Steven Braekeveldt appointed CEO of Fortis Insurance International
Fortis Insurance has appointed Steven Braekeveldt (47) as CEO of
Fortis Insurance International Europe, with effect from 1 December
2007. Steven will be in charge of the European insurance operations
of Fortis outside Belgium and the Netherlands. He will report to Peer
van Harten, CEO of Fortis Insurance.
Steven succeeds Jacob Westerlaken, who has accepted a position
outside Fortis. Before joining Fortis Insurance in 2006, Steven
worked for ING, with banking and insurance responsibilities in Hong
Kong, Singapore and Mexico.
Peer van Harten says: "Fortis Insurance International has undergone
tremendous growth over the last years and I am certain Steven's broad
international experience in insurance and banking will help him do a
sterling job in driving forward our activities. I would like to thank
Jacob, for his contribution to strengthening Fortis's position as an
innovative and international player. I wish him the best of luck in
his future endeavours."
Steven comments: "I was attracted to Fortis because of its proven
track record in multi-channel distribution. Now, as CEO FII Europe I
am delighted to have the opportunity to really contribute to Fortis's
international expansion strategy."
Fortis is an international financial services provider engaged in
banking and insurance. We offer our personal, business and
institutional customers a comprehensive package of products and
services through our own channels, in collaboration with
intermediaries and through other distribution partners. With a market
capitalisation of EUR 48.5 billion (31/10/2007), Fortis ranks among
the 15 largest financial institutions in Europe. Our sound solvency
position, our presence in over 50 countries and our dedicated,
professional workforce of 60,000 enable us to combine global strength
with local flexibility and provide our clients with optimum support.
More information is available at www.fortis.com.
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