FRIESE will succeed Alex WYNAENDTS, following 11 years where WYNAENDTS led the company through a successful strategic and financial transformation, as the company stated. WYNAENDTS will work closely together with FRIESE from March onwards to ensure a seamless leadership transition, and he will remain available as advisor to the company until September 30, 2020.
William CONNELLY, Chairman Supervisory Board of Aegon, stated:
"We are very pleased to announce our intention to appoint Lard as Aegon's new Chief Executive Officer after a thorough selection process from a strong bench of candidates. Lard is an outstanding leader with a proven track record and extensive experience in the insurance sector, including ten years at Aegon. He has led a wide range of businesses and inspired teams to achieve market leading positions. (...) The Supervisory Board is very grateful for Alex's continued leadership and expresses its gratitude for his commitment and enormous contribution to Aegon over more than two decades."