08/10/2018 - 09/10/2018 | ANTWERP, BELGIUM

FERMA European Risk Management Seminar 2018

FERMA Seminar 2018





The FERMA European Risk Management Seminar 2018 - Widening The Horizon for Risk Managers: Cyber - Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability


FERMA Seminar 2018


The constantly evolving risk environment pushes risk managers to learn more to support their organisations.  The FERMA European Risk Management Seminar organised by and for European risk managers will examine in depth some of today's most pressing risk issues in a short, but intense programme.

The Seminar focuses on critical topics where the risk manager can make a difference and strenghten his role.

In 2018, we dive deeper into two issues at the forefront of business concerns: cyber risks and sustainability.

Risk managers attending the 2018 Seminar have the additional opportunity to boost their careers by taking the FERMA  rimap® certification exam.


Whom & Why


The Seminar programme is designed for chief risk officers, risk & insurance managers and others responsible for cyber, compliance and sustainability issues in their organisations. The Seminar audience is limited to 250 delegates to create easy and open exchange among participants.




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This Seminar will help you acquire insights into two of the most topical issues facing organisations today. It will provide:

  • Knowledge from the academic and business contributions of our experts

  • Case studies

  • Concrete learning outcomes, including toolboxes, practical tips, theoretical models and more… 

  • Contacts to build a valuable network with peers

  • An exceptional exchange of experiences

  • A European perspective with topics discussed at international level


We promise you an intensive and highly interactive learning experience thanks to our group discussions and pragmatic tools complemented by real life case studies with actionable insights.

You will return to your organization with a new understanding of

  • Responsible business conduct taking into account the latest transparency requirements and potential impacts on reputation

  • The latest major cyber-attacks through lessons learned

  • How the Environmental Liability Directive (ELD) has transformed the environmental impairment liability insurance market

  • Developing sustainability for a changing climate


Acquire hands on knowledge of

  • What to consider when buying a cyber insurance

  • How to quantify cyber risk in your organization

  • How to draw up non-financial reporting




Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability

10:00 - 12:00: Rimap Exam

11:00 - 12:00: Zoo(m) in networking

Meet your fellow risk managers during a walk and talk through the Antwerp Zoo enjoying the great animals living there

12:00 - 13:00: Networking Lunch

13:00 - 14:30: Securing our future through Responsible Business Conduct

14:45 - 16:00: Workshop sessions, round 1


16:00 - 16:30: Networking Break

16:30 - 18:00: Workshop sessions, round 2


19:30 - 22:30: Welcome Reception









09:00 - 10:30: Cybergeddon or a manageable risk?

10:30 - 11:00: Networking Break

11:00 - 12:15: Workshop sessions, round 1


12:30 - 13:30: Networking Lunch

13:30 - 14:45: Workshop sessions, round 2


15:00 - 15:30: Closing







Olivier Allaire, Linneon, Founder & Managing Director
Olivier Allaire

Olivier Allaire

Founder & Managing Director


Founder and Managing Director at Lineon, in charge of Strategic consulting on cybersecurity and R&D director, I provide awareness and advices mainly on: cybersecurity governance and strategy, cybersecurity risk financial exposure assessment, data privacy governance and management, cybersecurity incident detection (SOC with SIEM or Big Data Analytics) and business continuity and recovery.

From 1994 to 1997, I held a position as security and safety auditor for industrial environment then I move in various IT companies where I was in charge of IT support and project management for industrial clients. I have been working in cybersecurity since 2000 and exploring all the field’s competencies like audit, architecture design, SOC implementation and operation and cybersecurity consulting. With two partners, we set up Lineon in 2011. Aside from my managing and consulting activities, I participate in workgroups and seminaries within the CLUSIF and the IRT SystemX.

Jean Bayon de la Tour, Marsh Continental Europe, Cyber Develolpment Leader
Jean Bayon de la Tour - FERMA Seminar 2018

Jean Bayon de la Tour

Cyber Development Leader

Marsh Continental Europe

Jean Bayon de La Tour is Cyber Development Leader for Marsh Continental Europe. He meets with clients to understand their needs and translate them into insurance-related solutions while also training Marsh colleagues on cyber risk and insurance.

