European Risk Management Awards 2017

Hosted at The Gibson Hall, London | 6th November 2017

Event Details

Date:
6th November 2017
Time:
7:00 pm

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European Risk Management Awards 2017

The Federation of European Risk Management Associations (FERMA) and Commercial Risk Europe, the publication for the European corporate risk and insurance management community, hosted the 2nd European Risk Management Awards programme, which took place in London on 6 November 2017.

The winners were:

Excellence in Risk Management

  • Risk Manager of the Year - Winner:

    Eberhard Faller, Senior Vice President Central Insurances, BASF

  • Rising Star of the Year - Winner:

    Özge Öz, Risk Manager, LC Waikiki

  • Innovative Insurance Programme of the Year - Winner:

    Matthias Beck, Manager of Group Risk and Insurance, Adolf Würth Gmbh

  • Risk Manager Lifetime Achievement - Winner:

    Andrew Bradley, Head of Group Risk Services, Nestlé

Excellence in Customer Service

  • Captive Management Solution of the Year - Winner:

    Willis Towers Watson

  • Insurer Innovation of the Year - Winner:

    Munich Re

  • Broker Innovation of the Year - Winner:

    Willis Towers Watson

  • Emerging Risk Solution of the Year -

    International SOS

  • Global Programme Innovation of the Year:

    AIG

  • Technology Innovation of the Year - Winner:

    AXA MATRIX Risk Consultants

  • Claims Innovation of the Year - Winner:

    Chubb

Individual Achievement

  • Insurer Leader of the Year - Winner:

    Bruno Laval, Country Manager, France & Regional Manager, Southern Europe - Insurance, XL Catlin

  • Broker Leader of the Year - Winner:

    Enrico Vanin, CEO, AON Italy

  • Lifetime Achievement - Winner:

    Stephen Catlin, XL Catlin

Congratulations to all the winners and finalists!

 

Commercial Risk Europe was launched in 2010 to champion the cause of the corporate risk and insurance management community within Europe. FERMA brings together 22 member associations from 21 countries across Europe. Together the associations represent more than 4,700 risk and insurance managers.

To help in the common effort of further raising the profile of the important work and contribution made by the risk and insurance management community, FERMA and Commercial Risk Europe launched the European Risk Management Awards in 2016, culminating in a celebration of industry excellence, high achievement and innovation at a gala awards dinner held in Brussels in December 2016.

 

 

Venue

Address
The Gibson Hall
13 Bishopsgate
London, EC2N 3BA United Kingdom
Phone:
00 44 (0)20 7334 3971

Category Information

The European Risk Management Awards 2017 continues to seek out and recognise the highest achievers within the European risk and insurance management community and they will also highlight and reward excellence and innovation within the core service provider sector: insurers, brokers and professional service providers.

In addition, against the backdrop of much transformational change within the insurance industry these awards also recognise the true giants of industry leadership.

The categories for the 2017 programme were:

Excellence in Risk Management

  • Risk Manager of the Year - Winner:

    Eberhard Faller, Senior Vice President Central Insurances, BASF

  • Rising Star of the Year - Winner:

    Özge Öz, Risk Manager, LC Waikiki

  • Innovative Insurance Programme of the Year - Winner:

    Matthias Beck, Manager of Group Risk and Insurance, Adolf Würth Gmbh

  • Risk Manager Lifetime Achievement - Winner:

    Andrew Bradley, Head of Group Risk Services, Nestlé

Excellence in Customer Service

  • Captive Management Solution of the Year - Winner:

    Willis Towers Watson

  • Insurer Innovation of the Year - Winner:

    Munich Re

  • Broker Innovation of the Year - Winner:

    Willis Towers Watson

  • Emerging Risk Solution of the Year -

    International SOS

  • Global Programme Innovation of the Year:

    AIG

  • Technology Innovation of the Year - Winner:

    AXA MATRIX Risk Consultants

  • Claims Innovation of the Year - Winner:

    Chubb

Individual Achievement

  • Insurer Leader of the Year - Winner:

