People: AGEAS SA (AGES.BR)

AGES.BR on Brussels Stock Exchange

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28 Nov 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Jozef De Mey

70 2009 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Bart De Smet

57 2009 CEO, Member of Group Executive Committee and Member of Management Committee, and Ex. Dir. of Board of Directors

Guy de Selliers de Moranville

62 2009 Vice Chairman of the Board

Christophe Boizard

54 2011 Chief Financial Officer and Member of Group Executive Committee and Member of Management Committee

Barry Smith

59 2013 Member of the Management Committee and Chief Operating Officer

Kurt De Schepper

57 Chief Risk Officer, Member of Group Executive Committee and Member of Management Committee

Steven Braekeveldt

54 Member of the Management Committee and Chief Executive Officer of Continental Europe

Antonio Cano

50 Member of the Management Committee and Chief Executive Officer of AG Insurance (Belgium)

Gary Crist

56 2011 Member of the Management Committee and CEO Asia

Emmanuel Van Grimbergen

45 2012 Member of Management Committee and Group Risk Officer

Andy Watson

2013 Member of the Management Committee and Business Chief Executive Officer for Ageas UK

Valerie Van Zeveren

2013 Company Secretary

Frank Arts

70 2009 Independent Director

Shaoliang Jin

53 2009 Independent Director

Bridget McIntyre

52 2010 Independent Director

Roel Nieuwdorp

70 2009 Independent Director

Lionel Perl

65 2009 Independent Director

Jan Zegering Hadders

67 2009 Independent Director

Frank Vandenborre

Group head of Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Jozef De Mey

Mr. Jozef De Mey has been Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Ageas SA since February 16, 2009. Mr. De Mey is Chairman of the Company's Governance Committee. He was named Non-Executive Director of the Company on February 13, 2009. In 2007, he was appointed Chief Investment Officer within the Executive Committee. He started his career in 1967 at the Insurance Control Authorities of the Ministry of Economic Affairs. From 1969 until 1971 he worked at Kredietbank Belgium. In 1971 he joined John Hancock, a financial services provider, where he held various positions until he joined Fortis in 1990. At Fortis, he served as General Manager of Fortis International, CEO of Fortis AG, and was appointed Member of the Executive Committee in September 2000, where he was responsible for the Belgian and international insurance activities. He retired from Fortis in December 2007. He continued to hold a number of non-executive board memberships in Fortis operating companies. He has acted as Chairman of Credimo NV, as well as Member of the Board of Directors at Flemish-Chinese Chamber of Commerce, at De Eik NV, and at Ghent Festival of Flanders. He holds a degree in Mathematics from the University of Gent and graduated as Actuary at the University of Louvain.

Bart De Smet

Mr. Bart De Smet has served as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Member of the Group Executive Committee and Member of the Management Committee, and Executive Director at the Board of Directors of Ageas SA since July 1, 2009. Besides his responsibilities at the Company, he is Chairman of Assuralia, Member of the Board of Directors at IDBI Federal Life Insurance Company, Ltd (India), Credimo NV, Partners In Insurance (Belgium), and holds another positions in different companies. He began his career with Argenta in 1982. From 1985 to 1993, he served as Executive Vice President of the Life division at the Swiss insurance company Nationale Suisse. In 1994, he joined ING Insurance Belgium, where he was a Member of the Executive Committee, responsible for individual and group life insurance, health insurance & banking activities. Mr. De Smet moved to Fortis in 1998, where he was Member of the Management Committee of Fortis AG and responsible for Fortis Employee Benefits. In 2005, he took charge of the Broker Channel at Fortis Insurance Belgium, assuming the position of CEO of Fortis Insurance Belgium in 2007. In June 2009, he became CEO of Fortis (renamed Ageas). He has a specific responsibility for the Strategy & Development, Audit, Investor Relations, Communications and Corporate Secretariat departments. He gained a degree in Mathematical Sciences from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL) and has diplomas in Actuarial Sciences and Managerial Sciences.

