Aegon appoints global Head of Sustainability

Aegon has appointed Executive Vice President Marc van Weede as global Head of Sustainability, reporting to CEO Alex Wynaendts.

The appointment, effective October 1, underlines the growing importance of sustainability both to Aegon and its stakeholders.

Mr. Van Weede, a Dutch national, brings considerable international business and management experience to the new position. Mr. Van Weede has served as the head of Aegon’s Group Business Development department, as well as President of the company’s joint venture in China. Recently, Mr. Van Weede was responsible for Strategy and Aegon’s Public Policy and Regulatory Office.

“It has become increasingly important to enhance the impact of our sustainability initiatives worldwide, and to ensure that they are responsive to the larger concerns and interests of our many stakeholders,” said Aegon CEO Alex Wynaendts. “Marc is ideally suited to lead Aegon’s sustainability efforts given his extensive operational knowledge and experience, as well as his appreciation for Aegon’s broader responsibilities as an international corporate citizen”.

As part of its long-term strategy, Aegon has taken a more integrated approach to managing its operations around the world, and the appointment of Mr. Van Weede extends that approach to sustainability. In recent years, Aegon has taken steps to strengthen its sustainability performance, and Mr. Van Weede’s aim will be to build on recent achievements and further improve Aegon’s record in this area.

In his new position, Mr. Van Weede will work closely with Aegon’s country and business units as well as with members of the company’s Executive and Management Boards.


Marc van Weede – Résumé

1989 – 1992  Account Manager, Bank Mees & Hope, Amsterdam
1992 – 1994  Finance Manager, Forsythe International, The Hague
1994 – 2001  Consultant and Associate Principal, McKinsey & Co., Amsterdam and New York
2001 – 2003  Aegon Group Business Development, The Hague
2003 – 2006  Head of Group Business Development, Aegon, The Hague
2006 – 2008  President, Aegon-CNOOC Life Insurance Co., Shanghai
2009 – 2010  Executive Vice President, Strategy and Public Policy & Regulatory Office, The Hague
October 2010 Appointed global Head of Sustainability, The Hague.
Mr. Van Weede has a BA and an MA in economics from Cambridge University.