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Actuary of the future: Sahib Singh Khosla


03 DECEMBER 2015 | BY THE ACTUARY TEAM
Sahib Khosla

Employer and area of work

Tausi Assurance Company, general insurance – head of actuarial function

How would your best friend describe you?     Humorous, intellectual, thoughtful.

What motivates you?
Self-respect and the infinite potential of the human mind.

What would be your personal motto?
It is what it is! (Everyone’s individual reality.)

Name five dream companions to be stuck on a desert island with?
My mother (for inspiration); my best friend (for comfort); my girlfriend (for affection);
Dr Dre (for musical harmony); Albert Einstein (for his brilliance and... our survival).

What’s your most ‘actuarial’ habit?
Sorting everything into a select order before executing analysis.

Favourite Excel function?
Concatenate – bringing things together, like I do in my actual life.

How do you relax away from the office?
Listening to and recording rap music; taking pleasure in all varieties of social events.

What is the funniest thing that has happened to you recently?
Failing communications exam CA3, whereas I can rap to an audience of a few thousand and ‘communicate’.

Alternative career choice?
Rapper or entertainment professional.

What song best describes your work ethic?
Eminem – Lose Yourself.

Greatest risk you have ever taken?
Pursuing an actuarial career in an undeveloped economy where business is transacted more on emotion than on acumen.

If you could go back in history, who would you like to meet?
My grandfather, a soldier of the British Empire under the King’s African Rifles Battalion. How different his world view would be!

If there was a movie produced about your life, who would play you, and why?
My life story is yet in its infancy, my thoughts unique, so I’d be best suited to be me.

If you could be anyone else, who would it be?
No one. An actuarial manager, enthusiastic lecturer, budding entrepreneur and confident rapper, all under the age of 30, from very humble beginnings – I’m a #GoGetta!