ASNA Executives

Meet the 2015-2016 Executives

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Siddhesh Pawar, President

Greetings folks!

My name is Siddhesh Pawar and I am the President of ANEA-ASNA during the term of 2015-2016. I am from University of Calgary and currently studying in the final year of my Actuarial Science and Economics degree. I bring plenty of experience to the executive team this year since I was the Head Delegate for University of Calgary during the 2014 convention in Toronto and Vice President - Western Canada for the 2015 convention in Montreal.

Throughout the course of this year me and my executives are going to strive hard for redefining the purpose of ASNA and creating opportunities for the aspiring actuaries that would lead to their success. I would also like to invite you to our upcoming annual convention in January 2016 in Niagara Falls which is the highlight of our association, the details of which will follow shortly. Kindly follow us on our social media platform or through our website. Alternatively, you could reach out to me at president@anea-asna.ca if you have an additional questions.

Looking forward to meeting you in Niagara Falls, but until then I wish everyone, all the very best!

 


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Carlo Lahura, Convention Chair

Hello!


My name is Carlo, and I am a third-year student at the University of Waterloo. As Convention Chair for ASNA 2016, my main focus will be on enhancing attendants’ convention experience through many exciting new initiatives—stay tuned for details!

I am very excited about meeting you in Niagara Falls in January. Until then, I wish you the best of luck!


 
 

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Sophia Townsend, VP Finance

Hi Everyone!


My name is Sophia and I’m a third-year mathematics student from McGill University. Last year, I was involved in organizing the ASNA Case Competition, and the talent and dedication of the convention team made me eager to want to get involved this year. I’m extremely excited to be your VP Finance this year, and even more excited to see all of you in fabulous Niagara Falls. See you in January 2016!


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Winnie Luong, VP Ontario

Hello everyone! My name is Winnie Luong and I am excited to be the VP Ontario of ASNA 2016. I am currently in my second year of actuarial science and statistics at the University of Waterloo, and this is my third year being involved with the association. In previous years, I have served as a delegate of the Convention Committee, and as a volunteer. My main goal for this year’s convention is to increase student attendance from Ontario through means of increasing marketing and by providing transportation to and from the universities. 

Please feel free to contact me at vpontario@anea-asna.ca if you would like to get in touch. I am truly excited to work with such a dedicated team of executives to organize ASNA 2016, and look forward to meeting you at Niagara Falls in January!


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Vincent Nguyen, VP Québec

Hey everybody! My name is Vincent Nguyen and I am a second year actuarial science student at the Université du Québec à Montréal. After a great first experience at ANÉA-ASNA 2015, I'm thrilled to part of this year's executive committee as VP Québec! I'm eager to promote the 2016 convention among the universities in Québec with the goal of increasing attendance. I look forward to meeting you all in January!


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Roger Tran, VP West

Hello everyone! My name is Roger Tran and I am in my final year at the University of Manitoba. It is a great honour and privilege to be serving you as the VP of Western Canada. In the past, I have served as the head delegate for my university, and therefore I understand the many challenges and difficulties for the western universities when it comes to attending ASNA, but I strongly believe that we can work together to overcome them! My ultimate goal this year is to promote ASNA throughout the western universities in Canada and to increase attendance by providing support every step of the way. 

Alongside the rest of the team, I look forward to delivering an unforgettable experience at this year’s ASNA convention. See you all there!




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Preamini Jeevaharan, VP Administration

Hello everyone! My name is Preamini Jeevaharan and I am excited to be this year’s VP Administration for ASNA 2016. I am going into my third year of actuarial study at the University of Waterloo and enjoy volunteering and attending cultural events in the city.

After being a delegate of the Convention Committee last year, I am thrilled to be serving this organization for another year as the combined webmaster and secretary, and hope that as a team we will bring you a convention like no other. I look forward to meeting you all in Niagara for our next convention and wish you the best for the upcoming term!


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Victor Wang, VP Case Competition

Greetings everyone!

My name is Victor Wang and I will be organizing the ANEA-ASNA 2016 Case Competition this coming year. I am a third-year student at the University of Toronto, studying actuarial science and economics, and it is my goal to continue improving the competition, through bigger prizes and more exciting cases for all attendees.

I hope you will all look forward to the presentations we’ll be having this year, and I’ll see you at the convention!


