The Actuarial Science Association (ASA) is a student academic club at the American University in Cairo (AUC) established in Spring 2012
Its mandate is to provide an organized body through which actuarial students may actively participate in the development of the actuarial community on campus, as well as strengthen the link between them and prospective employers. This year, the ASA aims to expand its reach to all Egyptian actuaries, actuarial students as well as those interested in the actuarial profession.
The ASA plans to organise seminars, workshops and competitions with experienced actuaries to improve actuarial students' skills, expand their network and increase their awareness about the profession
The ASA also organizes visits to various companies in the financial industry, inside and outside of Egypt, to better introduce the students to the diverse roles of actuaries.
The ASA also publishes newsletters including articles and interviews of interest to actuaries.
Future events run by ASA Egypt will be listed here.
Who's who in the Actuarial Science Association - Egypt
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Nadine Azab, President
Nadine Azab is currently an undergraduate student at the American University in Cairo perusing a major in Actuarial Science, and a double minor in Business Administration and Economics. She is very passionate about helping others academically, and is currently teaching assistant for actuarial courses such as: Mathematics of Derivatives Pricing, Stochastic Processes, and Life contingencies. She successfully sat for her first SOA exam, Probability, last fall, achieving a score of 9. She plans to take the remaining exams required to become an associate within a year of graduation.
Nadine interned at the commercial international bank (CIB) in the summer of 2015, where she rotated on various departments inside the bank. She also interned at Union Bancaire Prive (UBP), the summer before that, where she got insight on the legalities behind private banking.
She lived in Dubai, UAE for 17 years, where she graduated high school, from the International School of Choueifat - Sharjah.
When not busy with university work, Nadine finds great pleasure in reading, spending time with family and friends, and most importantly traveling.
Lara Ahmed, Vice President
Lara Ahmed is currently an undergraduate student at the American University in Cairo, with a major in Actuarial Science. She is also completing a double minor in Business Administration and Economics.
Lara believes in the importance of the extracurricular activities, so she joined a lot of clubs when she joined university. Moreover, she worked as an intern in the Shared Service Center of Henkel Egypt, in the Purchasing department, in Summer 2016. Lara is willing to start taking her first SOA exam, the Probability exam, in Fall 2016. She is also planning to take the rest of the exams in the coming years.
Lara graduated high school from Nefertari British International Schools, having the highest IGCSE score in her school.
When she is not studying, she enjoys solving jigsaw puzzles, going out to new places with friends and family, and cooking desserts.
Sarah Mazhar, Graduate Advisor
Sarah Mazhar is currently the Insurance Risk Manager at AXA Egypt with more than six years of experience in the same company (previously Commercial International Life Insurance Company (CIL)). Previously, at different points in time, Mazhar was responsible for various Actuarial teams covering reinsurance, risk, product pricing, experience analyses, business modelling and regulatory reporting. In 2015, she was seconded for six months to Legal and General, UK, where she worked with different Actuarial teams.
Academically, in 2009, Mazhar graduated with a bachelor’s degree in actuarial science, Summa Cum Laude, and a double minor in economics and business administration from the American University in Cairo. In 2012, she earned a master’s degree in actuarial management, with merit, from CASS Business School, City University, London. In 2016, Mazhar qualified as a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries in the UK and therefore becoming the first Egyptian female to acquire this qualification.
Mazhar has been working with actuarial students whether through the Actuarial Science Association (ASA) or CIL to provide guidance as well as technical and career development opportunities. Her work was mainly through the AUC Department of Mathematics and Actuarial Science, where she cooperated with her colleagues to conduct sessions targeted mainly at actuarial science undergraduate students. When she’s not working on excel spreadsheets, Mazhar spends time out exploring new places, looking for the tastiest hot chocolate, practicing yoga, painting and taking photographs.
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