The Czech risk management association has changed its name from ASPAR CZ to the Czech Risk Management Association, CZRMA, to welcome a broad spread of risk managers in addition to those specialising in insurance management.

The President of CZRMA Jana Bicanová explained that the new name reflects the evolution of the association into a strong national platform for both expert and management level positions in risk management from its beginning in 2007. “Since the original name explicitly emphasised the ‘specialist’ aspect, we decided on the change to show that we are an association for the whole range of risk management professionals,” she explained.

CZRMA will hold an extraordinary general meeting on 23 February at which members will elect a new president and vice-president. Jana, who received the FERMA Excellence in Risk Management life time achievement award in December 2016, is stepping down from the role she has held since the beginning of the association for personal reasons, but she will remain involved with CZRMA.