IFoA voting members have elected four outstanding individuals as Honorary Fellows.
? Thomas Béhar is president of Institut des Actuaires in France, where he has played a key role in the development of standards and guidance and the creation of new qualifications. He has undertaken a number of committee positions with the International Actuarial Association (IAA) and Actuarial Association of Europe (AAE) (formerly Groupe Consultatif). He is currently group chief actuary at insurer CNP and a member of its executive committee.
? Karel Goossens is currently general manager of the Institute of Actuaries in Belgium (IA|BE). Former positions include chairman of IA|BE, chairman of the AAE and chair of other AAE committees and groups. Through these, he has played an important part in discussions with EIOPA and the European Commission on matters relating to Solvency II. His professional positions have included appointed actuary roles and he was latterly a director at Towers Watson.
? Dave Pelletier is the first chair of the Actuarial Standards Committee of the IAA and a past president of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries. He is a leading figure in the development of actuarial standards and has actively promoted the role of international model standards. Through this, he has been an adviser to South Korea's Financial Supervisory Service. Latterly, he was CEO of RGA Life Reinsurance Company of Canada, where he still holds a board position.
? Andrew D Smith has been an active volunteer with the IFoA for many years, serving on a range of IFoA working parties, presenting at conferences and events worldwide and producing numerous research papers. Many of these papers have won prizes and his research has been used extensively in industry and by other actuarial associations around the world. He is currently a partner at Deloitte.
We are delighted to welcome our new Honorary Fellows. Béhar, Goossens, Pelletier and Smith are all expected to be installed at the IFoA's AGM on 29 June in London.
We have over 100 Honorary Fellows.
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