Appointments – January 2023

Who are the most recent appointments as directors and C-levels in Belux? January was a particularly quiet month.


Christophe Pochez has been appointed Chief Risk Officer of Federale Assurance. For nearly 16 years, he was Head of ALM and Financial Risk Management of the company.

Christophe holds a master’s degree in Actuarial Science from the Université Catholique de Louvain. He started his career in the banking sector, and more particularly at Belfius (formerly Dexia). In 2007, he has joined Federale Assurance to head the ALM and Risk Management team.


Christophe Van Loo

Christophe Van Loo will become the new Chief Commercial Officer Institutional Partners of NN, succeeding Joost van Ginkel. His nomination depends on the decision of the National Bank.

With over 20 years of experience in the financial sector, Christophe will be responsible for defending the interests of the insurer and its various banking partners.

Joost van Ginkel will be in charge of customer satisfaction.


Thierry Ballas

Thierry Ballas has been appointed Head of external communication, branding and digital content of P&V Group.

Thierry worked for 8 years at Bpost before joining the insurance company. Additionally, he has broad experience, varying from the automobile sector at Mercedes, and Toyota to cosmetics at L’Oréal.




Michael Müller

Michael Müller, Managing Director of the Swiss branch, will become the new CEO of Baloise, as of 1st July 2023. Indeed, he will take over from Gert De Winter.

Gert will leave the company on 30th June for personal reasons.  He had been in this position since 2016.




Antonio Corpas

Elio Fratini






At the beginning of January, we learned the tragic news of the death of Antonio Corpas, CEO of OneLife. He joined the company in 2008 as Head of tax & legal and group general counsel. Ten years later, he became CEO of the group.

End of December, a succession plan has been set up in which Elio Fratini took over the position on an interim base. This plan will be maintained.