Vice-chairman of the Achmea Executive Board Roelof Konterman steps down by the end of 2018.
Roelof Konterman (61), vice-chairman of the Executive Board (EB) of Achmea will leave Achmea by the end of 2018. After 36 years of service, of which more than five years as a member of the Executive Board, he steps down to focus more on supervisory positions. The timing of his departure has been determined following timely and constructive talks with the Achmea Supervisory Board as well as with the chairman of the Executive Board.
Konterman joined the Executive Board in 2013 and was appointed vice-chairman of the Executive Board in 2015. Within the Executive Board, his responsibilities include the division Zilveren Kruis (Health), including the former division De Friesland Zorgverzekeraar, as well as the Information Management & Information Technology (IM & IT) division. In addition to that, Konterman is a member of the Supervisory Board of the health insurers of Achmea and of the Supervisory Board of Independer.
Willem van Duin, chairman of the Executive Board, on the departure of Konterman: “Roelof has been of vital importance in recent years for both the growth and the streamlining of our health insurance activities and of our international activities. Under his supervision of IT, among other things, Achmea has secured its leading position in the insurance sector with online and mobile services. We regret his decision to focus more on supervisory positions but, of course, respect it. We wish him every success for the future.”
Aad Veenman, chairman of the Achmea Supervisory Board: “Roelof has proved himself to be a very capable executive over the past few years. Both as a member and as vice-chairman of the Executive Board he has worked diligently for Achmea and for society. It is good to see that he will continue to make use of his qualities, albeit from a different position. We thank Roelof for his efforts in recent years.”
When more is known about Roelof Konterman’s succession, additional information will be provided.
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 totalled approximately 20 billion euros over 2017, while the group’s solvency ratio remained strong at 184%. The group also offers income protection insurance, life insurance, pensions services and mortgages. Asset manager Achmea Investment Management, oversees over 120 billion euros in assets under management. Internationally, Achmea is active in Turkey, Greece, Australia, Slovakia and Canada. Each insurer has deep understanding of its local market and customers.