Jo Willaert, the next President of the Federation of European Risk Management Associations (FERMA), will set the achievement of FERMA’s professional Certification project, increased European influence for risk management and further development of FERMA’s biannual benchmarking survey as goals for his two year term.
Jo, Corporate Risk Manager for Agfa-Gevaert based in Antwerp, will take over as President of FERMA from Julia Graham at the close of the 2015 FERMA Risk Management Forum in Venice on 7 October. Continue reading
The Federation of European Risk Management Associations (FERMA) has elected as board members Gilbert Canameras, immediate past president of the French risk management association AMRAE, and Dirk Wegener, Global Head Corporate Insurance for Deutsche Bank, a board member of the German association bfv and a member of the German association DVS.
Three directors were re-elected following expiry of their previous three year mandates: Jo Willaert (BELRIM), Michel Dennery (AMRAE); and Isabel Martinez (AGERS).
Ms. Mª Isabel Martínez Torre-Enciso has been appointed Vice-President of the ACdP (Asociación Católica de Propagandistas) taking over from Mr. Emilio Navarro. The ACdP is a century-old association that currently includes important institutions such as the Residence Hall San Pablo, the “Abad Oliba” Foundation, “Angel Herrera Oria” Cultural Foundation, “Andalucia San Pablo CEU” Foundation, “San Pablo CEU Castilla y Leon” or the “San Pablo CEU” University Foundation. The President, Carlos Romero Caramelo reminds us that “the ACdP is the holding body of other companies and institutions that form the most important private group dedicated to education in Spain with very well-known brands such as “CEU”. Continue reading
In addition to professional Certification for risk managers, FERMA is currently engaged in a number of projects that are raising the profile of risk management in different sectors and strengthening the European voice of risk managers. These fulfil the strategic actions agreed by the board in December 2014
FERMA Executive Director Florence Bindelle explains, “We have established strong policy committees composed of expert members from across Europe. The interaction with other EU stakeholders and our committees reinforces FERMA’s position as a key stakeholder in Brussels.” Continue reading
One of the unique aspects of the FERMA Forum is the opportunity for risk managers to learn about current trends in the insurance market direct from senior leaders of the most important commercial insurance businesses in the world.
The timing of the Forum is particularly useful for understanding how the market is evolving because it comes just a month after the Rendez-vous de Septembre in Monte Carlo in which the insurers and reinsurers start setting the scene for treaty renewals for the following year. Continue reading
Beautiful surroundings and seriousness of purpose: these are the qualities of the venue where FERMA will welcome participants to the FERMA Forum 2015 on Sunday evening 4 October. From the Lido, we will go by boat to the Giorgio Cini Foundation set in a former Renaissance monastery on the Island of San Giorgio for our opening reception.
The foundation looks directly across the water toward St Mark’s – but this magnificent building is not a Venetian tourist attraction. Instead, it is a non-profit cultural institution which for more than 50 years has hosted important international events including G7 summits, UNESCO conferences, major scholarly gatherings and smaller specialist meetings. Continue reading
Four promising risk managers tell FERMA what they enjoy most about their work Continue reading
It’s a professional event. Our host is ANRA, the Italian risk management association.
The programme is created by risk managers for risk managers.
I invite our members and colleagues to have a look at the FERMA Annual Report 2014. Available on the FERMA website, it is the first that we have published. The report presents our achievements during 2014 and our plans for 2015. As you will see, in 2015 we are focusing our efforts on technical, event and education developments.
Certification and our Risk Management Forum on 4-7 October are our two biggest projects, but far from the only ones. An example is the organisation of training for our members on the Environmental Liability Directive (ELD) which will take place in June. We also held an ELD meeting with other European stakeholders in Brussels in May. Continue reading