues Working Group. 
Klaas Stijnen_Concurrent Speaker Klaas Stijnen

Klaas Stijnen is a co-founder and Chief Product Officer of Montoux, a rapidly growing, the decision science and actuarial automation platform for life and health insurers. Klaas is an actuary by trade and has a strong focus on actuarial automation for the purposes of decision science. He has skills in leading large diverse teams, product vision and strategy, growing and scaling businesses, and providing his vast expertise in public speaking engagements. 
Samuel Stocksieker_Concurrent Speaker Samuel Stocksieker

I am currently a university teacher and Ph.D. candidate. I have been an actuary since 2013 and certified since 2015. I have 10 years of actuarial experience, 6 of which are in consulting. 
Michael Storozhev_Concurrent Speaker Michael Storozhev 

Michael Storozhev is a general insurance actuary with a passion in delivering strategic value through data science. He currently works with both corporate and start-ups in product design, pricing and analytics in diverse global markets. At CoverMore Travel Insurance as Head of Global Insurance Products and Underwriting, Michael is driven by customer-centricity and designing insurance policies from the ground up that meet the needs of today’s travellers Michael has presented at numerous actuarial and industry conferences in Australia and Asia on artificial intelligence, customer centricity and using Natural Language Processing on projects such as analysing customer complaints in travel insurance to ultimately improve the customer’s experience. He is full of theoretical knowledge and practical advice on this topic. 
Avatar-image Ronora Stryker

Ronora Stryker, ASA, MAAA is a Senior Practice Research Actuary for the Society of Actuaries. In her role, she supports the SOA’s mortality and longevity and enterprise risk management practice research initiatives. She is the SOA staff lead for the Mortality and Longevity Strategic Research Program and the Living to 100 Symposium. Ronora has authored numerous articles and speaks frequently at industry meetings on the research she supports. Prior to joining the SOA, Ronora was a consulting actuary specializing in individual health insurance pricing and product development.
Naoki Sunamoto_Concurrent Speaker Naoki Sunamoto

Naoki Sunamoto is a Board member of Fukoku Mutual Life Insurance Company, in charge of the ERM Department and the financial Reporting and Actuarial Department. He is also a Board Member of the Institute of Actuaries of Japan, the Chairman of the Investment Theory Committee of the IAJ and Fellow of the IAJ, Chartered Member of the Securities Analysts Association of Japan, and Certified International Investment Analyst. He is a Bord member of AFIR-ERM section of IAA. 
Chanie Suttner_Concurrent Speaker  Chanie Suttner 

Chanie Suttner is an Actuary working for Discovery Health South Africa. Her role includes providing analytical support to create and monitor contracts with healthcare providers (such as pathology labs, hospital groups) that manage and transfer risk of the medical scheme. She has also been involved in quality measurement and quantifying risk in various parts of the healthcare environment. She has enrolled for a PhD through the Wits Actuarial and Statistics Department, with research focusing on “The Health Actuary’s Role in COVID-19” where she hopes to explore topics such as assessing the effect of COVID-19 on different high-risk members (HIV, Diabetics), vaccine roll out in different countries, prevention of severe COVID-19. 
Avatar-image George Symeonidis

George (Georgios) Symeonidis is an experienced Board Member with a demonstrated history of working in the Hellenic Regulatory Authority for Pensions. He is skilled in Actuarial Mathematics, Pension Economics and Pension Fund Administration. He comes from a strong analytical background. He is the Secretary/Treasurer of the International Actuarial Association Section for Consulting Actuaries and an alternate member of the Ageing Working Group. Some of his career highlights in Greece feature evaluating and reforming the Social Security system since 2008, designing a balanced NDC system for the secondary pension, regulating the Occupational pension funds and taking part in the Trilogue process for the IORP II directive. His valuation on a new pension reform (NTS proposal) for Greece won the Best Practical Paper Award in the PBSS/IACA colloquium of the IAA in June 2017.
Yuya Takasu_Concurrent Speaker Yuya Takasu

Master of Information Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo (2018) Sumitomo Life Insurance Company, Tokyo - Actual Sect. Actual & Budgeting Dept. (April 2018 - present) F. I. A. J. CERA 
Tomomi Takeshima_Concurrent Speaker Tomomi Takeshima

Tomomi Takeshima has contributed to surveying medical practice and treatment, preparing research reports, and supporting for publication in peer-review journals. She has presented her work at domestic and international conferences, published in peer-reviewed journals, and served as a peer reviewer for academic journals. She has a qualification of medical publication professionals, Certified Medical Publication Professional (CMPP). She joined Milliman in September 2015 in the Japan Healthcare and Data Analytics Practice. Prior to joining Milliman, she conducted biochemical research in an academic setting and worked in corporate research and development. She received a Ph.D. in Environmental Science, from Graduate School of Environmental Science, Hokkaido University, Japan.
raymond-tam- Mr Raymond Tam

Mr. Raymond Tam is a seasoned regulator, last served as Executive Director, Policy and Development of the Insurance Authority of Hong Kong before his retirement in 2020. Earlier, Mr. Tam has served as Assistant Commissioner of Insurance & Government Actuary, Executive Director, Policy and Development of the Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority, and Assistant Director of the Mandatory Provident Fund Office of the Government. Mr. Tam has previously also held senior positions in international insurance companies and actuarial consultancies. His extensive experience in public policy development included Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes for the working population, Occupational Retirement Schemes, Regulation of insurance companies (Solvency 1 and RBC), Policyholders protection scheme, etc.

He is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries, currently serving as independent Advisor to 10Life and Independent Director of Peak Re. He was named Actuary of the Year 2012 by China Business Network.
Tan Suee Chieh_concurrent speaker Tan Suee Chieh

Tan Suee Chieh is the Immediate Past President of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA). He has served on the IFoA council since 2017. He was the Group Chief Executive at NTUC Enterprise, the holding entity of the NTUC cooperatives in Singapore, from 2013 to 2017. He had been the Chief Executive of NTUC Income, a large composite cooperative insurer; President of Asia Pacific Region of the SHL Group Ltd, a British human resources consultancy firm; and a Regional MD and a Chief Executive of Prudential plc in Asia.

