The Actuarial Society of Kenya (TASK) has announced six new council members and a new council chair who will each help support the society’s work to improve the actuarial development and growth in the country.
Coming from the academia, insurance, the capital market, and the banking sectors, the new team bring years of experience, diverse expertise, and leadership to the Society. TASK has positioned the actuarial profession in Kenya and the region in the areas of modeling, and the management of financial risks and contingent events.
The new board members will begin their two-year term with TASK effective January 01, 2022. The six new board members are:
- Florence Ayall (Equity Bank)
- Mercy Kairu (Jubilee Insurance)
- Jay Kosgei (Zamara)
- Joseph Birundu (Lux Actuaries)
- Nikhil Dodhia (Zamara)
- Samuel Wang’ombe (Sanlam)
The six join existing council members Sahib Khosla (Strathmore University), and Titus Osero (Insurance Regulatory Authority-Kenya).
TASK has also chosen Sahib Khosla as its new board chair. Sahib has served on the Society’s Council since 2018 and most recently was its Secretary. The Immediate Past Chair Moses Mutuli will still serve in the Council in an advisory role as a member.
“I am personally delighted to welcome such a strong group of new council members, and I look forward to serving with each of them in the coming year,” said Mr Mutuli. “I’m also very pleased that Sahib Khosla will lead the next chapter of our work in his new role as the chair. Sahib has demonstrated exceptional commitment to advancing TASK’s mission, and we’re looking forward to his leadership.”
The previous TASK council members are:
- James Olubayi (Zamara),
- Seth Chengo (BDO UK LLP),
- Mukami Njeru (Swiss Re),
- Prof Patrick Weke (University of Nairobi),
- Raxit Soni (Prudential) and
- Patience Mukeli (UAP Old Mutual).
“I am honoured to be elected to the top leadership position of the actuarial profession in Kenya. Together with the newly elected Council, I look to position TASK to be the leading voice of the actuarial profession on the African continent. I also want to express our express gratitude to the outgoing team who have concluded their services as valued council members and to Moses Mutuli, who as the chair, provided visionary leadership at the Society. We look forward to Moses’ continuing service and counsel,” said Sahib.