Jean joined Marsh in 2012 and was in charge of dedicated insurance programs for large financial institutions and stock exchanges. He was later appointed leader for Cyber Development in France before becoming Cyber Development Leader in 2016.

Before joining Marsh, Jean worked in Group Internal Audit at Crédit Agricole and in the private banking sector at HSBC France. He holds a Master in Corporate and Capital Market Finance from EDHEC Business School in Paris, France.

François Beaume Vice-President, Risk and Insurance at Bureau Veritas

François Beaume

Vice-President, Risk and Insurance

Bureau Veritas

François Beaume is Vice-President, Risk and Insurance at Bureau Veritas. He joins Bureau Veritas in July 2014 as Deputy Group Risk Manager and Insurance Director, and was Director, Risk and Insurance from December 2016 to April 2018.

Previously he held various positions within the Risk Management Department of Dalkia (Risk Manager, Head of Department then Director of Risk Management) from May 2003 to July 2014. He also worked at Aon (France) as a consultant, specialized in Risk Management Information Systems (RMIS).

François is active in the AMRAE (Association pour le Management des Risques et Assurances de l’Entreprise www.amrae.fr) for which was chairing, from June 2007 to June 2018, its Information Systems Committee. In May 2016 he has been elected to the AMRAE’s board of directors and his VP in charge of transformation since May 2018. He is also board member of the Francorisk Club since may 2017.

Laurent Bernat, OECD, Policy Analyst Digital Economy Division
Laurent Bernat

Laurent Bernat

Policy Analyst


Laurent BERNAT is policy analyst at the OECD Secretariat in the Digital Economy Policy Division. He works on digital security and privacy risk.

Laurent supports the activities of the Working Party on Security and Privacy in the Digital Economy (SPDE) and Committee on Digital Economy Policy (CDEP). He led the development of the 2015 OECD Recommendation on Digital Security Risk Management for Economic and Social Prosperity which forms the basis for current OECD work to develop statistical indicators of digital security risk management practices in business. Laurent is also working on the revision of the 2008 OECD Recommendation on the protection of critical information infrastructures. Laurent worked on many different trust-related policy issues including national cybersecurity strategies, digital identity management, RFID, cryptography policy and the protection of children online.

Prior to joining the OECD in 2003, he worked at the French data protection agency, the Commission nationale de l'informatique et des libertés (CNIL) and was associate director in an Internet consulting firm. Laurent Bernat has a master in political science and international relations.

Sebastian Bregning, Maersk, Head of Captive Operations and Risk Analytics
Sebastian Bregning

Sebastian Bregning

Head of Captive Operations and Risk Analytics

A.P. Moller - Maersk

Sebastian Bregning is Head of Captive Operations and Risk Analytics for A.P. Møller – Mærsk.  He has 20 years of experience within insurance and risk management, including leadership, portfolio management, risk mitigation, compliance, underwriting and claims handling. Sebastian holds degrees from universities in Switzerland, Denmark and the United States in finance, insurance and law. 


Tobias Bunz, E.On, Expert Group Insurance
Tobias Bunz

Tobias Bunz

Expert Group Insurance


Tobias is a dynamic risk professional with advanced knowledge in insurance disciplines based on
international standards.  He holds the position of group experte at E.ON with a special focus on cyber and previously was the insurance specialist for the BASF Group.  He's got a strong ability to combine a strategic with an organizational approach and people as well as record of implementing compliant conform international insurance programs in different industries.

Julie Cain, Senior Strategic Advisor Information & Technology Risk Management, ETS
Julie Cain, FERMA Seminar

Julie Cain

Senior Strategic Advisor, Information & Technology Risk Management


Julie Cain, CISSP, CISA, CGEIT, CRISC, CIPT, is currently Sr. Strategic Advisor, Information and Technology Risk Management at ETS, the Educational Testing Service in Princeton, New Jersey, USA.  Her primary work is at the intersection of cyber security, data privacy, information assurance and business strategy. Julie is a member of RIMS, the Risk Management Society, and serves as chair of the RIMS Standards and Practices Council.

Gilbert Canameras, FERMA, Secretary General
Gilbert Canameras

Gilbert Canameras

Secretary General


Gilbert Canameras is Secretary General of FERMA, the Federation of European Risk Management Associations, since 2015. He was President of French risk management associations AMRAE from 2011 to May 2015.

