The Executive Committee of French member organization, GEMA, (Groupement des entreprises mutuelles d’assurance), met on the 12 December 2013 and a number of decisions were made regarding the future of the organization and over who would hold certain key positions in the senior level of the organization. GEMA is the Professional Union of mutual insurance companies. GEMA represents and defends the mutual point of view on behalf of its member organizations, all of whom are insurance mutuals, at a national and European level.
The Committee announced that it would be recommending Pascal Demurger, Director of MAIF, as the new President of GEMA and therefore successor to Gérard Andreck of Macif who is currently in the role. This change is due to take place at the GEMA General Assembly in July 2014 in Paris.
The Committee also put forward Patrice Forget, HR Director and General Secretary of the Covéa Group, for the post of Vice-President of GEMA. Mr Forget was due to replace Etienne Couturier from 1 January 2014.
Finally, the Committee decided to recruit Arnaud Chneiweiss, the current deputy Director General of Matmut, as successor for Jean-Luc de Boissieu in the post of General Secretary. Mr Chneiweiss will join the Group from 1 January, 2014, and will become General Secretary from 1 July, 2014.
This year, 2014, is a very important one for GEMA as they are celebrating their 50th anniversary and the organization is very proud of its long history of serving and representing mutual insurers across France since 1964.