Tan Suee Chieh has a first-class degree from the London School of Economics (1981) and a master’s degree in organisational psychology from Columbia University, New York (2002). In February 2022, he was conferred an honorary degree of Doctor of Letters by Heriot Watt University in recognition for being a pioneering actuary and his exceptional service to the actuarial profession.
Avatar-image Young Tan

Young Tan is a pension actuary and Manager of Actuarial & Research at UniSuper. He is currently a member of the Actuaries Institute’s Superannuation Projections and Disclosures Sub-Committee, and the Life Insurance & Retirement Education Faculty. Young is interested in development of effective solutions that encourage retirees to spend their savings confidently and devising ways to illustrate and communicate retirement outcomes to a broader audience.
Toyoto Tanaka_Concurrent Presenter  Toyoto Tanaka

Toyoto Tanaka is qualified as Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Japan with nine years of experience in non-life industry. He started his actuarial career at Tokio Marine Holdings and has been involved in risk management tasks. He is currently working on capital modeling at Tokio Marine HCC.
Kelvin Tang_Concurrent Presenter  Kelvin Tang

Kelvin Tang is a first year PhD student in Risk and Actuarial Science at the University of New South Wales. Previously, he has obtained a Bachelor of Actuarial Studies/Science (2020) and has experience as a Research Analyst in superannuation research and consultancy. His research interests are in improving the efficiency of theoretical models in insurance pricing. 
Avatar-image  Professor Qihe Tang

After earning his PhD in statistics from the University of Science and Technology of China in 2001, he has worked at different places around the world including the University of Hong Kong (2001), the University of Amsterdam (2002-2004), Concordia University (2004-2005), and the University of Iowa (2006-2019). At the University of Iowa, he was promoted to Full Professor in 2012 and conferred an Endowed Chair in 2014. He joined UNSW Business School under the SHARP (Strategic Hires and Retention Pathways) scheme in July 2017. His expertise centres on extreme value theory for insurance, finance, and risk management. Recently, he has been working on various topics from the interdisciplinary field of insurance, finance, applied probability, and operations research.

He has published over 100 papers resulting in an H index of 42 according to Google Scholar. He has been Principal Investigator/Lead Chief Investigator of various major external grants including 2 from ARC of Australia, 1 from NSF of US, 5 from the Society of Actuaries, and 1 from NSERC of Canada. Currently, he is an Editor of the journal Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, and an Associate Editor of several major international journals. He is an Elected Member of the International Statistical Institute.
Prof Greg Taylor_Concurrent Speaker Greg Taylor

Greg Taylor is Adjunct Professor in the School of Risk and Actuarial Studies at the University of New South Wales, a position he has held since 2005. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Gradient Institute, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to facilitation of the ethical use of algorithms. He worked as an actuary in industry over the period 1962-2013, except for an 8-year period as an academic. Of the 44 years in industry, 35 were spent as a consulting actuary, mainly concerned with general insurance. 
Iris Teske_Concurrent Speaker Iris Teske

Iris Teske studied Computer Science at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich and graduated 2019 with the Master of Science. The topic of her Master‘s thesis was ‘Generating, Solving and Rating Sudokus using Quantum Annealing’. After being a working student for one and a half year at msg Group, Mrs. Teske is a consultant with the msg Group since 2019. She started as an IT-consultant in the product management consulting. Through stations in IT-architecture and project management at msg nexinsure ag, Mrs. Teske is responsible as Product Owner for customer access point services and new developments in IT trends for the msg nexinsure ag. 
Avatar-image Samuel Thirurajah

I am an actuarial consultant with a strong interest in life insurance, financial modelling, data analytics and technology.
Avatar-image Derek Thrumble

Derek Thrumble started his career in 1985 as an analyst focusing on the use of statistical and actuarial modelling to deliver structure insurance programmes to the large industrial risks, working across all specialty insurance lines. His work continues today with strategic and financial analysis of loss information, exposure data to optimise insurance programme design, especially through the use of captive insurance vehicles, industry mutuals and other risk financing solutions.

Derek has supported clients in the Retail, Wholesale/Specialty and Treaty reinsurance areas but is currently working within the Specialty business with a particular focus on Energy, Construction, Marine, Cyber and Financial Institutions business. Derek previously worked at Anistics and Aon until joining Alesco as a Partner in 2008. Derek is also currently delivering an Insurance Risk Modelling course as a guest lecturer as part of the MSc Insurance and Sustainable Risk Management course at Glasgow Caledonian University (London Campus). 
Avatar-image Dr. Frederik Tietz

Dr. Frederik Tietz is an Actuary in Longevity Reinsurance at Hannover Re. He joined Hannover Re in 2017 working across international clients, specialising in providing support in the longevity reinsurance space. Prior to joining Hannover Re, Frederik was a Postdoctoral Lecturer at Leibniz Universität Hannover.
Win Li Toh_Concurrent Speaker Win-Li Toh

Win-Li is an actuary with more than 25 years of consulting experience in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. She joined Taylor Fry in 2002, and is the Appointed Actuary to several Australian and New Zealand insurers. She has a keen interest in cyber and the role of insurance in mitigating this risk. Win-Li was previously Chair of the Actuaries Institute General Insurance Practice Committee and joined the Board in 2022. She is a regular keynote speaker and facilitator on the general insurance landscape.
Avatar-image  Lesley Traverso