Gilbert Canameras was Group Risk and Insurance Chief Office and Vice President Finance for Eramet Group (metals and mining). In April 2015, he was appointed special advisor to the group on insurance matters. Gilbert began his career with French media companies and in medical research. From 1980, he worked in a number of industry sectors in finance and risk functions. Gilbert joined Eramet in 2002 to ensure implementation of the corporate functions of treasury, funding, insurance and risk management.


Moderating: Risk mapping in CSR - could it become mandatory?

Philippe Cotelle, Airbus Defence & Space, Head of Insurance & Risk Management
Philippe Cotelle

Philippe Cotelle

Head of Insurance & Risk Management

Airbus Defence & Space

Philippe Cotelle is the Head of Insurance and Risk Management of Airbus Defence & Space since 2014, gathering all Airbus activities in Space, Defence and Military Transport Aviation belonging to the former Divisions Astrium, Cassidian and Airbus Military.

Since 2006, he was in charge of Insurance Risk Management for Astrium, gathering  the Space activities of Airbus including the 3 business units EADS Astrium Satellites, EADS Astrium Space Transportation and EADS Astrium Services.

Since 2004/2005 Philippe Cotelle was in charge of the Risk Management and Insurance of major programs such as Paradigm, the largest UK MOD PFI contract and the first of the space industry,

or Satcom BW, the procurement of a turn key military communication system and services for German Bundeswehr . He was also leading the negotiation for insurance and risk management with the European Commission in the name of the European Consortium bidding for the Concession of the Galileo project.

From 2000 to 2004, he was Senior Space Risk Underwriter at SCOR one of leading company of the space insurance market. He was member of the Space Study Group of the Federation Francaise des Sociétés d’Assurance (FFSA) and representative of the French Reinsurance Association at the IUAI.

Philippe Cotelle is graduated Engineer from Ecole Nationale Superieure de l'Aeronautique et de l'Espace and Executive MBA from Essec & Mannheim 2007.


Speaking at Cybergeddon or manageable risk? and moderating Quantification of risks on Tuesday 9 October

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Aurélie Fallon Saint Lo, XL Catlin, Senior Environmental Risk Underwriter - Client & Distribution Leader
Aurélie Fallon Saint Lo

Aurélie Fallon Saint Lo

Senior Environmental Risk Underwriter - Client & Distribution Leader

XL Catlin

Aurélie holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Management and Sustainable Development and a Master's degree in Environmental Sciences in partnership with the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Mines de Paris and the University of Rennes.


She started in 2003 in the industry as environmental engineer at Lafarge in Morocco, then at Vicat where she set up the first environmental management system ISO 14001v2004 certified, then integrated Quality, Safety, Environment. From 2006 to 2008, she was with the Suez Environnement Group, as Quality, Safety and Environment Manager of its STAR subsidiary, based in the Réunion Island and for the Indian Ocean region. In particular, she implemented ISO 9001 and 14001 quality management and environmental management systems at the Mayotte landfill and also obtained the INRS Safety Medal for the efforts made to improve the Health and Safety work conditions within the company.


Since 2008 in the insurance industry, first as an environmental risks underwriter at Axa Corporate Solutions, she joined in 2011 Ace (now Chubb) where she held the roles of environmental risks senior underwriter then Environmental risks line Manager until March 2018. She focused on offering its Insureds optimal solutions in terms of wording but also services such as prevention, crisis management and loss first class dedicated offer.


In June 2018, she joined the XL Catlin team as a senior environmental risks underwriter and Client and Distribution leader.

Shannan Fort, Aon, Product Development
Shannan Fort

Shannan Fort

Product Development


Shannan is a member of Aon’s Global Broking Centre (Financial & Professional Services) in London and specialises in product development and innovation in the London market, including Aon GBC wording, Aon Amendatory Endorsements, cyber focused training, client/ prospect risk analysis.

She focuses on a variety of Professional Liability placements including: Miscellaneous Professional Liability, Cyber Liability, Technology Errors & Omissions and Media Liability. She also specialises in placing complex Cyber coverage programmes for first-time buyers.

Shannan often participates at international panel discussions on cyber insurance.

