Members and Executive Committee

The General Meeting of Members of Vereniging Aegon has nineteen members. These members have different social backgrounds.

Of these nineteen members, seventeen have no ties to Aegon N.V. They are neither current nor former employees of Aegon N.V. or its associated companies, nor current or former members of the Supervisory Board or Executive Board of Aegon N.V. The other two members are a member of the Executive Board of Aegon N.V.

The Vereniging has an Executive Committee comprised of six members, four of whom, including the chairman and the vice-chairman, do not have and never have had ties to Aegon N.V. The other two members are members of the Executive Board of Aegon N.V.

Executive Committee

  • L.J. Hijmans van den Bergh, chairman
  • M.J. Tijssen, vice-chairman
  • E. Friese
  • M.J. Rider
  • V.P.G. de Serière
  • J.W.Th. van der Steen
  • The Secretary to the Executive Committee
  • J.S. van der Woude.

Members

  • B.F. Dessing
  • P.C.G. Glas
  • B.A. Jentink
  • G. Luiten
  • H.J. Machielsen
  • S.A. Martina
  • T. Menssen
  • P.L. Meurs
  • R.J. Meuter
  • N.A. Mourits
  • M. Snel
  • S. Struyck
  • R. Verkerk

 

Members' biographies 

Boudewijn Dessing (1948) has been a member of Vereniging Aegon since 2011. Until 2007, Mr Dessing was chairman of Coöperatie Univé-VGZ-IZA-Trias (UVIT). He now holds several executive and supervisory positions, including as a member of the Supervisory Boards of SPF Beheer B.V., ACTA Holding B.V., Leyden Academy on Vitality and Ageing B.V., and as chairman of Stichting Nederlandse Hart Registratie.

 

Lard Friese (1962) has been a member of the Vereniging and its Executive Committee since 2020. Mr Friese is chairman of the Executive Board of Aegon N.V.

Peter Glas (1956) has been a member of Vereniging Aegon since 2019. Since January 1, 2019 Mr Glas has been appointed as Delta Programme Commissioner, the government commissioner responsible for the Delta Programme. As from March 2003, he was appointed by Royal Decree as Chairman of the De Dommel water board and he sat 6 years on the board of the Association of Dutch Regional Water Authorities. Until 2019, he also was a member of het Supervisory Board from NWB Bank.

 

Lodewijk Hijmans van den Bergh (1963) has been a member of Vereniging Aegon and member of it's Executive Committee since 2021. At 29 November, 2021, he was appointed chairman of the Executive Committee. Until 2020 he was a lawyer at De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek N.V. He was Chief Corporate Governance Counsel and member of the Executive Board of Koninklijke Ahold N.V. from 2009 to 2015. Mr Hijmans van den Bergh currently holds various supervisory and executive positions at a.o. HAL Holding N.V., BE Semiconductor Industries N.V. and at stichting Nederlands Kanker Instituut - Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Ziekenhuis.

Tini Hooymans (1951) has been a member of Vereniging Aegon since 2010. From 2002 until the end of 2013, she was a member of the Executive Board of TNO in Delft. Before that, she was a member of the Plant Sciences Board of Wageningen University and Research Centre and managing director of Applied Plant Research B.V. and the Rijks-Kwaliteitsinstituut voor Land- en Tuinbouwproducten (State Quality Institute for Agricultural and Horticultural Products), all based in Wageningen. Until July 1, 2018, she was a member of the Supervisory Board of Rabobank Vallei en Rijn. She is currently a member of the Supervisory Boards of KeyGene B.V., the Diabetesfonds, and HAN University of Applied Sciences.

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Alice Jentink (1974) was admitted as a member of Vereniging Aegon in November 2021. She is partner at strategic communications agency Comprehensive Strategies, where she focuses on advising financial services and tech organisations and companies. Prior to that, Ms Jentink was responsible for managing the communications and stakeholder engagement of Euronext N.V., and the development of communication strategies at various organisations in the financial sector, such as the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM).

 

Gitta Luiten (1968) was admitted as a member of Vereniging Aegon in November 2021. She is partner Culture & heritage at BMC consultants. Before that she was deputy mayor in Hardenberg, director of the Mondriaan Foundation and worked at the Ministry for Culture, the Arts Council and the Rijksmuseum. She was chair of the European association of Art Funds and Design Academy Eindhoven and member of the Review Committee for the Public Broadcasting Organisation and the Netherlands–China Art Foundation, among others.

Jeppe Machielsen (1960) has been a member of Vereniging Aegon since 2017. Until 2012, Mr Machielsen was chief financial officer of Eneco N.V. He now holds several executive and supervisory positions, including as chairman of the Board of Stichting Pensioenfonds Nedlloyd, a member of the Supervisory Board of Stichting Pensioenfonds Nederlandse Groothandel and chairman of the Board of Stichting Pensioenfonds Recreatie, a non-executive director of De Nationale APF and member of the Supervisory Board of the Koninklijke Nederlandse Redding Maatschappij.

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Steven Martina (1976) was admitted as a member of Vereniging Aegon in November 2021. From 2004 he has held different commercial and management roles at The Greenery and since 2016 he is chairperson of the Executive Board of The Greenery. Since 2020, he was appointed as a member of the Supervisory Board of Euro Pool Group. He also serves at several social organisations like ‘Agnites Vrolik Prijs’ of the University of Utrecht and of the Global People Awards. 