Lesley Traverso has been working in the Actuarial market as a recruiter for more than 25 years and has experience across many regions of the world ( including Asia, UK, Europe, India and the Middle East, now based in Australia). She has complemented this practical experience with academic research, the latest of which is a Masters degree with a thesis entitled "Identity in Actuarial Careers". Lesley has a wealth of experience to share, she has seen many changes in the profession during her time and is well placed to discuss and advise on the many aspects of career development and diversity of thought, and how actuaries are able to position themselves to make the most of their skill set.
 Eduardo Trigo_Concurrent Presenter Eduardo Trigo

Eduardo Trigo currently works at the Departamento de Contabilidad y Finanzas, UNIVERSIDAD DE MALAGA. He is PHD on Economics and Business Administration, Actuary, Cera. Member of the Instituto de Actuarios Españoles and he collaborate in several working commissions inside the profesional body. Eduardo does research in Mortality, Matching Learning. 
Avatar-image Muaro Triulzi

Head of IT & Software Tools SAV Member of Swiss Actuarial Association Developer of actuarial tools for ALM studies, local and international accounting valuations as well as pension fund administration services. 
Avatar-image Tamara Pavasovic Trost

Tamara Pavasovic Trost holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from Harvard University. She holds a permanent position at the Faculty of Economics at the University of Ljubljana. Tamara teaches doctoral methods courses, specializing in qualitative and mixed methods approaches.
Tatsuhiko Tsujino_Concurrent Speaker Tatsuhiko Tsujino

April 2018 - present Assistant Manager, Actuarial Department, Nippon Life Insurance Company - Conducted financial reporting of Nippon Life Insurance Company under J-GAAP - Provided an actuarial insight for financial analyses - Developed and maintained the internal projection model used to calculate future cash flow and statutory reserves Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Japan. 
Avatar-image Stuart Turner

Stuart Turner is an actuary with over 20 years of experience in life insurance, wealth management and superannuation. He is the Appointed Actuary of one of Zurich Financial Services Australia's life insurance companies, and is the Convenor of the Code of Conduct Guidance Group, which has been working to provide guidance and support for the transition to the new principles-based Code of Conduct, introduced in 2020 by the Actuaries Institute. 
 Dr Francesco Ungolo_Concurrent Speaker Francesco Ungolo

Francesco Ungolo works as postdoctoral researcher at Technische Universität München, where he carries out research in lonvegity risk management. In 2019 he earned his PhD in Actuarial Mathematics at Heriot-Watt University under the supervision of Dr. Torsten Kleinow and Prof. Angus Macdonald, and the collaboration of Dr. Stephen Richards, completed in May 2019. From March 2019 to March 2021 he worked as Postdoctoral Researcher in Statistics at Technology University of Eindhoven (NL). He is currently a qualifying actuary for the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries UK.

His expertise lies in the analysis and development of regression models for the analysis of complex actuarial datasets involving, among other things, cases of corrupted data, such as missing data for some lives, or the combined use of different datasets in order to return more robust estimates of mortality rates. Another key research theme is the analysis and the development of stochastic mortality models for the analysis of single and multiple populations, with a closer, albeit nonexclusive, focus on continuous time affine mortality models. The particular application lies within the analysis of individual savings and retirement decision making with emphasis on the development of innovative product solutions using LTC, health, annuities and life insurance. 
Avatar-image Evaldas Valeisa

Evaldas Valeisa has 24 years’ experience in insurance, 4 university diplomas, qualified actuary, insurance textbook author.
Bruce Vanstone_Concurrent Presenter Bruce Vanstone

Bruce Vanstone is a Professor at Bangor Business School, Bangor University, Wales, and an Honorary Adjunct Professor at Bond University, Australia. Bruce’s work focuses on using data-driven predictive modelling techniques to solve difficult business problems. His work has been applied in fields such as health, logistics, finance and marketing. He is also particularly interested in finding better ways to apply machine learning techniques and data science to investment and trading.
Avatar-image Anoop Varghese

Anoop Varghese is the Head of Hedging Strategy, Pricing & Modelling at AMP and has worked on developing and managing capital preservation, retirement and liability driven investment strategies at AMP. 
Monique Veilleux_Concurrent Speaker Monique Veilleux

Associate of Canadian Institute of Actuaries and Society of Actuaries since 2013, I have worked mainly in Group and Health Insurance as an underwriter for various insurance carriers, reaching senior level and more recently as a Senior Actuarial Analyst in large brokerage/consulting organization.
Dr Peter Vekas_Concurrent Speaker Peter Vekas

Peter Vekas is an associate professor of actuarial science at Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary and the head of the actuarial specialization of its MSc program in Financial and Actuarial Mathematics. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics and an MSc in Economics with a major in Actuarial Science from the same university, and has worked as a full-time lecturer at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. He is a fully qualified actuary with experience working as a life actuary in the private sector and providing freelance consultancy services, a fellow of the Hungarian Society of Actuaries and a member of the Education Committee as well as the AFIR-ERM section of the International Actuarial Association. His research focuses on data science, mortality and longevity risk.
Michelle Vhudzijena_Concurrent Speaker Michelle Vhudzijena

Michelle Vhudzijena is a PhD student in the School of Risk and Actuarial Studies at the University of New South Wales. She graduated from Harvard University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in Biomedical Engineering. Before her doctoral studies, she worked as an actuarial consultant and biomedical engineering researcher. Her research interests include mortality modelling using multiple health and socio-economic risk factors, cause of death mortality modelling, long term care, predictive models and survival analysis. Most of her work involves unsupervised learning and analysis of individual–level longitudinal data. 
 Dr Andres Villegas_Concurrent Speaker Andres Villegas

Andres Villegas is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Risk and Actuarial Studies and an Associate Investigator at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR) where he was previously a Research Fellow. Andres completed his doctoral studies at Bayes Business School (formerly Cass) in London focusing on the modelling and projection of mortality. Before his doctoral studies he obtained an MSc degree in Industrial Engineering from Universidad de Los Andes (Colombia) and worked as a risk analyst at one of the biggest Colombian life insurance companies. Andres’ research interests include mortality modelling, longevity risk management and the application of analytics techniques in actuarial science and finance. 
Avatar-image Darryl Wagner 

Darryl Wagner is a principal at Deloitte Consulting who leads Deloitte's Global Actuarial & Insurance Solutions practice. He is the IFRS 17 leader for US Consulting and the Americas. With his 25+ year consulting career, Darryl's areas of specialty include life insurer financial reporting and performance and value measurement and management. He has worked on numerous accounting and valuation frameworks for clients around the world, helping with technical, process-oriented, and organizational aspects of implementation, execution, and evaluation, including US GAAP LDTI and statutory reporting, Solvency II, and Embedded Value.

