Who are the most recently appointed directors and C-levels? February highlights two women.
Hans Verstrate joined NN Insurance Belgium as independent member of the Board of Directors and the Audit Committee. He succeeds Chirstian Defrancq, who shared that he had a great confidence in Hans Verstrate’s leadership as he has already held senior roles in Nateus, Ethias and KBC. In 2016, Hans was also the CEO of Assuralia, the association of Belgian ad foreign insurance and reinsurance companies operating in Belgium.
Another move within life insurer NN Belgium applies to Heidi Cortois, currently Director Retail. As of 1 April 2022, she will be responsible for the management and sales of individual, self-employed and corporate customers. She will also be in charge of the self-employed and corporate client, taking over Pascal Van Eyken, current Director EB&SE who has decided to leave NN to dedicate himself to personal projects.
According to De Standaard’s sources, business lawyer Hilde Laga is favored to become the new president of ING Bank Belgium and succeed Diego du Monceau. In this case, she would be the first woman to hold such a position in the Belgian baking sector. Apparently, the National Bank of Belgium and the European Central Bank are reviewing her application. Upon their approval, she would take over her new position in April 2022.
Chairwoman of GIMV and Board Member of Greenyard, Barco and Agfa-Gevaert, Hilde Laga refused to make comments about her potential election to De Tijd newspaper.