Aegon appoints Maurice A. Perkins as Senior Vice President, Global Head of Government and Policy Affairs, to oversee all aspects of the company’s government relations in Europe, the Americas and Asia.
Mr. Perkins will join Aegon on June 26, 2017. He succeeds Michael F. Consedine, who left the company when he was appointed CEO of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.
Alex Wynaendts, CEO of Aegon: "We are pleased to have someone of Maurice's experience and talent join our team. Maurice will continue our practice of engaging in open and constructive dialogue with those whose decisions impact our ability to help people achieve a lifetime of financial security."
Broad Experience in U.S. Financial Services Policy
Mr. Perkins joins Aegon after more than a decade with the American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI), where he served as Senior Vice President, Federal Relations. In this capacity, Mr. Perkins was responsible for advocating for the insurance industry before the U.S. Congress and the Presidential administration and federal agencies. He has extensive experience in insurance regulation, tax reform and international financial services issues and he played a key role in securing the industry's priorities in connection with the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010.
Banking & Foreign Relations
Prior to the ACLI, Mr. Perkins served as a senior staff member of U.S. Senate Committees on Banking and Foreign Relations. In these roles, he worked closely with U.S. Treasury and State Department officials and gained expertise in international trade and commerce, including dialogue between the U.S. and EU on financial matters. Mr. Perkins also has significant experience in U.S. and Latin America relations, NAFTA, and international financial institutions.
Mr. Perkins is a member of the Board of Trustees at Freedom House, a U.S. based non-profit organization which advocates abroad for democratic change and human rights.