The Brunei Actuarial Society (BAS) was set up in 2017 with the following objectives:
- to connect all Bruneian actuaries, actuarial students and those interested in the actuarial profession and facilitate engagement with each other
- to promote awareness of the actuarial career in the country and provide educational support to actuarial students
- to provide a platform for the members to raise and discuss any issues regarding the technical aspects that relate to the practice of the profession
- to create networking opportunities and opportunities to engage with other professional bodies.
The society is open to both members and non-members of the IFoA, as well as individuals who work in actuarial support roles in the region
Meetings of BAS will take place at designated locations selected by members.
Members from all practice areas are welcome, but primarily towards the Takaful space where it comprises both family and general takaful.
The picture below was taken at the Society's launch event on 13 June 2017.
Who's who in the Brunei Actuarial Society
Arif Asnawi Leong, President
Arif Asnawi Leong joined the industry in 2015. In early 2017, Arif became Brunei's first qualified IFoA member and actuary. He works in Insurans Islam TAIB specializing in both general takaful and family takaful business. Arif has a Masters degree in Actuarial Management from Heriot-watt University.
In addition, Arif is responsible for actuarial information and contacts in Brunei Darussalam.
Pengiran Rahman, Vice President
Pengiran Rahman was the first actuarial graduate to join the industry in 2009 after he completed his Master’s degree in Applied Actuarial Science from the University of Kent. He has experience in both the general and family takaful business. Throughout his career he has worked in various projects within the general and family takaful scope.
Currently, Rahman is the Brunei representative in the ASEAN Actuarial Education working committee under the ASEAN Insurance Council (AIC).
Zulhisham Zolkepli, Secretary
Zulhisham Zolkepli has been a life insurance and family takaful supervisor under Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam (AMBD) since early 2015. He started his career with Takaful IBB Bhd in late 2009, working under Family Takaful Division. He has been involved in the merger process between Takaful IBB Bhd and Takaful BIBD in 2010 and conversion project of Wakalah Takaful Model. Post to the merger, he worked in Takaful Brunei Keluarga, under actuary.
- 13 March 2019
For information regarding regional societies, please contact the Senior Stakeholder Relationship Manager, Kirstie Smith.