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Gulf Actuarial Society

The new Gulf Actuarial Society (GAS) has been set up to bring together Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) members based in the six Gulf states of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE)

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GAS current has around 100 members. Its aims are to

  • represent the specific interests of actuaries working in the Gulf
  • foster an sense of community among actuaries working in the area
  • provide a support network for its members, many of whom may not work with other qualified actuaries
  • organise networking and CPD opportunities
  • help to raise the profile of the actuarial profession in the area.

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

GAS will provide members with the opportunity to meet other talented and dynamic minds in the profession and to fulfil their CPD requirements in the process.

Download the Gulf Actuarial Society Article of Association to find out more.

If you would like to find out more about GAS or would like to join the society please contact the Committee at The Gulf Actuarial Society.

Who's who in the Gulf Actuarial Society

  Committee members 
Shivash Bhagaloo

Shivash Bhagaloo: Chair of the GAS Committee

Shivash is a Fellow of the IFoA and the Actuarial Society of South Africa. Specialising in healthcare, he has worked in the South African and Middle Eastern markets for the past eight years. He is involved in both the statutory and consulting environments of the changing UAE insurance landscape. Shivash is based in Dubai..

Shivash is primarily responsible for actuarial contacts and events in the UAE.



Priyank Gupta

Priyank Gupta: Secretary of the GAS Committee

Priyank is a Fellow of Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, UK. He works as a Consulting Actuary with Milliman, based out of Dubai and specialises in General Insurance. Priyank has significant experience on a wide range of property and casualty projects in Europe, Asia and United States. Prior to joining Milliman, Priyank was a Senior Consultant at Deloitte in London.




Shoaib Soofi

Shoaib Soofi

Shoaib Soofi has been a Fellow of the US Society of Actuaries since 2003. He has a well-diversified range of experience of 25 years working in a number of countries across the Gulf, South Asia and other Middle East Countries in Life Insurance, Pension and Health Insurance. Shoaib has been associated with MetLife since 2008 and is currently working as Chief Actuary for the Middle East and Africa Region






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Contact Details

For information regarding regional societies, please contact the Senior Stakeholder Relationship Manager, Kirstie Smith.