CHAPAS Club Presentation
CHAPAS Club has been gaining visibility and notoriety through the ability demonstrated in the creation of events, in partnership with institutions whose business object is the insurance sector, banking or even the automotive sector. All of them appeal and justify support, sponsorships and partnerships from public and private entities.
CHAPAS Club Constitution
His passion for photography has led to awards in some of his works. Combined with its collection of cameras.
He participated in the book "CHAPAS"-Heraldry of the Insurers with all the photography and treatment of the same.
Actively participates in the activity of CHAPAS Club.
Started working in the IT department, followed by Life and Health branches, until the end of 2018, the last 13 years being as an employee of the Fidelidade Insurance Company.
Has participated for three mandates in the board of the Grupo Cultural e Desportivo Bonança and for one mandate in the board of the Clube Millennium bcp.
In 2011, by invitation, was co-founder of the non-profit association CHAPAS - Clube Historia e Acervo Português da Actividade Seguradora, where remains as Secretary.
In 2018 was appointed by the APS - Associação Portuguesa de Seguradores as a member of the installation commission of the EPMS - Exposição Permanente Memória do Seguro.
Committed, dynamic and somewhat perfectionist, expects that her knowledge and tenacity will contribute as an asset to CHAPAS Club.
Co-author of the book "CHAPAS"-Heraldry of Insurers. A scholar, he has always been interested in the history of insurance and the preservation of his material and immaterial memories. Co-founder of CHAPAS Club.
André was born in Belgium, was a chemical engineer by profession and lived much of his life in Germany, where he died on June 19, 2018.
Between 2004 and 2010, Andre Peetermans was president of the German Club, the Deutscher-Feuer-Versicherungs-Schilder-Verein. His great knowledge in the evaluation and classification of fire insurance plates at European level was recognised.
He visited Portugal for the first time, accompanied by his wife, in 2011, motivated to meet Portuguese collectors and the collections of insurance plates, as well as advise the direction of CHAPAS-Clube História e Acervo Portuguese da Actividade Seguradora, pro-bono, in pursuit of the objectives of CHAPAS Club.
Between 2011 and 2016 he made a point of visiting Portugal annually, as well as accompanying the president of CHAPAS Club at his Club's annual meetings in Germany, including receiving him at his residence.
Supporter of the mission and objectives of CHAPAS Club history and Portuguese collection of insurance activity, was a supporter and provided financial support for the project that could have been the first museum of insurance Portuguese.
Supporter from the first hour of the partnership between CHAPAS Club and APS -Associação Portuguesa de Seguradores for the creation of the Space EPMS-Permanent Exhibition Memoria do Seguro.
She went through several mergers between banks and insurance companies, namely BPA Group, BCP Group, CGD Group and finally Fidelidade-Companhia de Seguros acquired by the financial group Fosun.
Collaborator and member of Chapas Club since forever.
Supporter in the creation of a dream, where the memories of insurance would have to prevail in time, always accompanied the various initiatives stages of the formation of the CHAPAS Club that today is already a reality, which I am immensely proud of.
When insurance was nationalised in 1978, Comércio e Indústria was one of the four insurance companies whose merger gave rise to the Bonança Insurance Company, and he then went from being an office clerk to chief of services.
Between 2000 and 2005 he held positions as area manager of the Império-Bonança Insurance Company, deputy director of Seguros & Pensões and area manager, as deputy director of Banca, in Servibanca.
In 2005 he returns to the insurance activity, integrating the insurance company FidelidadeMundial/ImpérioBonança, with the coordination of the Document Management Area, where he remained until his retirement in December 2010, after almost 42 years connected to the same entity.
He was invited to be a consultant at Crédito Agrícola Insurance, a position he held between 2011 and 2013, with the responsibility of preparing the Quality Certification of the Document Management Area, which occurred successfully. As a result, he was invited to prepare the entire restructuring of that area and its relationship with the remaining services and outsourcing.
Most important academic and professional education: attended the 1st year of Sociology of Work, General Management Course, Information Systems Planning Course, Process Reengineering in Organisations Course, First Line-Excellence in Service and Leadership and Team Management Course.
Since 2020, he is part of Fidelidade’s Historical Patrimony Preservation team in after-work regimen.
As an inveterate bibliophile, he rambles between literature, art and history. Currently he is especially immersed in insurance historical research.