Chief Executive Officer(1957 – Belgian – Executive - Male)
First appointed 2009.
Term runs until 2013.
Other mandates within Ageas at the end of 2010: executive Board Member of Ageas Insurance International, Chairman of Millenium BCP (Portugal) Vice Chairman of AG Insurance, F&B Insurance Holding, eTiQa/Maybank FH (Malaysia), IDBI (India) and AiCa (Hong Kong).
Positions held with other listed companies: none.
Other positions held: Director of Credimo and Chairman of Assuralia
Deputy CEO, responsible for Finance, Legal and Legacy issues(1961 – Belgian - Male)
Positions held with other listed companies: non-executive, independent board member of Brederode.
Other positions held: non-executive board member of Alcopa, Union Wallonne des Entreprises, Brussels Entreprises de Commerce and Industry, Guberna and Vlerick Management School, Professor at Vlerick Management School and UCL.
Chief Risk Officer, responsible for Risk, Compliance, Support Functions (Human Resources, IT and Facility) and Separation issues.(1956 – Belgian - Male)
Positions held with other listed companies: none.
Other positions held: none.
Steven Braekeveldt was born in 1960 and is a Belgian national. He holds different degrees in Law and a Masters in Economics.
He has had a long 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, one of the largest insurance companies of Latin America. In 2006 he joined Fortis Insurance International and became responsible for Europe (9 countries).
Steven Braekeveldt is currently CEO of "Continental Europe".
Antonio Cano was born in 1963 and is a Dutch national. 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.
Antonio Cano is currently CEO of "Belgium".
Patrick Depovere was born in 1953 and is a Belgian national. He is an actuary.
He joined Fortis in 1978 as Controller. He became Internal Auditor in 1983, head of the Accounting Department in 1991 and head of Control & Reporting in 2000. In 2007 he joined ABN-Amro where he was head of the Transition Steering Group Finance and CFO Shared Assets.
Patrick Depovere is currently the CFO of Ageas and has occupied this function since November 2008.
Barry Smith was born in 1954 and is a British national.
He has spent his career in various jobs in the financial services sector. He assumed the role of Chief Executive for Fortis UK in 2001. In this role, he has been responsible for spearheading the business in its strategy to become a profitable manufacturer and retailer of insurance solutions in the UK, developing a range of award-winning customer-focused propositions that are unparalleled in the market. He was recently appointed as President of the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) supporting the drive for improved professionalism within the insurance industry. He has been heavily involved with the CII for many years. He is Chairman of the ABI Motor Committee and a member of the ABI GIC Management Committee.
Barry Smith is currently CEO of "UK".
Emmanuel Van Grimbergen was born in 1968 and is a Belgian national. He holds a Masters' degree in both mathematics and actuarial sciences.
Before joining Ageas, he worked for ING for 18 years, always in the Risk/Actuarial departments. He held various senior management positions at ING Insurance’s Belgian entity. Early 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.
Emmanuel Van Grimbergen joined Ageas as Group Risk Officer on 1 January 2011.
Dennis Ziengs was born in 1949 and is a Dutch national. Following undergraduate studies in the Netherlands, in 1971 he completed a Master’s Degree in Business Administration at the University of Oregon, USA.
He joined Fortis in April 2002 as CEO Asia, based in Hong Kong. He has been active in the financial services industry since 1973. Immediately prior to joining Fortis, he was a Divisional Board Member at Deutsche Bank in Germany. Before that he held senior and executive management positions with Rabobank International, ABN AMRO Bank and Continental Bank in a variety of countries in Asia, North- and South America and Europe. In aggregate, D. Ziengs has lived and worked in the Asia Pacific region for over 20 years.
Dennis Ziengs is currently CEO of "Asia".
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