Charlotte Hedemark
28 June 2023Analysis

FERMA elects new president

The Federation of European Risk Management Associations (FERMA) has announced the election of Charlotte Hedemark as the next President of FERMA.

She succeeds Dirk Wegener following the completion of his four-year tenure as President.

Hedemark’s election was announced at the first meeting of the new FERMA Board following the Annual General Assembly in Brussels on 27 June.

Hedemark is a risk management expert at SAP and is currently vice president and a board member of FERMA. Her tenure as president will officially begin on 17 October at the closing of the FERMA Seminar 2023 in Belgium. Commenting on her election, Hedemark said: “It is an honour to be elected president of FERMA. During a period of unprecedented challenges for corporations across Europe, the criticality of FERMA’s role in representing the interests of its member associations and raising the profile of the risk profession has never been greater. As we look forward during this time of uncertainty, FERMA will continue to act as a strategic radar for the industry, monitoring developments, informing associations, and addressing policymakers. In my role, I will work to ensure FERMA continues to be a rallying point for our members as we all strive to Be risk leaders.”

“I am delighted that Charlotte has been elected to the position of President,” commented Wegener. “Her deep understanding of the risk management function and commitment to evolving and elevating the profession through her involvement with the wider risk community make her the ideal candidate to take the helm at FERMA as we help guide our members and represent their interests at all levels.”