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 two groups consist of a broad range of stakeholders, representing the industry, consumers, beneficiaries, academics, small and medium-sized companies, employees as well as professional associations.
EIOPA received considered 158 applications from 26 European countries, submitted following an open call. In its selection, EIOPA aimed to achieve geographical and gender balance, and an appropriate representation of different of stakeholders.
In this regard, IRSG is composed of members from 19 different nationalities and 11 female members; OPSG has members with 17 different nationalities and 10 female members.
The new members will take up their appointment today and will serve a 4-year term, which is a year and a half longer than the previous mandate.
Gabriel Bernardino, Chairman of EIOPA, said: ‘In these challenging and uncertain times it is even more important to have a vital connection to different stakeholders. Stakeholder groups provide a valuable contribution to EIOPA’s work. Thanks to their broad geographical representation, and the diverse professional backgrounds, EIOPA can take informed decisions and make sure that interests of European citizens are taken into account. I would like to thank the outgoing members for their dedication and contributions while whishing new members a good start.’