Steve Claxton, Head of Risk ASEAN, SAS
18 years of Financial Institution (banking & insurance) experience accumulated across the ASPAC region (Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines) both in an ‘in-house’ and Consultant (KPMG Advisory) capacity. Qualified Actuary (AIAA) (Member of Banking Practice Committee – Actuaries Institute) and B.Sc (Applied & Computational Mathematics).
Primary areas of practice & expertise:
Michael Tichareva, Managing Director & Principal, National Standard Finance Africa
Michael Tichareva is the Managing Director and Principal of National Standard Finance Africa, and affiliate of National Standard Finance, LLC having co-founded and formalised the operations in 2014. He is responsible for the Africa strategy and the strategic and day to day operational management. In addition, he is involved in the origination and structuring of sovereign, sub-sovereign and private sector infrastructure & real estate deals across Africa with a strong focus on developmental finance to improve quality of lives of people and is constantly involved in a number of such initiatives.
On actuarial practice, Michael is a banking actuary who leads a team of actuarial professionals in delivering banking consulting assignments that include among others IFRS 9 expected credit loss modelling and credit scorecard development for banks. He currently leads at a global level in developing banking practice for actuaries and continues to present at various international platforms on the involvement of actuaries in banking practice.
Michael is a Fellow of the Actuarial Society of South Africa (FASSA) having qualified in 2004 through the Institute & Faculty of Actuaries (UK). He currently is the Chairperson of the recently established Banking Working Group of the International Actuarial Association (“IAA”).