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The Federation of European Risk Management Associations (FERMA) has announced the winners of its Excellence in Risk Management Awards. These were presented recently at a gala dinner in Brussels. The awards are part of the first European Risk Management Awards, organised by FERMA and Commercial Risk Europe.

The winners were:

Risk Manager of the Year
Heljo Laukkala, Vice President, Corporate Risk Management, Metso Corporation, Finland (FinnRima)

Risk Manager Lifetime Achievement
Jana Bicanová, risk manager, founder and President, ASPAR CZ, Czech Republic

Rising Star of the Year
Pauline Davoust, Risk Manager, Gate Group, Switzerland (SIRM)

Innovative Insurance Programme of the Year
Michaël Dehert, Risk Manager, Brussels Airport Company, Belgium (BELRIM)

The President of FERMA Jo Willaert congratulated the Excellence in Risk Management winners, saying, "These awards showcase the role and expertise of risk managers. Putting a face on the profession gives it greater visibility and acknowledges the varied skills and experience of the individuals. In addition, these awards identify potential role models, encouraging a new generation of risk managers."

Eight additional risk managers were highly commended in the Excellence in Risk Management awards.

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