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Federation of European Risk Management Assns.
Before joining the Federation of European Risk Managers, Florence Bindelle worked at Mapfre Re-CIAR, part of the Madrid, Spain-based Sistema Mapfre. There she managed the liability portfolio in the London reinsurance and coinsurance market and conducted analysis of reinsurance treaties.
Q: What advice would you give young women entering the industry today?
A: "Curiosity, perseverance; surround yourself with the best councils; keep learning; do not let yourself become discouraged in a very male environment and be passionate."
Q: Who has had the greatest influence on your career and why?
A: "Several board members of FERMA for their expertise, precious support and advice and my family for their constant support."
Q: If you had the ability to change one thing about the industry what would it be?
A: "Increased European dialogue, sharing risk management expertise at European level; audacity and innovation from the insurers on the new risks; more women in the business."
Business Insurance's report on "Women to Watch" is our attempt to identify some of the women who are leading change in commercial insurance, risk management, employee benefits and related fields.