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!

Filip Depaz

Filip Depaz, Chief Client Service & Technology Officer and Member of the Board of Directors

Filip Depaz has fulfilled the role of Chief Client Service & Technology Officer since July 2017. In previous years, he was first the COO and then the CEO at Delta Lloyd Life. Today, he is responsible for making sure the integration of Delta Lloyd Life and NN Belgium runs as smoothly as possible.

Filip had a fascinating career path in finance and insurance. He then moved onto insurance operations, IT project management and accounting, among other areas. He developed excellent strategic skills and optimised many processes – each time with the client in mind and with an eye for communication and business innovation.

He graduated in 1993 from the University of Leuven as a commercial engineer, a degree that gave real direction to his career. Filip followed his degree with Six Sigma Black Belt certification (2005) and studies in Financial Accounting (Ehsal Management School, 2005), Middle Management (Vlerick Leuven Ghent Management School, 2008) and Service Excellence (Vlerick Leuven Ghent Management School, 2013).

Filip is married and has three children. In his free time he likes to read, run and travel.

Pieter-Bas Vos

Pieter-Bas Vos, Chief Commercial Officer

Pieter-Bas Vos built his entire career within ING and the NN Group. As of July 2017 he, as Chief Commercial Officer, is in charge of developing NN Belgium's commercial strategy. This is a role to which he is perfectly suited.

Pieter-Bas has developed into an expert in various distribution channels: banking and brokering, agenting and of course the online market. In 2013, he used these skills to set up the Turkish start-up Sigorta Cini, which is an independent, new distribution concept with a website and stores within the NN Group.

Thanks to successful experiences in Europe and Asia, Pieter-Bas is at home in many markets. He has built companies from the ground up and accompanied existing organisations through periods of significant change. His professional character is authentic, passionate, practical and inventive.

In 2001, Pieter-Bas earned his PhD in Management & Organisation at the University of Groningen. He supplemented the knowledge he gained during this degree with several additional training courses, including a course in Disruptive Innovation (Harvard, 2016). In 2011 – as Chief Marketing Officer at an ING joint venture in China – he started to learn Mandarin.

Pieter-Bas is married and has one daughter. He enjoys spending time with his family and also has a passion for mountain bikes, hockey and reading.

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.