Industry Awards

IIS Congratulates the 2017 Insurance Hall of Fame Laureate!

Nikolaus von Bomhard, Retired Chairman of the Board of Management, Munich Re



From its beginning, insurance was designed to serve a major role in society - - protecting against risks to financial security, preserving assets, fueling economic growth and providing investments for the future. The value and impact of insurance has grown considerably since its inception because of its basic premise: the creation of a better life for those who use it.


The benefits of insurance have been possible through the achievements of insurance leaders – innovators, visionaries and thinkers – whose intellect, perseverance and creativity has enriched the lives of millions and expanded the influence of insurance worldwide. Acknowledging the true stand-outs in insurance serves as a reminder to the public of the crucial role our industry plays in meeting the security needs of the world's community. In addition, the Insurance Hall of Fame Laureates inspire students of insurance around the world, fostering future insurance leaders.





Recognized as the premier award in the insurance industry, the Insurance Hall of Fame is bestowed on an individual who has made a broad, encompassing and lasting contribution to the insurance industry, thereby affecting a substantial influence on the ability of the industry to serve society. Insurance Hall of Fame Laureates are inducted during the gala awards dinner at the annual Global Insurance Forum.


The Laureate is elected by the IIS Honors Committee, a body a body of global insurance leaders and academics representing all sectors of the industry. The induction ceremony takes place during the Gala Awards dinner in conjunction with the IIS annual Global Insurance Forum before an audience of 500+ senior insurance executives representing over 50 nations


2016 Insurance Hall of Fame Laureate:

Donald Kramer, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, ILS Capital Management, USA

2016 Insurance Hall of Fame Induction – Donald Kramer


2015 Insurance Hall of Fame Laureate:

Stephen Catlin, Executive Deputy Chairman,XL Group plc, UK

2015 Insurance Hall of Fame Induction – Stephen Catlin


Complete  Insurance Hall of Fame Laureate Roster


With appreciation to law firm McCarthy Denning Limited for conducting the official balloting of the 2017 Insurance Hall of Fame.