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Ben Kemp, IFoA

Ben Kemp is General Counsel and Director at the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.  Ben was formerly a partner in the Regulatory and Professional Discipline department of London law firm, Kingsley Napley LLP. Prior to that he trained and worked for ten years as a solicitor with Shepherd+ Wedderburn LLP.  He is dual qualified as a solicitor in Scotland and England and Wales, a solicitor member of the Scottish Solicitors Discipline Tribunal and a member of the Professional Standards and Ethics Committee of the Law Society of England and Wales.  Additionally he serves as a Legal Assessor appointed to advise disciplinary panels of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and is a part time tutor in public and constitutional law at the University of Edinburgh.

Rotimi Okpaise, Ernst & Young

Rotimi leads EY's Actuarial Services and Insurance sector in West Africa. He has over 30 years consulting experience toWest African Insurance Companies.

He trained in the UK where he worked as a Consultant at Hymans Robertson’s, Willis Faber and Buck Paterson Consultants Limited.

He is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries in the United Kingdom and an Associate of the Society of Actuaries in the United States. 

Simba Chinyemba, Zenith Insurance

Simba Chinyemba is a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (U.K).

Simba is currently the Chief Actuary & Chief Risk Officer for Zenith General Insurance Company in Lagos, Nigeria. He is tasked with setting up and growing the actuarial and risk analytics functions of the organisation.  He considers himself a global actuary having lived and worked in 6 countries in various executive leadership capacities including Chief Actuary, CRO and CEO roles.

Giles Waugh, Deloitte

Giles Waugh is an Associate director in the firm’s Actuarial & Insurance solutions Business unit.

He has worked for the past 22 years in South Africa, having moved there from the UK. He has worked for over 30 years as an Actuarial consultant specialising in Life Insurance and all companies that he has worked for in that time have become part of Deloitte.

Schalk van Tonder, Milliman 

Schalk is a consulting actuary at Milliman with 10 years’ experience in the general insurance space. He has significant experience across a number of insurance markets in Africa, including South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, and Kenya. Schalk is very familiar with the Nigerian insurance market,  having assisted a number of insurance companies over the last 4 years with actuarial pricing, valuation of liabilities, financial condition reports and enterprise risk management. He has organised and presented at a number of industry seminars and training events across the continent, including an actuarial college in Nigeria aimed at helping students prepare for their professional exams.

Schalk is a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, the Actuarial Society of Ghana, The Actuarial Society of Kenya, an Affiliate of the Actuarial Society of South Africa, and a Chartered Enterprise Risk Actuary. He holds a BSc degree from the University of Johannesburg, a BSc (Hons) degree from the University of Pretoria, and have successfully completed the level I and level II exams of the CFA Institute.

Marjorie Ngwenya, President of the IFoA

Marjorie Ngwenya is President of the IFoA.

Marjorie qualified as a Fellow in 2006 and is based in Johannesburg.  She has worked across a number of disciplines including risk management, consulting and reinsurance.  She was the editor of The Actuary for three years until the end of 2011.

Marjorie is an active volunteer for the IFoA and served for four years as a member of the Audit and Risk Committee.  She is a member of the IFoA Management Board.  As an overseas member of Council, Marjorie represents the IFoA as an ambassador, connecting with the IFoA’s substantial overseas membership.  She is a trustee of the Legal Resources Trust in South Africa.

Alexandre Aquereburu

Alex qualified in 2006 and has over 15 years of experience in a number of roles across the entire insurance/reinsurance value chain in both the UK and Nigeria.

He is now an insurtech entrepreneur and his current projects are heavily turned towards improving the client user experience in Africa through technology-driven process efficiency.

Alex is a graduate of Heriot-Watt University and also holds an MBA from Columbia Business School.

Yeside Kazeem, President of NAS