David KNIBBE joined the asset management business of ING Group in 1997, and was later responsible for the ING International Insurance businesses. He was appointed as a member of the Management Board of NN Group and CEO of NN Netherlands in 2014. In recent years, David has played a pivotal role in the acquisition of Delta Lloyd and the announced acquisition of VIVAT Non-Life, and led the integration of the Delta Lloyd businesses into NN.
Lard FRIESE commented on the new Board changes:
"It has been a privilege to serve NN Group, and I am proud of what we together have achieved for the company, colleagues and customers. I am grateful for all the support I have received from the Supervisory Board and Management Board, from the nearly 15,000 colleagues, and from the company's stakeholders. I congratulate David on his intended appointment. Having worked closely with him for many years, I am confident that under his leadership NN Group will continue to prosper and I wish him every success."
If approved, the appointment will be effective 1 October 2019, after notification to the General Meeting of NN Group at an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) to be held on 26 September 2019.