The Insurance Committee promotes the professionalism of the internal audit function in the European insurance sector through knowledge sharing between member Institutes and practitioners. The Committee expresses the views of the profession on relevant regulatory guidelines and papers.
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Insurance regulators and supervisors across Europe are increasingly looking to internal auditors to help their…
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Internal auditors need to remain vigilant following recent data showing that macro risks, such as…
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Regulators should require regular, structured and ongoing dialogue between the competent authorities supervising insurers and…
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The three lines of defence model of corporate governance makes the roles and responsibilities for…
IIA Germany / Chair
Graduated from HEC Paris School of Management and from the Stanford Executive Program. After six years spent as Audit Manager for Ernst & Young in Paris and London, specializing in audit and consulting in the banking and financial sector, he joined in 1993 Worms & Cie and its banking, private banking and asset management subsidiaries. He was then appointed Deputy General Manager for Banque AGF (1997-2003), followed by Head of the internal audit function for AGF Group (2003-2005). In 2005, he became Head of Group Audit of Allianz SE in Munich for the first time, reporting to Michael Diekmann, former Allianz Group’s CEO. He moved back to Paris as he was appointed Member of the Allianz France Executive Board of Management and Head of Central Functions and Group Activities (2010-2014). In 2015, Hervé returned to Munich in order to resume responsibilities as Head of Group Audit of Allianz SE to support Oliver Baete, Allianz Group’s new CEO. Since July 2017 Hervé chairs the Insurance Committee of the ECIIA (European Confederation of Institutes of Internal Auditing).
IIA Luxembourg / ECIIA Board Representative
Thierry Thouvenot has more than 15 years of experience in internal audit in the financial sector and five years of experience in external audit. Over the past 10 years, he has been Chief Audit Executive of a pan-European bank, which is active in private banking. Thierry has experience of internal auditing in Luxembourg, UK, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Poland and Russia. He also spent five years as a member of the KBC Group-wide Audit Management Committee. Thierry is a Board member of IIA Luxembourg and has been in charge of financial sector issues since 2010. He has served as Chairman of IIA Luxembourg. He was elected Vice President of ECIIA in 2017.
Ann Marie Andtback Beckman
Ann Marie is an experienced Head Of Internal Audit with a demonstrated history of working in the insurance industry. Skilled in Financial Risk, Internal Audit, Microsoft Excel, Risk Management, and Banking. Strong accounting professional graduated from the University of Stockholm. She has served as Chief Audit at AMF and she is currently the Chief Audit Executive at Sampo Group Internal Audit.
IIA UK & Ireland
Stephen joined the UK Insurance and Asset Manager, Legal & General Group as Group Chief Internal Auditor in 2014. He was previously Emerging Markets Chief Internal Auditor at RSA Insurance Group where he was responsible for the Internal Audit activity in the Group’s businesses across Latin America, Asia, Middle East and Eastern Europe. His 25 years Internal Audit Experience has included Life, General and Healthcare Insurance in both the Company and Lloyd’s of London markets. He was also previously an Audit Consultant at the London Stock Exchange Group. Stephen is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Internal Auditors.
Mr. Martin Studer has joined Zurich Insurance Company Ltd in 2014 as the Head of Group Audit. From 1992 to 2013 Mr. Martin Studer was employed by Ernst & Young holding roles as EMEA Managing Partner Risk Services, Managing Partner Advisory Services for Germany, Switzerland and Austria, and Head of Global Internal Audit. He has a global track record in successfully driving profitable operational growth, building, transforming and leading business for up to approx. 3’000 professionals, spanning US, Asia, Europe, Middle East, and India. He combines Board and Executive Management, risk management, internal and external audit, internal control, investigation experiences. Mr. Martin Studer is a frequent speaker for Business Performance, Governance, Risk & Control related topics at public conferences and for academic programs. Mr. Martin Studer studied Business Administration and Economy at the University of Basel and graduated with a Master of Arts (Business Administration and Economy) in 1991, and is a ‘Certified Public Accountant’ (Switzerland).
Manfred Schuster has been Head of Group Internal Audit (CAE) of the UNIQA Group since 2008.He studied Economy at the Vienna University of Economics and Business and has held various roles related to finance, controlling, strategy and M&A within the UNIQA Group and its predecessor.
ECIIA Secretary General
Pascale Vandenbussche is Managing Director of Meilleurs Conseils Financiers. She was Senior Manager with the global consultancy Accenture for the Finance and Performance Management Product Line. Prior to that, she was Financial Director, Europe for the Sicpa Group, a leading global provider of security inks. She started work as an External Auditor at KPMG before moving to a division of the industrial conglomerate Union Minière as an Internal Audit Manager. Pascale teaches Finance in several business schools in Belgium and France. In 2010, she was appointed Secretary of the Board of ECIIA. Since October 2011, she has been Secretary General of ECIIA.”
After Mathematics degrees at ENS Lyon and Karlsruhe University, followed by a PHD in Asymptotic Statistic, Nora Gürtler started working as an analyst at Tillinghast-Towers Perrin in Cologne. She joined Generali Deutschland Holding AG in 2003 as a Senior Analyst and Technical Controller P&C, to later become Head of Actuarial Valuations Life / Health. Between 2011 and 2016 she held various positions within Generali Deutschland Holding, among which Head of Enterprise Risk Management and of Generali Germany’s Solvency II project as well as the Chief Risk Officer of Generali Deutschland. In 2015 she became Member of the Executive Committee and in 2016 Board member of Generali Deutschland AG, Generali Lebensversicherung, Generali Versicherung AG and Dialog Lebensversicherungs-AG. Nora Gürtler is a Fellow of the German Actuarial Association (DAV) and a Certified Enterprise Risk Actuary (CERA). She remains active in teaching Risk & Actuarial at the German and the European Actuarial Academy as well as at Salzburg University, and is a member of DAV’s Enterprise Risk Committee and the Education Committee. Since October 2017, Nora Gürtler is the Head of Group Audit of Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A., joining the ECIIA Insurance Committee at the beginning of 2019
Amaury De Warenghien
Amaury de Warenghien is Head of Group Audit at AXA. Prior to taking this position, he was Head of Finance, Strategy & Legal of AXA France, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of AXA Banque, Vice-Chairman of the Board of Neuflize Vie, member of the Board of AXA Investment Managers. Before these roles, he was Head of Business Support & Development for North America, UK & Ireland. Before joining AXA, he was a member of the Financial services practice of the Boston Consulting Group.