IFRIMA warns of unscrupulous insurers as Covid-19 unfolds

IFRIMA warns of unscrupulous insurers as Covid-19 unfolds

IFRIMA warns of unscrupulous insurers as Covid-19 unfolds

The International Federation of Risk and Insurance Management Associations (IFRIMA) has warned risk managers they will face belligerent claims staff and unscrupulous insurers as the Covid-19 crisis unfolds. The stark warning came from IFRIMA president Gert Cruywagen, writing to risk managers in his native South Africa. “There will be many new risks after Covid-19,” he stressed. “Those of us who…

Mentoring proves key to success for African risk managers

Mentoring proves key to success for African risk managers

Mentoring proves key to success for African risk managers

The Institute of Risk Management (IRM) has asked its members what working in risk is really like and what hints and tips they would share with people looking to move into the industry. Here, we share two of the African responses, in which the importance of mentoring is highlighted… Joseph Oppong Awuku, enterprise risk management and control, NSIA Insurance Ghana…

Nigeria risk award date set for July

Nigeria risk award date set for July

Nigeria risk award date set for July

The fifth edition of the Nigerian Risk Summit and Awards (NRSA 2020) has been set for 9 July 2020. Entries for the 2020 awards have already opened through the NRSA website. The NRSA were conceived by Conrad Clark Nigeria in partnership with the Convention on Business Integrity, the Institute of Risk Management, the Risk and Insurance management Society and the…

AMRAE members warned of risks and opportunities in China-Africa trade

AMRAE members warned of risks and opportunities in China-Africa trade

AMRAE members warned of risks and opportunities in China-Africa trade

Risk managers at the annual AMRAE conference in Deauville were this week warned about the pitfalls of ever closer links between China and Africa. The risks of doing business with China for African companies – many of which are backed by French firms keen to expand into Francophone Africa – were spelt out at a key conference session. French risk…

AMRAE continues drive for more consistent insurance regulation across CIMA region

AMRAE continues drive for more consistent insurance regulation across CIMA region

AMRAE continues drive for more consistent insurance regulation across CIMA region

French risk and insurance management association AMRAE is using its annual meeting of Club FrancoRisk at the start of its annual conference to seek further consistency and clarity about the treatment of global programmes across French-speaking Africa. Club FrancoRisk was launched in 2014 by AMRAE in partnership with AGRAQ, its counterpart in the Canadian province of Québec. The group’s goal…

AMRAE’s Club FrancoRisk to launch Rimap certification for risk managers in Francophone Africa

AMRAE’s Club FrancoRisk to launch Rimap certification for risk managers in Francophone Africa

AMRAE’s Club FrancoRisk to launch Rimap certification for risk managers in Francophone Africa

Club FrancoRisk, the group launched by French risk management association AMRAE to promote risk management across the 15 French-speaking African nations, is launching a training programme to give African risk managers the opportunity to gain international accreditation through Rimap, Ferma’s certification scheme launched in 2015. The announcement came on the opening day of the AMRAE conference in Deauville, Normandy, at…

Nigerian risk manager gains digital risk qualification

Nigerian risk manager gains digital risk qualification

Nigerian risk manager gains digital risk qualification

Nigerian risk manager Edmund Otaigbe has been named among the first cohort to pass the Institute of Risk Management’s (IRM) Digital Risk Certificate. This specialist certificate, awarded by the IRM and developed with support from the WMG Cyber Security Centre at the University of Warwick and the University’s Department of Politics and International Studies, has been designed to equip individuals…

African risk expert among first to gain IRM’s Digital Risk Certificate

African risk expert among first to gain IRM’s Digital Risk Certificate

African risk expert among first to gain IRM’s Digital Risk Certificate

The first cohort of students to pass the Institute of Risk Management’s (IRM) Digital Risk Certificate have just received their results, including the first African audit manager. This new specialist certificate, awarded by the IRM and developed with support from the WMG Cyber Security Centre at the University of Warwick and the university’s Department of Politics and International Studies, has…

Aaqelah Haq scoops South Africa’s Risk Manager of the Year award

Aaqelah Haq scoops South Africa’s Risk Manager of the Year award

Aaqelah Haq scoops South Africa’s Risk Manager of the Year award

Aaqelah Haq has scooped the Risk Manager of the Year award at the Institute of Risk Management South Africa (IRMSA) annual awards. Ms Haq, who works for the Western Cape Government, received her prize at a glittering ceremony in Johannesburg. Warren Young, of Sanlam, was named as runner-up. Risk Specialist of the Year was Mpho Modisane, from the Airports Company…

Nigerian risk association launches joint certification with Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers

Nigerian risk association launches joint certification with Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers

Nigerian risk association launches joint certification with Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers

Nigeria’s Association of Enterprise Risk Management Professionals (AERMP) has signed a deal with the country’s Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (CIS) to launch a joint Certification in Enterprise Risk Management and Compliance, as well as training and other capacity-building initiatives. Olayinka Odutola, director general/CEO, AERMP, said: “This collaboration indeed represents a new dawn for all financial market participants (capital market and…

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