    Bruno Laval, Country Manager, France & Regional Manager, Southern Europe - Insurance, XL Catlin

  • Broker Leader of the Year - Winner:

    Enrico Vanin, CEO, AON Italy

  • Lifetime Achievement - Winner:

    Stephen Catlin, XL Catlin

 

  • Risk Manager of the Year - sponsored by Allianz

     The Risk Manager of the Year Award searches for the inspirational master of risk and insurance management. For this award we are seeking to recognise and highlight the combination of innovation, risk management best practice and the ability to foresee risks and prevent dangerous endgames. The candidate will have an excellent knowledge and understanding of the challenges faced by corporates and the skills to motivate, lead and innovate to create and execute successful risk management programmes. Candidates for this category will need to demonstrate:

    • How they implemented successful risk management processes which improved the practice, strengthened the overall operations of the organisation and/or redefined the business process
    • An excellent understanding of the risk management process
    • The ability to effectively communicate the importance of risk management within the corporate structure
    • Seeking innovative approaches for solving complex problems
    • Have outstanding leadership skills & ability to work as a team player
    • Served as a mentor and leader to help others develop quality risk management programmes.
  • Rising Star of the Year - sponsored by XL Catlin

    The reputation of the risk management profession has been developed over the course of many years, however for this award we are seeking to acknowledge the stars of the future and someone with a fresh view on the profession.

    They will have a good knowledge and understanding of the successes of the past and the failures, but more importantly will have an appetite for innovation to address the developing needs and challenges faced by corporates in today’s rapidly changing environment. The winner of this award will be a risk manager who has less than five years’ experience as a risk management or insurance professional and who also demonstrates:

    • An excellent understanding of the risk management process
    • Enthusiasm for seeking new and innovative solutions to challenges
    • The ability to solve complex problems
    • Leadership skills and the ability to work as a team player.
  • Innovative Insurance Programme of the Year - sponsored by Zurich

    Innovation thrives in difficult economic times. This category will highlight fresh thinking to tackling complex risk challenges. The award seeks to reward the innovation displayed by risk managers in achieving excellence to meet the needs of their firms.

    The award will recognise the initiative that redefines the industry’s competitive landscape and raises the bar for innovation providing the individual demonstrates:

    • The ability to solve complex problems through a creative approach
    • Execution of an innovative programme that was original and different from traditional approaches
    • Successful project management and team working, results obtained so far, how the programme enhanced common practices
    • How this initiative redefined the business process, improved the practice and strengthened the overall operations of the organisation.
  • Risk Manager Lifetime Achievement - sponsored by Generali

    The skill and enthusiasm of individuals has underpinned the history of risk management. To recognise individuals who reshaped not only the institutions that they worked for, but the entire risk management sector, this award seeks to recognise people who are considered giants in the industry because of their lifetime contributions.

    This award recognises those who have gone ahead in the industry, and have distinguished their reputations, skills and achievements over a lifetime, setting the benchmark from which we assess others.

    The lifetime winner will be recognised for their considerable contributions to the building of risk management best practice, that has gone from strength to strength. The criteria by which we assess candidates for this award are:

    • Time and experience spent as a risk manager
    • Outstanding record of personal achievements over and above peers in the industry
    • We assess the performance of the organisations for which the candidate demonstrated leadership in terms of financial and business achievement
    • Significant contribution to the advancement of risk management knowledge and practice
    • Outstanding leadership skills and the ability to work as a team player
    • Development of younger professionals.
  • Captive Management Solution of the Year

    This award is open to captive management firms who are able to demonstrate outstanding service to their risk manager clients. Awarding excellence in all areas of captive management we are   primarily looking to reward either a company or a team who can demonstrate an ongoing commitment to providing innovative solutions to developing or managing captive programmes and risk financing solutions through consistently high quality management and entrepreneurialism.

