In December, the International Actuarial Association (IAA) Africa Subcommittee organised a two-day professionalism session in Nigeria.
In December, the International Actuarial Association (IAA) Africa Subcommittee organised a two-day professionalism session in Nigeria. This session had key support from the IAA, the IFoA and the principle sponsor, Leadway Assurance.
Held in Leadway's training facility, the event attracted a full room of around 60 attendees, including IFoA members, a few from the Society of Actuaries ( SOA), and a large contingent of actuarial students.
Their enthusiasm was contagious. Our favourite session was a discussion of the development of the Nigerian Actuarial Society (NAS) and how to become a full member of the IAA. There was no shortage of volunteers to speak, and their passion was obvious. Nominees from each team discussed issues facing Nigeria and Africa, how they could be avoided, and the promotion of actuaries to key stakeholder positions. Even if a few of these ideas are embedded, the Nigerian profession will flourish. Event organisers Miller Kingsley and Yeside Kazeem also ran elections for the Nigerian association. We are pleased to announce Yeside Kazeem as president; she will be a strong leader to represent Nigerian actuaries on the international stage.
Sundeep, Andrew and myself were honoured by the warm Nigerian reception, and overwhelmed by their passion. We cannot wait to return.
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