Guy de Selliers de Moranville

Mr. Guy de Selliers de Moranville has been Vice Chairman of the Board of Ageas SA since May 8, 2009. He is Chairman of the Company's Risk and Capital Committee and Member of the Company's Corporate Governance Committee. He became the Company’s Member of the Board of Directors in April 29, 2009.He is also Member of the Advisory Board of Pamplona, and is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Partners in Drive Forward, Member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Corporate Governance Committee of I-Pulse Inc as well as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Renewable Energy Foundation. He has served as President & Co-Founder of HCF International Advisers Limited, as Member of the Board of Directors, Audit Committee and Finance Committee of Solvay, Member of the Supervisory Board and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Advanced Metal Group among others. He started his career in 1977 at the World Bank, where he was responsible for Metals and Mining projects. From 1982 until 1990 he was Senior Vice President International Investment Banking at Lehman Brothers. From 1990 until 1997 he was Vice Chairman of the Credit Committee and Member of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development's (EBRD) Executive Committee. After this, Mr. de Selliers de Moranville was Chief Executive of MC-BBL Eastern Holdings, a Board Member and Executive Chairman for Eastern Europe at Robert Fleming and Co. Ltd., Advisor to the European Commission and Co-Chairman of a task force mandated to develop a strategy to facilitate the implementation of energy projects of strategic interest in the context of the European Union/Russia Energy Dialogue.

Christophe Boizard

Mr. Christophe Boizard is Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Group Executive Committee Member of the Management Committee of Ageas SA with effect from September 5, 2011. Mr. Boizard has experience in finance and insurance sectors. For the past 5 years he was Chief Financial Officer for PARIS RE and most recently Member of the Executive Management of Partner Re Global. Prior to this, he spent 17 years at AXA first as Head of Finance and Control at AXA COURTAGE and at AXA FRANCE, subsequently as Chief Financial Officer of AXA ASSICURAZIONI in Italy and later for the whole Mediterranean Area. He graduated from Ecole Centrale Paris in 1981. He also holds a Master of Sciences degree from Stanford University, United States and graduated from Centre des Hautes Etudes d'Assurances.

Barry Smith

Mr. Barry Smith has served as Member of the Management Committee and Chief Operating Officer of Ageas SA since January 8, 2013. He previously served as Chief Executive Officer of United Kingdom at the Company. He has spent his career in various jobs in the financial services sector. He assumed the role of Chief Executive for Fortis United Kingdom in 2001. He was recently appointed as President of the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII). He has been involved with the CII for many years. He is Chairman of the ABI Motor Committee and a Member of the ABI GIC Management Committee.

Kurt De Schepper

Mr. Kurt De Schepper serves as Chief Risk Officer, Member of the Group Executive Committee and Member of the Management Committee of Ageas SA. His responsibilities include Risk, Compliance and Support Functions (Human Resources, Information Technology and Facility). He is an actuary. He started his career 30 years ago at AG Insurance where he became Member of the Management Team responsible for Employee Benefits in 1990. Between 1995 and 2004 he was General Manager Europe at Fortis Insurance International where, amongst others, he was responsible for the Joint Venture CaiFor and Fortis Insurance United Kingdom. In 2004 he became Chief Pension Officer at Fortis Holding level and since mid-2005 has been Business Operating Officer at AG Insurance. Mr. De Schepper has managed the Financial Assets of AG Insurance since September 2008.

Steven Braekeveldt

Mr. Steven Braekeveldt serves as Member of the Management Committee and Chief Executive Officer of Continental Europe of Ageas SA. He has had an international career in the financial services sector, both in banking and insurance. He held various management positions within ING, among others as Managing Director of BBL Hong Kong and Managing Director of Commercial and Merchant Banking at BBL/ING Singapore. In 2001 he became Executive Committee Member of ING Commercial America, an insurance company in Latin America. In 2006 he joined Fortis Insurance International and became responsible for Europe (9 countries). He holds different degrees in Law and a Masters in Economics.

Antonio Cano

Mr. Antonio Cano serves as Member of the Management Committee and Chief Executive Officer of AG Insurance (Belgium) of Ageas SA. He is an economist. He started his career in the insurance sector in 1989 at AMEV Netherlands. In 1991 he joined Fortis Insurance International. In 1994 he moved to Caifor, the Spanish bancassurance joint-venture between Fortis and La Caixa, where initially he was responsible for ALM and ultimately was deputy Managing Director. In 2001 he became head of Risk and Business Planning at AG Insurance and since 2006 has been Managing Director Bank channel and Life Insurance Development.

