Roderick Munsters succeeds Maarten Dijkshoorn as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Athora Netherlands
8 September 2021
Athora Netherlands N.V. (Athora Netherlands) will today announce that Maarten Dijkshoorn (1950) has decided to resign as member and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Athora Netherlands and its insurance subsidiaries as of October 1, 2021. On the Supervisory Board’s nomination, the shareholder has appointed Roderick Munsters as member of the Supervisory Board of Athora Netherlands and its insurance subsidiaries as of today. As of 1 October, he will succeed Maarten Dijkshoorn as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Athora Netherlands and its insurance subsidiaries. The Dutch Central Bank (DNB) has approved the appointments.
Jan de Pooter, Chief Executive Officer said: “On behalf of the Executive Board, I would like to convey my sincere thanks to Maarten for the good cooperation over the last few years, his ability to connect with stakeholders and his guidance in the transitions to new ownership. In his role as Chairman, he made a significant contribution in challenging times to the development of Athora Netherlands as the life and pension insurer it is today. We wish him all the best for the future. At the same time, I am pleased to welcome Roderick Munsters and I look forward to working with him. His managerial experience and extensive knowledge in the fields of pensions, asset management and corporate governance will be of great value in the coming years as Athora Netherlands continues to build on becoming the leading life and pension insurer in the Netherlands.”
Maarten Dijkshoorn said: “After having worked in the insurance industry for 45 years, the last five years of which as Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Athora Netherlands, this feels like the right time to say goodbye. It has been both a pleasure and an honour to have spent the last few years as Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Athora Netherlands and to be part of the transformation that began back in 2016. This has resulted in a stable and robust company that is well positioned for the future. With Roderick we welcome a very competent and experienced Chairman and I can confidently hand over the baton. On behalf of the Supervisory Board, I wish him every success in his new role.”
Roderick Munsters said: “I am delighted to be appointed as Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Athora Netherlands, an insurer with a rich history, a distinctive and sustainable profile and strong brands. I look forward to working with my colleagues from the Supervisory Board, the members of the Executive Board and the staff, with whom I will work on the further growth of Athora Netherlands.”
Following the appointment of Roderick Munsters as of October 1, the Supervisory Board will consist of five members: Roderick Munsters (Chairman), Pierre Lefèvre, Hanny Kemna, Floris Deckers and Michele Bareggi.
Roderick Munsters, Biography
Roderick Munsters (1963) has gained extensive managerial experience at various financial institutions. From 2009 to 2015, he was Chief Executive Officer at Robeco Group. From 2005 to 2009, he was a member of the Executive Committee and Chief Investment Officer of ABP Pensioenfonds & APG All Pensions Group. From 1997 to 2005, Roderick Munsters was Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer at PGGM Pensioenfonds.
In addition to his function at Athora Netherlands, Roderick Munsters is a member of the Monitoring Committee Corporate Governance and a member of the Supervisory Board of Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield and PGGM Investments. In addition, he is Independent non-executive director at Moody’s – Europe and at BNY Mellon European Bank. Roderick Munsters has both Dutch and Canadian nationality and holds a Master’s degree in Economics & Corporate Finance and in Financial Economics from Tilburg University.