AMICE, the Association of Mutual Insurers and Insurance Cooperatives in Europe, has elected Hilde Vernaillen, CEO of the Belgian cooperative insurance group P&V, as its new President for a term of three years.
Hilde follows in the footsteps of Asmo Kalpala who was President since the association was established almost six years ago. Asmo recently retired from his employer, Finnish mutual and ICMIF member LähiTapiola group.
Speaking about her election to President Hilde told AMICE members:
“It is with great enthusiasm and huge pride that I succeed Asmo Kalpala to serve as President of AMICE. Asmo has been one of the driving forces behind the ACME-AISAM merger in 2008 and has taken up his responsibilities as a President ever since. His personal engagement in AMICE and his passion for the mutual and cooperative movement have been a big inspiration for many of us and have helped the sector to move forward…We will use the summer months to finalise a strategic review of our organisation… The results of the latest member survey are a very valuable source of information: protecting the development of our SMEs, finding solutions for an aging population and decreasing the pressure on our health care systems are important challenges to be tackled.“
Werner Görg, Chief Executive Officer of the Gothaer Group, Germany, and Marcel Kahn, CEO of MACSF and President of ROAM (both ICMIF member organisations), France, were re-elected Vice Presidents. Róbert Lilli, KÖBE, Hungary was elected Treasurer (replacing Hilde who previously held this role).