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Job title: Partner
2016: Partner, Deloitte
2011: Senior manager, Deloitte
2008: Senior investment consultant, Towers Watson, UK
1998: Consulting actuary, Watson Wyatt, Hong Kong
1995: Insurance consultant, Singapore
The highlights I value the most are the personal achievements
of my team and knowing that I had a role to play in personally
encouraging them and creating an environment that allowed
them to thrive.
What has been the biggest challenge you have encountered?
There is a strong link between the highlights in my career
and the biggest challenges. When I’m facing a difficult task,
I remind myself that all of the good things that have come to
me in my career required me to step out of my comfort zone
and do something new.
If you had chosen a different profession/career path, what
would it have been?
Law, because I enjoy a good debate.
Naomi Burger is a partner at Deloitte with over 20 years
of experience, with 13 years spent in Asia, based first in
Singapore and then Hong Kong. Her last role in Hong Kong
prior to moving to the UK was to head up the life insurance
consulting practice for Willis Towers Watson, then Watson
At Deloitte, Burger has focused on providing implementable
solutions to clients’ most challenging capital and pricing
problems. This provided her with significant M&A experience,
both the buy and the sell side, in multiple jurisdictions. She
heads Deloitte’s Solvency II capital optimisation proposition.
Burger has also used the knowledge gained on her transactions
to provide advice around investment strategy on annuity
blocks and the pensions risk transfer market in the UK. She
qualified as an actuary with the Institute of Actuaries in 2000
and has a B.Comm (maths) degree from the University of
Stellenbosch, South Africa.
Why did you choose to work in this industry?
At the point I was making career choices, my primary driver
was an international qualification that allowed me to travel.
The actuarial profession offered this and quickly delivered
on its promise, as I was able to secure a job in insurance in
Singapore after graduation in South Africa.
What has been the highlight of your career so far?
Early in my career I took pride in achievements like
qualifying as an actuary and becoming a partner. After
that, my motivations have been the groundbreaking and
transformational moments that I’ve been fortunate to share
with clients. As a consultant I have been able to experience
the step-change achievement of listing a company, the
pressure and excitement of the deal environment and the
satisfaction of turning a value enhancing idea into a reality.
“The highlights I value the most are the
personal achievements of my team.”
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