Darryl is one of Deloitte’s leading IFRS 17 specialists and has led IFRS engagements for global insurers. He has presented and written extensively on the subject of IFRS 17, including as a co-author of the recently published IAA monograph on risk adjustment and the Society of Actuaries’ textbook on IFRS for insurers. Darryl is a fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA) and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries (MAAA). 
Avatar-image Joël Wagner

Joël Wagner is Full Professor of Actuarial Science at HEC Lausanne and Faculty Member of the Swiss Finance Institute at the University of Lausanne. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Retraites Populaires and a former member of the High Supervisory Commission for Occupational Pensions in Switzerland. Before joining HEC Lausanne, he was Assistant Professor of Risk Management and Insurance at the University of St. Gallen (HSG) and Member of the Executive Board of the Institute of Insurance Economics.

His industry experience includes working as a consultant in the Financial Services and Insurance practice of The Boston Consulting Group. Joël holds a venia legendi in Business Administration with special emphasis on Risk Management from HSG and has been awarded the degree of Privatdozent. He holds a Ph.D. in Mathematics and an engineering degree in Physics from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL). 
Stephen Walker  Stephen Walker

Stephen Walker is a consulting actuary who is employed by Old Mutual Corporate Consultants. He consults to clients in a number of African countries and has research interest in social security and retirement reform across the African continent. Stephen is an active member of a number of the committees of the Actuarial Society of South Africa, including the Social Security Working Group whose work is documented in this paper.
  Alex Wang

Alex Wang started his career as Pricing Actuary at AXA in 2014. He joined SCOR in 2018 as Senior Pricing Actuary.
Melantha Wang_Concurrent Speaker Melantha Wang

Melantha Wang has a Bachelor of Actuarial Studies/Science (Statistics) dual degree and is pursuing an Honours degree in Actuarial Studies at the University of New South Wales. She has a keen interest in the recent advances in machine learning techniques and their applications in the actuarial space. She also holds casual teaching positions with the School of Risk and Actuarial Studies, UNSW.
Patricia Wang_Concurrent Speaker Patricia Wang

Yafei (Patricia) Wang is a Fellow of both the Actuarial Society of South Africa and the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries having a combined ten years of experience in the South African and London markets. Her experience is primarily in financial reporting, financial modelling, machine learning and data analytics.

She completed her undergraduate studies in actuarial science at UCT and an MSc (with distinction) at Imperial College London in data analytics and machine learning. She is specifically interested in using machine learning and data analytic tools to resolve business problems in the life and health insurance sector. In 2019, Patricia served as a committee member of the IFoA Asia Conference. She is fluent in English and Chinese and is a speaker at various actuarial and financial conferences and events.
 Jaqui Wassenaar_Concurrent Presenter Jaqui Wassenaar

Jaqui Wassenaar is Vice President, Market Development Director, EMEA Region, for RGA Reinsurance Company. Based in Amsterdam, Jaqui is responsible for the strategic development of solutions for underserved markets in EMEA. Prior to her current role, Jaqui held a Market Development position with RGAX EMEA and, before that, served as Chief Marketing Officer for RGA Japan in Tokyo, where she was responsible for leading the business development and marketing strategy with a team of business developers and marketers. Before that, Jaqui spent more than seven years in Cape Town as a Client Solutions Actuary for RGA South Africa.Jaqui received a Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com) in actuarial science from the University of Stellenbosch, and qualified as a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA). She is currently a Fellow of the Actuarial Society of South Africa. 
Avatar-image  Peter Watson

Peter Watson is a Senior Quant at SCOR since 2017. He is a masters graduate of Actuarial Science at Bayes (formerly Cass) Business School, London. He holds a PhD in theoretical physics and is formerly a senior postdoc researcher and Akademischer Rat in Tübingen, Germany.
Avatar-image  Professor Kimberlee Weatherall

Professor Kimberlee Weatherall is a Professor of Law at the University of Sydney, and a Chief Investigator with the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society. She specialises in issues at the intersection of law and technology, as well as intellectual property law.

Her current research focuses on the law relating to the collection, ownership, use and governance of data about and related to people, including privacy law, with the goal of ensuring that data collection, use and linkage, and data and predictive analytics are developed in ways that are beneficial to people and society. She is a Fellow at the Gradient Institute, and a research affiliate of the Humanising Machine Intelligence group at the Australian National University. Kimberlee also holds funding from the Minderoo Foundation to investigate Private Law and AI, and is an associate with UWA's Minderoo Law and Tech Policy Lab.

