Although the last months have been highly unusual for all industries, the finance and insurance business goes on. Let’s take stock of the changes that occurred during this period, shall we?
New CFO and new CRO
As from October 1st, Sabine Wuiame, currently CRO, will be appointed CFO, being member of the Management Committee and the Administrative Board of AXA Belgium. Sabine Wuiame joined AXA as CRO in 2016. She will replace Aimée Van Eersel, former CFO, who sadly passed away recently.
A new CRO has been appointed: Lucie Taleyson will start as from October 1st. Lucie Taleyson is currently Technical Director in Group Health insurance at AXA France and joined the AXA group in 2006. Both appointments are still waiting for the validation of the NBB.
Hans De Cuyper to succeed Bart De Smet as CEO of Ageas
Hans De Cuyper will succeed Bart De Smet as CEO of Ageas as from 22 October 2020. On the same date, Bart De Smet will become Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Group, replacing Jozef De Mey who recently announced his decision to leave his position.
Indeed, Jozef De Mey has decided to step down as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ageas NV as of 22 October 2020, on the shareholders’ meeting. This early departure is a personal decision taken by the Chairman. His current term of office was scheduled to expire on May 19, 2021.
CEO Erik Van den Eynden leaves ING Belgium
CEO Erik Van Den Eynden leaves ING Belgium after three years as CEO. CFO Hans De Munck becomes interim CEO until a replacement is appointed.
Erik Van Den Eynden, declares that it is a personal decision. He has been running the bank since March 2017, just after his predecessor Rik Vandenberghe announced a major restructuring. He started his career in 1990 at the then BBL.
Tim Rooney Becomes CEO of MeDirect
Philippe Delva, the current CEO of MeDirect, has been replaced in August by Tim Rooney who left his position as CEO at Nagelmackers Bank in February. Previously, Tim Rooney was CEO of Anbang Belgium, the Chinese company Anbang, which, in addition to Nagelmackers, also included the insurer Fidea.
Diederik Moris joins ARAG Belgium as Chief Commercial Officer
Diederik Moris joined ARAG Belgium in May, the legal expenses insurer, as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO). As such, he is responsible for the Sales & Marketing Department.
MS AMLIN INSURANCE
Ludovic Sénécaut, new CEO of MS Amlin Insurance SE
On June 1st, Ludovic Sénécaut joined MS Amlin Insurance SE, a member of Assuralia, as CEO.
He took over from Rudy Benmeridja, who is taking over his position as Underwriting Director for the P&C (Property & Casualty) branch for Europe and will assume the general management for Belgium of MS Amlin SE.
- L’Echo, « Hans De Cuyper prend la tête d’Ageas »
- L’Echo, « Le patron d’ING Belgique quitte la banque »
- Assuropolis, Le CEO Erik Van den Eynden quitte ING Belgique
- Communiqué de presse Allianz Benelux, « Birgit Hannes, nouveau directeur commercial d’Allianz »
- Assuropolis, « Tim Rooney devient CEO de MeDirect »
- Assuropolis, « Diederik Moris rejoint ARAG Belgique comme Chief Commercial Officer »
- Assuropolis, « Ludovic Sénécaut, nouveau CEO de MS Amlin Insurance SE »
- Press release AXA, “ Nominations chez AXA Belgium”