Jorge Luzzi elected next President of FERMA


Federation of European Risk Management Associations (FERMA) 


Press release


20 September 2011


Jorge Luzzi elected next President of FERMA


Jorge Luzzi, Group Risk Management Director for Pirelli worldwide, has been elected the next President of the Federation of European Risk Management Associations (FERMA). His mandate as President will start at the end of the FERMA Forum on 5 October 2011 and continue until the end of the Forum 2013. (Photo attached).


Michel Dennery, Deputy Chief Risk Officer, GDF SUEZ, has been elected FERMA Vice President with a two year mandate until June 2013. Julia Graham, Chief Risk Officer for the global law firm DLA Piper, continues as Vice President until June 2012. (Photos available.)


The current President of FERMA, Peter den Dekker will preside over the 2011 FERMA Forum in Stockholm from 2-5 October. He congratulated Luzzi on his election: "I am delighted to be handing over to Jorge who has already done a great deal to raise FERMA's standing on the international stage."


Den Dekker added: "Michel Dennery is strengthening FERMA's role as a voice for the European risk management community, especially with his work for FERMA on corporate governance and risk issues, and I welcome his election as FERMA Vice President." 


Luzzi is currently Vice President of FERMA, Chair of the International Federation of Risk and Insurance Management Associations (IFRIMA), Honorary President of the Latin American risk management association Alarys and an active member of the Italian risk management association ANRA.


He has had a wide ranging career in insurance and risk management, and today he is Group Risk Management Director for Pirelli worldwide, Executive Director of Pirelli Insurance and Reinsurance Company in Dublin, Ireland, and Managing Director of Pirelli Group Reinsurance in Switzerland.

Says Luzzi: "I am delighted to be able to take forward the work of FERMA, which now represents the interests of risk managers in 19 countries with our new members from Malta and Slovenia. I would like to pay tribute to the work of Peter den Dekker who has played such an important role in increasing FERMA's stature and profile in his two years as President."


New Vice President Michel Dennery is a member of the board of FERMA and of the French risk management association AMRAE. A civil engineer by background, he has headed the risk management department of GDF SUEZ since 2006. Dennery said: "Peter den Dekker strengthened FERMA's action in lobbying EU regulation in risk management and insurance. I am very pleased to continue on with Jorge Luzzi, and all board members."


Julia Graham is a member of the board of FERMA and a member and past Chair of the UK risk management association Airmic. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute, a Chartered Insurer and a Member of the Institute of Risk Management. Graham is the nominated UK expert on the new ISO working group for ISO31004, a "companion guide" to ISO 31000.



FERMA board

The full board of FERMA is Peter den Dekker (President - NARIM), Jorge Luzzi (President elect - ANRA), Julia Graham (Vice President - Airmic), Michel Dennery (Vice President elect- AMRAE), Helle Friberg (DARIM), Carl Leeman (BELRIM), Cristina Martinez (IGREA), Igor Mikhaylov (RusRisk), Gunter Schlicht (DVS/BfV) and Arnout van der Veer (Airmic-NARIM).



Invitation to journalists


Journalists are invited to attend the Forum 2011 in Stockholm where they can meet Jorge Luzzi, Michel Dennery and Julia Graham among other board members. There will be a press conference at 11 am on Tuesday 4 October on site at the Waterfront Congress Centre. For the full programme, see:,1971-


If you wish to attend the Forum or the press conference, please notify Lee Coppack, details below.



FERMA press contacts:


UK/US media

Lee Coppack at +44 (0)20 8318 0330 or  
Other press

Florence Bindelle at +32 2 761 94 32 or by email:




The Federation of European Risk Management Associations (FERMA) brings together 21 national risk management associations in 19 European countries. FERMA has over 4,000 individual members representing a wide range of business sectors from major industrial and commercial companies to financial institutions and local government bodies. Their members play a crucial role for their organisations with respect to the management and treatment of complex risks and insurance issues.


Member associations are from the following countries: Belgium (BELRIM), Czech Republic (ASPAR CZ), Denmark (DARIM), Finland (FinnRiMa), France (AMRAE), Germany (DVS/BfV), Italy (ANRA), Malta (MARM), Netherlands (NARIM), Norway (NORIMA), Poland (POLRISK), Portugal (APOGERIS), Russia (RusRisk), Slovenia (SI.RISK), Spain (AGERS and IGREA), Sweden (SWERMA), Switzerland (SIRM), Turkey (ERMA) and United Kingdom (Airmic).


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