Kimberlee works with researchers in law, data science and media studies on questions relating to AI ethics and legality, data and data governance. She also has strong expertise in all aspects of privacy law, and an extensive background in intellectual property law and policy. She co-chairs the Australian Computer Society’s Technical Advisory Board on Artificial Intelligence Ethics. Kimberlee is also co-editor of the law school's flagship publication, the Sydney Law Review.
Roland Weber_Concurrent Speaker

Roland Weber
Work Experience:

  • 2002 - present: Member of the board, Debeka Insurance Group, Germany
  • 1994 - 2002: Member of the board, UKV Health Insurance, Germany
  • 1989 - 1993: Appointed Actuary, UKV Health Insurance
  • 1983 - 1989: Software Developer, UKV Health Insurance
  • 1982: Diplom-Mathematiker (Equivalent to Master of Science in mathematics), University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
  • 1975 - 1982: Studies in mathematics and computer science, Universitiy of Kaiserslautern, Germany
  • 1994 - present: Member of the DAV (German Actuarial Association)
  • 2017 - 2019: President of the DAV
  • 1992 - present: Member of the DGVFM (Scientific partner organization of the DAV)
  • 2019 - present: Lecturer at the institute of Actuarial Science, Leipzig, Germany

Henning Wergen


  • Diploma in Mathematics
  • Member of German Association of Actuaries // Actuary DAV (since 2012)
Work experience
  • Managing Director of German Actuarial Academy since 2015
  • Managing Director of European Actuarial Academy since 2015
  • Actuarial Assistant (2005-2012) and Head of Qualification (2012-2015) with DAV
Additional Activities
  • Full member (2013-2018) and chair (since 2018) of the Education Committee of the Actuarial Association of EuropeFull member (2013-2018) and chair (since 2018) of the Education Committee of the Actuarial Association of Europe
  • Full member (2014-2021) and interim chair of the Education Committee of the International Actuarial Association
  • Representative of DAV in CERA Treaty Board (since 2018)
Dr Stefan Wolfgang Wetzel_Concurrent Speaker  Dr. Stefan Wolfgang Wetzel

Dr. Stefan Wolfgang Wetzel is Head of Actuarial & Reporting and Actuarial Function at ALTE LEIPZIGER Versicherung AG, P&C Insurer of the ALH group. In addition to P&C pricing, he also deals with the remaining spectrum of actuarial work in P&C insurance, as well as with the data warehouse of the company. Dr. Wetzel is a physicist and member of the Committee on non-life insurance of the German Actuarial Society (DAV). He is leading the working group on P&C pricing methology. Before joining the ALTE LEIPZIGER he worked for Allianz and Versicherungskammer Bayern. 
 David White_Concurrent Speaker David White

David White is an independent consultant specializing in equity, fixed income, commodities markets, complex structured products and credit market derivatives. He has consulted extensively on market strategy. Previously he was an Executive Director and Commissioner at Securities and Futures Commission in Hong Kong; Deputy CEO of the Australian Securities Exchange and held senior positions in commercial and investment banking and in fixed income analysis.

He has provided extensive advisory services for the World Bank Group, Asian Development Bank, and other donors and directly to regulators and exchanges covering development of markets including establishing primary dealers, prudential and market risk based as well as market abuse supervisory systems.

He has over 40 years’ experience in financial services and has provided expert witness services in over thirty court cases. Consulting assignments have been in over 35 countries. He is a fellow of Australian Society of CPAs and graduated from the University NSW.
Avatar-image  Professor Bernard Wong

Professor Bernard Wong is Head of the School, Risk and Actuarial Studies at the University of New South Wales, Australia, which has grown to be one of the largest and most successful actuarial departments in the world in both its education and research programs, including being global ranked #1 business school in risk, insurance and actuarial research. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia, a Fulbright Scholar, and obtained his PhD from the Australian National University. His current research interests span two main areas: AI/ML enhanced actuarial methods for risk modelling, optimal decision making and capitalisation policy for risk businesses, as well as the interaction between the aforementioned problems.

His research is funded via Australian Research Council Linkage and Discovery Project schemes, and he has been recognised via the award of numerous prizes, including the Hachemeister Prize and the Taylor-Fry Silver Prize. Bernard has taught most of the courses corresponding to the professional actuarial syllabus, with a particular focus in recent years in the areas of actuarial data analytics and in enterprise risk management. Bernard is currently on the Board of ASTIN, the non-life insurance section of the International Actuarial Association, and previously also served on the Australian Actuaries Institute Data Analytics Practice Committee. 
Avatar-image  Associate Professor Jae Kyung Woo

JK Woo is currently an Associate Professor, a Nominated Accreditation Actuary and a school EDI representative at the School of Risk and Actuarial Studies, UNSW Sydney. Her research interests are focused on risk theory, aggregate claim analysis, dependence modelling and the bonus-malus system. She holds a PhD in Actuarial Science from the University of Waterloo. Before joining the UNSW, she worked at Concordia University, Columbia University, and the University of Hong Kong. She is an editorial board member of ASTIN Bulletin, Probability in the Engineering and Information Sciences, and topic editor of Risks. 
Avatar-image  Shang Wu

Shang Wu is an Associate Portfolio Manager in the Investment Strategy team at Aware Super. Shang's role focuses on retirement strategy research, member's asset allocation and the development of retirement solution for the fund. He is also responsible for member outcomes modelling and research collaboration between the fund and academia. Shang has over 10 years of experience in retirement income research. Prior to joining Aware Super, Shang was a Senior Research Associate at the University of New South Wales where he obtained his PhD in Actuarial Studies.

His academic research focuses on financial decision making in retirement. He has published several papers in leading international economic journals. Shang is also a qualified actuary and a member of the Retirement Income Working Group and the Superannuation and Investment Practice Committee of the Actuaries Institute. 
Avatar-image  Professor Dr Mario Wüthrich

Professor Dr Mario Wüthrich is Professor in the Department of Mathematics at ETH Zurich, Honorary Visiting Professor at Bayes Business School, City, University of London (2011-2022), Honorary Professor at University College London (2013-2019), and Adjunct Professor at University of Bologna (2014-2016). He holds a PhD (doctorate) in Mathematics from ETH Zurich (1999). From 2000 to 2005, he held an actuarial position at Winterthur Insurance, Switzerland. He is Actuary SAA (2004), served on the board of the Swiss Association of Actuaries (2006-2018), and is Editor-in-Chief of ASTIN Bulletin (since 2018).
Avatar-image Brnic Van Wyk
Avatar-image Dr Xiao Xu

