Management Team

Management Team

Jan Van Autreve

Jan Van Autreve, Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Board of Directors

Jan Van Autreve has an impressive track record in the financial services sector, including senior management positions at Delta Lloyd, Swiss Life and KBC Securities. Before becoming CEO of Delta Lloyd Life in 2010, he served the company in a succession of positions including CIO and COO. The common thread that runs through his career path: outstanding skills in management, business transformation and strategy development.

Since 1 July 2016 Jan has assumed the role of CEO of NN Belgium. Under his stewardship as CEO,            NN continues to deliver its core values through a forward-looking strategy that is clear, credible and customer-oriented. Jan is guiding and supporting our company to shape a bright future and achieve business success.

Jan received his Master in Applied Economics (specialisation in Corporate Finance) from the University of Ghent in 1997. In addition to his CEO responsibilities, he holds several mandates.
He is also passionate about his family and friends, nature and adventure, literature and cycling – a man of many talents.

Dieter Vermeire

Dieter Vermeire, Chief Risk Officer and Member of the Board of Directors

Dieter Vermeire started his career within the Group in 2009 as a Valuation Actuary, before fast-tracking his way to become Head of the Valuation Team in 2010.

Between 2003 and 2009, before joining the Group, Dieter worked at the Fortis Holding as a financial analyst within the Risk and Capital Management departement.

Dieter is able to comprehend complex risk matters. His challenge in today’s environment of economic and regulatory uncertainty is to maintain excellent balance sheet management through disciplined capital and risk management. He also ensures further enhancement of the risk management capabilities in line with the Solvency II requirements.

Dieter enjoys spending his free time with his three children and going for an occasional run or bike ride. The mountains are his favourite travel destination, whether for snowboarding or hiking.

Dieter holds master’s degrees in Applied Economics, Banking & Finance and Actuarial & Financial Engineering from Ghent and Leuven universities. Besides these, he is a certified actuary and chartered financial analyst.

Dieter has been Chief Risk Officer and a Board Member of NN Belgium since October 2014.

Peter Van Ooijen

Peter van Ooijen, Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Board of Directors

Peter van Ooijen was appointed Chief Financial Officer at NN Belgium on 1 June 2016. He has been working with ING and NN Group since 1986, holding various positions in finance and risk. Peter is a seasoned executive who has gained invaluable know-how over the course of 30 years. The span of his experience includes everything from managing the actuarial department, insurance, financial controlling and Chief Risk Officer.

Prior to his new appointment at NN Belgium, Peter was CFO at our branches in Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. In his new position, Peter will uphold strong financial management and accountability, project the long-term financial picture of our organisation, and oversee its capital structure.

Peter holds a degree in Mathematics and Actuarial Sciences. Alongside his busy job, Peter manages to find the time to travel around the world and time for active sports activities including scuba diving and running - healthy lifestyle that NN strongly encourages!

Els Brusselmans

Els Brusselmans, Chief HR Officer

Els Brusselmans is the new Chief HR Officer for NN Belgium. As well as serving the developmental needs of every team member, Els focuses on making the organisation more sustainable and agile. She is perfectly placed to do this with a master’s degree in Psychology and almost 25 years of experience in Human Resources. The majority of this has been in senior management positions at multi-national corporations such as Siemens, Bekaert, Corialis Group and more recently, the SAS Institute. An all-rounder in the HR world, Els is well versed in Talent Acquisition, Performance Management, Training & Development, Career Development and Individual Coaching to name just a few of her areas of expertise.

Els enjoys the smaller things in life: relaxing with friends and family and lovely nights out. An  avid reader, she keeps fit by cycling, running and working out at the gym.

Joost Van Ginkel

Joost Van Ginkel, Chief Marketing Officer

Joost van Ginkel was appointed as Chief Marketing Officer at NN Belgium on 1st February 2020.

In his current role, he oversees the analysis of customer needs, along with the development of practical insurance solutions and how the appropriate digital support is structured. He also guides his team in devising a creative and successful go-to-market strategy and distribution support. The key to success here is optimum cooperation between all of the departments involved.

Joost has a wealth of experience in the insurance sector, beginning his career in 2009 as a Management Trainee at ING Group in the Netherlands. After that, he occupied a number of different positions in Marketing, Product Management and Innovation in the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Poland. In 2014, he took the next step in his career by joining NN Belgium.

Joost was awarded his Master of Science degree in Business Administration at the Rotterdam School of Management – Erasmus University Rotterdam. He followed this up by gaining a Master of Marketing degree from Tias Business School.

Joost enjoys travelling and likes to read non-fiction books about history and politics in his spare time. He also enjoys long walks in the Scottish Highlands where he is a regular visitor.


Heidi Cortois

Heidi Cortois , Director Retail

Heidi Cortois joined NN Insurance Belgium as Director Retail on 1st April.

Heidi has spent 23 years working in the financial sector. In her new position, she will be combining the operating experience gained as CIO/COO at Crelan and her commercial experience as Director Financial Institutions at TriFinance and applying them to take NN’s service to customers and distribution partners to the next level. In today’s complex world where all consumers crave simplicity, Heidi will be moving swiftly forward in simplifying our processes. In doing so, she will be working closely with both internal and external stakeholders.

Heidi gained her master’s degree in Commercial Engineering at the Solvay Business School. She also has a People Management diploma from the Vlerick Management School.

Heidi always gives 100% to everything she does, both at work and in her leisure time. She draws her energy from working constructively with motivated colleagues to achieve the goals set together. Outside work, Heidi enjoys running and cycling. She also loves spending time with her family and is a regular supporter of her 3 children at their various sporting endeavours.


Pascal Van Eyken

Pascal Van Eyken, Director SE & EB

Pascal Van Eyken took up his position as Director Employee Benefits & Self Employed at NN Belgium on 1st February. Prior to that, he worked as Director Employee Benefits.

In his current role, Pascal is responsible for both sales and customer care to employed and self-employed customers. Focusing closely on customers as as cornerstone for strategy and services is paramount in Pascal’s job. He makes a point of constantly innovating, while always maintaining respect for his team and the results achieved.

Pascal has  acquired a great deal of experience over the years and, for example, was CEO of the former Gras Savoye, now Willis Towers Watson. He was also Vice President of the BVVM-UPCA. With over 30 years of experience in the financial sector and with his extensive network, Pascal is the right person for the job.

Pascal gained his degree in Applied Economics at the university of Antwerp in 1988. He also holds a certificate from the Strategic Management in Banking Programme (INSEAD).

Pascal is a seasoned traveller and enjoys discovering the beauty of the world’s natural wonders with family and friends. He is a man of many talents, furthering his language skills with Spanish evening classes. He also has a passion for the guitar. In addition, Pascal is something of an epicurean, which is reflected in his interest for fine wines, coupled with culinary delights.