At our recent AGM, held on 6th December 2019, members present voted to repeal the Constitution and existing By-Laws and ratified new, updated By-Laws. Under the new By-Laws the CAA is governed by a Board of Directors.
The current president is Kyle Rudden. To contact, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Kyle Rudden (Trinidad & Tobago)
Kyle Rudden is a consulting actuary and chartered accountant with 30 years’ experience in financial services consulting, primarily in the Caribbean and Central America. At KR Services Limited, he heads a team of actuaries and related professionals providing actuarial consulting services in the life, non-life, pensions and banking practice areas. Kyle has acted as Appointed Actuary / independent consulting actuary to many life and non-life insurers and benefit programs operating in the region, including clients reporting under IFRS, US, UK, Canadian and Dutch standards. He is a frequent speaker on actuarial and accounting issues, particularly the application of IFRS, regulatory and actuarial standards in developing markets.
Kyle is committed to sustainable and ethical human development initiatives, ranging from internships for underprivileged students to supporting actuarial and accounting educational programs internationally.
A Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and an Associate of the Casualty Actuarial Society, he is an active participant in local, regional and international accounting and actuarial bodies.
Simone Brathwaite (Barbados)
Simone is a Fellow of both the Canadian Institute of Actuaries and the Society of Actuaries. She is a consulting actuary at Oliver Wyman with over 20 years’ experience in life insurance in the Caribbean, Canada and Europe.
Simone will bring a broad perspective and seasoned enthusiasm targeted at providing our members with a CAA that enhances their careers, interests and investment in our profession. She feels a sense of responsibility to give back to the profession that has been good to her and a belief that her practical approach and ability to work with diverse actuaries and others will contribute to the success of the Association.
Janet Sharp (Jamaica)
Immediate Past President
Janet Sharp is the Appointed Actuary for Sagicor Life Jamaica Limited (SLJ) an appointment she has held since 2003. Prior to September 2009 she held the position of Executive Vice President and Resident Actuary for SLJ with direct responsibility for Corporate Actuarial functions, administration of the Corporate Actuarial department, and risk reporting. Prior to the merger of Life of Jamaica and Island Life in 2003, Mrs. Sharp was the Vice President and Resident Actuary for Island Life Insurance Company Limited where she started her working career.
Janet is a graduate of the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania with a BSc. Econ in Actuarial Science and Decision Sciences. She obtained her Masters in Actuarial Science from Georgia State University in 1988.
Janet is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries, a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries, a Chartered Enterprise Risk Analyst (CERA). She is married to Richard and they have two children.
Roma Chatlani (Trinidad & Tobago)
Roma Chatlani is a consulting actuary at KR Services Limited. She has over 20 years of experience in actuarial consulting, including working for several years in the UK as a life insurance consultant with a major international actuarial consultancy. Her life insurance experience includes appointed actuary and audit support, regulatory liaison, solvency and economic capital modelling, valuation and administration systems review as well as statutory and financial reporting. She started her actuarial career as a pensions consultant and worked on valuations, restructurings and other projects, including pension and social security reform at the national level.
Roma is a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.
She intends to foster effective, clear and timely communication with members and colleagues to promote our profile.
Sapna Chatlani (The Bahamas)
Sapna Chatlani joined Colina Insurance Limited in The Bahamas in 2008. During that time she led the Health Unit of the Actuarial Department for six years and currently leads the Life Unit. Prior to arriving in the Bahamas, Sapna spent approximately two years in Ernst and Young, London working in their Actuarial Unit. Sapna started her actuarial career at Guardian Life of the Caribbean, Trinidad & Tobago where she spent approximately five years.
Sapna is a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.
Cathy Allen (Jamaica)
Cathy Allen is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries. She is Corporate Actuary at Sagicor Life Jamaica and has over 25 years’ experience in the regulatory and life insurance fields.
Cathy continues working to advance the profile and objectives of the CAA.
Glennfor Hellement (Curaçao)
Glennfor Hellement started working as Senior Consulting Actuary at Phenox Consultants in 2017 in Curaçao. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Business Economics and after that his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Actuarial Science at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He is a fellow of the Royal Dutch Actuarial Association (Koninklijk Actuarieel Genootschap). Glennfor has more than 15-year experience as an actuary in the Netherlands and Spain. He has significant experience in Solvency II implementation for Life Insurance companies. At Phenox Consultants he is consultant for insurance companies, pension funds and employers in the Dutch Caribbean.
Glennfor is working towards improving the international exposure of the CAA and making CAA more visible and known outside the Caribbean and also to other professions.
Saskia Monsels-Holtuin (Suriname)
Saskia Monsels-Holtuin is a Member of the Royal Dutch Actuarial Association (Koninklijk Actuarieel Genootschap) for over 20 years. She is Actuarial Director at Actuarieel Bureau Lo Fo Wong, providing consulting services to pension funds and employers in Suriname.
Saskia believes that joint effort is required to further the CAA objectives. She intends to be a committed team player.
Pedro Medford (Barbados)
Pedro Medford is a senior manager at CIBC FirstCaribbean, based in Barbados, and is responsible for managing the bank’s pension, insurance and other benefit plans across 16 territories in the Caribbean. Prior to joining CIBC, he began his actuarial career at Sagicor Life Inc, where he worked in both the Pensions and Corporate Actuarial Departments.
Pedro graduated from the University of the West Indies with an honours degree in Actuarial Science and from the University of Glasgow with a masters in Financial Forecasting and Investments. He is currently pursuing the associate designation of the Society of Actuaries.
Pedro intends to focus on mentorship and support programmes for actuarial students in both traditional and non-traditional fields throughout the region. He also intends to increase the public awareness of the profession and of the CAA within the Caribbean.
Should you have any concerns, suggestions or comments on the Association, Please feel free to approach any of these Board members.