Aegon will appoint C. Michiel van Katwijk (45, Dutch) as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the Americas and Darryl Button (43, Canadian) as Executive Vice President, Head of the Corporate Financial Center, effective September 1, 2012.
Mr. Button, who first joined Aegon in 1999 and is currently CFO of Aegon Americas, will relocate to The Hague where he will lead the various financial functions carried out at the Corporate Center. These include finance, treasury, tax and actuarial functions, as well as investor relations. He will report to Jan Nooitgedagt, CFO of Aegon N.V.
Michiel van Katwijk will relocate to Baltimore, Maryland where he will report to Mark Mullin, CEO of Aegon Americas and a member of the Management Board. During his 20 year career with Aegon, Mr. Van Katwijk held various senior management roles including Group Treasurer and more recently as Head of the Corporate Financial Center.
"These appointments reflect our determination to share the considerable knowledge and expertise that exists within Aegon," said Jan Nooitgedagt. "We look forward to benefiting from Darryl's extensive operational experience gained during his many years with Aegon Americas. At the same time, Michiel brings a wealth of experience to his new role in our US operations. Leveraging our strong capabilities across our organization is central in our strategy and essential to our ambitions to become a leader in our chosen markets in the coming years."
As at September 1, 2012: Executive Vice President, Head of the Corporate Financial Center
Darryl Button joined Aegon in 1999 as Director of Product Development and Risk Management of Aegon USA's Institutional Markets operating unit. He was named Aegon USA's Corporate Actuary in 2002 and Chief Financial Officer of Aegon Americas in 2005, where he currently oversees overall balance sheet management activities for the Americas. From 2008-2011, he was given the additional responsibilities of Chairman, as well as executive management responsibility for Aegon's Canadian operations.
Darryl earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada. He is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries, Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries, and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries. Prior to joining Aegon, Darryl was employed by Mutual Life Insurance Co. of Canada.
Michiel van Katwijk
As at September 1, 2012: CFO Aegon Americas
Michiel van Katwijk started his career with Aegon in 1991. He has held a number of financial positions, and was appointed Group Treasurer in 1999. From 2003 to 2005, Michiel oversaw the development of Aegon's Group Risk Department. He has been closely involved with Aegon's capital markets activities, as well as Aegon's investor relations program for many years. In 2005, Michiel was appointed Executive Vice President of Aegon N.V. and in 2010 as Head of the Corporate Financial Center. His current responsibilities include actuarial, accounting and reporting, as well as treasury and capital management, tax, and investor relations.
Michiel holds a BBA from Nyenrode Business University and an MBA from the University of Rochester, New York.