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• People on Board – Our Vice-President
• FERMA Risk Management Benchmarking Survey
• Scientific Committee Kick-Off Meeting
• Bribery & Corruption
• Postponed due to Football – General Assembly cannot compete with Red Devils
• Cloud Computing – Revolution or Nightmare?
• New Effective Member
• New Affiliated Member
• New Affiliated Member
• Risk Management Katern
• Interview with Carl Leeman on Modern Risk Management
• Cloud Computing – the key questions Risk Managers should ask themselves

People on Board – Our Vice-President

Carl Leeman - IFRIMA President

Carl Leeman

Carl Leeman,Vice-President BELRIM
Chief Risk Officer, Katoen Natie

Carl Leeman joined BELRIM in 1990, representing Katoen Natie; he became a BELRIM board member in 1995 and was appointed Vice-President of the association in 2009.
On a European level, Carl is a member of the FERMA Board and takes an active part in several work groups, o.a. the EELD work group.

Carl is the President of IFRIMA, the international federation of Risk and Insurance Management associations, representing 23 organizations and over 30 countries worldwide.

On a daily basis, Carl is confronted with international affairs as Katoen Natie operates on a worldwide level as a logistic and engineering supplier to the automotive, petrochemical, consumer goods, retail and food industry in 26 countries in Europe, North America, South America, Asia and Africa. They have also extended stevedoring operations and are active in the conservation and storage of Art.

Worldwide Katoen Natie has a revenue of 950M €, employs some 9500 people and is privately owned. Carl Leeman is in charge of Risk Management within the Katoen Natie group covering more than 180 legal entities.
His responsibilities are amongst others operational contracts, legal issues, claim handling, safety, security, insurance and environmental issues as well coordinating those on a worldwide basis.

Before being appointed as CRO he was active as Risk Manager, Claims Manager and surveyor.

Carl is well-known for speaking his mind and not being shy of some healthy controversy. A meeting with Carl is therefore never dull. When his professional duties allow it, he enjoys running, cycling and car racing.
As our Vice-President, he would like to encourage BELRIM members to exchange as much information as possible and to use this network in order to bring forward questions and give or ask advice

FERMA Risk Management Benchmarking Survey

On 22 April 2014, the FERMA Risk Management Benchmarking Survey 2014 was launched. We invite all our risk management members to take the time to complete this survey.

The objectives of the survey are:

  • Benchmark the risk management practices in Europe
  • Provide a tangible basis for reporting to senior management
  • Track trends over time
  • Set up a tool to serve as basis of current relevant knowledge.
  • To be the referenced survey developed by risk managers for risk managers in Europe

BUT ALSO…

  • Reinforce the understanding the positioning of the risk and insurance management role
  • Support the development of the risk and insurance management function
  • Identify the main priorities at FERMA to support members and risk and insurance management function
  • Compare and position their organization’s insurance program against a peer group to support and improve decision making
  • The benefits of the survey are:

  • Results will be an internal tool for Risk Managers to convey ideas and/or to promote actions. It provides members with a clear view on risk and insurance management not only in their own country, but also to benchmark themselves against other countries.
  • At Seminar in Brussels (20 & 21 October 2014): presentation of the results and discussion with peers
  • The first European Risk and Insurance report will be issued to all participants
  • Scientific Committee Kick-Off Meeting

    6 May 2014

    Vlerick School of Business, Brussels

    The BELRIM Scientific Committee was launched in September 2013 by Catherine Van Cauwelaert, Michelle Devlieger, Marc Rombouts, Gil Delcour and Ann De Wilde. All important players in the academic field of risk management were personally approached and reacted favourably to a partnership with BELRIM.

    BELRIM firmly believes in the need to promote risk management courses and studies throughout the country and to raise/develop risk management awareness with young professionals and students.

    A kick-off meeting will be held at Vlerick School of Business in Brussels. It will allow the board members and the academics to exchange their points of view and expectations.

    The biannual BELRIM Prize will also be put in the spotlights as an extra attraction for the younger generations to join the profession.

    Keep an eye on our website for future information.

    Bribery & Corruption

    belrim-bribery-corruption22 May 2014, 2 pm
    Liedekerke, Brussels

    Managing Bribery and Corruption Risk – from Policy to Practice
    Is the UK Anti-Bribery Act and the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act applicable to your company?
    What are the potential consequences of not being compliant?
    Who will have to pay fines and who will be sentenced to jail?
    At this BELRIM Exchange, a panel of international experts will share their views on how companies can improve compliance with international and domestic anti-corruption measures and deal with the extraterritorial reach of various anti-bribery and corruption legislation such as the UK Anti-Bribery Act and the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
    Leading practitioners will discuss a range of practical solutions that can be put in place for these purposes. We will tackle this topic from both an international policy and legal perspective, but will also pay close attention to the practical aspects of day-to-day compliance, investigation and enforcement.

    Postponed due to Football – General Assembly cannot compete with Red Devils

    18 September 2014

    Our General Assembly, which was initially to take place on 17 June, is postponed to 18 September 2014. Although the BELRIM activities attract a lot of participants and attention, we are aware of the fact that we can in no way compete with the Red Devils during the World Cup Football who have planned their matches without consulting us.
    Please forgive us for the possible inconvenience this change in programme may cause. We wish you pleasant football nights and hope you will support the best team… and we count on your presence for our General Assembly in September!

