Naheed Jaffer
Aviva Canada

Naheed Jaffer, Senior Actuarial Manager

Naheed Jaffer

Senior Actuarial Manager
Aviva Canada

 10 Aviva Way Suite 100, Markham ON L6G 0G1
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Naheed Jaffer knows the importance of mentorship within the insurance industry. Now, he is helping other rising stars. “My mentors helped me frame my career, enabled me to develop personally and professionally, and made sure I never lost my passion for data-driven stories.”

As Senior Actuarial Manager at Aviva Canada, Naheed and his team drive pricing and analytical support for strategic growth initiatives within the Specialty Personal Insurance business, specifically the lifestyle insurance products. Naheed also leads Aviva’s internal committee to attract, train, and mentor students with actuarial aspirations.

“Actuaries are more than mathematicians and statisticians – we are story tellers who specialize in translating numbers into business narratives,” he explained.

In addition to his role with Aviva Canada, Naheed is an active volunteer with the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) and the Ontario Conference of Casualty Actuaries (OCCA) Scholarship committee, and holds fellowships from the Casualty Actuarial Society (FCAS) and the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (FCIA).

“Being an actuary, and specifically the pursuit of the actuarial designations, was not an easy process, but it has helped me learn about myself. When speaking to aspiring actuaries, I want them to understand that the exam process, although not easy, will teach them other lessons that they will carry throughout the other aspects of their lives.”