    Candidates will need to demonstrate:

    • Implementation of a culture of innovation and problem solving
    • Diverse product offering and solution-based service to meeting complex client needs
    • How their service has improved the captive programmes for their clients
    • How the initiative improved the client processes.
  • Insurer Innovation of the Year

    This award is open to insurance firms only and is designed to reward companies that have truly made a lasting impact on innovation to meet their customer needs. Fostering the themes of partnership and innovation, the winner of this award will not be judged on size or scale, but on their focus to addressing customer requirements though an entrepreneurial culture practiced throughout the organisation.

    Candidates for this award will be required to demonstrate:

    • Creative ideas to solve complex problems and the ability to work with customers
    • Originality and newness of a solution and its use, difference from the traditional approaches, clear understanding of the clients' needs
    • Successful project management and team working, results obtained so far, how the programme enhanced common practices
    • How this initiative redefined and improved the clients' business process.
  • Broker Innovation of the Year - sponsored by Allied World

    This award is open to broking firms only and is designed to reward firms that have made a lasting impact on their clients through innovation and customer service. Fostering the themes of partnership and innovation, the winner of this award will be judged on their ability to be creative in addressing customer requirements and who encourage an entrepreneurial culture throughout their organisation.

    Candidates for this award will be required to demonstrate:

    • Creative ideas to solve complex problems and the ability to work with customers
    • Originality and newness of a solution and its use, difference from the traditional approaches, clear understanding of the clients' needs
    • Successful project management and team working, results obtained so far, how the programme enhanced common practices
    • How this initiative redefined and improved the clients' business process.
  • Emerging Risk Solution of the Year

    Emerging risks represent significant challenges to the risk management community and often require pioneering innovation from their broker and insurer partners. Open to both brokers and insurers, this category will highlight some of the key challenges faced by an ever changing world and how close partnerships can help to foster product innovation to meet new risk parameters.

    Candidates for this award will need to demonstrate:

    • A unique value proposition to tackling emerging risks
    • Executed an innovative new programme that was original and different from traditional approaches
    • Results obtained so far, how the programme enhanced common practices and contributed to solve complex problems
    • How the initiative improved business process for the client, improved the practice and strengthened the overall operations of the organisation.
  • Global Programme Innovation of the Year

    Our ongoing research with readers and attendance of leading industry events clearly shows that global programmes remains one of the key areas of concern and interest for risk managers in Europe and worldwide currently. This award is open to both brokers and insurers and seeks to highlight innovative solutions for a fast growing need.

    Candidates for this award will need to demonstrate:

    • Adequate size and scale to appropriately cover clients’ global operations, their unique value proposition
    • Execution of an innovative new programme that was original and different from traditional           approaches
    • Results obtained so far, how the programme enhanced common practices and contributed to solve complex problems
    • How the initiative improved business process for the client, improved the practice and   strengthened the overall operations of the organisation.
  • Technology Innovation of the Year

    This award is open to all firms who provide a service to the risk management community. It is designed to highlight the most innovative use of technology in designing, developing and executing industry leading solutions that provide a significantly improved customer experience for risk managers.

    Candidates for this award are required to demonstrate:

    • A culture of innovation and producing initiatives that improve the workflows of corporates
    • The creation and execution of a technology-based initiative that has improved the business practice and the management of the risk management function.
    • How this initiative redefined and improved the clients’ business process.
  • Claims Innovation of the Year - sponsored by Clyde & Co

    This award is open to all firms who provide a service to the risk management community. It is designed to highlight the most innovative use of claims management in designing, developing and executing industry leading solutions and processes that provide a significantly improved customer experience for risk managers.

    Candidates for this award are required to demonstrate:

    • A culture of innovation and producing initiatives that improve the workflows of corporates
    • The creation and execution of an initiative that has improved the business practice and the management of the claims management function.
    • How this initiative redefined and improved the clients’ business process.
  • Insurer Leader of the Year

    This award is designed to reward an individual currently in charge of an insurer for making a significant difference to their organisation and for their customers.

    This award is for those individuals who have gone beyond the call of duty and achieved a positive result for their company. This award particularly seeks to reward those who have taken on a big and challenging project and made it work, whilst retaining a focus on customer service and innovation.

