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Kalpana Shah

During her time at Hiscox, Kalpana has established the group actuarial function and led the implementation of the Solvency 2 programme. She advises boards and senior executives on reserving, risk, business plans, underwriting policy and the appropriateness of reinsurance arrangements. Kalpana Chairs the Actuarial Network Forum at Hiscox which comprises of circa 100 employees globally.
The issue of diversity is close to her heart too. Kalpana was a member of the Lloyd’s working group organising the first Diversity & Inclusion Festival for the Insurance Market and is a member of organisations including the Worshipful Company of Insurers and the Inspiring Women Campaign. She visits local schools to talk about her experiences and promote visibility of successful individuals from diverse backgrounds to encourage the spirit of ambition.
Kalpana is a founding member of the Hiscox Women in Leadership steering Committee and leverages of this position and her position as a Hiscox Partner and Head of the Actuarial Function at Hiscox to achieve positive change for BAME people. In addition to her role at Hiscox, Kalpana has recently joined the board of Riverstone, a Fairfax Company, as an independent Non-Executive Director.