Appointments – December 2022

Who are the most recent appointments as directors and C-levels in Belux ?

Gianni De Muynck

Gianni de Muynck left AXA Belgium for a new challenge at ING.

After spending 8 years working for the media relations and being AXA’s spokesperson, Gianni de Muynck has recently started a new chapter in the Communication & Brand Experience department of ING.

At ING, he met up with his former mentor, Laurent Winnock.



Erik Weekers

Erik Weekers will become the new CEO of the Federatie voor Verzekerings- en Financiële tussenpersonen (FVF), as of 1 January 2023. He will succeed to Kelly Schamphelaere.

Erik has been appointed by the FVF’s board thanks to his valuable experience in the insurance sector and particularly in management. After having started his career at AnHyp and then at AXA Belgium, Erik led Axfin. After that, he launched Stronger, his coaching and training agency. As part of his job, he trained several banking agents, brokers and insurance companies. He is also an active member of Aquilae.



Philippe Van Belle

Another type of appointment was that of Philippe Van Belle as CIO of the Year 2022. The award was given by DataNews magazine in recognition of the “CIO who demonstrates strategic vision, leadership, personality and the ability to contribute to an organization’s business strategy.”

This award recognizes Philippe’s 35-year career at AG and his dedication to the “Replatforming” project. Conducted last April, this project provides AG with a modern and innovative platform that places it more than ever at the forefront of digitalization issues.




A few days ago, Silke Lautenschläger, the current CEO of Ergo Insurance and DKV Belgium, announced that she was leaving the company. After having worked for 12 years within the Ergo Group, including 5 years as CEO of Ergo and DKV, Silke wishes to devote herself to the foundation of which she is Chair of the Board of Trustees, Deutsche Herzstiftung.

Sebastian Schimdtke

Ruth Verstraete

Sebastian Schimdtke, Chief Administration Officer of Ergo, will take over the management in January 2023.

At the same time, Ruth Verstraete, Chief Risk Officer of DKV Belgium, will take over the management of the company.



Mabel Bolier

The insurer AIG is also undergoing change with the appointment of Mabel Bolier in early December. She has become Head of Claims for France, Belgium and Luxembourg. As a result, she has also joined the board of directors.

Graduated from the University NCOI and from the University Enaco, Mabel Bolier has joined the group in 2015 as Life and Health insurance claims Manager. Then, she handled financial risk claims for Belgium and The Netherlands.


Caroline Bertrand

Caroline Bertrand has been appointed Chief Marketing Officer and Chief HR Officer of GIG Gulf, formerly AXA Gulf.

Caroline started her career in the marketing department of AXA Belgium 20 years ago. She then joined AXA Group, based in Paris. Several years later, she leaved Paris to join AXA Gulf, based in Mexico, as Chief Marketing Officer.