    Candidates for this award are required to demonstrate:

    • Making a significant difference to their firm or for the good of the sector as a whole
    • Pioneered a position of forging lasting partnerships with customers
    • Leadership skills that harness an environment of innovation aligned to high service levels
    • Innovative approaches aligned with high services to meeting customer needs and problem   solving
    • Commitment to long-term health of the industry and risk management professional development
    • High quality delivery and customer service standards.
  • Broker Leader of the Year - sponsored by Mapfre Global Risks

    This award is designed to reward an individual currently in charge of a broker for making a significant difference to their organisation and for their customers.

    This award is for those individuals who have gone beyond the call of duty and achieved a result for their company. This award particularly seeks to reward those who have taken on a big and challenging project and made it work, whilst retaining a focus on customer service and innovation.

    Candidates for this award are required to demonstrate:

    • Making a significant difference to their firm or for the good of the sector as a whole
    • Pioneered a position of forging lasting partnerships with customers
    • Leadership skills that harness an environment of innovation aligned to high service levels
    • Innovative approaches aligned with high services to meeting customer needs and problem   solving
    • Commitment to long-term health of the industry and risk management professional development
    • High quality delivery and customer service standards.
  • Lifetime Achievement

    To recognise individuals who have devoted long periods of their life to reshape not only the institutions that they worked for, but the entire risk management sector. This award seeks to recognise people who are considered giants in the risk transfer industry because of their lifetime contributions and leadership.

    The lifetime winner will be recognised for their unwavering contributions to the creation of risk transfer solutions that have benefited the organisations they have worked for, their risk manager clients and the industry as a whole.

    The criteria by which we assess candidates for this award are:

    • Time and experience spent in the risk transfer industry
    • Assess the candidate relative to peers in the industry, with achievements over and above peers in the industry
    • Outstanding record of personal achievements over and above peers in the industry
    • Contribution to the performance of his/her organisation
    • Significant contribution to the advancement of risk management knowledge and practice
    • Outstanding leadership skills.

The nominations for the 2017 European Risk Management Awards have now closed.

 

Judges

A key differentiator of the European Risk Management Awards is that these awards are created and judged by risk managers for risk managers.

The judging panel comprised leading risk managers within FERMA and the national associations and the inaugural winner of the Risk Manager Lifetime Achievement award.

The judges for the 2017 programme were:

  • Jana Bicanová

    Winner Risk Manager Lifetime Achievement Award 2016
  • Brigitte Bouquot

    President, AMRAE

    AMRAE – FRANCE
    Association pour le Management des Risques et des Assurances de l’Entreprise
    80 boulevard Haussmann – 75008 Paris – FRANCE
    Phone: +33 1 42 89 33 16 – Fax: +33 1 42 89 33 14
    President: Brigitte Bouquot
    CEO: Bénédicte Huot de Luze
    Website: www.amrae.fr

  • Julia Graham

    Technical Director, Airmic

    AIRMIC – UK
    The Association of Insurance and Risk Managers
    6 Lloyd’s Avenue – London EC3N 3AX – UK
    Phone: +44 207 680 30 88 – Fax: +44 207 702 37 52
    President: Clive Clarke
    Chief Executive: John Hurrell
    Website: www.airmic.com

  • Sabrina Hartusch

    President, SIRM

    SIRM – SWITZERLAND
    Swiss Association of Insurance and Risk Managers
    Kramgasse 2, Postfach 5464 – 3001 Bern – SWITZERLAND
    Phone: +41 31 388 87 89 – Fax: +41 31 388 87 88
    President: Sabrina Hartusch
    Website: www.sirm.ch

  • Tapio Huovinen

    President, FinnRima

    FINNRIMA – FINLAND
    Finnish Risk Management Association
    Päivölänrinne 1-3 B – 04220 Kerava – FINLAND
    Phone: +358 400 405 858
    President: Tapio Huovinen
    Managing Director: Lassi Väisänen
    Website: www.srhy.fi

