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IFoA in Europe, the Middle East and Africa

A growing profession

Throughout the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region we’re seeing rapid growth in all branches of the actuarial profession. As the actuarial profession becomes more prevalent across the region, more and more people are becoming actuaries every year. 

Our aim is to work in partnership with employers, educators and governments to support this growth.

Learn more about the services we offer.

A uniquely valuable skillset

Employers throughout the EMEA region are looking to actuaries to bring the skills that any business needs to succeed in today’s increasingly complex global markets. Becoming a member can open many doors for individuals, helping them and their employers deal with the complexities of these markets.

Our members are highly regarded individuals with a wide range of Mathematical, business development, and analytical skills. They are taught professional problem-solving skills, are able to think strategically and have a deep understanding of financial systems and risk assessment.

Olawale Ayodeji"From a young age, I dreamt of a career that would allow me to use my strong mathematical skills in a real-life situation. So my career goal has always been to be an actuary. The use of mathematics to solve problems greatly appeals to me especially when applied to complex real-life situations."

Olawale Ayodeji, Junior Actuarial Specialist: Nigeria (Read our case studies)

Actuaries are employed by some of the region’s largest global businesses, corporations and governments to:

  • Make the long-term decisions that underpin sustainable business success
  • Use a broad range of skills to translate complex financial information into easy-to-understand advice
  • Protect your reputation with our globally recognised code of ethics and regulation
  • See the bigger picture, identify all possible outcomes and then define the way forwards based on the evidence

Working with us in Europe, Middle East or Africa couldn't be easier. It starts with a simple conversation:

 


What is an actuary?

Our members explain the role of an actuary in their own words.


Supporting the profession in your region

We’re working in partnership all across the region.

With a rapidly growing number of students, Associates and Fellows throughout the EMEA region, we’re committed to understanding the unique opportunities for the profession that this growth will bring.

To support the profession in the EMEA region we work in partnership with:

  • Businesses and employers to provide an internationally recognised actuarial qualification
  • Local and national actuarial associations to advocate for the profession
  • University and education providers to support the brightest learners
  • Regulators and policy formers to understand how we can support their goals

To discuss how we can work together with your organisation contact our EMEA team.

Having a background as an actuary has enabled me to increase the number of agency branches of a mid-sized composite insurer in West Africa  

Ashish Desai, Milliman

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Events calendar

  • The Growth Mindset for Actuaries

    13 October 2021 - 8 December 2021

    Fully booked.

    This practical course is aimed at actuaries at any stage of their career who want to develop their own growth mindset and apply it to their work setting and personal or professional lifelong learning. The content of the course builds on the lecture given by Dr Helen Wright on Growth Mindset as part of the President’s 2021 Lecture series, and will be delivered over a period of 2 months, from mid-October to early December.

  • Spaces available

    The importance of biodiversity for finance, business and policy is being increasingly recognised. While many studies highlight the overall economic impact that biodiversity loss could have, it is much more difficult to quantify and understand the particular impact that is may have on individual businesses or communities. The management and measurement of these risks is a field where actuaries are well placed to contribute.

  • Spaces available

    The climate crisis and the degradation of our planet will affect societies everywhere. How we address these threats will require solutions that transcend borders. As a global profession, the actuarial community is well-placed to consider and propose effective risk management solutions to help manage the climate crisis.

  • GIRO 2021 Webinar Series

    Online
    8 November 2021 - 19 November 2021
    Spaces available

    Join leading experts to discuss key issues, emerging ideas and new research across the general insurance sector.

  • Spaces available

    This is a free webinar with an expert panel providing their views on the ongoing IFoA consultation for proposals regarding changes to the regulatory framework on climate change and sustainability.

    The regulatory consultation sets out, for feedback some proposed approaches that the IFoA are considering in relation to charter commitments under the UK’s Green Finance Education Charter (GFEC) and the regulatory framework, including the Actuaries’ Code.

  • Life 2021 Webinar Series

    Online
    22 November 2021 - 26 November 2021
    Spaces available

    Join leading experts to discuss key issues, emerging ideas, and new research across the Life insurance sector.

  • Spaces available

    Content will be aimed at all actuaries looking to understand the issues surrounding mental health in insurance and in particular those looking to ensure products and processes widen access for, and are most useful to, those experiencing periods of poor mental health.