Jules Constantinou has been elected as the president of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) for the 2018/19 year.
Constantinou will sit as president-elect from June 2017, the same month as Marjorie Ngwenya becomes president and current president Colin Wilson becomes immediate past president.
Constantinou, who is a regional manager for UK and Ireland at Gen Re Life, will then become president in June 2018.
He said: "It is an honour to be elected to the presidential team by my fellow council members," he said. "The actuarial profession has seen rapid expansion across the glove over the last few years, and I am looking forward to helping to shape its future as president-elect."
He added: "We are a forward-looking profession, and I pledge to do all I can to further actuarial science, acting always in the public interest."
His election was welcomed by current president Wilson who thanked current immediate past president Fiona Morrison for her work over the previous three years.
He added: "Jules is an experienced life actuary, and has been hugely involved with the work of the IFoA as a member of the Scottish board, and as a past chairman of the risk management and health & social care practice boards.
"As Fiona Morrison will be leaving the presidential term as immediate past president at the time when Jules takes on the role of president-elect, I would also like to thank Fiona for the work she has done over the last three years. Her dedication and insight has furthered the profession greatly, and we are grateful for her service to the IFoA."
Constantinou has worked at Gen Re Life since 1993, starting out as a general actuarial manager for South Africa. In 2004, he became head of marketing, with underwriting and claims added to his remit in 2011. He started in his current role in 2014.
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