  • Gaëtan Lefèvre

    President, Belrim

    BELRIM – BELGIUM
    Belgian Risk Management Association
    Avenue de Tervuren 273 B 16 – 1150 Brussels – BELGIUM
    Phone: +32 2 389 23 95 – Fax: +32 2 389 22 72
    President: Gaëtan Lefèvre
    Website: www.belrim.com

  • Juan Carlos Lopez Porcel

    President, AGERS

    AGERS – SPAIN
    Asociación Española de Gerencia de Riesgos y Seguros
    Príncipe de Vergara, 86 – 1ª Esc., 2º Izda.- 28006 Madrid – SPAIN
    Phone: +34 91 562 84 25 – Fax: +34 91 590 07 80
    President: Juan Carlos López Porcel
    Executive Manager: Alicia Soler
    Website: www.agers.es

  • Dr Alexander Mahnke

    President, GvnW

    GVNW – GERMANY
    Gesamtverband der versicherungsnehmenden Wirtschaft e.V.
    Breite Strasse 98
    53111 Bonn – GERMANY
    Phone: +49 228 982 230 – Fax: +49 228 63 16 51
    President: Alexander Mahnke
    Managing Director: Rüdiger Auras
    Website: http://www.gvnw.de/home/

  • Annmarie Schouw

    President, NARIM

    NARIM – THE NETHERLANDS
    Nederlandse Associatie van Risk en Insurance Managers
    Postbus 65707 – 2506 EA Den Haag – THE NETHERLANDS
    Phone: +31 70 345 74 26 – Fax: +31 70 427 32 63
    President: Annemarie Schouw
    Website: www.narim.com

  • Dr Zhetcho Kalitchin

    President, BRIMA

    BRIMA – BULGARIA
    АСОЦИАЦИЯ НА РИСК МЕНИДЖЪРИТЕ В БЪЛГАРИЯ (БРИМА)
    1164 София, ул. „Якубица“ 2А, ап. 19 – BULGARIA
    Phone: +359 882428122 – Fax: +359 2 962 88
    Website: www.brima.bg

Sponsor Information

For further information about sponsorship benefits please contact:

Stewart Brown

Director

Email: [email protected]

Tel: +44 203 858 0190

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The European Risk Management Awards are a unique collaboration between FERMA and Commercial Risk Europe. With the ultimate aim of recognising and raising the profile of the important role of risk managers within corporations and providing an unrivalled community building event these awards represent over 4,700 risk managers across Europe, and many thousands of insurers, brokers, advisers, lawyers, accountants and others who provide vital services and support to the risk management and risk transfer markets.

We brought the 2017 programme to the Gibson Hall, a magnificent converted banking hall and Grade I listed building in the heart of the City of London, the birthplace of the insurance industry.

 

Sponsorship Opportunities

Why should you sponsor the European Risk Management Awards?

Strategic sponsorship is considered an important part of the marketing mix and can benefit firms with sophisticated branding and visibility aligned to important industry initiatives.

The European Risk Management Awards are hosted by the Federation of European Risk Management Associations (FERMA) and Commercial Risk Europe, the publication for the European corporate risk and insurance management community.

Commercial Risk Europe was launched in 2010 to champion the cause of the corporate risk and insurance management community within Europe. FERMA brings together 22 member associations from 21 countries across Europe. Together the associations represent more than 4,700 risk and insurance managers.

Sponsorship of the European Risk Management Awards will align your business with the common goal of further raising the recognition of the risk and insurance management community and rewarding excellence and achievement.

Sponsorship of the European Risk Management Awards provides the following benefits:

Association with an important industry initiative

This initiate strives to further raise the profile of the important work and contribution made by the risk and insurance management community. Your involvement provides support in the shared effort to provide this recognition.

Unrivalled branding opportunity

You will benefit from high brand visibility at the event. You will also benefit from extensive pre and post-event publicity spanning 10 months.

Elite networking opportunity

Your key executives as well as your brand will be in front of key industry decision makers enabling you to form valuable new relationships.

For further information about sponsorship benefits please contact:

Stewart Brown

Director

Email: [email protected]

Tel: +44 203 858 0190

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