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Jules Constantinou
Jules Constantinou

In early June, Council will be holding one of its quarterly meetings in Africa – a first for the IFoA. Members of Council will be joining the national society conferences in Kenya, Nigeria and Zimbabwe, before participating in a seminar hosted by the Actuarial Society of South Africa (ASSA), and finishing up with a Council meeting in Cape Town.

The actuarial profession in Africa is experiencing unprecedented growth, and Council believes that now is the right time to engage, connect and learn from these rapidly changing societies and markets. 

As the continent develops, so do the opportunities for actuaries at all levels of practice and qualification. From Kenya to South Africa, Nigeria to Zimbabwe, there’s a conversation taking place about how the profession can support and enable this growth in a way that’s tailored to the needs and identities of the region. We want to be a part of that conversation to understand how we can contribute, and how the profession’s transformation in Africa might point the way to the future. 

More than that, we’re here to find out about innovation across the continent. From healthcare to fintech, we want to learn how these innovations could work in a global context. 

Most importantly, we’re here to meet with our students, Associates, Fellows, volunteers and fellow associations all across Africa. As we become an ever more global profession, our commitment to understanding and connecting with our members is vital to our success as a truly 21st-century professional body.   


Jules Constantinou is the president of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries

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