Ageas Group Ltd
Markiesstraat/rue du Marquis 1 Box 7 1000 Brussels Belgium
Ageas is a listed international insurance Group with a heritage spanning 190 years. It offers Retail and Business customers Life and Non-Life insurance products designed to suit their specific needs, today and tomorrow. As one of Europe's larger insurance companies, Ageas concentrates its activities in Europe and Asia, which together make up the major part of the global insurance market. It operates successful insurance businesses in Belgium, the UK, Luxembourg, France, Italy, Portugal, Turkey, China, Malaysia, India, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines through a combination of wholly owned subsidiaries and long term partnerships with strong financial institutions and key distributors.
Chief Operating Officer
He started his career in the insurance sector in 1989 at AMEV Netherlands. In 1993 he joined Fortis Insurance International. In 1994 he moved to Caifor, the Spanish bancassurance joint-venture between Fortis and "La Caixa", where initially he was responsible for ALM and ultimately was deputy Managing Director. In 2001 he became head of Risk and Business Planning at AG Insurance and since 2006 has been Managing Director Bank channel and Life Insurance Development. In September 2009, Antonio was nominated Chief Executive Officer AG Insurance and member of the Management Committee Ageas. He held this position up until 1 October 2015 when he became Chief Operating Officer of Ageas.
Bart De Smet
He began his career with Argenta in 1982. From 1985 to 1993, he served as Executive Vice President of the Life division at the Belgian subsidiary of the Swiss insurance company Nationale Suisse. In 1994, he joined ING Insurance Belgium, where he was a member of the ExCo, responsible for individual and group life insurance, health insurance & banking activities. Bart De Smet moved to Fortis in 1998, where he was a member of the management committee of Fortis AG and responsible for Fortis Employee Benefits. In 2005, he took charge of the Broker Channel at Fortis Insurance Belgium, assuming the position of CEO of Fortis Insurance Belgium in 2007. In June 2009 he became CEO of Fortis, which was renamed Ageas following the AGM in April 2010.
He has extensive experience in the financial world and the insurance sector. He worked 17 years for AXA group as Director of the Finance and Control Department at AXA Courtage and AXA France and as Chief Financial Officer at AXA Assicurazioni, initially for Italy but later including the Mediterranean Basin. In 2006 he was appointed Financial Director of PARIS RE and afterwards he joined the Executive Committee of Partner Re Global. Since 2011, Christophe Boizard is Chief Financial Officer at Ageas, and member of the group’s Executive Committee. He is in charge of the Performance Management, Investor Relations, Accounting & Controlling, Treasury, ALM & Capital Management departments. On 29 May, 2015, Christophe Boizard was appointed as an executive member of the Board of Directors, for a period of 4 years.
He has been active in the Insurance industry for over 25 years, his entire professional career. He joined ING Insurance Belgium in 1990 where he became Deputy Director overseeing the Save and Investment product lines in both Insurance and Banking. In 1998 he was appointed as Corporate Controller at KBC Insurance Belgium and joined Ageas at the end of 2002. At Ageas, Filip Coremans held various senior management positions in our Asian entities. He was Executive Director and CFO of our operations in Malaysia until 2007, was the CFO of IDBI Federal Life insurance company in India until 2009, and was then appointed Regional CFO/CRO of Ageas Asia overseeing the finance, investment, risk and actuarial areas in the Asia region. He has served as Non-Executive Director on the Boards of our operations in China, India, Hong Kong and Thailand. On 1 July 2014 Filip joined our Group Executive Committee as Chief Risk Officer, with responsibility for Compliance, Legal, Risk, Human Resources, IT and Office Support. On 29 May, 2015, he was appointed as an executive member of the Board of Directors, for a period of 4 years.