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Angelita Graham, FCIA(2004)

Position: President-Elect
Province: Ontario
Primary Practice Area: Pensions

 

 

Position statement

I am deeply honoured to have the opportunity and privilege to stand for election for President of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries. As I reflect on the CIA’s journey from my first volunteering role back in 2008 to receiving the Award of Excellence in 2020, I feel a great sense of pride in our profession’s achievements. We have made significant strides, and I firmly believe the best is yet to come.

Throughout the past decade and a half, I have had the privilege of serving the CIA in various volunteer capacities, driving transformative initiatives and witnessing firsthand the remarkable achievements our Institute has made. As we navigate this era of accelerated change, I am eager to serve as the Institute’s President. My track record of getting things done, along with my passion and dedication to advancing our profession, will serve us well during this time.

If elected, my focus will be on two key areas: education and public interest.

I am particularly passionate about continuously monitoring and adapting our education system to meet the evolving needs of our profession and society. Having chaired the Eligibility and Education Council and several task forces on the future of the CIA’s education and eligibility requirements, I firmly believe in the imperative of evolving our education system to equip actuaries with the skills and knowledge necessary to address the evolving demands of our profession and society. I will champion initiatives that ensure our education system continues to evolve to make sure actuaries remain at the forefront of industry trends, technological advancements and regulatory changes. Additionally, I will encourage the adoption of emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning and predictive analytics to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of actuarial practice.

In terms of engagement with the public, in line with our mission, I believe that actuaries have a vital role to play in addressing societal challenges. Leveraging our expertise in risk identification and assessment, we can contribute meaningfully to public policy debates. As President, I will prioritize elevating our influence as a trusted voice in public policy debates by proactively engaging in discussions of societal importance. It’s essential that our public positions reflect broad consensus among our membership, as outlined in the CIA’s commitment to strengthen governance and member engagement.

With a proven track record of leadership and a dedication to advancing our profession, I am confident in my ability to lead the CIA forward. I humbly ask for your support as we work together to shape a brighter future for the actuarial profession and society. Please vote for me.