Paul Gisby, Accountancy Europe, Manager
Paul Gisby

Paul Gisby


Accountancy Europe

After studying psychology at Manchester University, Paul Gisby qualified as a chartered accountant and chartered tax adviser and spent 20 years in the North West of England working in private practice. As a general practice partner, he gained a wide experience of accounting, auditing, and providing financial advice.

After moving to Brussels, he joined Accountancy Europe - an international organisation representing nearly 1 million professional accountants through its 50 member bodies, in all sectors of the profession.

His primary focus is on tax policy and he is Accountancy Europe’s designated alternate for the European Commission’s Tax Good Governance Platform. He uses his long experience of SMPs to contribute to the Accountancy Europe’s SMP Forum, which promotes the views of the small and medium-sized accounting practices and of their SME clients.

He leads Accountancy Europe’s work on public sector accounting standards and is a member of the Consultative Advisory Group of the International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board. Apart from being involved in financial reporting issues, he is also responsible for Accountancy Europe’s ESG Reporting activities.

Nils Hellberg, Head of Liability, Credit, Marine, Aviation, Accident and Legal Expenses Insurance, Assistance, Statistics, Insurance Europe
Nils Hellberg - FERMA Seminar 2018

Nils Hellberg

Head of Liability, Credit, Marine, Aviation, Accident and Legal Expenses Insurance, Assistance, Statistics

German Insurance Association (GDV), Insurance Europe

Nils works on various legislations on European and national level by delivering advisory opinions, participating in hearings, negotiating with the EU and national institutions, associations and consumer protection organisations.

Under his leadership GDV developed its innovative non-binding cyber insurance model wording and its non-binding cyber risk assessment tool.

He is author of several publications and  regularly lectures, particularly on cyber insurance and liability insurance.

Nils holds two law degrees from the University of Hamburg and the Court of Appeal and is also appointed as a lawyer.

Tapio Huovinen, UPM-Kymmene Corporation, Director Risk Management
Tapio Huovinen

Tapio Huovinen

Director Risk Management

UPM-Kymmene Corporation

After obtaining a Master of Science in Engineering from Helsinki University of Technology in 1991 Tapio started his career as an underwriter for Enterprise Fennia. In 1994 he then became Risk Manager for an international paper machinery manufacturer Valmet Corporation. In 1998 he obtained an MBA from Nottingham University Business School and moved to Business Risk Consulting at Arthur Andersen, as Senior Manager. From 2001 to 2006 he was Senior Manager at Aon Finland before being named to his current post as Director of Risk Management at UPM-Kymmene Corporation. His main responsibility is the ERM process at the corporate level and he is also managing some global insurance lines.

Tapio has been a board member of FinnRima since 2007 and was the president of the Finnish association from 2013 to 2017. He is a member of the Ferma board since 2017.


Speaking at: Securing our future through responsible business conduct on Monday 8 October

Rodney Irwin, World Business Council of Sustainable Development, Managing Director of Redifining Value and Education
Rodney Irwin

Rodney Irwin

Managing Director of Redefining Value and Education

WBCSD (World Business Council for Sustainable Development)

Rodney Irwin is the Managing Director of Redefining Value and Education at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) in Geneva.  In this role, Rodney is responsible for a program of projects designed to advance the measurement and valuation of ESG impacts and dependencies on business.  The objective is to mainstream ESG considerations at investor grade levels of accuracy into business decision making by taking ESG  into the mainstream corporate reporting thus improving investor capital allocations.  He is the link between WBCSD members and standard / regulation setters and he is leading projects in enterprise risk management, assurance, materiality, integrated and mandatory reporting.  In addition, he is the course director of WBCSD’s Leadership Program and leads WBCSD work on education and manages the relationship with  WBCSD’s education partners.


He holds a degree in Economics, a master’s degree in management and a Doctorate where he researched comparative corporate governance and its interrelationship with ethical decision making and reporting at ISM Paris.  Rodney has also completed the Masters in Sustainability Leadership at Cambridge University as a member of the inaugural cohort in 2012.


