The mission statement of ICMIF:
"ICMIF is committed to creating a unique, global network of cooperative and mutual insurers to enhance their competitive ability and represent the sector's interests to key
The vision statement of ICMIF:
"A world leader in providing information and services to members, and representing the interests of, the global cooperative and mutual insurance sector."
Established in 1922 the International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation (ICMIF) was originally known as the International Cooperative Insurance Federation (ICMIF). Subsequent years saw the organisation develop a significant reinsurance operation and it also started to look at development issues for members.
Fifty years after it was founded, in 1972, the Federation formed an independent Secretariat at the same time moving away from the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA). In 1993 a strategic review of the organisation was undertaken; following which it was significantly restructured to align itself with members developing needs.
Following the appointment of the current Chief Executive, Shaun Tarbuck, the activities of the Federation were again reviewed as a result of which a new six-point strategy has been implemented geared to delivering the Federation's services to the members.
With just five member cooperative insurers when it was formed, today's ICMIF has grown hugely, with significant numbers of new members joining in recent years. By 1993, when the present Secretariat was established, 75 organisations were members from 45 countries.
By 2011 this number has risen to 221 members with approximately one-third of the membership in Europe, a further third in the Americas and the remainder representing Asia and Oceania, Africa and the Middle East.
For more information about ICMIF, please visit www.icmif.org.