Marie Gemma Dequae
FERMA’s scientific advisor Marie Gemma Dequae has joined the board of directors of the Institute of Risk Management (IRM), the enterprise risk management education body. She was President of FERMA from 2005-2009 and a board member.
Marie has both an academic and practical background in risk management. She has a PhD in applied economics, and before going into industry, she taught economics and finance at the Catholic University of Leuven and at the business school Vlekho in Brussels. She maintains strong links with a number of European management schools in risk and governance.
Her professional experience involved 23 years as group risk and insurance manager for the Belgian materials production group Bekaert. Marie is now a board member of Belfius Bank and Belfius Insurance in Belgium.