Professionally Rodney is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland, a Certified Fraud examiner, a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional and a Specialist member of the Institute of Risk Management UK. Rodney sits on The Council of the IIRC, is a Board Member of the Climate Disclosure Standards Board and sits on the Sustainability Council of several global businesses. Rodney is an honorary Professor in the Sustainability Faculty of Leuphana University, Luneberg, Germany; an honorary Teaching Fellow at Lancaster University Management School and an Executive Fellow at Yale School of Management. 

Nick Kitching, Swiss Re, Chief Risk Officer
Nick Kitching

Nick Kitching

Chief Risk Officer

Swiss Re

Nick Kitching is Chief Risk Officer of Swiss Re Europe S.A., Swiss Re's Luxembourg based carrier for reinsurance operations in Europe. 

Before joining Swiss Re in 2013, Nick worked at Aviva plc, the UK Financial Services Authority (now part of the UK Prudential Regulation Authority) and Berwin Leighton Paisner. 

In his roles, Nick has participated a number of industry bodies, particularly the CRO Forum (www.thecroforum.org) on a variety of risk management topics.  At the CRO Forum, Nick has led the work on cyber risk since 2014 including the publication of three papers 'Cyber Resilience and the role of insurance' in 2014 and 'The CRO Forum concept paper on a proposed categorisation methodology for cyber risk' in 2016. In February 2018, the CRO Forum published 'Supporting on-going capture and sharing of digital event data' following an 18 month trial by CRO Forum members of the methodology set out in the 2016 paper. 

Gaëtan Lefèvre, CMI, Group Risk & Insurance Manager
Gaëtan Lefèvre

Gaëtan Lefèvre

Group Risk & Insurance Manager


Gaëtan is an engineer by background having qualified as a civil mining engineer at the University of Liège. He studied management and administration at the Catholic University of Louvain and risk and insurance management at the University of Mons.

Before joining Group CMI, Gaëtan worked in engineering and production for Group Lhoist. He then joined Insurance Company AG and held various roles linked to corporate risks before moving to Group InBev as risk and insurance manager for BeNeLux and France. He joined Group CMI in 2007.


Moderating: Securing our future through responsible business conduct and How ELD transormed the environmental liability insurance market on Monday 8 October

Manoelle Lepoutre, Total, Senior Vice President, Civil Society Engagement
Manoelle Lepoutre ferma seminar 2018

Manoelle Lepoutre

Senior Vice President, Civil Society Engagement


Manoelle Lepoutre is Senior Vice President, Civil Society Engagement since 2016. Before, Manoelle Lepoutre was Senior Vice President, Total Senior Executives from 2013 to 2016 and Senior Vice President, Sustainable Development and Environment from 2009 to 2013, guiding and strengthening the focus on environmental and social responsibility issues.

Manoelle Lepoutre began her career at Elf in R&D and exploration positions in Exploration & Production. In 1998 she was appointed Vice President, Exploration in Norway for Elf, then Vice President, Geosciences for Total in the United States in 2000, before moving on to serve as Vice President, Research & Development for Total Exploration & Production in 2004.


Speaking at: Securing our future through responsible business conduct on Monday 8 October


Arthur Lu, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty, Head of Global Environmental Impairment Liability
Arthur Lu

Arthur Lu

Head of Global Environmental Impairment Liability

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty

Arthur Lu is the Head of Global Environmental Impairment Liability, part of the Chief Underwriting Office Global Liability team. His responsibilities include growing the worldwide EIL practice, and steering the global portfolio. He has been with AGCS since 2014, and is based in New York.

Arthur has spent over 20 years in the insurance industry, focusing entirely on environmental liability. His experience includes managing global underwriters and underwriting complex risk for many of the world's largest companies. Arthur earned his B.S. in Environmental Toxicology and J.D. from Whittier Law School.

John Ludlow, Chief Executive Officer, Airmic
John Ludlow

John Ludlow

Chief Executive Officer


John Ludlow is Chief Executive Officer at Airmic for risk management and insurance.

Under John’s leadership Airmic is continuing its strategy to integrate risk and insurance into the business and the board room, supporting the development of resilient organisations.

Previously, John was SVP and Head of Global Risk Management at InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) where he established a successful track record with 15 years in risk management leadership roles. This was preceded by 15 years of senior operational leadership in hotels, restaurants and pubs.

