Jawwad Farid

Entrepreneur | Author | Mentor | Actuary

Jawwad Farid is a Fellow Society of Actuaries, an MBA from Columbia Business School and a computer science graduate. During the last 27 years, he has worked as a consultant in North America, Pakistan, the Middle East, Africa and the United Kingdom with a number of blue chip clients including Aegon, Goldman Sachs, ING, Merrill Lynch, Met Life, Sumitomo Mitsui Bank, Pacific Life, Fidelity Investments, Transamerica, and GE Financial Assurance.

Jawwad’s core areas of expertise include Asset and Risk Management, Product Development and the Financial Services Back Office. He blends a rare combination of risk management, information systems, business and product development skill sets, side by side with his actuarial expertise.

Between building back office systems, valuation platforms and hardcore pricing models for derivative products over the last two decades, Jawwad learnt how to bridge the divide that exists between business, technology, risk and compliance users. That bridge is visible across almost all of his work in consulting, writing and teaching. He is also the author of five books.