Chris has just submitted his MSc Mathematical Statistics dissertation at Nelson Mandela University. His masters project dealt in the renewable energy space wherein he developed an analytical system for defect analysis on solar plants using drones and thermal infrared imaging.
During his studies and part time work prior to joining Dynamo, he has been exposed to several languages including SQL, Python, R and C#.
When not in the office, Chris enjoys getting out for some trail running and rock climbing.
Fun fact: For the first five years of his life, Chris would refuse to eat anything other than yogurt and scrambled eggs
ADELIA DE JAGER
Adelia joined Dynamo Analytics in March 2020 as a Consultant in the UK office. She graduated from the University of Witwatersrand with a B.Sc. Hons degree in Actuarial Science. She has subsequently completed all the Actuarial examinations through the Actuarial Society of South Africa.
She has been working in the Actuarial field for the last 5 years with exposure to life insurance, banking and general insurance. Prior to joining Dynamo, Adelia worked for Capitec Bank and PricewaterhouseCoopers where she gained knowledge in impairment modelling under IFRS 9 and insurance contract recognition under IFRS 17. Adelia has enjoyed building various Actuarial models in VBA, SQL and SAS.
She values good coffee, exploring new places and being active. Some of her hobbies include scuba diving, hiking up mountains and running marathons. She also enjoys a good book.
Fun fact: Adelia likes gardening and tries vividly to keep her orchids alive.
Tolu joined Dynamo Analytics in March 2020 as the Office Manager in Stavanger. Tolu has a Bachelor degree in Accounting. Through her working experiences within various industries – (financial institution, manufacturing and IT service providers) she has gained a good understanding of finances, business administration/ support and the importance of good communication skills and client relationship.
Prior to joining Dynamo, Tolu worked in Nigeria and then in the UK for several years. With her international experiences, she is looking forward to growing in these skills as she joins the new team in Stavanger. Tolu is married with two boys, she lived in the UK for 14 years, and in August 2018 her and her family moved to Norway.
When not in the office, Tolu spends time with family and friends, adapting and exploring the beautiful nature in Norway and the outdoor lifestyle. She also enjoys cooking and trying out new recipes.
Fun fact: Tolu enjoys the new culture in Norway and is looking forward to being brave enough to try the traditional dish of “lutefisk”.
Ashka joined Dynamo Analytics in April 2020 as a Senior Consultant in the UK office. She is a qualified actuary with over seven years’ experience in both the UK and Australia, specialising in general insurance. Ashka studied Physics at university, then started her actuarial career at PwC in the London office. During her time there, she worked on a wide range of projects and qualified in December 2015. She then went on an international secondment to the PwC Sydney actuarial team, before taking on a permanent role at Allianz Australia. In this role, she was responsible for the reserving for a range of classes of business, as well as liaising with the wider Finance team and mentoring junior actuaries.
Outside of work, Ashka enjoys running, reading, and occasionally dabbling in baking. She also loves travelling and is looking forward to seeing more of Europe now that she is back in the UK.
Fun fact: Ashka once thought doing a triathlon on a day where it was 40℃ at the start was a good idea…needless to say, it was not a day for a personal best time in the cycle or run leg!