Appointments in Belgium and Luxembourg – June 2022

Who are the most recently appointed directors and C-levels? June is pretty calm in terms of nominations.



Assuralia, the professional association of insurance companies, held its General Assembly on June 13 among which two mandates have been extended. First, the presidency of Hilde Vernaillen (P&V Group) for two years. Second, vice-president Etienne Bouas-Laurent (AXA), has also been reappointed for a period of two years.

Hilde Vernaillen studied applied economics at the KU Leuven. She started her career with the savings bank CODEP and Nagelmackers Bank before joining the P&V Group in 2002. In June 2011, she became Chairwoman of the Management Committee. In addition, she is also President of the ICMIF (International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation).


As for Etienne Bouas-Laurent, he is a graduate of ESCP Europe Business School and has held various financial and operational positions within AXA, notably in Asia, Germany, and France. In July 2021, he was appointed CEO of AXA Belgium and Chairman of the Board of AXA Luxembourg.

For two years now, the day-to-day management of Assuralia has been in the hands of CEO Hein Lannoy.


Bâloise Luxembourg

Insurer Bâloise Luxembourg announced the appointment of Stephan Hersperger-Cremer as Chief Financial Officer as of June 1, 2022.

Stephan Hersperger-Cremer holds a master’s degree in Quantitative Economics and Finance from the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland. He has more than 12 years of experience in the insurance and financial world.

Since 2014, he was working at Basler Versicherungen in Germany as Head of Investment Management. Prior to that, he worked for Helvetia Group as a Portfolio Strategist for four years.

Romain Braas, Director and CEO of Bâloise Luxembourg said: “The finance department holds an important and strategic position in our company, and I am pleased to welcome Stephan to the Bâloise management team, which is growing to six members. Stephan has been with Basler Versicherungen in Germany for more than seven years as Head of Investment Management and is a fine example of internal mobility within the Baloise Group“.