FERMA names Deutsche Bank insurance head as president

FERMA names Deutsche Bank insurance head as president | Insurance Business

FERMA names Deutsche Bank insurance head as president

The Federation of European Risk Management Associations (FERMA) has named Dirk Wegener as its new president, following its recently held AGM in Brussels.

Wegener, who is currently FERMA deputy president, will take over the role of outgoing president Jo Willaert at the 2019 FERMA Risk Management Forum, which will take place in Berlin from November 17-20.

“The commitment and leadership Dirk has shown as board member and deputy president will undoubtedly serve FERMA in achieving greater heights,” Willaert said.

“It will be a privilege to serve as president of FERMA,” Wegener noted. “I have always recognised the very important role that FERMA plays in lobbying for the interests of corporate risk managers and commercial insurance buyers, and acting as a catalyst for ideas and expertise for the risk manager community.

“That is ever more important in the age of digitalisation. The theme of the FERMA 2019 Forum, Aim for the future: entering a new dimension of risk, is a good statement of my vision for my mandate as president. I will support the profession to steadily embrace this future with confidence,” he added.

Wegener is currently Deutsche Bank Group corporate insurance global head and a member of the German risk management association GVNW.