The prestigious Founder’s Award was instituted in 1972 and is named in honor of the founder of the International Insurance Society (IIS), the late Dr. John S. Bickley, Emeritus Professor of Insurance at The University of Alabama, who served as IIS president from 1965 to 1989.
The award honors individuals who have made a significant and lasting contribution to insurance thought, product, practice or education.
The Founder’s Award recipient is elected by secret ballot by the IIS Honors Committee, a body of senior insurance executives and leading academicians. Committee members are appointed by IIS Board of Directors and represent all sectors of the industry and regions of the world.
The award is presented each year at the Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner in conjunction with the IIS annual Forum.
The 2017 Founder’s Award Recipient will be honored at the July 18th gala dinner during the Global Insurance Forum at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel in London.