European Federation for Retirement Provision appoints Verhaegen successor
EUROPE - Matti Leppälä has been appointed as secretary general of the European Federation for Retirement Provision (EFRP), succeeding Chris Verhaegen.
Leppälä will start in his new role when Verhaegen steps down in December. She was appointed chair of the EIOPA Occupational Pensions Stakeholder Group earlier this summer.
The EFRP said Leppälä was "very well known to many in the field of pensions policy" given his years of service as director of international, investment and legal affairs at the Finnish Pension Alliance TELA.
He has also been involved with the European Association of Paritarian Institutions and the OECD Private Pensions Working Group.
Patrick Burke, chairman at the EFRP, said: "We are extremely fortunate that, in Matti, we have found a leader in the field of workplace pensions and someone who shares our vision of the possibilities that are open for the further development of work-related funded supplementary pensions that are adequate, secure, sustainable and affordable."
The EFRP represents various national associations of pension funds and similar institutions for supplementary and occupational pension provision.
It has 26 members associations in most EU-15 member states and other European countries.