Employer Biographies

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Sports Actuary Presentation​ - Data Analytics in Baseball - 4/14


Matt Kane


Matt works at the Pittsburgh Pirates as the Coordinator of Coaching & Player Development to create data-driven insights to improve player performance. Matt is also a current Decision Analysis student at Stanford University. Matt is a recent graduate from the University of Missouri with degrees in Mathematics, Statistics, and Economics.


DEI Panel - Making the Unfamiliar, Familiar - 4/19

Danh Mai, ASA

Danh graduated from UW-Madison in 2017 with a double major in Actuarial Science and Risk Management & Insurance. During a summer in college, Danh interned at Dai-Ichi-Life, a large insurance company based in Vietnam. Upon graduation, Danh started an actuarial role at AIG (Houston, TX), but recently started a new role at Milliman (Chicago, IL). Danh grew up in Vietnam until moving to the US to attend UW-Madison.


Aisha Nuval Othman, ACAS

Aisha graduated from UW-Madison in 2018 majoring in Actuarial Science. After graduation, she moved to Malaysia to work for Malaysian Reinsurance Berhad. She serves as the Executive of Technical Modeling; supporting pricing adequacy, profit testing, and risk transfer for multi-year treaties. A fun fact about Aisha is that she is an incredible ice hockey player! 

Michael Opare-Addo, FSA

Mike is an actuarial associate at Aon working as a retirement consultant. His responsibilities include supporting client teams to provide cutting-edge retirement solutions to clients on their employee retirement programs. Mike graduated from the Illinois State University and had been working as an analyst in Aon ever since. Mike is also an active member of IABA.

Wan Mohd Fadzlullah Wan Abdullah

Wan Mohd Fadzullah is one of the founding members in Takaful IKHLAS, Malaysia. During his time in Takaful IKHLAS, it grew to become one of the largest Islamic Insurance company in Malaysia. He has years of experience managing an insurance firm that is large enough to serve most Malaysians and served as the Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer of the company.

Justin Sydnor Presentation - 5/3


Justin Sydnor


Professor Justin Sydnor is a tenured faculty member in the Risk and Insurance Department. He joined the Wisconsin School of Business Risk & Insurance Department in 2010 after spending four years as an assistant professor in the Economics Department at Case Western Reserve University.  He earned his PhD in Economics at UC Berekeley and this BA in Economics and German from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. His areas of research expertise include behavioral economics and health economics.  His research uses a range of methodologies, including analysis of historical data and running experiments.  At the Wisconsin School of Business he teaches RMI 660 Risk Analytics and Behavioral Science and also introduced the course GB 740 Experiments and Causal Methods for Business Analytics.