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    Athora Netherlands appoints Chief Commercial Officer and Chief Technology & Operations Officer to new Executive Committee

    19 January 2023

    Athora Netherlands N.V. (Athora Netherlands or the Company) announces today the appointments of Annemieke Visser-Brons as Chief Commercial Officer and Bart Remie as Chief Technology & Operations Officer to its new Executive Committee. 

    The Executive Committee started in January 2023 with the objective to enhance Athora Netherlands’ governance, given the implementation of a functional organisation last year; and, as such, the Executive Committee represents all relevant functions of the Company. The Executive Committee is responsible for the management, strategy and operations of Athora Netherlands. 

    Enhanced governance 

    Roderick Munsters, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Athora Netherlands: “The appointments and the establishment of the Executive Committee enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of our governance. I am confident that the new Executive Committee is well-positioned to successfully execute Athora Netherlands’ strategy.” 

    Diverse and well-balanced Executive Committee 

    Jan de Pooter, CEO of Athora Netherlands: “I welcome Annemieke and Bart to the Executive Committee. I am pleased that we have a diverse and well-balanced Executive Committee, in which all relevant functions of our company are represented. This enables us to effectively steer the company and set the strategy. We are in an excellent position to deliver on our Ambition 2025 strategy to be a focused and leading life and pension insurer in the Netherlands, dedicated to sustainability.” 

    Composition of the Executive Committee 

    The Executive Committee consists of six members, of which four statutory board members: Chief Executive Officer Jan de Pooter, Chief Financial Officer Jan-Hendrik Erasmus, Chief Risk Officer Annemarie Mijer-Nienhuis and Chief Capital & Investment Officer Etienne Comon. Next to them, the Executive Committee has two non-statutory board members: Chief Commercial Officer Annemieke Visser-Brons and Chief Technology & Operations Officer Bart Remie. 

    Annemieke Visser-Brons (1970) has joined Athora Netherlands this year from Nationale-Nederlanden, where her last role was Director Pensions. She started her career at Aegon Netherlands, where she held various management positions. From 2009 to 2017, Annemieke held several managerial positions at Delta Lloyd, including Director of Delta Lloyd Life Insurance N.V. 

    Bart Remie (1981) has held various management positions in, among others, Operations & IT at Athora Netherlands and its predecessor companies, lastly as General Manager Operations & IT. He joined the Company in 2009 as a trainee.