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Tianne Lam, Future Actuary

Hello everyone! My name is Tianne, and I’m a fourth-year actuarial science and economics student at the University of Toronto. This is my second year of involvement with ASNA. This year, I will be serving as the Future Actuary for ASNA. As the Future Actuary, I am responsible for publishing the newsletter for ASNA throughout the year. My goal is to keep actuarial students informed of the changes occurring in the actuarial community and the events going on in ASNA. If there is any specific topic that you would like to read about, please shoot me an e-mail at asna.newsletter@gmail.com. I am open to all suggestions!

I look forward to seeing you in Niagara Falls this coming January!


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Randy Main, VP Special Projects (Documentation & Policy)

My name is Randy Main. I am a fourth-year student at the University of Toronto studying actuarial science and statistics. This year I will be representing ASNA as its VP Policy & Documentation.

This year, my team will focus on providing more substance to our association, making it easier for employers, delegates, and students alike to engage with us. I participated in a similar project for Aviva Canada in 2012 that was a great success. We look forward to great results in the coming term.



I attended ASNA during my last year in University. Excellent networking opportunity! Highly recommended!
Ricky Chu, Actuarial Associate, Individual Insurance Valuation; Manulife Financial
The ASNA Convention in Quebec City in 2010 was a great opportunity for us at Sun Life to meet the actuaries of the tomorrow. We were able to share the Sun Life story with a diverse range of strong candidates during thecareer fair and are looking forward to returning to ASNA in 2011.
Martin Reeves, FSA, FCIA, AVP, Fixed Annuity Business; Sun Life Financial
ASNA does an excellent job at providing a collegial and friendly conference where credentialed actuaries, actuarial students, employers and those seeking employment can share experiences and network.
Stephen Camilli, FSA, Vice President, Actuarial Publications and Content; ACTEX Publications
L’ANÉA parvient d’une excellente façon à offrir un congrès collégial et sympathique permettant à des actuaires qualifiés, à des étudiants en actuariat, à des employeurs et à des personnes à la recherche d’un emploi de partager des expériences et de faire du réseautage.
Stephen Camilli, FSA, vice-président, publications et contenu actuariels, ACTEX Publications
La société Munich Re est impliquée auprès de l’ANÉA depuis de nombreuses années et est toujours impressionnée par le niveau de talent qui s’y trouve. L’ANÉA offre une remarquable occasion de réseautage tant aux étudiants qu’aux professionnels de l’industrie. Nous avons déjà hâte au congrès de l’an prochain!
Renée Walkom, spécialiste de la gestion des talents, Munich Re
ASNA 2015 Montreal was a valuable opportunity for our company to meet with some of the brightest up-and-coming Actuaries in Canada. This was a great chance for us to provide students with advice on the tools necessary to break into the market. We look forward to attending future ASNA conventions.
Adam Noreen, Recruiter, Entry-Level Actuarial Recruitment; DW Simpson
Le congrès de l’ANÉA 2015 à Montréal a offert à notre entreprise une précieuse occasion de faire connaissance avec les futurs actuaires les plus brillants du Canada. Il nous a donné la possibilité de fournir aux étudiants des conseils concernant les outils nécessaires pour percer dans le marché. Nous sommes enthousiastes à l’idée de prendre part aux futurs congrès de l’ANÉA.
Adam Noreen, recruteur, recrutement actuariel de premier échelon, DW Simpson
This was our 2nd year at ASNA and we continue to be impressed by how great of a conference the organizers put together! The presentations covered an extensive variety of topics and the students were some of the most qualified. We would recommend ASNA for all actuarial companies and students alike!
Michael Leggett and Emilia Witt, Actuarial Recruiter, Ezra Penland Actuarial Recruitment
C’était notre deuxième année de participation au congrès de l’ANÉA et nous sommes toujours impressionnés du niveau de qualité que les organisateurs ont réussi à atteindre! Les présentations ont abordé une grande variété de sujets et les étudiants étaient parmi les plus qualifiés. Nous recommandons l’ANÉA à la fois à toutes les firmes d’actuariat et aux étudiants!
Michael Leggett et Emilia Witt, recruteurs, Ezra Penland Actuarial Recruitment
The 2015 ASNA was conference was well attended and organized. Students were enthusiastic and asked insightful questions to the many participating employers about the profession and career opportunities. I felt students would benefit by attending the conference.
Rob Stapleford, President-elect; Canadian Institute of Actuaries