John is a Certified Fellow of the Institute of Risk Management and visiting fellow at Oxford Brookes University School of Hospitality Management. 


Speaking at: Risk Mapping in CSR - could it become mandatory


Christoph Möcklinghoff Environmental Practice Leader

Christoph Möcklinghoff 

Environmental Practice Leader


Christoph Möcklinghoff  is a Doctor in chemical engineering, speaking French, German, English and Italian

Before joining Marsh in the position of an Environmental Practice Leader, Christoph has been Waste Management and Environmental Director of Sita France, group Suez Environnement.

Since joining Marsh in 2001, Christoph has been working together with the insurance markets to build up Environmental specialist cover in continental Europe including for liability transfer in complex transactions.

Having developed with his Paris team strategic environmental risk advise and transfer services he integrates climate risk for portfolios. The climate risk researches are coordinated with the MMC Global Risk Center, linking Marsh with Oliver Wyman, Mercer and Guy Carpenter.

Christoph represents Marsh in the French Environmental Industry Association Epe where most of the CAC 40 Sustainable Development Directors work together to address climate and Biodiversity challenges for the future.

Christoph has given a state of art presentation on climate challenges at AMRAE 2018. 



Philippe Noirot, Orange, Risk Management Deputy Director
Philippe Noirot

Philippe Noirot

Risk Management Deputy Director


In this role, he regularly reports to the Group governance bodies on events, risks and related mitigation plans. He monitors the continuous improvement of the risk management processes as well as the deployment of a sound risk culture, through a community of dedicated risk managers. Always at the leading edge of innovation, Philippe also sponsors an Orange internal “Integrated universe project” gathering audit, control and risk universes in order to add value to the business, within the scope of an ISO 9001 certification..

He was previously in charge of the Group Sourcing and Supply-Chain risk management and internal control, after having joined Orange in 2002 as accounting and finance director of the subsidiary in charge of the devices’ Supply-chain.

He used to be manager at Cap-Gemini Ernst & Young, specialized in the implementation of shared services centers, and had started his professional path as finance and accounting manager and project manager in French subsidiaries of US groups.

Philippe sits at the Board of the AMRAE and has been leading the works of the ERM 360° commission for 3 years.

He is also the author of 3 books related to Internal Control, published in French at AFNOR editions.      

Augusto Perez, Telefonica, Director of corporate risk and insurance
Augusto Perez

Augusto Perez

Director of corporate risk and insurance

Telefonica S.A.

Augusto Perez is part of Telefonica Group since 1997. He had different responsibilities, initially in Pleyade Peninsular (Telefonica inhouse broker) and afterwards in Telefonica S.A. Always within Corporate Risk and Insurance Area of the Group.

In July 2014 he was apointed director of corporate risk and insurance. This new position implies the role of Risk Manager of Telefonica Group regarding insurable risks, the affinity insurance development, as well as the management of various Telefonica´s Insurance Subsidiaries. He's a  member of the board of Casiopea Re, Telefonica Insurance and Pleyade Group (Spain, Brazil, Chile, Argentina and Mexico) as well as the president of the Spanish risk management association IGREA.

Ernst Rauch, Munich Re, Head Climate and Public Sector Business Development
Ernst Rauch

Ernst Rauch

Head Climate and Public Sector Business Development

Munich Re

Ernst Rauch studied at the Institute for General and Applied Geophysics at the University of Munich from 1981 to 1986. After continuing his research work for another two years, he joined Munich Re's Geo Risks Research Department in 1988. Initially his work focused on earthquake risk analysis and the development of earthquake simulation models. Since the early 1990s his area of responsibility shifted increasingly to the analysis and modelling of meteorological and climatological risks.

In 2008 Ernst took on the responsibility of steering all Climate Change related activities in the Munich Re Group with focus on risk management, business development and asset management topics and became head of the newly established Munich Re think tank and strategy unit Corporate Climate Centre (CCC), which also served as a central entry and coordinating point to Munich Re on renewable energies.

Since August 2017 Ernst’s responsibility was expanded to include also Munich Re’s business development activities with public and supranational organizations under the umbrella of a “Climate & Public Sector Business Development” unit.

