The CERA Global Association (CGA) is pleased to announce that Tian Chen Pan is the 2,500th person to earn the prestigious chartered enterprise risk actuary (CERA) credential.
Tian is a member of the IFoA and works as an investment product actuary for Old Mutual Wealth in Cape Town, South Africa.
Frank Sabatini, chairman of the CERA Global Association, congratulated Tian and recognised this step forward for risk management. "There is a global demand for skilled enterprise risk management professionals. CERA is one of the most comprehensive, rigorous qualifications available. A chartered enterprise risk actuary, with their training and experience, can assess and manage the entire risk spectrum of an organisation, including financial, operational and strategic risk. Tian and the other CERAs across the globe add value, making them the best equipped to provide a 360° view of an organisation's risk profile."
Tian said: "I feel very blessed and relieved to have qualified. I actually had no idea about the number of CERAs there are and feel great to be part of the group now. Being number 2,500 feels like winning a competition, so I feel very lucky!
"Financial risk was always one of my main interests when I was studying. When Lehman Brothers failed in my third year at university, my interest in financial risk grew further. So when the ST9 exam was launched I decided to try it out. I feel that, given today's economic and financial environments, risk management will be a critical part of any business going forward and that I can contribute more being a CERA.
"The CERA qualification trains us to look at a wide spectrum of risks and equips us to contribute our skills in various areas of actuarial practice, including investments in my case. I work mostly on investment product development, and managing the various risks of all stakeholders is one of my primary tasks, so being a CERA adds significant value. Whether I continue to work with investment products or in another area, I feel my enterprise risk management training will always add value to my work."
For details on becoming a chartered enterprise risk actuary or on how employing one can benefit your business, visit www.ceraglobal.org or contact the IFoA's CERA marketing project leader via email at [email protected]