Arthur van der Wal appointed divisional chairman of Syntrus Achmea Real Estate & Finance

Arthur van der Wal has been appointed divisional chairman of Syntrus Achmea Real Estate & Finance (SA RE&F) from 1 September 2018, succeeding George Dröge, who has been acting chairman since May 2017.

Arthur van der Wal is currently CEO of insurance company Movir, part of Nationale-Nederlanden (NN), having previously held various positions at NN and ING including Director Institutional Clients at ING Investment Management (now NNIP), CEO of pension administrator AZL and Director of NN’s pensions business.

With his extensive management experience, asset management and pensions expertise and personal network among pension funds, Mr Van der Wal is a welcome addition to the SARE&F executive team.

SA RE&F is Achmea’s real estate and mortgage investment manager for pension funds and other institutional investors. From 1 September 2018, the members of its board will consist of Arthur van der Wal (chairman), George Dröge, Cindy Rombouts and Nicole Maarsen.


Achmea is a cooperative and the parent of strong insurance labels including Centraal Beheer, Interpolis and Zilveren Kruis, together forming the largest insurance group in the Netherlands, employing some 14,500 people. Achmea’s cooperative background balances the interests of customers, partners, employees and shareholders. In 2017, some €20 billion in premiums was received from customers for healthcare, non-life, pension and life insurance cover. Achmea has operations in five countries in addition to its home market of the Netherlands.