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Sun Qixiang receives International Insurance Society Founder's award

FEB . 20 2014

The International Insurance Society (IIS) has named Sun Qixiang of Peking University (PKU) as the 2014 recipient of the John S. Bickley Founder’s Award, the organization said Wednesday.


Ms. Sun will be honored on June 23 at an awards dinner held in conjunction with the IIS’ “50th Annual Seminar” at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel in London, the New York-based society said in a statement.


She serves as dean of the PKU School of Economics in Beijing and is the school’s C.V. Starr chair professor of risk management and insurance, the IIS said in the statement.


Dean Sun Qixiang


Ms. Sun’s “work and leadership has influenced insurance thought and practice not only in China, but around the world,” Bernhard Fink, IIS Honors Committee chairman, said in the statement. “She has contributed greatly to the reform and development of the insurance industry in China and has served as a major adviser and resource for policymakers.”


Ms. Sun “has spearheaded innovative and relevant research, including in the field of social security, which is a significant issue for insurers in many countries as we confront the challenge and opportunities of an aging population,” IIS Chairman Greig Woodring said in the statement.


The IIS Honors Committee, a body of senior insurance executives and academics, selects the winner of the John S. Bickley Founder’s Award.



Reported by: Kate Shepherd

Source: BusinessInsurance.com

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Edited by: Arthars