Dr Xiao Xu is a Lecturer in the School of Risk and Actuarial Studies and the Academic Mentor for the Actuarial Society of UNSW. Her research interests centre around variable annuities, retirement planning and artificial intelligence (AI) deep learning. Xiao lectures various actuarial and risk management courses in UNSW. Before joining UNSW, Xiao had years of industry work experience in life insurance, consulting business and VC entrepreneurship. Xiao holds several professional qualifications: Chartered Financial Analyst, Chartered Accountant - Australia, Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia, Certified Public Accountant – USA, Financial Risk Manager (2016), Fellow of Society of Actuaries and Chartered Enterprise Risk Analyst.
Akio Yamaki__Concurrent Speaker  Akio Yamaki

Akio Yamaki is Special Officer for Health Expenditure Analysis at Actuarial Research Division, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Government of Japan. His current work includes analysis of health expenditure of Japan, along with research on health system and its analysis outside Japan. His previous work includes research on social security systems around the world including pensions and unemployment insurances, which he still has interest.
Kuralay Yeldesbay_Concurrent Speaker  Kuralay Yeldesbay

Kuralay Yeldesbay is a founder and Member of the Board of Actuarial Society of Kazakhstan, head of communication committee. She is lecturer for actuarial courses organized in Society and in local university for many years. Participated in many actuarial projects including Asian development Bank project for enhancing insurance regulation as a local expert. She was founder and CEO of first Islamic insurance company in CIS “Takaful”. Was recognized among 50 most influential women in Islamic Finance (by Cambridge IF Analytica, UK 2017, 2018, 2019 years). Now she is senior associate at prudential division of Astana Financial Services Authority responsible for regulation and supervision of insurance and takaful companies within Astana International Financial Centre.
Evelyn Yong_Concurrent Speaker  Evelyn Yong

Evelyn Yong is an actuary with seven years’ experience in the life insurance industry, with roles in valuation, pricing, and capital management. As a consultant at Finity’s Perils and Climate Risk practice, Evelyn works in translating climate change projections into financial impacts for insurers and banks. She previously developed Finity’s cost-benefit analysis model to assess the viability of resilience measures for Australia. Evelyn is a member of the Climate Risk Working Group (CRWG) at the Institute of Actuaries of Australia and the Resource and Environment Virtual Forum (REVF) with the International Actuarial Association (IAA).
Tracey Zalk_Concurrent Speaker Tracey Zalk

Tracey’s experience has been across the financial sector - banking, superannuation, insurance and asset management - as well as in the third and public sectors. Her previous research endeavours include an investigation of the academic literature for the interlinkages between the financial and monetary systems with sustainability. This was co-led by the economist who coined the term Quantitative Easing. Tracey was a researcher with the Global Resources Observatory project which brought granularity to the Club of Rome Limits-to-Growth work and whose outputs are estimated to have been seen by over one billion people worldwide. Tracey is a qualified actuary who holds GARP’s certificate in financial risk management. 
 yao zhang Mr. Yao Zhang

Director of Actuarial Division, Life Insurance Supervision Department, China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission

He has been working at the CIRC and the CBIRC since 2002, and has participated in many important works such as the actuarial provisions of China's life insurance, product supervision, life table, critical illness insurance incidence table, accident injury insurance incidence table, product pricing reform, and marketing system reform.

He graduated from the Central University of Finance and Economics with a doctoral degree in actuarial science. He served as the executive director of the China Association of Actuaries from 2016 to 2022.
 Freek Zandbergen_Concurrent Presenter Freek Zandbergen

Freek Zandbergen is a senior consultant with Milliman, based in Amsterdam. His main focus is on capital management and ALM related topics. This includes the development of investment risk policies, hedge strategies, asset allocations and capital optimization. Next to that he is involved in developing IFRS 17 discount rates and Solvency II internal models. Freek joined Milliman in 2020 after 5 years with NN Group in different risk functions, including the head of ALM & Hedging. Prior that he worked at Aegon NL between 2006 and 2015 in several roles in the capital management and risk departments.
Avatar-image  Professor Diego Zappa

Professor Diego Zappa is Associate Professor of Statistics at the Faculty of Banking, Finance and Insurance (UCSC - Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan).
Felix Zhu_Concurrent Speaker  Felix Zhu

Felix Zhu is a graduate of the University of New South Wales (UNSW), completing a Bachelor of Actuarial Studies/Commerce (Finance) with First Class Honours. He currently works as a Data Scientist at Atlassian, formerly working as a Quantitative Trading Intern at Optiver and Actuarial Consulting Intern at Taylor Fry. Felix’s research and interests lie in Data Analytics and Machine Learning, being passionate about using modern techniques such as Deep Learning to drive value for practical use-cases. He has also been a casual academic at UNSW teaching Actuarial Statistics and Programming for undergraduate students. 
Sihong Zhu_Concurrent Speaker Sihong Zhu

Sihong Zhu is a Consultant in the Life and Financial Services practice of Milliman’s London office. Sihong has substantial experience working on Solvency II, asset and liability management and capital management projects. Sihong chairs an ALM and capital management working group at Milliman, and is a frequent author of Milliman thought leadership papers. Prior to joining Milliman, Sihong was with Just Group plc for about 10 years working in various roles within the group capital management and ALM function. 
Avatar-image Léon Zijlmans

Working in the Dutch insurance business since 1980 I am an actuary for almost 30 years and specialized in actuarial consultancy to pension funds and local and international companies. Also a part time teacher to starting actuarial students and pension fund board members.
Jonathan Ziveyi_Concurrent Presenter Associate Professor Jonathan Ziveyi

Jonathan is an Associate Investigator at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research based at the UNSW Business School where he is an Associate Professor and Associate Head in the School of Risk and Actuarial Studies. He received his PhD in Quantitative Finance from the University of Technology Sydney where his thesis was on the evaluation of early exercise exotic options. His current research interests include longevity risk management, valuation of guarantees embedded in variable annuities and option pricing under stochastic volatility. His research output has been widely published in esteemed quantitative finance and actuarial journals such as Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, Quantitative Finance among others and has been presented at various international conferences.
Natalie van Zyl_Concurrent Presenter Natalie Van Zyl

Natalie is an academic at Stellenbosch University and has a keen research interest in social security and the feasibility of a Basic Income Grant. Natalie is a member of the ASSA Social Security Working Group on whose work the paper is based.
Sylvia Wang_Concurrent Presenter Sylvia Wang

Sylvia Wang is a general insurance actuarial consultant from Insurance Australia Group (IAG). She is a research member of Australian Actuaries Institute’s Climate Risk Working Group that presented ‘Buildings a case for climate adaptation investment’ in 2022 Australian All Actuaries Summit.

