What degree did you study at university?

Honours in Actuarial Science from NWU

What is your role at FNB?

Quantitative Analyst in Retail Sales

Why did you choose this career?

Since I can remember I have loved Math, Accounting and Finance. Actuarial Science posed the greatest combination of Math and Finance. So, when I started shadowing some Actuaries truly realized that it is what I want to do. Not finished yet, but a long way from where it started.

What does your typical day entail?

Typically, a day would be mainly made up of meetings with the different stakeholders of the projects that we are working on. Then also working on those projects. Some quick analytics requests also form part of the everyday job.

What are the highlights and challenges of your role?

We work with a whole lot of different areas within the Retail side of FNB. This allows interaction with a lot of different people and teams. It also allows to be part of various areas within Retail that keeps every day exciting.

How do you keep up to date with all the changes in your field of work?

There are various online courses and aids available on the Internet. From YouTube to Udemy that helps to continually improve your skills. Spending time problem solving with fellow co-workers also provides ample and valuable learning opportunity.

What do you enjoy doing outside of the office?

I enjoy a good braai, a round of golf or an afternoon run. Any sports activity with friends is also always high on the enjoyed activity list.