Annemarie Schouw, Tata Steel, Manager Risk & Insurance
Annemarie Schouw

Annemarie Schouw

Manager Risk and Insurance

Tata Steel


Annemarie Schouw has studied Mining Engineering at the TechnicalUniversity in Delft, the Netherlands and has a business graduate MBA from NijenrodeUniversity. After working in the dredging and automotive industry she became involved in the risk and insurance industry almost 15 years ago. She worked as a risk engineer for a broker and as a BI/RM consultant for a bank before joining Tata Steel Ijmuiden in 2008. She currently is employed as Manager Risk & Insurance for Tata Steel Europe.

Annemarie has been a member of the NARIM board since 2010 and president of the Dutch association until spring 2018.


Ali Shahkarami, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty,Head of Cat Risk Research, CFO RI & Cat Management
Ali Shahkarami

Ali Shahkarami

Head of Cat Risk Research, CFO RI & Cat Management

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty

Ali Shahkarami has over ten years of experience in Catastrophe Risk Management, developing models and tools for improved assessment and impact of catastrophes. With a PhD in Structural Engineering and a strong technical background, his main expertise is on the assessment and development of the vulnerability of structures among other aspects of Cat modeling.

Ali joined AGCS in 2012 to lead the Catastrophe Research team in Munich, and later moved to his current role in the XSE team in June 2018. Prior to that, he worked at the market leading company Risk Management Solutions (RMS), where he was a part of the team developing Cat models for windstorm and earthquake perils. Since joining AGCS, Ali has developed several solutions with the help of his expert team to deal with natural and man-made catastrophes at AGCS aimed to help underwriters and portfolio managers, as well as successfully creating customized products aiming to assist external clients assess their Cat risk.

Nataliya Todorova, Save the Children, Head of Insurance
Nataliya Todorova

Nataliya Todorova

Head of Insurance

Save the Children

Nataliya started her career with a major player within the defence and national security arena. After a couple of years in the operations department, she needed a new challenge and asked for a transfer. She moved to the Insurance Department on a whim and never looked back.

The highlight of her experience there was the risk assessment and subsequent purchase of an aviation liability policy, which covered security operations at Baghdad and Kabul International Airports. The complexity of this placement inspired her to start formal studies with the Chartered Insurance Institute in 2010.

In 2011, Nataliya moved to Save the Children, where she spent the following five years and had the privilege to work as part of the team setting up the Ebola Treatment Centre operation in Sierra Leone in 2014. This was an unprecedented and fascinating project from a risk and insurance perspective.  

After a short stint in the Public Sector in 2016/17, Nataliya returned to Save the Children in order to head the Insurance Department. Save the Children work in 120 of the most challenging countries in the world and this brings new challenges each day. Nataliya considers herself very lucky to have always worked in exceptional organizations, which present unique challenges.  

Nataliya holds a BA in International Relations, Advanced Diploma in Insurance and was one of the 18 professionals who received the first rimap certificate through examination.


Elena Visnar Malinovska, Head of Climate Adaptation Unit, DG Climate Action
Elena Visnar Malinovska - FERMA Seminar 2018

Elena Visnar Malinovska

Head of the Climate Adaptation Unit

DG Climate Action

Elena Višnar Malinovská is currently a Head of the climate adaptation unit in DG Climate Action of the European Commission. She works for 13 years in the European Commission in different positions. As a policy officer in the Secretariat General, she dealt with environment, energy, mobility and climate policies (2005-2010, 2014-2016). In the Cabinet of Commissioner responsible for environment (2010-2014), she spearheaded the review of the air quality legislation as well as oversaw the infringements policy in the environment field. During the Slovak Presidency (2016), she acted as a spokesperson.

She holds a law degree from the Comenius and Thyrnaviens universities ("JUDr.") in Slovakia and diplomas from European studies (SciencePo in Paris, College of Europe in Poland). An enthusiast cyclist (female winner of VéloMai competition in the Commission in 2018), runner, mother of three hockey players and a scout leader.

Jo Willaert, Agfa Gevaert, Corporate Risk Manager
Jo Willaert

Jo Willaert

Corporate Risk Manager

Agfa Gevaert

Jo Willaert is in charge of the design of worldwide enterprise risk management and insurance programmes for imaging solutions group Agfa-Gevaert.

