Alex Wynaendts was appointed CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board of Aegon N.V. on April 23, 2008.
Alex has spent over 30 years in international finance and insurance. Educated in France, he began his career with ABN AMRO bank in 1984, working in the bank’s private banking and investment banking operations in both Amsterdam and London.
Prior to being appointed as CEO, Alex held a number of different positions at Aegon, beginning in 1997 in Group Business Development. In particular, he established and expanded Aegon’s presence in new markets in Asia such as China, India and Japan, as well as the fast-developing region of Central and Eastern Europe.
Following his appointment as CEO, Alex led Aegon through the economic crisis, ensuring the company maintained its strong capital position. He has subsequently redefined Aegon’s strategy, putting its purpose of helping people to take responsibility for their financial future at the heart of the business. Central to this has been the digital transformation of the company, which has enabled it to better meet customers’ needs and engage with millions of new customers.
Mr. Wynaendts has been appointed as Independent Director of the Board of Air France-KLM S.A. since May 2016, as Independent Director of the Board of Citigroup.Inc since September 2019 and as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Puissance B.V. (not listed) since May 2017.