The CAS has selected Ran Guo, FCAS, as its first-ever China-based staff actuary. In this new role as director of international relations, Guo will work to strengthen, develop and engage the CAS’s community of actuaries in China and regions in Asia. Guo’s efforts with CAS member volunteers will be to provide actuarial support to candidate, academic and regulatory communities throughout Asia.
A member of the CAS for over 10 years, Guo’s diverse background includes pricing, reserving, corporate finance and business development. He is founder and CEO of Puying Technology Limited, a Shanghai-based joint venture with a U.S.-based insurance software provider that supports third-party administration for claims. Guo previously served as the investment director of the insurance merger & acquisition department for Fosun International Limited in Shanghai.
Guo has served as a member of the CAS Asia Regional Committee and as a CAS University Liaison. Guo’s addition to the CAS staff marks the third full-time position filled by an actuary and the second full-time position stationed in Asia.
“We are pleased to have Ran join our staff in this critical new role,” says CAS Executive Director Cynthia Ziegler. “As the demand for property and casualty education and credentials continues to grow internationally, the CAS continues to add resources that meet the needs of our members, candidates and partners in high-growth regions,” Ziegler says. “We hope to keep expanding and providing support to our growing community of international members and partners.”
“I am thrilled to take on this position, as the CAS is a symbol of excellence widely recognized around the world,” says Guo. “I look forward to expanding the CAS’s visibility and profile in Asia, providing services to local members and serving as the bridge between the local community and the CAS executive leadership.”
Guo, who is based in Beijing, earned a bachelor’s degree in statistics from the University of California, Berkeley, and a master’s degree in statistics from the University of California, Los Angeles.