January 21, 2013
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IAA Election Results for 2013

Kurt Wolfsdorf

The International Actuarial Association (IAA) is pleased to announce that, at its meeting on November 18, 2012 in Nassau, Bahamas, the Council of the IAA elected the following individuals to serve as Officers of the IAA effective January 1, 2013.

President: Kurt Wolfsdorf (Germany)
President-Elect: Robert Brown (Canada)
Immediate Past President: Desmond Smith (South Africa)

All terms of office are for one year ending on December 31, 2013.

Professor Kurt Wolfsdorf’s involvement in the work of the IAA started in 1997 as the DAV (Germany) Delegate to the Insurance Accounting Committee, eventually serving on the IAA Council as the DAV Alternate Delegate. Over the years Kurt has also served as Chairman of the IAA Life Section Committee, and has been a member of the Executive Committee, Member Services Committee, and the Nominations Committee.

"I wish to thank all IAA member association delegates for the confidence they have shown in electing me as the IAA President, a position I am honoured to take on.

The recent implementation of the IAA’s current governance structure and the formulation of our strategic objectives have been highly valuable and have positioned the IAA to achieve even more.  I wish to recognize the efforts of IAA Immediate Past President, Desmond Smith, for having paved the way in the right direction.
During my year as President, my focus will be to foster and intensify the relationships between the IAA and relevant supranational organisations. These organisations are reaching out to the IAA for answers and guidance on their questions and challenges related to actuarial work. The IAA will respond by demonstrating a clear strategy for actuarial principles and an appropriate process for their development.

I look forward to the enthusiastic support of all my IAA colleagues who are working on a voluntary basis in the IAA’s numerous committees and sections, as well as from the highly motivated secretariat team, in advancing the IAA’s goals in respect of its Strategic Objectives, and in particular Strategic Objective 1: to build and maintain relationships with key supranational organizations and to provide actuarial input to improve the soundness of decisions being made on important issues with a global impact."

To learn more about the work of the IAA, contact the IAA Secretariat.

The International Actuarial Association (IAA) is the worldwide association of professional actuarial associations, with a number of special interest sections for individual actuaries. The IAA exists to encourage the development of a global profession, acknowledged as technically competent and professionally reliable, which will ensure that the public interest is served.
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