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Press Utrecht 07 September 2020 17:45 EU/Amsterdam

Joop Wijn proposed chairman of Supervisory Board a.s.r.

ASR Nederland N.V. (a.s.r.) will nominate Joop Wijn as a member of the Supervisory Board of a.s.r. at the Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders (EGM) to be held on 28 October 2020. The Dutch Central Bank has given its approval to this appointment. Joop Wijn is also the intended successor to Kick van der Pol, a.s.r.'s current chairman of the Supervisory Board, who will complete his final term of office in May 2021.

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Joop Wijn (1969) studied law and economics. After that he successively held positions as investment manager at ABN AMRO, member of the Lower House, State Secretary for Economic Affairs, State Secretary for Finance and Minister of Economic Affairs. From 2007 to 2009 Joop Wijn was a member of the management board of Rabobank Nederland and from 2010 to 2017 he was a member of the management Board of ABN AMRO. For the past three years (until June 2020) Joop Wijn was a member of the management board of Adyen, where he held the position of Chief Strategy and Risk Officer. 

Previously, Joop Wijn was chairman of the Oranje Fonds, member of the Supervisory Board of Koninklijke Jaarbeurs Utrecht and member of the Supervisory Board of Stadsherstel Amsterdam. Currently, Joop Wijn is vice-chairman of the Supervisory Board of Royal Schiphol Group. 

Kick van der Pol, chairman of the Supervisory Board of a.s.r.: 'I am very happy with the candidacy of Joop Wijn. With his broad knowledge and broad and varied experience in the financial sector, he is an excellent match with a.s.r. In addition, I have come to know Joop Wijn as someone who is approachable, transparent and someone who is used to carefully balancing the interests of numerous stakeholders. I am convinced that he will be an asset to the Supervisory Board and a.s.r., and that he will fulfil his future role of chairman with great vigour’.

Jos Baeten, chairman of the Executive Board of a.s.r.: ‘I look forward to working with Joop Wijn and believe having Joop as chairman we will be able to continue and secure the future of a.s.r.’   

Joop Wijn: ‘a.s.r. is a customer-oriented insurer with a long and special history and with great potential for the future. I shall be very happy to contribute to that future. I look forward to working together with the other members of the Supervisory Board, the Executive Board and the employees of a.s.r.’ 

a.s.r. will hold an EGM on 28 October 2020 in which shareholders will be able to vote on the appointment of Joop Wijn as a member of the Supervisory Board. After his appointment by the EGM, Joop Wijn will join the Supervisory Board immediately. In May 2021, the last term of the current Supervisory Board chairman Kick van der Pol will expire. During the AGM of 19 May 2021, Kick van der Pol will step down and Joop Wijn will succeed him. From that moment on, the Supervisory Board will consist of the following five members:

  • Joop Wijn (chairman) 
  • Herman Hintzen (vice chair)
  • Sonja Barendregt
  • Gisella van Vollenhoven 
  • Gerard van Olphen

The notice convening the EGM and the accompanying documents will be published on 16 September on a.s.r.’s website.

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