BDO appoints new head of actuarial

Published: Wednesday, May 29, 2024

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BDO has announced the appointment of Christo Geyer, who will be joining the team as the head of actuarial at BDO.

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With an exceptional track record and a wealth of experience in the field, Geyer brings invaluable expertise that will propel the firm to new heights of innovation and excellence.

As head of actuarial, Geyer will play a pivotal role in shaping and executing our actuarial strategy, driving business growth and ensuring that BDO remains at the forefront of the industry, says BDO.

According to the company, bringing over 30 years of financial industry experience and a deep understanding of the complexities of risk management, financial modeling and data analysis, Geyer will lead the actuarial team with vision, passion and dedication.

With a career that has spanned life insurance, employee benefits, reinsurance, listed investments and alternative investments, Geyer is primed to deliver impactful solutions and drive meaningful results. His proven leadership, strategic acumen and commitment to excellence make him an invaluable addition to the business, BDO adds.

"As the newly appointed head of actuarial at BDO, I am excited to lead our team towards innovative solutions, strategic insights and unparalleled excellence," says Geyer. "Together, we will navigate the complexities of risk management, leveraging data-driven approaches to drive business growth and deliver exceptional value to our clients. I am committed to fostering a culture of collaboration, continuous learning and forward-thinking, ensuring that BDO remains at the forefront of the industry. With dedication, passion and a shared vision, we will chart new horizons and redefine the possibilities of actuarial excellence."

BDO says Geyer holds a:

  • B.SC. ACT. SCI|B.SC. ACT. SCI (HONS) (Derivatives)
  • Fellow Of The Institute And Faculty Of Actuaries (Scotland)
  • Fellow Of The Actuarial Society Of South Africa
  • Financial Risk Manager
  • Global Association Of Risk Professionals, and
  • CFA Institute Charterholder.

He has worked for several leading organisations including:

  • Altvest Capital
  • Old Mutual Alternative Investments
  • Prudential Investment Managers, and
  • Investec Asset Management.

His roles have included:

  • head of strategy
  • client director
  • head of business development
  • business development director, and
  • chief marketing actuary.

"It gives us great pleasure to announce Geyer as head of actuarial at BDO," concludes Thuto Masasa, head of advisory services at BDO South Africa. "His deep expertise and forward-thinking approach punch high above the industry benchmark and mark a significant milestone in our commitment to delivering cutting-edge and impactful solutions to our clients. We look forward to the dynamic leadership and fresh perspectives he brings to our team."

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