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European Risk Management Seminar 2020

Higher prices, lower limits or sub-limits, new exclusions and challenging claim management processes are typical of a hardening insurance market. Risk managers may face sensitive decisions about how much coverage to buy or risk to retain.  They need a clear understanding of the implications for their companies.

Such skills and knowledge are usually available within the ERM function. For risk managers without ERM in their scope, it is time to think about how to liaise with their ERM colleagues. What value can be created from a strong partnership between ERM and insurance? How can they optimise the value of ERM inputs for the insurance management process?


Risk managers should gain practical and theoretical insights from this session into

  • strengthening the partnership with their ERM colleagues
  • selecting topics to focus on within the ERM process and
  • improving their work by leveraging the ERM outputs

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Speakers on stage

  • Pauline Davoust

    Global Head of Insurance and Risk Management
    Gate Gourmet

    Pauline Davoust is based in Switzerland and currently Global Head of Insurance and Risk Management in the aviation and food industry. She has previously taken various roles in the reinsurance and insurance industry.

    She has two MSc degrees in International Business & Law, and in International Re-Insurance Management completed between France, Germany and Sweden.

    Since 2016 she is a Board Member of the Swiss Association for Insurance and Risk Managers (SIRM) and received the FERMA award as “Risk Manager Rising Star of the Year” the same year.

  • Adriana Cavaliere

    Corporate Risk Manager

    In December 2018 Adriana Cavaliere joined skeyes – the autonomous public company in charge of the safety of air traffic in the civil airspace for which the Belgian State is responsible – where she took up the new role of Corporate Risk Manager leading skeyes’ Enterprise Risk Management with strong focus on Risk Management from a strategic perspective, supporting the realisation of skeyes’ engagement to bring the most safe, sustainable and unique experience to every single airspace user.

    As a Business Engineer with a degree in Risk Management from the University of Leuven complemented with a Postgraduate in Corporate Finance, Adriana has built a strong expertise in Risk Management within various environments, industrial as well as services. She has developed sustainable and integrated Enterprise Risk Management at Lantis (public company building the Antwerp Oosterweel connection) and SWIFT (global member-owned cooperative providing secure financial messaging services), enabling risk-informed decision making and enhancing risk awareness. For many years she has been responsible for Risk and Compliance Management in the metals manufacturing industry at Aleris Aluminum (former Corus Group) along with the responsibility for Treasury and International Credit Management.

    In 2015 Adriana has been elected Member of the Board of BELRIM and in 2017 appointed Risk Management Thought Leader of NBN, the Belgian Bureau for Standardisation (ISO).

    In 2020, she has also joined FERMA advocacy committee on Sustainability.

  • Thomas Lau Christensen

    Entreprise Risk Manager
    Chr. Hansen Holding

    Thomas has a BSc in Economic and Business Administration from Denmark, and a MSc in Safety Management from City, University of London.

    Thomas has more than 20 years of background in safety and risk management within the aviation sector. He began his aviation career as an air traffic controller at the National Air Traffic Services in the United Kingdom. Later, he decided to focus on safety management, a journey that took him to Copenhagen Airports, where he held the position as Safety & Crisis Manager for 13 years. Through his international engagement, Thomas has been instrumental in defining the risk based approach to safety management in aviation, through his participation in the United Nations’ International Civil Aviation Organization’s safety panel.

    Since 2017, Thomas has been Head of Enterprise Risk Management at Chr. Hansen – A global bioscience company that develops natural solutions for the food, nutritional, pharmaceutical and agricultural industries. Within Chr. Hansen, Thomas holds responsibilities for the enterprise risk management program, the business continuity framework and travel security.

    Thomas is a board member at DARIM – The Danish Risk Management Society of the Confederation of Danish Industry, ensuring a particular focus on the role as a risk manager in any organization, as well as preparing new risk management students to enter the corporatized world

    Finally, he is a Visiting Lecturer at City, University of London, at the postgraduate Master Program on strategic airport management. He also lectures in enterprise risk management at the University College Copenhagen.

  • Lene Ritz

    Chief Risk Officer & Team Leader

    Lene Ritz has a long experience of Risk Management and insurance business. During the last 30 years she has been working with Risk exposures within CP, Options, foreign exchange and money market dealing and syndicate loans. She has been working within the Banking, Oil – Energy management, Risk engineering, Claims handling, Underwriting and both as a director, specialist and as a manager.

    Lene has a degree in commercial trading, is certified executive coach and has both an taken the executive master program and board program at INSEAD.

    Since 2011 she has designated worked with implementing and spreading the important message of ERM and the holistic use of insurance products in Energinet. Energinet is an independent public company. Energinet owns and develop electricity and gas networks in Denmark to accommodate more renewable energy, maintain security of supply and ensure equal market access to the networks. Energinet has an investmentportfolie of DKK 25bn in the transition to green Energy over a period of three years.

    Lene has been a member of DARIM since 2012 and is participating in several working groups for Ferma.