AIG creates sustainability role as it publishes first climate disclosure report

AIG creates sustainability role as it publishes first climate disclosure report

AIG creates sustainability role as it publishes first climate disclosure report

AIG has appointed Jennifer Waldner to a newly created chief sustainability officer position, where she will lead and implement a sustainability strategy across the firm. Ms Waldner begins the role immediately and will report to Thomas Leonardi, AIG’s executive vice-president. AIG said the new role coincides with its inaugural Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) report. It aims to provide…

Aon appoints EMEA managing director for captive business

Aon appoints EMEA managing director for captive business

Aon appoints EMEA managing director for captive business

Vincent Barrett has been appointed as regional managing director, EMEA, of captive and insurance management business. He was previously chief commercial officer and in his new role will assume responsibility for leading the group’s regional operations in EMEA. According to Aon, he will be based in Dublin and continue to report to John English, chief executive officer, captive and insurance…

New committee elected for IRMSA

New committee elected for IRMSA

New committee elected for IRMSA

The Institute of Risk Management South Africa (IRMSA) recently held its annual general meeting and elected its new executive committee. With the newly elected members, the IRMSA executive committee is as follows: Berenice Francis, IRMSA president Thabile Nyaba, IRMSA vice-president Mark Kuipers, IRMSA vice-president Mark Robins, IRMSA honorary treasurer Fulufhelo Tshikhudo, IRMSA honorary secretary Fortune Mkhabela Christelle Marais Brendan Maseti Andy Mothibi Pavana Ranjith…

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…