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Achmea appoints René Scholten as CFO of Union Slovakia

Achmea has appointed René Scholten as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of its Slovakian insurance company Union, pending regulatory approval. On May 1st 2017, Scholten will succeed Ryan Florijn, who held the position of CFO at Union for three years.  Until recently, Scholten was a member of the board and CFO at NN Hellas, insurer NN Group’s Greek insurance operation. Before his assignment to NN Hellas in 2012, Scholten held several leadership roles in finance. In The Netherlands he was active at NN for over five years and before that he worked for more than eleven years at Swiss Life’s Dutch life insurance company Zwitserleven.

Uco Vegter, managing director of Achmea International, is pleased to announce René Scholten as the new CFO for Union. “René has an extensive financial background and I am looking forward to seeing him further strengthening Union. Ryan contributed much to getting Union through a challenging period and I am grateful for his valued contribution. I wish René lots of success in his role as the new CFO of Union.”

As of May 1st 2017 the board of management of Union will consist of Michal Špaňár (Chief Executive Officer), René Scholten (Chief Financial Officer), Elena Májeková, Tomáš Kalivoda and Jozef Koma.


About Union Insurance Company
Union Insurance Company offers a wide range of products for life, non-life and health insurance for both individual and corporate clients. Established in 1992, Union Insurance Company is considered one of the most experienced insurance companies in the Slovak market. Since 1997 Union Insurance Company is a subsidiary of the largest Dutch insurance group Achmea. Union services over 700.000 customers. In 2016, Union introduced a number of significant innovations. Onlia, a subsidiary of Union, is our digital insurance company in Slovakia. More information: www.union.sk

About Achmea
Established in 1811, today Achmea is the largest insurance group in the Netherlands. In its home market, Achmea is market leader in non-life and health insurance. Gross written premiums for the group totaled approximately 20 billion euros over 2016, while the group’s solvency ratio remained strong at 181%. The group also offers income protection insurance, life insurance, pensions services and mortgages. Asset manager Achmea Investment Management, has over 116 billion euros in assets under management. Internationally, Achmea is active in Turkey, Greece, Ireland, Australia and Slovakia. Each insurer has deep understanding of its local market and customers. More information: www.achmea.com