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Gulf Actuarial Society

The Gulf Actuarial Society (GAS) was 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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The aims of GAS 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.

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Who's who in the Gulf Actuarial Society

  Committee members 
Priyank Gupta

Priyank Gupta: Chairperson of the GAS Committee

Priyank is a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, UK. He works as a Senior Consulting Actuary with Lux Actuaries & Consultants, 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 the United States.

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Mohsin Ali Khan: Secretary

Mohsin is a Fellow of the US Society of Actuaries and works as the Head of Pricing of Life Reinsurance business - MENA region for Munich Re in Dubai. He has been working in the region for more than 10 years in both life and non-life insurance and has experience in both pricing and reserving.

Raghav Ohri: Secretary

Raghav is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries, UK. He is a Consulting Actuary at Lux Actuaries and Consultants based in Dubai, UAE. Based in the region since 2012, he has worked across Non-Life and Health pricing, statutory reserving, analytics and product development for a number of regional and international (re)insurers.


Ali Asghar Bhuriwala: Committee member

Ali is an Associate of the Society of Actuaries. He started his professional career with EY in Pakistan and has been working in the profession for around 17 years.  After spending 8 years in EY, he joined Tokio Marine Middle East Limited as head of the Actuarial and Risk Management function for their group companies in the MENA region. Ali co-founded Badri Management Consultancy in late 2014, and is currently serving as the Executive Director of the Company which has full fledge offices in UAE and Pakistan, and a strategic alliance in KSA. Ali has extensive experience of life and non-life insurance pricing and reserving. He also has done considerable work on End of Service benefit valuations.  He has written articles for local and international publications regarding insurance and the actuarial profession.  He also holds a Certificate in Takaful from the UK based Institute of Islamic Banking and Insurance

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Abdul Moid Ahmed Khan: Committee member

Abdul Moid is a Fellow of the US Society of Actuaries and works as a Senior Manager at SHMA Consulting based in Dubai UAE. He has expertise in both life and general insurance and has more than ten years of insurance and actuarial consulting experience in large projects for multiple insurers and reinsurers in the Middle East and Asian countries. He also has a responsibility for managing a large consulting team and serves as an appointed actuary for several insurance companies. 

Apart from his consulting experience and GAS Committee member, Abdul Moid also serves as a Member of the International Financial Reporting Standards 17 (IFRS-17) Working Group of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP), a Member of the IFRS-17 Working Group of the Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI) based in Bahrain,  Council Member of the Pakistan Society of Actuaries (PSOA) and Visiting Faculty Member in the Actuarial and Risk Management Department of the University of Karachi, Pakistan.

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