Ferma names Dirk Wegener as next president

Ferma names Dirk Wegener as next president

Ferma names Dirk Wegener as next president

Ferma has elected GVNW member Dirk Wegener as its next president. Mr Wegener, currently Ferma’s vice-president and global head of corporate insurance for Deutsche Bank Group, will succeed Jo Willaert at the federation’s Risk Management Forum in Berlin this November. He was elected by Ferma’s new board on Tuesday, following the federation’s general assembly. Having started his career in the…

IGREA names Daniel San Millán president

IGREA names Daniel San Millán president

IGREA names Daniel San Millán president

Spanish risk management association IGREA has chosen Daniel San Millán as its president for the next three years. It will be Mr San Millán’s second spell in the role, after previously holding the position for two terms from 2009. He succeeds Augusto Pérez, director of risk and insurance at Telefónica, who has been the president of IGREA since 2016. Mr…

Obituary: Dawid Welman

Obituary: Dawid Welman

Obituary: Dawid Welman

Dawid Welman, founder of the Namibian chapter of the Institute of Risk Management South Africa (IRMSA) and head of group risk management at Ohlthaver & List Group of Companies (O&L Group), has died suddenly. An IRMSA statement said: “It is with great sadness that we advise of the recent passing on of one of IRMSA’s most esteemed members, Dawid Welman.…

Afreximbank upgrades risk management function

Afreximbank upgrades risk management function

Afreximbank upgrades risk management function

The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has upgraded its compliance function to a full department, naming long-serving banker Maureen Mba as director. Before her appointment, Ms Mba was associate director in charge of the compliance unit, as it then was, having assumed that position in 2017. Prior to that, she served as manager, compliance, from 2005. Ms Mba joined Afreximbank from…

BMS recruits two brokers in Bermuda

BMS recruits two brokers in Bermuda

BMS recruits two brokers in Bermuda

Broker BMS Group has boosted its Bermuda business with the appointment of George Bowring from Price Forbes and Kian Wookey from JLT. BMS said the new recruits will focus on expanding North American liability and property business from Bermuda. Mr Bowring joins BMS after seven years at Price Forbes. He has spent the last three years as a casualty producer…

Jyrki Koskelo to lead Sofala Advisory Board

Jyrki Koskelo to lead Sofala Advisory Board

Jyrki Koskelo to lead Sofala Advisory Board

Renowned African investor Jyrki Koskelo is to lead Sofala’s advisory board. Mr Koskelo has more than three decades of experience investing in Africa. He worked at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), part of the World Bank Group, for 20 years. As vice-president of global industries, he was responsible for the IFC’s global investment programme, overseeing annual debt and equity investments…

New chairman of Labuan Financial Services Authority

New chairman of Labuan Financial Services Authority

New chairman of Labuan Financial Services Authority

The Labuan Financial Services Authority has a new chairman, with the appointment of Datuk Oh Chong Peng. The appointment, which began on 16 October 2018 and runs until 15 February 2020, has been approved by the minister of finance. The Labuan Financial Services Authority said that Mr Datuk Oh has wide experience in financial and other business sectors. He is…