AEIP Secretary General Bruno Gabellieri Reappointed to EIOPA Stakeholder Group
E.U. regulator European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) in July 2018 announced the new composition of its stakeholder groups and in particular, the Occupational Pensions Stakeholder Group (OPSG).
The OPSG now includes as many as three representatives from the European Association of Paritarian Institutions (AEIP) and from AEIP’s member organizations: AEIP Secretary General Bruno Gabellieri; Philip Neyt, Chairman of PensioPlus – Belgian Association of Pension Institutions; and Sibylle Reichert, Head of the Brussels Office of the Federation of the Dutch Pension Funds.
The importance in the E.U. of the paritarian model for employee benefits provision is reaffirmed by these appointments. It should be underlined that a non-profit business model – including an employee benefit plan carried by a paritarian institution – is absolutely compatible with global employee benefits optimization tools such as multinational pooling and captive arrangements.
According to its website, “AEIP is a Brussels-based advocacy organization, representing social protection institutions established and managed by employers and trade unions on a joint basis within the framework of collective agreements. In the context of social protection, paritarism is a type of self-organization of social relationships which […] brings about agreements which are equally binding on both employers and employees.”
AEIP deals with E.U. coordinated pension plans, pension funds, healthcare, unemployment and provident plans, paid holiday and health & safety at work plans; its members are also long-term-oriented institutional investors.
Bruno Gabellieri Short Biography
Bruno Gabellieri is the Secretary General of AEIP since its foundation in 1996. He started his career as a Professor at the University of Nice (European Institute of International Studies). Since 2013 he is the External Relations and European Affairs Director of Humanis Group after having held various positions in APRI and APRIONIS Group. Bruno holds a PhD in Law from the University of Nice, France. He is also a lecturer for post graduate students of social law at the University of Montpellier and was a lecturer for post graduate students in the Insurance Institute of the University of Paris Panthéon Sorbonne (1998- 2010). He is active in various functions at French and European level. As such he was the Secretary of the working group on Europe of the CTIP (Technical center of excellence for provident insurance undertakings) for ten years. Bruno is a member of the Federal Council of the International Training Centre of Europe (CIFE). Bruno has been a member of EIOPA’s OPSG from 2010 to 2016.