The Federation of European Risk Management Associations shares with great sadness the passing of Jorge Luzzi, a former President of FERMA. Jorge’s tenure from 2011 to 2013 left a mark on our organization and the risk management community as a whole.

Jorge’s dedication to advancing the field of risk management was unparalleled, and his leadership during his presidency was marked by significant achievements that have shaped FERMA’s legacy. Under his guidance, FERMA experienced significant milestones, including the expansion of our membership with the inclusion of three new national associations: SI.Risk (Slovenia), ALRiM (Luxembourg), and MARM (Malta). This expansion brought together risk managers from across 20 countries.

During his presidency, FERMA took many initiatives aimed at professionalizing the field of risk management, notably by taking our first steps toward a certification for risk managers. Furthermore, FERMA showed leadership in representing risk management and risk managers with European institutions on critical issues like Solvency II and the revised Insurance Mediation Directive (IMD2).

But Jorge’s impact reached far beyond FERMA. His influence spanned continents, leading organizations like IFRIMA and Fundalarys/Alarys, and more recently through his presidency of our Portuguese member association, APOGERIS.

Yet, despite his many roles and accomplishments, Jorge remained approachable and kind-hearted, a true European with a passion for life and a dedication to his fellow risk managers.

Charlotte Hedemark, said: “In memory of a visionary leader and with deep respect, I honor the path Jorge Luzzi carved for the European risk management community.Jorge’s unwavering dedication to our mission and his exceptional commitment to our collective cause were sources of strength and inspiration for us all. His absence reverberates profoundly within our hearts and our work, but FERMA will continue to build on the foundation of his work, ensuring that his legacy remains alive in our ongoing efforts and dedication”.

Typhaine Beaupérin, said: “Jorge was truly one of a kind. His unwavering commitment to supporting the risk manager community and his zest for life were unmatched. A tireless advocate for risk management and our associations, Jorge’s sudden departure leaves a void in our risk management family. His legacy, particularly through his dedicated service to FERMA, will endure, but his presence will be sorely missed”.