New year, new start, new leaders

During this first month of 2020, there has been some movement in our sector towards Belgian CEO’s and this might just be the beginning!

Assuralia found itself a new leader with Hein Lannoy. The Belgian insurance professional worked for almost 25 years for the FSMA (Financial Services and Markets Authority). After taking part in the regulation of the sector and being a figure of authority towards insurers, he’s now switching to the other side of the force by taking the lead of a professional lobby of the sector, defending the insurance companies’ interests.

On the same note, another career change with a surprising twist, the former President of Febelfin, Karel Van Eetvelt, has recently joined the RSC Anderlecht football club as CEO. He is taking up on quite a challenge since the club has a net loss of €27.000.000 for the 2018-2019 season. His “goal”: improving the financial situation of the club.

Lombard International Insurance, a leading life insurance-based wealth solutions provider, called on Didier Debroux and his 20 years’ experience in asset and project management to run the Belgian branch of the company.

Corona Direct also went through an impactful change: Els Blaton, former COO of Belfius Insurance evolved as CEO of the insurance company. She formerly worked at AXA Belgium, before becoming CEO of Everis prior to joining the Belfius group.

Finally, Bruno de Thibault de Boesinghe evolved from Director to CEO of the Touring Group. He set himself 3 goals to achieve which are improving the client’s experience through new technologies, creating a new range of products and services “mobility as a service”-oriented and making of Touring the reference in terms of electric vehicles.

One thing that can be said about these new leaders is that they don’t lack ambition!

What about you? If to 2020, is also the year of a career growth, we might have some opportunities for you –> Link


Sources :

  • L’echo, « Un nouveau management pour réaliser des miracles à Anderlecht »
  • L’echo, « Un nouveau visage pour les assurances »
  • Assuropolis, « Didier Debroux dirigera le bureau belge de Lombard International Assurance »
  • Assuropolis, « Bruno de Thibault devient le nouveau PDG du Touring Group » / Bruno de Thibault wordt de nieuwe CEO voor de Groep Touring
  • Assuropolis, « Els Blaton, nouveau PDG de Corona Direct Insurance » / Els Blaton, nieuwe CEO van Corona Direct Verzekeringen