19 July 2018

Frankfurt, 17 July 2018 – The Board of Supervisors of the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) has appointed new members to the Insurance and Reinsurance Stakeholder Group (IRSG) and Occupational Pensions Stakeholder Group (OPSG). The new members will take up their appointment on 4 September 2018 and will serve a 2½ years term. EIOPA considered 215 applications from 25 European countries, submitted following an open call. New appointments also reflect developments in EIOPA’s strategic priorities, demonstrating expertise in sustainable finance and FinTech. Gabriel Bernardino, Chairman of EIOPA said: “Stakeholder groups play an essential role in our work, providing us with valuable input to policy developments and with a vital connection to industry, consumers and beneficiaries of insurance and pension products. Through this continuous dialogue, we can ensure that we are able to take informed but importantly independent decisions in the best interest of European citizens. I would like to express my gratitude to the outgoing members for their commitment as well as for the constructive dialogue and contributions over the last 2½ years. And, I wish our new members all the best for their term.”

Flavia Micilotta, Eurosif Executive Director, has been appointed on the Occupational Pensions Stakeholder Group, effective as of 4 September 2018. Micilotta said: ‘I am very pleased about this appointment. We have worked very closely with EIOPA in the past two years to drive forward issues around ESG transparency and sustainable finance. Being part of the OPSG will help Eurosif continue this collaboration and support European regulators in the set up of a more sustainable financial system’.

Other appointees include:

Widemar Wancke, Ann-Marie Sweden Head of Compliance and Regulatory Affairs ALECTA

Gabellieri, Bruno France Secretary General European Association of Paritarian Institutions (AEIP)

Reichert, Sibylle Germany Head of Brussels Office Federation of the Dutch Pension Funds

Lemaire, Christian France Global Head of Retirement Solutions Amundi Pension Fund

Find the full composition of the Occupational Pensions Stakeholder Group here and of the Insurance and Reinsurance Stakeholder Group here.

The full press release can be found here.