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RSA Technical Academy Award winner announced

Friday, 31 July, 2009

Cass MSc Actuarial Management student Ketan Chandaria has been honoured with the RSA Technical Academy prize for 2009.  This prize is awarded to a Cass student who has demonstrated academic excellence and a passion for the insurance market over the course of their studies.
Judith Pritchard, RSA Technical Capability Director, said: We were looking for candidates who have demonstrated application of their technical knowledge and ability, who show evidence of knowledge transfer and sharing, and who display an innovative and practical approach to technical issues.  Ketan Chandaria demonstrated an amazing work ethic combining a love of sport, long-term and practical support for a charity with a dedication to study and achieving great results.
Ketan said: I am really thrilled to receive the award from RSA.  It is an honour to be recognised professionally by such a leading international insurance company. This increases my own expectations and also encourages me to continue striving for the best.
Dr Ben Rickayzen, Head of the Faculty of Actuarial Science and Insurance at Cass, said: This is a real honour for Ketan and is highly deserved.  He is a conscientious and enthusiastic student and I am confident he has a long and successful professional career in front of him.
In 2006 RSA launched its Technical Academy in order to build technical mastery in the areas of underwriting, claims and actuarial work to support RSA’s objective to build sustainable profitable growth.  This virtual global Academy supports the company’s 10,000 employees who work in technical and customer facing insurance disciplines.  RSA is a Founding Corporate Partner of Cass.
Two other Cass students were shortlisted for the prize, MSc Actuarial Management student Caris Yuan and Zvi Ebert who is studying for a BSc Actuarial Science.  All three students were recognised for their commitment to addressing their own personal development needs, as well as demonstrating technical excellence.  They also shared a passion for sharing their knowledge through their involvement in university newsletters, mentoring and leadership of Actuarial Society groups.

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L-R Ketan Chandaria receives his award from Judith Pritchard, RSA Technical Capability Director

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