20th Global Conference of Actuaries (GCA)

20th Global Conference of Actuaries (GCA)

Event Start Date Event End Date Venue CPD
Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel
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Inaugural Session & Opening Ceremony Day 1 (05-03-2019)
  • Dr. S C Khuntia , Chief Guest
    Chairman, Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India
  • Sunil Sharma ,
    President, Institute of Actuaries of India
  • R K Sood
    Executive Director, Life Insurance Corporation of India
  • Masaaki Yoshimura
    Immediate Past President, International Actuarial Association
  • Marjorie Ngwenya
    Immediate Past President, Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, UK
  • Dave Sandberg,
    Member, Board of Director, SOA, US
  • Vote of Thanks: Sanjeev Pujari
    Chairman, 20th GCA Organizing Group, Institute of Actuaries of India

Plenary Sessions Day 1 (05-March-2019)

P1: Unlocking Asia’s insurance potential for financing a sustainable future


On the Chair: Masaaki Yoshimura ,Immediate Past President, International Actuarial Association. Speaker :
Arup Chatterjee, Principal Financial Sector Specialist,
Sector Advisory Service Cluster-FSG Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department,
Asian Development Bank, Manila, Philippines.
Presentations & Videos :

Arup Chatterjee 

P2: Asian Societies & Critical Illness- A survey presentation

On the Chair: Pournima Gupte, Member (Actuary), Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of IndiaB
Speaker :
John Ferguson, Regional Chief Actuary, Gen Re, Hong Kong.
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P3: Actuaries in BankingKailash MittalSetting the Context: Kailash Mittal, Chairperson- Advisory Group on Risk Management, Institute of Actuaries of India
Lead Speaker & Moderator : Michael Tichareva, Managing Director & Principal, National Standard Finance Africa, South Africa.
Panel Speakers : Yash Ratanpal , Acies Consulting LLP, India
Vijay Gautam , PhD candidate (Quantitative Finance), India
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P4: Climate Change, Sustainable development & Actuaries

Lead Speaker & Moderator :
Dr. Frank Ashe , Independent Consultant, Quantitative Strategies, Australia.
Panel Speakers :
Marjan Qazvini , Heriot-Watt University, Malaysia
Alasdair Smith , PwC, India Shradha Shroff & Ravi Shankar Lal , KPMG Global Services, India
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P5:Students’ Forum - Expanding the horizon : Actuarial Science in Banking

On the Chair: Sunil Sharma , President, Institute of Actuaries of India
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Concurrent Sessions Day 1 (05-March-2019)
C1: Reinsurance – Life & Non-Life C2: Behavioural Science- New perspectives to help solve Insurance industry’s challenges C3: Actuaries & Enterprise Risk Management
On the Chair: Graham Bancroft, Munich Re, Head of Structured Solutions Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa
Dokkie Nel, Swiss Re, Senior Structurer/ Transaction Manager
Subject: Life: Use of Reinsurance for Capital Management
David Maneval , Willis Towers Watson, Head of P&C, South Asia
Manish Singh , Willis Towers Watson, Senior Consultant, P&C Insurance
Subject: Non-Life: Reinsurance program design and optimization Presentations & Videos :


On the Chair: Marjorie Ngwenya, Immediate Past President, Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, UK
Mathew Battersby, Chief Behavioural Scientist- Global Research and Development, RGA International Reinsurance Company DAC, UK
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On the Chair: Sanjeev Pujari - President (Actuarial & Risk),SBI Life Insurance Co., India
Vivek Iyer , PwC, India
Sandeep Chakraborty, Transunion CIBIL, India
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C4: Life Insurance C5: General Insurance C6: Pension & Employee Benefits
On the Chair: K Subrahmanyam, Consulting Actuary, India, Actuarial Consultant to Insurance Information bureaux India
Murshid A Kuttihassan, VP & Actuary-MetLife GOSC, India
Subject: Mortality improvement trends
Shubham Jain , Willis Towers Watson, India
Ashik Salecha , Willis Towers Watson, India
Subject: Articulating and quantifying the fair treatment of participating policyholders: a case study
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On the Chair: Jatin Arora, Chair – Advisory Group on General Insurance, Institute of Actuaries of India
Sai Aditya Telikicherla, Qualified Actuary, India
Sathya Sai Mudigonda , Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, India
Subject: Approach to evaluate impact of auto regulations 2017- insights from invisibles
Vamsidhar Ambatipudi, VJIM Hyderabad, India
Subject: Machine Learning models for Automobile Fraud Detection
Rohit Sahni , EXL Services Ltd., India
Subject: Loss Reserving using ML Techniques
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On the Chair: Andrew Peterson , Senior Director - International, Society of Actuaries, USA

