What do you do in your life in London?
In London I have been working for a very large financial institution since 5 years. I am an actuary which you could describe as a mathematician for Insurance, actuaries make sure insurance companies perform their calculation with the right criteria and in compliance with regulatory constraints. On paper, this might seems a boring job :), this job is something in between making calculation and writing reports.
The true is that all those activities are core for the insurance industry and the calculation and reports are pretty complex and as consequence stimulating. An actuary needs to be able to interact with many different people and explain concepts that are, on average, not simple to be understood. In my role I need to provide consultancy to Insurers on what my company thinks to be the best approach for a specific problem, so I get to visit many different clients in various countries like Middle east, South Africa, Bermuda, Italy, Norway, UK, …
Beside this job, I run a side business. 2 years ago I co-founded a start-up that manage touristic accommodation with a current Turn Over of 1MLN £ a year.
This business is growing and I am very proud of what my business partner and our staff are realizing.
You asked me about fun too. Well, I do not always work 🙂 but I do very often travel, so I have found a way of making the travelling itself the best fun experience of my life, I have many friends around Europe and I like to do many activities when I am abroad (yoga, surf, sky diving, diving, hiking, running, enjoying the night life). I love doing sport and the beauty of it is that you can manage it everywhere.