    Cloud Computing – Revolution or Nightmare?

    belrim-cloud-computing20 March 2014
    Fluxys, Brussels

    On March 20th, 2014 in the afternoon BELRIM organized an exchange about cloud computing. This event was organized by Sabine Desantoine (ING) and Jan Ravyts (Fluxys) in the Fluxys premises downtown Brussels.
    The theme of the exchange was attractive as more than 70 participants were present.
    Specialist speakers from Microsoft Belgium, DLA Piper law firm, PWC, KBC and Belgacom shared their knowledge and expertise for risk managers and BELRIM members.

    The first part of the exchange dealt with the question “What’s cloud computing?” (E. Pelemans & B.Schroder from Microsoft Belgium) and then explanations were given on the legal aspects of the matter (Belgian and European legislation, contractual points of attention) by A.Dierick from DLA Piper.

    After the break, participants could learn how to manage the cloud computing process once the decision has been taken to go with the cloud and which form of cloud is best suited for the needs of their companies (Ch.Kappler – PWC). KBC (F.Demonie) shared its 

    experience in deciding for and using the cloud.

    Cloud evangelist P. D’Haens from Belgacom finally spoke about the confidentiality of the data.
    The exchange closed with a Q&A panel with all speakers followed by a much appreciated cocktail. The board wishes to thank Fluxys for their hospitality.

    Most of the presentation slides are available for BELRIM members on the website.
    Pictures of this event are available on www.belrim.com/galleries/cloud-computing/

    Who’s who – New members

    New Effective Member

    An Moons

    An Moons

    DP World Antwerp
    represented by An Moons

    An Moons was born on 21.08.1975. She is married and mother of 2.
    She obtained a Law degree from the University of Antwerp and a Specialization international public law at the Université Libre de Bruxelles.

    She was professionally active as a Claims executive with Marine Claims Bureau N.V. since 1999, as a Claims & Insurance Manager with P&O Ports in Antwerp since 2003, as Manager Legal, Insurance & Risk with DP World in Antwerp since 2006 and as Director Legal, Insurance & Risk with DP World in Antwerp since 2013.

    Her current function is Director Legal, Insurance & Risk for all Belgian entities and operations of DP World. A such she has final responsibility for all legal screening and advice including follow up of all legal proceedings, for putting together and managing an effective and efficient insurance portfolio, for claims management and for implementing an effective and practical risk management.

    An loves travelling, books and movies.

    New Affiliated Member

  • Jean-Luc Quénec’hdu
    Global Risk ConsultantsJean-Luc is in charge of Business Development for France and Benelux at Global risk Consultants (GRC) since Feb 1st 2014Before that, as a Chemical Engineer, he started in the Industry as a process quality engineer at an Agfa Gevaert plant which he moved up to the new (at that time) ISO9002 level.In 1994, Jean-Luc joined FMglobal for 7 seven years as a field engineer (F&EC) and finally he’s in charge of seminars for the clients. He has a wide experience of the industry in Europe but also in more exotic countries (China, Latin America, south Africa). Apart from Chemical sites, he has acquired a good knowledge of different industries (food and grain, electronic including semi-conductor, automotive, metallurgy).

     

    He started at GRC in 2001 as an Account Engineer in charge of large accounts for the Paris office.
    He has been living in the north of France for the last 24 years, 5 km away from Belgian border.

  • Jordy WentinckJordy Wentinck

    Jordy Wentinck

    American Appraisal BeneluxJordy is a manager in the valuation- and transaction services practice of American Appraisal Benelux.
    He says: “American Appraisal is with 60 offices worldwide more than ‘American’ and though we are the market leader in valuations we are more than ‘Appraisal’. We provide valuations for insurance purposes, but as well for tax, accounting, compliance and litigations. On top of that we have a broad scope in M&A and corporate finance services.

    Since the foundation of our Benelux office 5 years ago we now serve many of the Dutch multinationals, the Dutch government and SMEs with a local and international footprint. With our membership at the Belrim we – likewise – hope to build up a strong reputation and business relationships in the Belgium and Luxembourg market too.

    I myself started at American Appraisal four years ago after working for several years as an engineer in the process, maritime and maintenance industry. I predominantly focus on valuation services for all kinds of purposes and technical aspects in transactions e.g. technical due diligence. Off course due to my background I have a slight preference for process and asset heavy companies.

    I am looking forward to the first meeting of the Belrim and meeting you in person.

    More information about American Appraisal and myself can be found on our website: https://www.duffandphelps.com/

    If you wish to become a BELRIM member, visit our website: www.belrim.com/members/membership/

  • Useful Documents

  • risk-management-katern

  • Risk Management File – Mediaplanet
  • “Risk Management is not only the task of the Risk Manager. It is part of the attitude of each individual partner based on a structure offered by the company’s management”, says Jo Willaert, Corporate Risk Manager Agfa-Gevaert NV, Vice-President FERMA and Board-member BELRIM 
  • Several BELRIM members were interviewed for the special file on Risk Management that was published on March 6 with TRENDS Magazine. You can read more here. (this file is in Dutch)
  • Interview with Carl Leeman on Modern Risk Management 
    CFO Magazine February 2014
    Modern and pro-active risk management is what Carl Leeman wishes to promote. Risk aversion, time pressure and complexity are the key elements that lead to greater risks for our companies.
    Read more here. (this document is in Dutch)
  • Cloud Computing – the key questions Risk Managers should ask themselves
    AMRAE
    The Cloud is one of the hottest topics of the day. AMRAE put together a useful “cahier technique” that can help risk managers deal with the questions raised by this new technology. We are grateful that AMRAE is willing to share this information with our BELRIM members. For more info on the AMRAE publications, please visit their website:www.amrae.fr/Librairie
    Download the file here by using your login and password (this document is in French).