Appointments in Belgium – September 2022

Who are the most recently appointed directors and C-levels? During the month of September, three women have been honoured with these nominations.

Allianz Benelux

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Suzanne Akten

At Allianz Benelux, Suzanne Akten has been appointed Chief Operating Officer, and will therefore be a member of the Board of Management. She succeeds Roland Kern and her appointment is effective as of 1st December 2022.

The new COO started her career at Achmea dealing with international insurances. Then, she continued at ING as Chief Executive Officer of the Global Digital Bank Insurance. As part of it, she developed a digital platform for cross-border bank insurance.

With 20 years of experience in consulting, especially in the Netherlands, the new Chief Operating Officer of Allianz Benelux will be in charge of the Operations, IT, OM, Facility, and Protection & Resilience.


Cardif Lux Vie

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Alexandre Draznieks

In early September, Alexandre Draznieks was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Cardif Lux Vie, succeeding to Christian Gibot.

After working for INSEE and the Ministry of the Economy and Finance, he worked for BNP Paribas Cardif, first dealing with Northern Europe and emerging markets and then, he was appointed Director of the AEP entity. Alexandre Draznieks graduated from the Ecole Polytechnique in Paris and from the ENSAE.

As CEO, he deals with all activities of Cardif Lux Vie in Luxembourg, France, Italy, Belgium, Spain, and Portugal, as well as non-EEA countries in which the insurance company is active.


Baloise Insurance

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Els Overbergh

Baloise Insurance appointed Els Overbergh as the new Chief Human Resources Officer on the 1st of September. She succeeds Marc L’Ortye.

Els Overbergh has extensive experience in this field: she occupied functions in management, marketing, as well as human resources at AB InBev. Additionally, she was previously responsible for human resources at Microsoft Luxemburg and Arvesta.

The new CHRO of Baloise Insurance got an MBA in Marketing and was a guest lecturer in Human Resources Management at University Colleges Leuven-Limburg.