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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)

Gulf Actuarial Society logo

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.

Alternatively, visit the LinkedIn Gulf Actuarial Group for further information on local events and job vacancies.

Forthcoming meetings

Title Topics of interest and relevance - Call for speakers
Date 29 November 2017
Time 13.00 - 17.00
Venue Dusit Thani Hotel, Dubai
About the event

We are currently opening up the opportunity to any GAS member to announce his/her interest to speak on topics of interest and relevance at the event. We will continue to invite members from some of the relevant regulatory bodies to attend and are looking forward to again welcoming a full attendance.

Further, we are also looking for one or more company to let us know of their interest in sponsoring the event and we can provide details. 

Please talk to us if you are interested and we can answer any questions you may have. The GAS Committee are  very grateful for the time and support of GAS members and their employers for the support that they have provided to date, without which we would not have been able to put on our events so far.

To discuss any of the above, please contact Priyank Gupta

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 Stakeholder Relationship Manager, Tess Joyce.