4 June 2014 Insurance

AXA hires Belgium CEO from ING

AXA has appointed Frank Koster, formerly of ING, as chief executive officer (CEO) of AXA Belgium as of September 1, 2014. He succeeds Emmanuel de Talhouët.

Koster will take over all responsibilities from de Talhouët within AXA Belgium and he will join the AXA group executive committee.

Koster joins AXA from ING where his most recent position was CEO of ING Insurance Asia Pacific since 2009. Frank Koster joined ING Group in 1996 where he held various positions in the Netherlands and in Asia.

Jacques de Vaucleroy, member of AXA group management committee and CEO of the Northern, Central and Eastern Europe region, said: “On behalf of the management committee, I would like to warmly thank Emmanuel de Talhouët for his engagement and contribution to the success of AXA Belgium.

“Under his leadership since January 2010, AXA Belgium has successfully transformed and repositioned itself as a profitable and strong leader in the Belgian insurance market, ready to face new challenges. I wish Emmanuel all the best in his future endeavours.

“I am pleased to welcome Frank in the AXA group. With Frank we have been able to attract a great leader for AXA Belgium with recognised experience as CEO of insurance companies and with a strong marketing and commercial background. I am convinced that his experience and leadership skills will greatly contribute to the future development of AXA Belgium in particular and AXA group in general.”

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