FERMA Secretary General Pierre Sonigo has received a special award in the 2012 Strategic Risk awards for his outstanding contribution to risk management.

Pierre has been Secretary General of FERMA for eight years, and he has been closely involved with FERMA’s work on Solvency II and the EU Environmental Liability Directive. Previously he served as Vice-President for environment, health and safety, and risk management at the French aluminium conglomerate Pechiney, Alcan, and Director of Risk and Insurance at St Gobain.

Announcing the award, Strategic Risk Editor Nathan Skinner described Pierre as “a man who has tirelessly worked at the heart of one of the risk management industry’s most important associations and lobby groups for many years. Our judges were unanimous in agreement that his efforts over the years have made a real difference, both in raising the profile of risk management and making Brussels bureaucrats think differently about new rules and regulations.”

FERMA board member Cristina Martinez also shared with her team the award for the enterprise risk management programme of the year in her role as Director of Corporate Risk Management at the Spanish food giant Campofrio.