Gary Crist

Mr. Gary Lee Crist has served as Member of the Management Committee and Chief Executive Officer Asia of Ageas SA since August, 2011. He joined Ageas in January 2002, responsible for the strategic development of the Company's insurance activities in the region. Mr. Crist has been in a variety of professional and managerial positions in the Asian insurance business since 1981. Prior to joining Ageas SA/NV, he held a series of senior management positions in Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Hong Kong and the Philippines. In addition to being Member of the Management Committee of Ageas, Mr. Crist is appointed as a Non-Executive Director for Ageas Insurance Company (Asia) Limited. He also holds non-executive directorships with Muang Thai Insurance Public Company Limited, Etiqa Takaful Berhad, Mayban Investment Management, Etiqa Offshore (Labuan) Ltd, Ageas Asia Holdings Limited and Muang Thai Holding Company Ltd., which are all operating or holding companies associated with Ageas in Asia. Mr. Crist holds Master Degree from the American Graduate School of International Management in Phoenix, Arizona, United States and a Bachelor Degree from Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio, United States.

Emmanuel Van Grimbergen

Mr. Emmanuel Van Grimbergen has served as Group Risk Officer and Member of the Management Committee of Ageas SA since January 1, 2012. Before joining the Company, he worked for ING for 18 years in the Risk/Actuarial departments. He held various senior management positions at ING Insurance's Belgian entity. In 2000, he became Chief Actuary of ING South West Europe and, in 2004, he was appointed Chief Insurance Risk Officer of ING Insurance Retail Banking. In 2007, he moved to Amsterdam as Chief Risk Officer of ING Central and Rest of Europe. Mr. Grimbergen holds a Masters' degree in both Mathematics and Actuarial Sciences.

Andy Watson

Mr. Andy Watson serves as Member of the Management Committee and Business Chief Executive Officer for Ageas UK at Ageas SA since January 8, 2013. He previously served as MD of Ageas UK Retail. Mr. Watson joined the Company in 2010. He brings experience from other United Kingdom insurance companies such as RBS/Direct Line, HSBC and Cooperative Insurance, where he covered both manufacturing and retailing as part of his remit.

Valerie Van Zeveren

Frank Arts

Mr. Frank Arts has served as Independent Director at the Board of Directors of Ageas SA since April 29, 2009. He is Member of the Company's Remuneration Committee. He was Member of the Company's Audit Committee until April 2010. Currently, he is Non-executive Board Member of AG Insurance and Ageas Insurance International. He started his career in the banking industry in 1967 at Bank Financia in Antwerp. In 1982 he continued his career in the pharmaceutical industry when he became Investment Manager at Janssen Pharmaceutica in Beerse (Belgium). Since 2000 he is an Investment Manager at QRS NV in Belgium. From 1989 until 1999 he was a judge in Commercial cases at the Commercial Court in Antwerp. He has been Board Member of Fortis from 1988 until 2000 and was Board Member of Gevaert Photo Producten NV from 1984 until 1999. He was also Board Member of Compagnie des Participations Internationales Group Paribas from 1984 till 1999. He held the following board memberships: Immoring Antwerpen NV, Fortales, Asphales et Lessius NV. Mr. Arts holds a Licentiate in Commercial and Financial Sciences from the Sint-Agnatius Hogeschool in Antwerp.

Shaoliang Jin

Mr. Shaoliang Jin has been Independent Director at the Board of Directors of Ageas SA since April 29, 2009. Mr. Shaoliang Jin is Member of the Company's Audit Committee. He acted as Member of the Remuneration Committee at the Company until April 2010. He is currently Non-executive Board member of Ageas Insurance International. He has served as Head of the Office of the Board of Directors at Ping An Group. He started his career in 1985 as a project engineer at STATOIL. In 1988 he became manager at Nanhai oil service company and left in 1989 to join ESSO China limited as Administrative Services Supervisor. In 1992 he joined Ping An Insurance Company where he held various positions in reinsurance, accounting, actuary, strategic planning and development, as well as investor relations. He holds a Master of Science from the Norwegian Institute of Technology in Naval Architecture and Marine Construction and a Master of Science in Industrial Economy.

