Michael J Helewa

Partner & Business Leader, Life & Pensions Actuarial

KPMG in Canada

Michael is a Partner & Business Leader of KPMG Canada’s Life & Pensions Actuarial practice, providing actuarial services to audit and advisory clients. He focuses on the business development and operations supporting the core actuarial services offered, such as actuarial and finance transformations, conversions to the AXIS actuarial system, internal and external audit support and model review and validation. Michael has worked in the insurance industry since 1994 with both Life & Health insurers and reinsurers. During this time he has gained valuable experience in pricing, valuation, projections, modelling, product development, illustration software development and field training of insurance product offerings. Michael has provided actuarial services to many insurers and reinsurers in the insurance sector in Canada, along with the US and Caribbean. He has wide-ranging experience related to actuarial modelling initiatives, such as conversions to AXIS, model optimization, model reviews and validation, and model governance. He has worked with multiple financial reporting bases, including Canadian GAAP, US GAAP, US Statutory and IFRS.

  • Audit
  • Financial Services
  • Government and Public Sector
  • Insurance
  • Investment Management
  • Local or Municipal Government
  • National or Federal Government
  • Private Equity
  • BA, University of Western Ontario

  • FSA, Fellow of the Society of Actuaries

  • FCIA, Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries

  • CFP, Certified Financial Planner


  • International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)

  • Manager, Pickering Panthers Minor Atom AA hockey team

  • Founding Member, Society of Actuaries Modeling Section

  • Member, Society of Actuaries Long-Term-Care Insurance Section

  • Member, Society of Actuaries Financial Reporting Section