Making FERMA ever more open and efficient to support risk managers
My aim is for FERMA to work for the advantage of risk managers by becoming ever more open and efficient, says FERMA’s new CEO, Typhaine Beaupérin after her first month in the job. She is full of enthusiasm. “What I really love about FERMA is that the board and the members are passionate about what they do. With their support and the quality and commitment of the team in the FERMA office, my ambition is more than achievable.”
Typhaine joined FERMA as its first CEO in early December. A French woman who has lived in Brussels for more than 12 years and studied in France, Germany, the UK and Belgium, she declares herself an enthusiastic European. “I value different ways of thinking, of doing and of being, while aiming at a common goal.”
Before joining FERMA, she worked for 10 years as a lobbyist for a multi-national retail company, a global law firm and one of the leading European business organisations, EUROCHAMBRES. She was drawn to FERMA job, she says, because it gives her an opportunity to work directly with a profession, and with an organisation that is in the process of development.
“It is very refreshing to work with so many people who are so committed, so passionate about what they are doing. The members of the board give their time free on behalf of the profession. They have a real commitment to making sure that the profession is ever better recognised. Their dedication to the success of FERMA’s professional certification project rimap is one example of this, but it is not the only one.”
Typhaine finds politics fascinating, and her understanding of how policies are made and legislation passed will help to strengthen FERMA’s advocacy role. She believes FERMA should be a recognised partner for European institutions on all risk-related issues, direct or indirect. “Europe is a democratic progress and this is why groups make their views known. We want to be in the debate. We can be involved as stakeholders in shaping opinion. Being in Brussels, FERMA is close to the heart of European decision making.”
While working on FERMA’s new strategic plan, Typhaine says that her personal objective is “to make FERMA an even more open and efficient organisation in which all want to commit and participate. We cannot live without our members and to work with them, we have to be open and inclusive. We have to be efficient so that we can increase our visibility at EU level and in that way provide added value to members. I want to listen to our members, find out what they expect and connect better with them.”