The European Risk Management Awards have, over the last three years, recognised and rewarded best practice and innovation among risk managers and the wider community of industry experts – brokers, insurers, technical specialists and other partners – who support them.

This year, we invite you to celebrate risk management excellence with a Virtual European Risk Management Awards Week from 7-11 December 2020.

  • Participate in a series of live webinars: throughout the week, you'll meet and engage in dynamic discussions with the risk management category nominees  ​
  • Join our Live Awards Ceremony on Friday afternoon, when all winners will be revealed.
  • Take part by voting live for the ''Covid-19 Outbreak Special Award'' winner.

Nominations for the Covid-19 Outbreak Special Award close on 16 October 2020.

Make sure you submit your nomination now!

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COVID-19 Outbreak Special Award

The COVID-19 pandemic has arguably presented some of the most unique and biggest challenges the corporate and public risk sector has ever experienced. The immediate response to enforced government lockdown rules combined with project restart procedures as governments relax lockdown measures created a multitude of different risks that require an innovative and agile approach to safeguard losses and protect staff and customers.

This special award seeks to reward an individual risk manager who has shown excellence in creating and implementing their COVID-19 crisis management strategy and setting up and rolling out of the recovery plan.

This category is now closed

Previous winners

Risk Manager of the Year 
Alexander Mahnke, Siemens Financial Services GmbH Insurance

Rising Star of the Year 
Danielle Wishart, ASOS

Innovative Insurance Programme of the Year
Philippe Cotelle, Airbus

Emerging Risk Initiative of the Year
George Ong, Northern Ireland Water

Lifetime Achievement
Annemarie Schouw, TATA Steel

Captive Management Solution of the Year
AGCS

Insurer Innovation of the Year
Swiss Re Corporate Solutions

Broker Innovation of the Year
JLT

Emerging Risk Solution of the Year
AXA XL

Global Programme Innovation of the Year
Zurich Insurance

Technology Innovation of the Year
AGCS

Claims Innovation of the Year
AXA Global Parametrics

Insurer Rising Star of the Year
Charlie Lawson, Hiscox

Broker Rising Star of the Year
Emma Green, Willis Towers Watson

Insurer Leader of the Year
Brian Duperreault, AIG

Broker Leader of the Year
José Manuel Fonseca, Brokerslink 

Risk Manager of the Year
Eberhard Faller, BASF

Rising Star of the Year
Özge Öz, LC Waikiki

Innovative Insurance Programme of the Year
Matthias Beck, Adolf Würth Gmbh

Risk Manager Lifetime Achievement 
Andrew Bradley, Nestlé

Captive Management Solution of the Year
Willis Towers Watson

Insurer Innovation of the Year
Munich Re

Broker Innovation of the Year
Willis Towers Watson

Emerging Risk Solution of the Year
International SOS

Global Programme Innovation of the Year
AIG

Technology Innovation of the Year
AXA MATRIX Risk Consultants

Claims Innovation of the Year
Chubb

Insurer Leader of the Year
Bruno Laval, XL Catlin

Broker Leader of the Year
Enrico Vanin, AON Italy

Lifetime Achievement
Stephen Catlin, XL Catlin 

Risk Manager of the Year
Heljo Laukkala, Metso Corporation

Risk Manager Rising Star of the Year 
Pauline Davoust, Gate Group

Innovative Insurance Programme of the Year
Michael Dehert, The Brussels Airport Company

Risk Manager Lifetime Achievement
Jana Bicanová, founder and president, ASPAR

Broker Innovation of the Year
Marsh

Captive Management Solution of the Year
AIG

Claims Innovation of the Year
AIG

Insurer Innovation of the Year
Swiss Re Corporate Solutions and SBB Insurance AG

Emerging Risk Solution of the Year
AXA Corporate Solutions

Global Programme Innovation of the Year
Zurich Technology

Innovation of the Year
Munich Re and Beazley

Insurer Leader
Evan Greenberg, Chubb

Lifetime Achievement
Nikolaus Von Bomhard, Munich Re