The Federation of European Risk Management Associations (FERMA) has announced its 2015-2016 executive committee ahead of the 2015 FERMA Risk Management Forum and the start of the term of its new President, Jo Willaert. Three new vice presidents will join the executive committee together with Gilbert Canameras from the French association AMRAE who has become FERMA’s Secretary General. Continue reading
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Ms. Mª Isabel Martínez Torre-Enciso has been appointed Vice-President of the ACdP (Asociación Católica de Propagandistas) taking over from Mr. Emilio Navarro. The ACdP is a century-old association that currently includes important institutions such as the Residence Hall San Pablo, the “Abad Oliba” Foundation, “Angel Herrera Oria” Cultural Foundation, “Andalucia San Pablo CEU” Foundation, “San Pablo CEU Castilla y Leon” or the “San Pablo CEU” University Foundation. The President, Carlos Romero Caramelo reminds us that “the ACdP is the holding body of other companies and institutions that form the most important private group dedicated to education in Spain with very well-known brands such as “CEU”. Continue reading
Madrid, 20th Nov – AGERS.- The Spanish Risk Management and Insurance Association (AGERS) received more than two hundred professionals during its XX Seminar with the purpose of knowing the perspectives on the risks and the insurances sector for the following year.
The XX AGERS Seminar, Risks and Insurances 2015, that reached its twentieth edition, began at 9 am at the Meliá Castilla Hotel and concluded with an exclusive session for Risk Managers at these facilities. Continue reading
Risk management in Spain is reaching significant maturity levels at the same time that it is taking steps to approach levels of development of other European countries. Despite the difficult economic situation being experienced by Spain, Spanish risk managers of large, small and medium sized firms are increasingly sensitised to the need for developing and implementing risk management processes according to the challenges of these times. Continue reading
The FERMA board and presidents of the national associations will learn in April the results of the first stage regarding the creation of a European certification of professional competence in risk management.
FERMA Risk Management Seminar 2012 Presentations – “FERMA Survey Part 3: Insurance Issues” Continue reading
Possible European certification of risk managers has moved a step closer with the decision of the FERMA working party that it will present a definite plan for the project at the next FERMA Forum starting on 29 September 2013.
Between now and then, the working party will discuss the scheme with FERMA’s 22 member associations and possible service providers to discover what education programmes are currently available and what they believe should be included in a certification syllabus. FERMA does not intend to be an education provider itself but would develop a programme of courses from other sources. Its role will be to confirm that the risk manager has achieved a high level of professional competence and skill.
Taking the professional recognition of risk managers to another level by developing certification is clearly an ambitious project and FERMA is also talking with potential partners with appropriate management skills.
Additional support will come from the appointment to the working group of FERMA’s newest board member, Isabel Martinez. Isabel has extensive experience of higher education. She is a senior lecturer in corporate finance at the Autónoma University of Madrid school of business and economics, in addition to her role as head of the university’s finance and marketing department.
The presentation at The FERMA Forum is most likely to propose European certification at two levels: confirmation of competence in risk management for newer entrants into the profession and a full recognition of competence and experience for more senior risk managers.
FERMA Vice President and working party member Michel Dennery says, “For European companies, it is important that their risk manager has European recognition. Certification can provide an indication to a company that its risk managers are competent to a recognised level which is in turn compliant with best practice of different risk management disciplines across Europe.”
Working party and FERMA board member Julia Graham comments, “There are already many courses and qualifications in risk management, but they are at different levels and cover different countries and different aspects. Nothing currently exists that provides a consistent benchmark of competence for risk managers across Europe.”
Both Michel and Julia stress the importance of the views of FERMA’s 22 member associations in developing this ambitious project. “One of our first steps is to understand what education programmes they currently provide, and what kind of competence and experience they want to see included in certification,” said Graham.
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The Federation of European Risk Management Associations (FERMA) intends to announce a definite plan for the European certification of risk managers when it holds its next major event, the FERMA Risk Management Forum starting on 29 September 2013. FERMA first revealed in June 2012 that it was considering a certification project. Over the next 11 months, the working party will discuss the scheme with FERMA’s 22 member associations and possible education providers and project managers to have a definite plan ready for announcement at the Forum. Continue reading
Isabel Martinez, a member of the Spanish risk management association AGERS, has become a member of the FERMA board. She has replaced Igor Mikhaylov who resigned because of work commitments. Isabel had been elected a board substitute at the FERMA annual general meeting in June 2012. Continue reading
Isabel Martinez, a member of the Spanish risk management association AGERS, has become a member of the board of the Federation of European Risk Management Associations (FERMA). She replaces Igor Mikhaylov who has resigned because of work commitments. Isabel had been elected a board substitute at the FERMA annual general meeting in June 2012.
Isabel is Head of the Finance and Marketing department for the Autonomous University of Madrid, where she is responsible for risk management, management and financial accounts, financing decisions and project advisory. She is also a senior lecturer in corporate finance at the university’s school of business and economics. She has a PhD in business and economics from the Complutense University in Madrid and has studied in the United States and United Kingdom.
Isabel said: “It is not only a great honor to become a FERMA board member, but also a great responsibility for me and for AGERS. My goal is to contribute with a new risk management vision that joins professional practice with instruction and research at the highest academic level. These skills are developing in areas such as risk management, continuity management and emergency management, as well as corporate finance.”
FERMA President Jorge Luzzi said, “We welcome Isabel to the FERMA board and look forward to the contribution that she can make from her strong academic background. We also thank Igor for his time and enthusiasm and wish him our best for the future.”
One of FERMA’s two vice presidents, Julia Graham, has now finished her two year mandate. Michel Dennery continues as vice president, and Alessandro De Felice has become the second vice president. Julia continues as a FERMA Board member.