A law graduate, he spent the first part of his career in broking with companies which eventually became part of Marsh and later with Aon. He joined Agfa-Gevaert in 2001.

He is a board member of the Belgian risk management association BELRIM and President of FERMA.



Bring a colleague to FERMA seminar for free


Exclusive event - audience limited to 250 delegates

The FERMA Seminar entitles you to 15 CPD points for Rimap Certified 

Seminar Fee* € 500
FERMA Risk Manager members of national associations 50% discount
Special offer for FERMA members - bring a colleague (CISO, internal audit, compliance officer, QHS…) for free € 250 altogether
Rimap exam Special offer, save 150€ **
For FERMA members only
€ 400
Students*** Free of charges
Press*** Free of charges
Academics € 200

All registration fees exclude VAT of 21%

Please note that FERMA reserves the right to confirm all participation to the 2018 Seminar.

Should you choose to register at the Risk Manager Member rate, your email address and member company will be used to automatically check your membership status.

* Kindly note that insurers and brokers, as well as consultants and service providers, can only attend the Seminar if their company is sponsoring the event. An exception will be made for only 1 representative at European level and strictly involved in the risk management department of the company

** The special rimap offer includes the entrance to the Seminar as well as the 300€ fees for the rimap exam, only available for risk managers member of FERMA

*** The free registration is applicable only if you provide proof of your situation (photocopy or fax of student/press card)


For any information related to your participation in the FERMA Risk Management Seminar 2018 please contact:

FERMA Seminar 2018 Secretariat:
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1150 Brussels, Belgium
Tel: +32 2 761 94 35



Practical Details


Flander Meeting and Convention Center Antwerp (FMCCA) – previously Elisabethzaal
Koningin Astridplein 20,
2018 Antwerpen


  • Radisson Blu Astrid (159€ single room, 174€ double room)
    Koningin Astridplein 7,
    2018 Antwerpen
  • Park Inn (139€ single room, 154€ double room)
    Koningin Astridplein 14,
    2018 Antwerpen

Booking code:  FERMA

For more than 9 rooms please contact: 
Etienne Detre,
T: +32 3 203 1234


Parking with discount

At Parking Station ZOO (formerly Nova) and Parking Breidel, visitors of the Flanders Meeting & Convention Center Antwerp get a special discount.

Parking Station ZOO (formerly Nova): visitors of the Flanders Meeting & Convention Center Antwerp pay €4 for a day ticket.
Parking Breidel: visitors of the Flanders Meeting & Convention Center Antwerp get a 50% discount on the normal hourly rate.

Don't forget to ask attendants in the Flanders Meeting & Convention Center Antwerp to validate your parking ticket!

A good number of car parks are available in the immediate vicinity of Flanders Meeting & Convention Center Antwerp. Electronic signposts announce the location of car parks and free spaces (purple zone). The nearest car park is Q-Park.

Park & Ride

If you'd rather not drive and park in the busy Antwerp city centre, you can always use the Park & Ride formula: park easily and for free outside the city and hop on the tram or bus to the Flanders Meeting & Convention Center Antwerp. Find an overview of all the park & ride locations in the city on this website: www.slimnaarantwerpen.be.

By train

The Flanders Meeting & Convention Center Antwerp is located next to Antwerp Central Station. All information, timetables, and fares can be found on the NMBS website.

By air

Visitors flying to Brussels International Airport profit from a direct train connection (32 minutes) to Antwerp Central Station.


City of Antwerp

Antwerp is Belgium’s second city and biggest port and without a doubt, this charming city is the country’s capital of cool. It's long been a powerful magnet for everyone from fashion moguls and club queens to art lovers and diamond dealers. In the mid-16th century it was one of Europe’s most important cities and home to baroque superstar painter Pieter Paul Rubens, as you’ll be regularly reminded – there are numerous places to admire his works across the city. Despite many historical travails thereafter and severe WWII bombing, Antwerp retains an intriguing medieval heart with plenty of café-filled cobbled lanes, a riverside fortress and a truly impressive cathedral. Today Antwerp’s top drawcards are its truly vibrant fashion and entertainment scene, along with its startling architectural and cultural contrasts.

For more information visit Antwerp's visitors website or take a look at this quick highlight overview



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