Malcolm Campbell

Biography: Malcolm Campbell

Immediate Past President

Malcolm Campbell, was elected as President of the International Actuarial Association (IAA) in 2016 and began his tenure on January 1, 2016 and ended his tenure on December 31, 2016. As Immediate Past President, Mr. Campbell also serves as chair of the Nominations Committee, as well as being an Officer and Treasurer of the organization. He was first elected to the IAA Executive Committee in 2012, and Secretary of the Life Section from 2006 to 2014.

Mr. Campbell has worked for over 30 years in the insurance industry and is an experienced actuarial, financial and general manager. In particular he has expertise in:

  1. business development, and strategic planning
  2. financial reporting, and embedded value techniques
  3. risk and capital management

Mr. Campbell was born in Kent, England in 1956.  He went to School at St Olaves Grammar, and then went on to study statistics at St Andrews University, where he graduated with a first class MA (Hons) in 1978.

Immediately after university Mr. Campbell worked as a consultant mathematician and statistician, mostly in projects advising the UK Ministry of Defence on war gaming and weapon assessment. In 1982 he changed country and industry, reallocating to Sweden and taking a job as research actuary with the Federation of Swedish Insurance companies.

He passed his actuarial exams at the University of Stockholm in 1985, and became a fully qualified member of the Swedish Actuarial Society.

In 1985 he also moved to Skandia International, initially working with reinsurance pricing and reserve valuations, and then as chief actuary for Skandia’s global life business. In 2001 he became COO for Skandia’s Nordic business area.

On leaving Skandia in 2003 he became an independent consultant, advising on a variety of issues, including: corporate acquisitions, product development, solvency II implementation, and ERM.

He has served on the Swedish Actuarial Society’s Board as well as a number of committees, including Education, Accounting, and Financial Risk. He also has worked for the Actuarial Association of Europe for over 10 years, and was Chairperson in 2014.

He has been actively involved in the development of the CERA qualification both in Sweden and globally, serving on the CERA Global Association Board from its inception.

His special interest areas in the IAA have been Enterprise and Financial Risk as well as Professionalism.

Mr. Campbell is a keen bridge player, and also likes playing golf and skiing. He enjoys walking, wine, and spectator sports (mostly football and ice hockey).

He is married to Catharina, and has two daughters.

January 2016