Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Sagicor lauds Rhodes Scholar

Sagicor Life Jamaica has commended Actuarial Analyst, Timar Jackson on becoming the 2014 Jamaican Rhodes Scholar. The Governor General made the announcement on Thursday, November 21 during a ceremony at Kings House.  

Richard Byles, President and CEO said “We are extremely proud of Timar and this tremendous achievement.  He is a bright young man who has been a wonderful member of the team here at Sagicor”

Timar Fitz-Jackson (l), Actuarial Analyst at Sagicor Life Jamaica shares his life story with Richard Byles (c), President and CEO and Sagicor’s Chairman Dr. the Honourable Danny Williams (r) after his presentation to members of the Sagcicor Jamaica Group at Jamaica Pegasus Hotel on Friday, November 22. Fitz-Jackson was awarded the 2014 Jamaica Rhode Scholar by the Governor General His Excellency Sir Patrick Allen on Thursday. He leaves for University of Oxford next year where he will complete a Doctorate in Philosophy in Mathematical and Computational Finance.
The humble 24 year old was a 2012 recipient of the Prime Minister’s Youth Award for Excellence in Academics. During his years at Norman Gardens Primary and Junior High, Vauxhall and Ardenne High schools, Jackson was always seen by his many teachers as a young many with great potential.  Through hard work and discipline he became an over achiever in his scholastic endeavours and a dynamic leader in a myriad of extracurricular activities.

Jackson says that Vauxhall played a major role in his development as a young man.  As a means of giving back to his alma mater, he with the help of friends Everett Mosely, Warren Cornwall and Kareem Harris decided to provide a service to his school by starting a Math Mentorship Programme in association with the schools’ Past Students Association earlier this year. 

Jackson now works as an Actuarial Analyst at Sagicor Life Jamaica, a role he enjoys very much.  “Working at Sagicor has been a true joy and I have learned so much from my managers and my team in the field of Actuarial Science,” said Timar.

With a first class honours Bachelor of Science (BSc) Degree in Actuarial Science, Jackson plans to pursue a Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil) degree in Mathematical and Computational Finance, when he takes up his scholarship at Oxford University next year. Sagicor Life Jamaica anticipates his continued success and his commitment to serve our country.

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