PARIMA Adds Three More Members to the Board

To match their growing presence in the Asia-Pacific region and an expanding member base of more than 1, 500 members, the Pan-Asia Risk and Insurance Management Association (PARIMA) welcomes three new board members. Last 8th March 2018, Rehana Box, Satoshi Hoshi and Takehisa Banno officially became part of the PARIMA Board.

Box, Insurance Advisory Partner at Ashurst LLP, specialises in insurance law and advisory and retail financial services. She is a leading advisor on insurance in Australia to both the insurance industry and the public and private sectors generally. Box joins Melody Caffin of Raytheon and Kimberley Pelly of Queensland Airports as Board Members for PARIMA Australia.

As the Senior General Manager, Risk Management of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Hoshi’s role includes implementing the corporation's ERM strategy and is responsible for introducing the first Global Insurance Program for MHI.

With around thirty years of experience in the global insurance industry, Banno manages two captive companies and brokers in 14 countries. He is currently the General Manager, Insurance, Food & Consumer Services Division of Toyota Tsusho Corporation.

Hoshi and Banno will both be comprising the PARIMA Japan Board, together with Takashi Kubo of INPEX Corporation. This year, PARIMA Japan will be engaged in organising the PARIMA Tokyo 2018 Conference to be held on 30 October 2018 at the Akasaka Intercity Convention Centre.

PARIMA Executive Director Stacey Huang explains why the association continues to be on the lookout for local ambassadors. “PARIMA’s membership growth signals an increasing appetite for professional development opportunities in the risk management profession. Getting country-level representatives strengthens PARIMA’s ability to engage better with existing and potential members on a local level, allowing us to gauge their needs and concerns more specifically,” says Huang. “And we’re not stopping here. There still much for us to do for the risk management community in the region”.

Currently, the PARIMA Board is made up of senior risk professionals from companies such as Aboitiz Equity Ventures, Air Asia Berhad, Ashurst, Ayala Corporation, BMW Brilliance Automotive, CP Group, IFC, IHG, INPEX Corporation, International SOS, Lazada, Minor Hotel Group, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Myanmar Brewery, PT ABM Investama Tbk, Qisda Corporation, Queensland Airports, Raytheon Australia, Reliance Industries, Rolls-Royce, SportsHub, Standard Chartered Bank and Toyota Tsusho Corporation.

This year, PARIMA continues to step up its efforts in providing educational opportunities for members across the region. During the first quarter, they have supported and organised nine events in China, Malaysia, Myanmar, and Singapore. In 2018, the PARIMA Regional Conferences in Bangkok on 22nd May and in Tokyo on 30th October will revolve around the theme “Overcoming Uncertainty”.