Jens Perch Nielsen, Cass Business School, UK
Subject: Self-selection and risk sharing in a modern world of life-long annuities
Shaun Levitan, Colourfield Liability Solutions, South Africa
Subject: Approaches to DC fund investments and default choices Presentations & Videos :


Plenary Sessions Day 2 (06-March-2019)

P6: Down the memory lane

On the Chair:Ashvin Parekh , Managing Partner, Ashvin Parekh Advisory Services LLP (APAS), India
Address by :Gaurang Shah , President & Group Chief Risk Officer, Kotak Mahindra Bank Ex – MD & CEO Kotak Life Insurance Co. Ltd

Presentations & Videos :

Arup Chatterjee 

P7: Actuaries and human dignity in older age

Lead Speaker & Moderator: Shaun Levitan , Co-founder and Executive Director, Colourfield Liability Solutions, South Africa
Panel Speakers:Jens Perch Nielsen ,Cass Business School, UK
Kulin Patel ,Willis Towers Watson, India
Preeti Chandrashekhar Mercer Consulting, India
Gautam Bhardwaj ,pinBox Solutions Pvt. Ltd., India

Presentations & Videos :

Arup Chatterjee 

P8: Analytics, Data Science and Actuaries

Lead Speaker & Moderator: Dave K Sandberg, Senior Consultant, Charles River Associates, NY, USA
Panel Speakers:John Taylor ,President elect, Institute & Faculty of Actuaries, UK
Sumit Ramani ,Actuaria Consultants, India
Shailesh Dhuri ,Decimal Point Analytics Pvt Ltd., India
Hemant Kumar , Principal Global Services, India
Abhijit Kulkarni ,Principal Global Services, India

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P9: IFRS 17 (General Ins & Health)

Lead Speaker & Moderator : Maurizio Busti , Asia Pacific Region, PwC, Hong Kong
Panel Speakers:Sourav Roy , Shriram General Insurance Co., India
Siddharth Mehra Milliman, India
Neha Taneja Milliman, India

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P10:IFRS 17 (Life)

Lead Speaker & Moderator : Maurizio Busti , Asia Pacific Region, PwC, Hong Kong
Panel Speakers:Pravin Kutumbe , Member (F&I), Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India
Kunj Behari Maheshwari , Willis Towers Watson, India
Sai Srinivas Dhulipala , Consulting Actuary, India
Philip Jackson, Milliman, India

P9 & P10 IFRS 17 Presentations & Videos


P11: Mental health Act, 2017 - Impact on health Insurance industry– a research study

On the Chair : K Subrahmanyam , Consulting Actuary, India, Actuarial Consultant to Insurance Information bureaux India
Panel Speakers:Safder Ahmed Ali Jaffer , Milliman, UAE
Joanne Buckle , Milliman, UK

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P12: Ayushman Bharat – Game changer in National Health Protection

On the Chair and Moderator :Liyaquat Khan , Managing Partner - Global Risk Consultants, India to Insurance Information bureaux India
On the Panel :
Sanjay Datta , Chief (Underwriting, Reinsurance & Claims), ICICI Lombard General Insurance Co. Ltd, India
Vishwanath MahindraChairperson, Advisory Group on Health Ins – Institute of Actuaries of India, India
Rajagopal Rudraraju -Senior Vice President & Product Head, Health & Health Claims at Tata AIG General Ins Co Ltd, India

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