Michael Illert, Partner – Frazer Jones, was delighted to be a speaker at the International Employee Benefits Association (IEBA) conference and spoke about the skills required to make the ideal International Benefits Manager.
The IEBA is the world’s leading association providing education, information and professional development opportunities in the constantly evolving world of International Employee Benefits.
The conference took place on Wednesday 11th March 2015 at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel in Brussels. The day saw eight topics discussed with a variety of keynote speakers:
Mobility of workers in the EU and related impact of social rights – Francesco Briganti, AEIP – The European Association of Paritarian Institutions
Captives: the Evolution – Lance Henderson, Zurich Insurance & Lionel Guirado, Richemont
Pharma panel – Peter Devlin, Deloitte (Moderator), Bharat Parekh, Roche, Peter Blake, Sanofi, Peter Gasteiger, Aspen Pharma & Steffen Tospann, R-Pharm Deutschland GmbH
Defining pension benefits for a global executive team – Ron Steijn, ABB & David Pauls, Towers Watson
IEBA – providing educational opportunity – Issiah Sakhabuth, Chairperson, IEBA/PMI Liaison committee
What are the skills required to make the ideal international benefits manager? – Michael Illert, Frazer Jones
Global preventive healthcare standards – Anthony Tropea, GSK
Panel: Employee benefit strategies for the international middle market – Damian Ross, Generali Employee Benefits Network (Moderator), Bjorn Erik Gigernes, Jotun & Mark Savory, Markit
Michael covered four aspects around the skills required to make the ideal international benefits manager:
- His thoughts on the importance of Benefits Management;
- What has changed post GFC;
- What profiles the market requires today compared to five years ago; and
- How to drive your career.