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Tributes to Edwin V Meyer

Tributes flowed into FERMA following the unexpected death of FERMA Board member and Secretary General Edwin V Meyer on 7 February.

FERMA offered friends and colleagues the opportunity to express their thoughts via LinkedIn and on the FERMA website. Other condolences came direct. Continue reading


Letter from Brussels

The last month was a difficult time for FERMA. We have all been very affected by the sudden loss of our Secretary General Edwin V Meyer. All the board and the risk community shared their sympathy in these sad moments. Edwin initiated and was leading major projects such as international programmes and the technical content of the FERMA Forum 2015, in addition to his prominent new role as secretary general. FERMA has moved forward with the reassignment of his major tasks. At the same time, in many meetings his presence and spirit still drive our actions and remind us of the direction we should take. Continue reading


Edwin Meyer passes away aged 59

Edwin Meyer, General Manager, Risk and Insurance Management at steel giant ArcelorMittal, passed away on Saturday, February 7 following a heart attack. Mr Meyer, who was an active member of the Federation of European Risk Management Associations (Ferma) as well as several national European risk management associations, including Germany’s DVS, will be sorely missed.

Mr Meyer died aged 59. He was a manager of true vision who thought about the future of his company above and beyond the narrow limits of buying insurance. Continue reading


FERMA announces with great sadness the death of Secretary General Edwin V. Meyer

The Federation of European Risk Management Associations (FERMA) announces with great sadness the death of Edwin V. Meyer, FERMA Secretary General and board member.

Edwin was General Manager Risk and Insurance Management for ArcelorMittal based in Luxembourg. He joined the FERMA board in 2013 and also served as a board member of the German risk management association DVS. He was also a member of the Dutch risk management association NARIM and the Luxembourg risk management association ALRiM.

Edwin Meyer

Edwin V. Meyer

FERMA President Julia Graham said: “Edwin will be a great loss to FERMA and to our profession. He had already made a great contribution to FERMA as a member of the board and had recently taken over the important role as Secretary General. He was also chair of the programme committee for the FERMA Forum 2015, as well as the leader of a number of other FERMA special projects.

“When Edwin joined the FERMA Board he gave three reasons for doing so: to bring to bear his accumulated work experience in the interests of FERMA; to represent the interests of the German associations DVS and bfv in support of FERMA; and to share in the board of FERMA the responsibility for achieving the associations goals and objectives. Edwin achieved all of these objectives and much more.

Our thoughts are with Edwin’s family and his friends and colleagues at this difficult time. We will all miss his professionalism, experience and wisdom, and his sense of humour and his smile”.

Edwin V. Meyer

Throughout his career Edwin worked internationally with a focus on risk management and insurance servicing the needs of global clients. As General Manager Risk and Insurance Management for ArcelorMittal based in Luxembourg, he had global responsibility for setting ArcelorMittal’s insurable risk strategy, standards and procedures as well as worldwide implementation.
He was a director of various captive insurance companies in various territories and handled ArcelorMittal’s captive.

An engineer by education, Edwin started his career with the Industrial Risk Insurers (IRI) in Milwaukee, USA. He subsequently became IRI’s Manager for Europe, Middle East and Africa. Thereafter he joined the insurance broker Sedgwick in the Netherlands, with responsibility for Sedgwick’s European risk management services strategy and later moved to Cologne, Germany, with responsibility for the Sedgwick Global Client segment.
Returning to the insurer side of the business, he became country manager for St Paul International Insurance Company in the Netherlands. A move to the global insurance broker Marsh followed, where he was responsible for the firm’s global client risk management practice in the Netherlands, before joining ArcelorMittal in 2005.

Edwin was the Chairman of the Insurance Committee of the Wirtschaftsvereinigung Stahl in Germany and a member of the board of the Insurance Committee of the German Industry Association (BDI). He was a member of M 200 and an INSEAD alumnus having attended the advanced management programme in 1992.

Lee Coppack, FERMA media coordinator, at lee@coppack.co.uk
+44 208 318 0330/ +44 7843 089904.

Florence Bindelle, FERMA Executive Director, at florence.bindelle@ferma.eu
+32 (2) 761 94 31


Let the Forum add power to FERMA’s voice

The FERMA Risk Management Forum in 2015 should put its weight behind FERMA’s core activities, representing the views of its members with European institutions and acting as the voice of risk managers at European level. This view comes from the chairman of the programme committee for the event, FERMA board member Edwin V. Meyer.

“At the Forum, I would like to see attention to European issues, such as cyber risks and insurance law, which FERMA on behalf of its member associations is working on. The result should lead to the creation of a FERMA manifesto,” says Edwin. His aim is to have discussions and workshops during the event focus on selected European topics with a vote on the final day to establish agreed positions. Continue reading


FERMA elects board members

FERMA elected four board members at its general assembly held on 20 June. Jorge Luzzi and Julia Graham were re-elected following the end of their previous three year mandates. Anders Esbjörnsson and Edwin V. Meyer were newly elected. All will serve for three years. Isabel Martinez who joined the board in 2012 to fill a vacancy was confirmed as a full board member. Continue reading


FERMA elects four board members for 2013-2016

FERMA elected four members to serve on its board for the next three years at the general assembly on 20 June. FERMA President Jorge Luzzi and Julia Graham were re-elected following the end of their previous mandates. They were joined by two new members: Anders Esbjörnsson and Edwin V Meyer. Isabel Martinez who joined the board in 2012 to fill a vacancy was confirmed as a full board member. Continue reading


Interview with Edwin Meyer

Interview with Edwin Meyer, Board Member of DVS (Deutscher Versicherungs-Schutzverband) and General Manager-Risk and Insurance Management at ArcelorMittal. Continue reading