CEO and Chairman of the Executive Committee of Aegon Ltd., and (executive) member of the Board of Directors.
Lard Friese earned a Master of Law degree at the University of Utrecht. He has worked most of his professional career in the insurance industry, including ten years at Aegon between 1993 and 2003. He was employed by ING as from 2008, where he held various positions. In July 2014, upon the settlement of the Initial Public Offering of NN Group N.V., he became the CEO of NN Group. During his tenure at NN Group, he led a wide range of businesses in Europe and Asia and created a stable platform for growth and shareholder value.
He has extensive experience in the areas of insurance, investment management, customer centricity, mergers and acquisitions, and business transformation. Mr. Friese was appointed CEO Designate as of March 1, 2020 and is appointed executive director of the Board, until the end of the AGM to be held in 2024. Mr. Friese is CEO and chairman of the Executive Committee of Aegon Ltd.
Lard Friese is a member of the Supervisory Board of ASR Nederland N.V. and a member of the Supervisory Board of Pon Holdings B.V. (non-listed). Mr. Friese is also a member of the Board of Directors of The Geneva Association, the leading global think tank for the insurance industry.