Mr. Nielsen's appointment is part of Aegon's efforts to further strengthen its Corporate Affairs & Investor Relations program. Nielsen will have responsibility for the holding company's communications and media relations. In this role he will work closely with the Investor Relations team to drive consistency and will report to Michiel van Katwijk, Executive Vice-President.
Nielsen was most recently employed by BearingPoint, a global management and technology consulting firm, where he held several leadership positions in marketing and communications, including having oversight for all international media relations, employee communications, and brand activities. Prior to joining BearingPoint in 1999, he held various positions in sales, marketing and communications at IBM and rating agency Duff & Phelps (now Fitch).