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Actuary of the future: Abhi Saxena

Published on: 4 Nov 2020

abhiHow would your best friend describe you?

Loyal, funny and respectful.

What motivates you?

The way actuaries and data scientists dominate and solve real-world problems.

What would be your personal motto?

Be a good contributor towards the betterment of actuarial society.

How do you relax away from the office?

Listening to songs and motivational stories.

Name five dream companions to be stuck on a desert island with?

Sadhguru and Sandeep Maheshwari for motivational and positive thoughts about life and the future, Elon Musk and Steve Jobs for insights about society, Virat Kohli for a great attitude towards success.

What’s your most ‘actuarial’ habit?

Solving real-world problems and developing actuarial tools, such as an annuity calculator, using actuarial concepts.

Favourite Excel function?

Pivot table and conditional formatting.

What is the funniest thing that has happened to you recently?

I travelled to a place by bus but while returning I took the wrong bus by mistake 
and reached another place instead of my hometown.

Alternative career choice?

Data scientist.

What song best describes your work ethic?

Kar Har Maidaan Fateh from the movie Sanju.

Greatest risk you have ever taken?

In my final year of my bachelor’s programme, I was preparing for actuarial exams and semester exams but I also tried the Graduate Record Examinations and the International English Language Testing System too, so it become very complex to manage everything. It was worth it, as I cleared all the exams and got good grades.

If you could go back in history, who would you like to meet?

I would love to meet Abraham Lincoln, his efforts towards success are beyond words.

If there was a movie produced about your life, who would play you, and why?

Benedict Cumberbatch – his attitude and professionalism towards work motivates me to believe in myself and helps me to push myself.

If you could be anyone else, who would it be?

Virat Kohli.