Jules Krijgsman van Spangenberg (PwC)
Jules is a valued member of PwC’s Dutch Actuarial department since 2013. Providing the team with a wide range of actuarial assurances, including audit support, data quality management, model validation, and implementation of actuarial function. As he brings these core competencies to the firm, he is often referred to as ‘the embodiment of the department’s conscience’.
Jules is a member of the Royal Dutch Society of Actuaries (KAG), for which in the past 25 years he has fulfilled several positions. The most recent ones are the Dutch representative in AAE’s ESAP 2 drafting team (European Standard of Actuarial Practice on the Actuarial Function Report), chair of the KAG committee providing practical guidance on preparing actuarial function reports and member of the KAG Quality Assurance committee.
After combining studying and working for the actuarial department of the University of Amsterdam, Jules began his consultancy career in 1985 working for a local Dutch actuarial firm. He specialized in designing and implementing software systems for insurance companies. After merging with an international actuarial consultancy firm in 1990 Jules was the head of the Amsterdam software department. From 1995 on his main assignments included process analyses and reviews, embedded value reviews for international insurance companies and appointed actuary sign-off responsibilities for Dutch based companies. As the Dutch officer of the European professional standards team, Jules has supervised quality delivery and provided peer reviews throughout all engagements.
From 2010 until 2013 Jules was Vice President Model Validation within an international insurance group based in the Netherlands, having responsibility for designing and running a global model validation policy and program. This program reached beyond the Solvency II internal model, by covering financial reporting and risk models, including those used for IFRS and local GAAP reporting.
Mara van Willigen (PwC)
Mara is also part of PwC’s Dutch Actuarial department. She started her career there in 2006 after completing her study in Econometrics and Operations research in Amsterdam. Now, over 12 years later, she is still working with much enthusiasm in the work field of actuarial services. She focusses on risk management, with special expertise in model validation and both internal and external audit support.
During her career, she also completed a Master degree in Actuarial Science as well as the Dutch post doc education at the Actuarial Institute in the Netherlands becoming a member of the Royal Dutch Society of Actuaries.
Mara is known for her good consulting skills and is able to communicate complex matters clearly and simple. Therefore, she is able to act on different levels: leading a team, discuss technical issues with actuaries as well as communicating with the board. During her career she has also executed and led many different projects, making her an all-round and multi employable actuary. Her interests in actuarial consultancy and human behaviour in general makes her a perfect lecturer for this seminar about the concept of Fit and Proper.