 

Thessa Menssen (1967) was admitted as a member of Vereniging Aegon in November 2021. She was previously member of the Executive Board of Directors of the Port of Rotterdam and the Royal BAM group. She is member of the Supervisory Boards of Alliander, Ordina and FMO. She is also a member of the Supervisory Board of Het Scheepvaartmuseum, Kröller Müller Museum and the Marin. In 2013, she was chosen as Topvrouw of the Year.

Pauline Meurs (1953) has been a member of Vereniging Aegon since 2012. She is professor of Healthcare Governance at Erasmus University, Ms Meurs also holds several other executive and supervisory positions, in particular in the field of healthcare. She is an associate member of the Dutch Safety Board (OvV), a member of the Supervisory Council of the University of Amsterdam (UvA), a member of the Supervisory Board of ArtEZ, College of Fine Arts, a member of the Supervisory Board of the Parnassiagroep and since January 1, 2019 she is also chair of the Supervisory Board of the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds. Ms Meurs was a member of the Senate of the Dutch Parliament until February 1, 2013, she was chairwoman of the Board of ZonMw (the Dutch Organization for Health Research and Development) until June 2015. From January 1, 2015 till June 1, 2019, she was chairwoman of the Council for Health and Society. She was a member of the Supervisory Board of AMC (the Amsterdam University Medical Center) till May 2020.

Rob Meuter (1947) has been a member of Vereniging Aegon since 2012. Mr Meuter was vice-chairman of Wholesale Banking at ABN AMRO until 2005. He now holds several executive and supervisory positions, including as a member of the Supervisory Board of TD Bank N.V. and STC-KNRM B.V. (Offshore Safety Training Provider).

Niels Mourits (1947) has been a member of Vereniging Aegon since 2012. From 2000 to 2011, Mr Mourits was the managing director of NVA, a Dutch association of insurance intermediaries and financial service providers. In previous years, Mr Mourits was managing director of the Department of Municipal Taxes in Amsterdam and of the former Sluis-, Brug- en Havengelddienst, thereafter Binnenwaterbeheer Amsterdam. He is a member of the Geschillencommissies (Arbitration Boards) for the Legal Profession, the Notarial Profession, and the BOVAG.

Matt Rider (1963) became a member of Vereniging Aegon and its Executive Committee in 2017. Mr Rider is a member of the Executive Board and Chief Financial Officer of Aegon N.V.

Victor de Serière (1949) has been a member of Vereniging Aegon, as well as a member of its Executive Committee since 2015. Mr De Serière is of counsel to Allen & Overy in Amsterdam, specialising in banking and securities law. He is also a professor of Securities Law (aspects pertaining to property rights) at the Radboud University Nijmegen and a member of the Nijmegen Institute for Financial Law. He is a member of the Supervisory Boards of IMC B.V., and a member of the Vereniging OOM / Aegon. He also is a member of the Board of a cultural foundation.

John van der Steen (1954) has been a member of Vereniging Aegon since 2017 and joined the Executive Committee in 2018. Mr Van der Steen is a Supervisory Board member and advisor. He is chairman of the Supervisory Board of BinckBank N.V., of Princess Sportsgear & Travel B.V. and of Coöperatie DELA, vice-chairman of Amsterdam RAI B.V. and Executive Board member of Stadhold Insurances Luxemburg S.A. He is Ambassador of the Koninklijke Concertgebouw. Until 2014, Mr Van der Steen served in various international functions within Aon Corporation and until 2006 he was chairman of the Executive Board of Aon Group Netherlands B.V. Previously, he worked at ING Bank.

 

Sheila Struyck(1965) was admitted as a member of Vereniging Aegon in November 2021. Since 2014 Sheila is venture partner and co-founder of NBI Impact Investors. In 2019 she became a certified Non-Executive Director, via the INSEAD IDP Program. Her career is a combination of executive experience (i.e. CMO Philips Consumer Lifestyle and member of Execom Europcar in Paris) and (co) founding companies like Beagle Marketing Agency and the Alexander Monro Hospital. In 2020, she received the degree of superior culinary arts of Le Cordon Blue in Paris. Sheila is specialized in impact (climate) investing and in ‘plant-forward and plant-based’. 

Marianne Tijssen (1957) has been a member of Vereniging Aegon since 2018. In April 2021 she became member of the  Until 2007, Ms Tijssen worked at ABN AMRO Bank in several positions. In 2009, she entered the Fintech world as the founder of Five Degrees, an IT provider of core banking systems. In 2014, she became vice-chairwoman of the Supervisory Board of Univé Coöperatie and chairwoman of the Supervisory Board of Univé Schade N.V. Per January 2020 she is a non executive boardmember of Aavishkaar group (AVSM) in India, a impact investor and per March 2020 also of ORTEC B.V.

Herman van der Til (1956) has been a member of Vereniging Aegon since 2010. In the last ten years of his military career, he worked mainly in finance (planning and control) and operations (planning and operational readiness). From June 2007 until his retirement in January 2012, he held, in the rank of Major General of the Marines, several positions at the NATO Headquarters in Afghanistan and on the staff of the Chief of Defence at the Ministry of Defence in The Hague. Before that, he held several operational and staff management positions at home and abroad in the Marine Corps and the Royal Netherlands Navy Command in Den Helder. He is chairman of the Board of the Stichting De Reensche Compagnie, which manages 256 rental homes for senior citizens in Hoogezand.

 

Jans van der Woude (1963) is secretary to the Executive Committee since February 1, 2019.