Astrid Jaekel joins Aegon from the international management consultancy firm Oliver Wyman where she has been a partner in the European Insurance and Asset Management Practice, co-leader of the European Insurance Financial Effectiveness team as well as a member of the Board of Oliver Wyman's Swiss subsidiary. Her consulting work has focused on high-impact risk, capital, asset liability and investment management topics. She has worked with leading European and global insurers on a broad range of projects to help transform and optimize their risk, finance, and investment capabilities. This includes the management of market, credit, insurance, and non-financial risks.
"I am delighted that Astrid will be joining our leadership team as Chief Risk Officer," said Aegon CEO Lard Friese. "She is a seasoned professional with nearly 20 years of track record in the risk domain, and she brings a wealth of experience and expertise to this key leadership position. A strong risk management culture is imperative as we build momentum on our journey to become a high-performing company."
Astrid Jaekel holds a PhD in Finance from WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management in Vallendar, Germany. Aegon's previous Chief Risk Officer, Allegra van Hoevell-Patrizi, was appointed CEO of Aegon the Netherlands in June 2021.