At the weekend we received the sad news that our honorary member Emmerich Fuchs has passed away, already on November 14th after a long and serious illness. Unfortunately, the news does not come as a surprise, Emmerich had to give up more and more of his activities in the last years due to the serious illness. Nevertheless, it is painful.
Emmerich was committed to IREB for many years. He helped shaping the Foundation Level from the very beginning and was a valuable discussion partner - professionally and personally. He paid special attention to the examination questions and here he made a significant contribution to ensuring that they exist in the well-known high quality. Wherever in the world a person takes a CPRE multiple choice exam, Emmerich's work is the basis for it.
Even though Emmerich was not able to personally attend the meetings of the working groups and the IREB General Meeting due to his illness, he was still interested and contributed actively. In recognition of his services to IREB, the General Meeting of the IREB e.V. appointed him as the first honorary member in 2018. We will keep Emmerich in honorable memory, we will miss him very much and we will miss his wise contribution. Our sympathy goes to his family.