Bridget McIntyre

Ms. Bridget F. McIntyre has been Independent Director at the Board of Directors of Ageas SA since April 28, 2010. She has been Member of the Company's Audit Committee since April 28, 2010. She serves as Non-executive Board Member of Ageas UK, Ltd. and Ageas Insurance International. After qualifying as an accountant and working in a variety of industries, she began her career at Norwich Union, where she was Finance Director for General Insurance and Direct Operations from 1994 to 1998. Ms. McIntyre went on to become Managing Director, London and Edinburgh, and Director, Finance, Long-term Savings, and was Non-executive Chairman of Norwich Healthcare from 1999 to 2000. She is a Chartered Management Accountant. She joined RSA Insurance Group in 2005 as United Kingdom Chief Executive and a Board Director. She led the United Kingdom Business, implementing new IT systems, improving efficiency and service, and profitably growing the business. She was part of the Group Executive, which consistently exceeded analysts’ expectations. Ms. McIntyre has served as Governor of the Health Foundation and Non-executive Director of NHBC, and former Member of the ABI General Insurance Council.

Roel Nieuwdorp

Mr. Roel Nieuwdorp has been Independent Director at the Board of Directors of Ageas SA since April 29, 2009. He is Chairman of the Company's Remuneration Committee and Member of the Company's Governance Committee.He acts as Non-executive Board Member of Ageas France S.A. and Ageas Insurance International. He started his career in 1966 as assistant at the Faculty of Law. From 1972 until 2001 he worked at De Bandt, Van Hecke Lagae where he started as associate and later became managing partner. From 2001 until 2008 he was Head of the Corporate and M&A Group at Loyens & Loeff. Mr. Nieuwdorp has been Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce of Belgium and Luxembourg. He has been Professor at the University of Antwerp in Company Law. He has acted as Board Member Koninklijke Hogeschool Leuven, Board Member Katholieke Hogeschool Limburg, and Board Member Uitgeverij Borgerhoff & Lamberights. Mr. Nieuwdorp holds a law degree from Universite Catholique de Louvain and a Master of Law (LLM) from the University of Pennsylvania.

Lionel Perl

Mr. Lionel Perl has been Independent Director at the Board of Directors of Ageas SA since April 29, 2009. He is Member of the Company's Audit Committee and the Risk and Capital Committee. He was Member of the Company’s Remuneration Committee until August 23, 2011. He is Non-executive Board Member of the AG Insurance and Ageas Insurance International, Member of the Audit & Risk Committee and of the Nomination & Remuneration Committee of AG Insurance. He started his career in 1971 at the former Banque Lambert and worked as investment banker in several institutions and positions until becoming in 1988 Member of the Executive Committee of Banque Degroof. Over the last 15 years, he participated in the development of Fenway Group, a private equity house active in several countries and industrial activities, where he was Managing Director. He has served as Director at Urbina SA. He holds a Masters degree in Applied Economics from the Solvay Business School and a degree in Computer Management from Ecole d'Ergologie, both from Universite Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) in Belgium.

Jan Zegering Hadders

Mr. Jan Zegering Hadders has served as Independent Director at the Board of Directors of Ageas SA since February 13, 2009. He is also Chairman of the Company's Audit and Risk Committee and Member of the Company's Governance Committee. He serves as Non-executive Board Member of Ageas UK, Ltd., Ageas Insurance International N.V. and Member of the Audit Committee of Ageas UK, Ltd. Mr. Hadders started his career at AMRO Bank in 1972, where he held various positions in strategy, planning & control and marketing. In 1986 he joined Postbank as General Manager wholesale banking, a role he continued after the merger with NMB in the new combination NMB Postbank. After the merger of NMB Postbank with Nationale Nederlanden, ING Group was created where he served in different positions. He was General Manager Organization, General Manager Corporate Communications & Strategy, Member of the Board of ING Netherlands/CEO WUH (Mortgage and Securities Bank) and, from 2004 until 2008, he was Chairman of the Board of ING Netherlands/Head wholesale banking clients at ING Group. He has held the position of Supervisory Board Member at Grontmij NV, Member of the Supervisory Board, Chairman of the Audit Committee of GE Artesia Bank. He gained a Master degree in Business Economics in Groningen followed by a postgraduate in business administration in Rotterdam. Next to that he followed an executive education program at Wharton Business School.

Frank Vandenborre

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