The Dutch risk management association rewarded Peter Den Dekker

The Netherlands risk management association, Narim, made Peter den Dekker, the President of the Federation of European Risk Management Associations (FERMA) its risk manager of the year.

The award recognised his contribution to risk management in Europe as the head of FERMA, a position he has held since June 2009, and as corporate insurance risk manager for the Dutch multinational industrial conglomerate Stork.

Den Dekker, who is a past president of Narim, is widely praised for his work to re-energise FERMA since taking over as president and made sure it is part of the inner circle of those consulted by the European Commission on key matters, such as Solvency II and its impact on captives, the insurance block exemption regulation and broker remuneration.

Den Dekker said: “These awards acknowledge the growing role and visibility of FERMA in representing the value of risk management and of risk managers at European level. This is the result of team work, especially by the board of FERMA and its staff.”

FERMA’s next event will be the release of a joint report with the European Confederation of Institutes of Internal Auditing (ECIIA) on the 8th European Company Law Directive dealing with audit committees in Brussels on 21 September.

On 29 and 30 September in London, FERMA will hold its biannual, risk managers-only seminar, which will be the venue for the announcement of the results of an important benchmarking survey of the status and concerns of risk managers across Europe.