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AOTF: Lamine Haddadi

Actuary of the future: Lamine Haddadi

Lamine Haddadi
Lamine Haddadi

How would your best friend describe you?

Asking a few friends, the general response seems to be ‘an old man in a young person’s body’ (probably due to me going on about gardening for the past year or so).

What motivates you? 

I enjoy learning new things, so that would be my main motivation. I also have the desire to live in a house with a big garden so I can plant enough fruit and veg, and never have to go to my local supermarket again.

What would be your personal motto? 

Probably something along the lines of ‘life goes on’, but a little less cheesy.

Name five dream companions to be stuck on a desert island with?

Billie Joe Armstrong for some good music to pass the time. Ricky Gervais for some sarcastic humour to keep spirits up. Magnus Carlsen to get my chess skills up to scratch. Elon Musk for interesting conversation. A close friend – I’m sure they’ll enjoy being stuck on a desert island.

What’s your most ‘actuarial’ habit? 

Attempting to automate almost everything I do on a computer.

Favourite Excel function?


How do you relax away from the office?

I enjoy brewing coffee, which helps around exam time. Cycling and seeing friends probably takes up the rest of my time.

What is the funniest thing that has happened to you recently?

Someone at work hid one of my trainers, causing me to be late to my dentist appointment.

What song best describes your work ethic?

Green Day – Carpe Diem.

If you could be anyone else, who would it be?

Painter and presenter Bob Ross (below) for a day.


Alternative career choice?

Architect, if I had any drawing ability. Failing that, probably an engineer of some sort.

Greatest risk you have ever taken?

Cycling in central London at rush hour – never again!

If you could go back in history, who would you like to meet?

Paul Erdős.

If there was a movie produced about your life, who would play you, and why?

Shia LaBeouf. Not that we’re  alike, but I grew up watching Even Stevens and he’s a brilliant actor.

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