SHAM - La Société Hospitalière d’Assurances Mutuelles – is an ICMIF member in France and the organisation has recently announced that it has a new Chairman, Jean-Luc Chassaniol. Jean-Luc was declared the new Chairman during the recent SHAM General Assembly in June of this year.
SHAM is a mutual insurance company and provides medical malpractice insurance in France. It serves public and private hospitals, as well as healthcare professionals.
Jean-Luc was previously Vice-Chairman and he has now succeeded Alain Hériaud as Chairman. Alain was Chairman of SHAM since 2005 but did not seek to be re-elected due to his work as the head of the CHU organisation (Centres Hospitaliers Régionaux et Universitaires de France) which is a network of regional and university hospitals.
Jean-Luc had been a Director with SHAM since 2001 and was elected Vice-Chairman of the organisation in 2009. Jean-Luc has played a major part in the healthcare sector in France and some of his key roles have included being a Director and CEO at the Saint Anne hospital in Paris since 1999 and also President of the (French) Hospital Directors’ Association from 2004 to 2011.
Today Jean-Luc is a part time lecturer at the University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne and Company Secretary for the Psychiatry and Mental Health Research Foundation (Fondation pour la Recherche en Psychiatrie et en Santé mentale).
SHAM was created in 1927 and is the largest public health liability insurer in France with almost 6000 members.