Graduated from Master of Actuarial studies and Master of Data Science, she is passionate about combing analytics innovation, insurance (reinsurance) knowledge, and natural perils expertise to contribute to sustainable insurance. She is also a proud member of an enthusiastic team in IAG that developed Perils Re-Insurance Climate Engine (PRICE).

Avatar-image Charmaine Ho

Charmaine is an Actuarial Analyst at Coherent. She is part of the actuarial team in Singapore and her interest lies in exploring Actuarial and ESG related solutions.

Charmaine’s career started as a freshly graduated actuarial analyst in Singlife with Aviva, where she gained many life insurance valuation and reporting experience. At Coherent, Charmaine works on developing novel use cases for Spark, researching various new technologies and providing support for actuarial related projects.

She is passionate about researching on climate related issues, and understanding how ESG related risks can be modelled and automated.

Avatar-image Bob Charles

Bob brings industry-leading actuarial and consulting expertise to Coherent, a global technology company founded in Hong Kong in 2018. Coherent’s flagship platform, Spark, manages and controls spreadsheets and enables them to automatically deployed in fast running code with API connectivity to other software.

Bob leads a team of Coherent actuaries which works globally with actuaries and other modellers on supporting Spark deployments across insurance, banking and capital markets.

Alissa Holz Alissa Holz

With nearly 20 years’ experience in the life insurance industry, Alissa brings considerable depth of knowledge to the Australian business. Alissa is passionate about developing innovative products and sustainable solutions through partnering with clients and industry bodies. She provides valuable insights and expertise to RGA Australia as it seeks to enhance the continued vitality of the insurance industry and the well-being of the people it serves.

Previously at RGA, Alissa was Senior Vice President and Chief Pricing Actuary - Asian Markets, leading the functional aspects of traditional pricing for RGA's Asian operations. Her responsibilities encompassed the Hong Long, Singapore, Taiwan, China, Japan, South Korea and India markets, where her focus on understanding specific client needs and developing customised solutions led to significant and sustained growth in the Asia business.
Shaija Goel Shaija Goel

Shailja Goel is the assistant director of Health System Modelling and Analytics at the Australian Government Department of Health. Currently me and my team are developing the microsimulation model which will estimate and forecast demand and supply in the aged care sector over the next three decades.

The model seeks to use advanced analytic techniques to model patient life course outcomes including measured interactions with the health and aged care systems. This model will continue to improve multiple policy simulation and forecasting models for health and aged care programs.
Darragh Monaghan Darragh Monaghan

Darragh Monaghan is a qualified actuary and is currently the Head of Client Solutions for Hannover Life Re of Australia. He has been with Hannover Life Re of Australia since 2020 and is responsible for all client engagement as well as overseeing Hannover Re’s longevity engagements in Australia and New Zealand.

Prior to joining Hannover Re, Darragh was a Client Manager at Munich Re, where he worked from 2016 after arriving in Australia from Ireland. He has extensive experience in superannuation, investment consulting and life (re)insurance.
Achim Steiner Achim Steiner

Achim Steiner became UNDP Administrator on 19 June 2017. The United Nations General Assembly confirmed his appointment following his nomination by Secretary-General António Guterres. In April 2021, the General Assembly confirmed his appointment to a second four-year term beginning in June 2021. 

Mr. Steiner is also the Vice-Chair of the UN Sustainable Development Group, which unites 40 entities of the UN system that work to support sustainable development.

Over nearly three decades, Achim Steiner has been a global leader on sustainable development, climate resilience and international cooperation. He has worked tirelessly to champion sustainability, economic growth and equality for the vulnerable, and has been a vocal advocate for the Sustainable Development Goals.

Prior to joining UNDP, he was Director of the Oxford Martin School and Professorial Fellow of Balliol College, University of Oxford. Mr Steiner has served across the United Nations system, looking at global challenges from both a humanitarian and a development perspective.

He led the United Nations Environment Programme (2006-2016), helping governments invest in clean technologies and renewable energy. He was also Director-General of the United Nations Office at Nairobi. Achim Steiner previously held other notable positions including Director General of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, and Secretary General of the World Commission on Dams.
2 Al Merten

Al Merten is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries in Australia. He joined Deloitte as a Partner in Sydney early in 2016 and leads the Actuarial and Insurance Solutions offering. He has over 35 years’ experience in corporate executive and consulting roles in Australia, Asia and Europe.

In consulting, he leads multi-disciplinary teams to advise Boards and senior executives in financial services organisations on improving the performance of their businesses.  In his corporate roles, Al has successfully run small and large insurance, superannuation and wealth management businesses through good and tough times. 
Chen Yang Chen Yang

Chen is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries in Australia, specialising in the life insurance space. She is currently an actuary at Munich Reinsurance Company of Australasia, with prior experience working for both insurance companies and consulting firms.

Chen is the secretary to the Actuaries Institute’s Disability Insurance Task Force and a member of the Diversity and Inclusion Working Group.
Mudit Gupta Mudit Gupta

Mudit Gupta is an actuary specialising in data analytics and risk management. He is part of Deloitte’s Business Algorithms unit helping organisations design, implement and monitor data solutions and algorithms that are consistent with an organisation’s corporate and social objectives.