The ASNA convention is a wonderful opportunity for the CIA to connect with our actuarial professionals of the future. The convention is always well organized and 2015 was no exception. The ASNA executive team should be very proud of their accomplishments!
Alicia Rollo, Director, Membership, Education and Professional Development; Canadian Institute of Actuaries
Le congrès de l’ANÉA offre à l’ICA une occasion formidable d’entrer en contact avec les professionnels de l’avenir en actuariat. Le congrès est toujours bien organisé et celui de 2015 ne faisait pas exception. L’équipe de direction de l’ANÉA peut être très fière de ses réalisations!
Alicia Rollo, directrice, adhésion, éducation et perfectionnement professionnel, Institut canadien des actuaires
We thoroughly enjoyed our experience at the 2015 ASNA Convention. There were ample opportunities to network with the record number of attendees, especially during the Career Fair. Congratulations to the organizers on a successful conference – we are already making plans to attend in 2016!
Mike Boa, Chief Communications Officer, Casualty Actuarial Society
Nous avons adoré l’intégralité de notre expérience à l’occasion du congrès 2015 de l’ANÉA. Celui-ci nous a offert d’amples occasions de faire du réseautage avec le nombre record de participants, en particulier dans le cadre de la foire des carrières. Félicitations aux organisateurs pour ce congrès couronné de succès. Nous planifions déjà notre participation en 2016!
Mike Boa, directeur des communications, Casualty Actuarial Society
We were impressed with the many promising young people we met at the 2015 ASNA 3 day convention in January. It was a great opportunity to discuss the possible careers available in the different businesses of Optimum Group and to network with the next generation of actuaries. We found students attending the event to be curious, eager and highly motivated and we hope the information we provided on the various actuarial paths at Optimum has helped them in their career choices. We are looking forward to a continued relationship with ASNA.
Optimum Re
Nous avons été impressionnés par le nombre de jeunes gens prometteurs que nous avons rencontrés lors du congrès de trois jours de l’ANÉA tenu en janvier 2015. Celui-ci nous a offert une excellente occasion de discuter des possibilités de carrière offertes dans les diverses entreprises d’Optimum Group et de faire du réseautage avec les actuaires de la prochaine génération. Nous avons trouvé les étudiants qui prenaient part à l’événement curieux, avides et très motivés et nous espérons que les renseignements que nous leur avons transmis au sujet des divers cheminements actuariels chez Optimum les ont aidés dans leurs choix de carrière. Nous comptons poursuivre notre relation avec l’ANÉA.
Optimum Re
I was heartened by the high quality of attendees who were very knowledgeable, focused and eager to engage in conversation. At ASNA, the SOA sponsored a case study where teams were presented complex, real-life issues a chief actuary may face, e.g., grow sales of Product X profitability while maintaining risks within established margins, and prepare and make a presentation to the board. Observing the process, I saw team members fully engaged and competing with fierce determination.
Errol Cramer, SOA 2014-15 President, Chief Actuary at Allstate; Society of Actuaries
As a Diamond Sponsor, the Society of Actuaries held a case competition in which students had to apply knowledge of enterprise risk management and data analytics to solve issues for fictional company "Zen Life." In addition to demonstrating actuarial knowledge and skills, finalists had to find the courage to present their findings to attendees and judges! I was impressed with the networking skills of this generation of future actuaries who walked up to us with the poise and determination to introduce themselves and to find out more about the actuarial profession.
Emilie Bouchard, SOA Staff Fellow—Canadian Membership; Society of Actuaries
À titre de commanditaire de catégorie diamant, la Society of Actuaries a organisé un concours d’étude de cas dans le cadre duquel les étudiants devaient mettre en pratique leurs connaissances en gestion du risque d’entreprise et en analyse de données pour résoudre les problèmes de la « Zen Life », une entreprise fictive. En plus de faire la démonstration de leur savoir et de leurs compétences en matière d’actuariat, les finalistes ont dû trouver le courage de présenter leurs observations aux participants et aux juges! J’ai été impressionnée par les habiletés de réseautage de cette génération de futurs actuaires, qui se sont présentés à nous avec assurance et détermination et qui souhaitaient en savoir plus au sujet de la profession actuarielle.
Émilie Bouchard, Fellow attitrée à l’effectif canadien, Society of Actuaries

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