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NN Group hires former Aviva CEO


NN Group has appointed Robin Spencer, formerly of Aviva, as chief executive officer (CEO) international insurance.

He will start as member of the management board NN Group as of August 1, 2014. At the beginning of September he will assume the responsibility for international insurance, which includes Insurance Europe, Japan Life, Japan Closed Block VA and NN Re.

Spencer was previously CEO Aviva UK & Ireland General Insurance, CEO and chief financial officer (CFO) Aviva Canada and from 2010 to 2012 Aviva group chief risk officer. He has over 19 years of experience in the insurance industry across life, non-life and asset management in the UK and internationally.

Lard Friese, CEO of NN Group, said: “I am delighted that Robin Spencer will join us to lead the international insurance operations of NN Group. Robin is an experienced insurance executive who brings extensive international life and non-life experience to our team. He has an outstanding track record in enhancing profitability, managing sustainable growth and cash generation, which is a key element of NN’s international business strategy.”

Spencer said: “It is a privilege to become responsible for the international businesses of NN Group at this very exciting time. NN has strong, diversified positions in a number of European markets and Japan. I look forward to help further improve our profitability, cash and return on capital.”

Robin Spencer, NN Group, Aviva, Europe

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