Dr. Yehuda Kahane, Tel Aviv University, Israel, is the 2011 winner of
the prestigious John S. Bickley Founder’s Award
New York, New York -- November 17, 2010 -- The International Insurance Society (IIS) has announced that Dr. Yehuda Kahane, Tel Aviv University, Israel, is the 2011 winner of the prestigious John S. Bickley Founder’s Award. He will be honored during the gala dinner at the IIS 47th Annual Seminar, which will take place at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto, Canada, June 19 – 22, 2011.
Profile of an Insurance Educator and Innovator—Yehuda Kahane,by Diana Lee, ARIA NEWS Editor - ARIA- American Risk and Insurance Association.
The John S. Bickley Founder’s Award Gold Medal for Excellence recipient is elected by secret ballot by the IIS Honors Committee, a body of senior insurance executives and leading academicians, and honors individuals who have made a significant, lasting and recognized contribution to insurance thought, product, ractice or education. “We are very pleased to honor Dr. Kahane for his ontributions to our industry. He is a recognized leader of insurance education worldwide, as well as a renowned entrepreneur and innovator, “says Bernhard Fink, IIS Honors Committee Chairman.
Dr. Kahane, who is Head of the Alfred Akirov Institute for Business and Environment at the University of Tel Aviv, Israel, is an influential figure in the insurance industry and in the actuarial profession, as a seminal thinker and a prominent insurance educator and researcher. Dr. Kahane is also an active entrepreneur in both the academic and business worlds. His activities have had a substantial impact on the insurance industry in the broadest sense, especially in Israel but also in Portugal and in the former Soviet Union countries. An internationally renowned pioneer of new concepts and ideas, he has served as advisor to companies on important insurance issues for more than four decades. He is a celebrated author and speaker who challenged the industry to implement innovations, and has been ranked among the most prolific researchers in insurance.
The IIS, a non-profit corporation founded in 1965, has a membership of almost 900
leading insurance executives, academicians and regulators representing 90countries. It facilitates a global exchange of ideas, primarily through its website, www.iisonline.org ,and its annual seminar, which is attended by 500 or more senior insurance executives,representing all parts of the world and all sectors of the industry. The annual conference is renowned for its cutting edge program and quality speakers as well as its format which allows for open discussions and unparalleled networking opportunities.