The Insurance Development Forum (IDF) has announced the appointment of Ms Ekhosuehi Iyahen as its first Secretary General, effective 1 October 2018.
Ms Iyahen brings a unique profile to the IDF, having held senior positions at two pioneering regional catastrophe risk pools, the African Risk Capacity (ARC) and the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF).
As the IDF’s first Secretary General, Ms Iyahen will be a visible and central point of contact for the IDF, establishing and building out the IDF Secretariat in London hosted by the International Insurance Society. She will also support the design, development and implementation of the IDF’s operational activities.
The IDF Secretary General will support and manage the IDF’s implementation efforts, driven by an operating committee and led by a high-level steering committee of 29 public and private sector leaders, including the United Nations Development Programme and the World Bank Group.