He has led initiatives within financial institutions in Australia and Asia including standing up an actuarial function, leading pricing and product development functions, launching new digital products, and a wide spectrum of strategic projects.

Mudit is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of New South Wales.
Frederik Tietz Frederik Tietz

Frederik Tietz is a Longevity Business Development Actuary at Hannover Re. He is a specialist in individual retirement solutions, having worked across multiple international clients, being responsible for client management, reinsurance pricing, and support of Hannover Re’s local offices.

Prior to joining Hannover Re in 2017, Frederik obtained his Ph.D. degree in Mathematics from the University of Hannover.

Sue Xu Sue Xu

Sue Xu is the Analytics Innovation Lead at Greenstone with 10+ years experience in actuarial and analytics capabilities, focusing on business optimisation and implementation. Sue has worked with a variety of data sets and industries developing predictive modelling and machine learning pipelines including call centre operations, supermarket transactions, consumer credit campaigns and media advertising data.

Sue leads the actuarial valuation function at Greenstone and has also been developing and testing new ways to optimise and execute TV marketing schedules across Australia, New Zealand and Canada.

Previously Sue worked at Quantium with big data platforms and a variety of data science professionals building core data models and automated modelling pipelines.

Sue is a Fellow at the Actuaries Institute Australia (FIAA) and has a double Bachelor of Actuarial Studies / Science (Mathematics) from the Australian National University.
Rob Daly Rob Daly

Rob is a Partner in Deloitte’s Actuarial and Insurance Solutions team. With over 30 years of experience, Rob’s strengths are his strategic insight and interpersonal skills along with strong analytical and data skills that he combines with his passion for improving customer outcomes to deliver solutions to market.

Rob was previously MD at Westpac Life where he successfully led the insurance businesses through its sale to TAL. Rob has held several c-suite roles including CFO of Westpac Life, CRO at Scor Re Australia and CBA Insurance, and Chief Actuary at TAL.

Rob is a Fellow of the Australian and UK Institutes and has a Masters of Economic Analysis from the University of Sydney. Rob has also completed courses in machine learning with graph networks and natural language understanding at Stanford University.
Mukami Njeru Mukami Njeru

Mukami is a Strategic Insurance and Reinsurance Professional currently responsible for Life and Health business in East and West Africa for Swiss Reinsurance and Sustainability Solutions in Middle East and Africa. She has 15 years’ work experience in the financial services industry including consulting roles and in-house roles in Asia-Pacific, Europe and Africa in life insurance, non-life insurance, capital management and risk management.

She also serves as a member of the IFoA Council, a member of the IFoA Management Board and a Director at AAEA and is passionate about the role that actuaries can play in transforming the financial services industry and beyond; about the development of the actuarial profession on the African continent; and about sustainability.
Ken Mungan Ken Mungan

Ken is the chairman of Milliman. He joined the firm in 1998. As chairman, Ken is working with all of Milliman’s professionals to serve our clients to protect the health and financial wellbeing of people everywhere. Ken is a frequent speaker at industry events and the author of many professional articles. 

Prior to his election as the firm’s global chairman, Ken founded Milliman’s Financial Risk Management Practice. Milliman’s financial risk management business is the leading provider of hedging services to the retirement savings industry.

Its work helps the clients of life insurance companies, banks, financial advisory platforms and mutual fund firms create strategies for success in retirement. In particular, Milliman’s strategies provide retail investors with institutional quality market risk management for variable annuities, 401(k)’s, and retail mutual funds. In addition, Milliman Financial Risk Management, LLC serves as an investment advisor to provide balance sheet hedging services for major financial institutions.
Tony Coleman Tony Coleman BA MBA Hon Dbus (Macq) FIAA CERA FAICD

Tony has a strong history of delivering successful outcomes as a chairman, director, adviser and senior executive across a wide range of leading Australian and international organisations operating in private, public and non-for-profit sector environments, including both large well-established organisations and start-ups.

He has a demonstrated capacity for working effectively with colleagues from a diverse range of roles and international cultures. He bring deep expertise and extensive experience in governance, insurance, finance, investment, risk management, actuarial and consulting roles, particularly in the financial services sector and in relation to climate change issues.

 His current roles include:

  • Director, Munich Reinsurance (Australia & NZ)
  • Director, RACT Group and RACT Insurance.

In recent years, Tony has served as a Director of Low Carbon Australia (LCA) (owned by the Australian Government) and Max BUPA Health Insurance Limited (in India). Both LCA and Max Bupa were start-up entities when he joined their boards. Tony also chaired the Audit & Risk Committee of both these boards.

Tony also served as an independent director of the Antarctic Climate & Ecosystem CRC  from 2007 until 2019 and also chaired the Advisory Board of the Macquarie University Centre for the Health Economy. He is also a former member of the Macquarie University Human & Medical Research Ethics Committee.

Earlier in his career, Tony was Chief Risk Officer and Group Actuary of Insurance Australia Group (IAG) reporting direct to the CEO for 8 years during a period of extensive growth of IAG’s business. Prior to joining IAG, Tony was a partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) for 15 years. Tony was the President of the Actuaries Institute (IAAust) in 2001 and is also a former winner of the IAAust’s “Actuary of the Year” award. Internationally, he has held various leadership roles in the International Actuarial Association (IAA) and advised the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) during the development of the recently issued International Accounting Standard for Insurance (IFRS17).

Macquarie University awarded Tony an Honorary Doctor of Business Degree in 2011 in recognition of his contributions to risk management, institutional investment and climate change.

Tony is also a competitive sailor and enjoys swimming, cycling and snow ski-ing.

He has skippered divisional winning yachts at Hamilton Island Race Week in each of 2003, 2011 and 2017.