Aegon announced today that Maarten Edixhoven will step down as CEO of Aegon the Netherlands and member of the Management Board, effective May 11, 2021.
After seven years at Aegon, of which nearly five as CEO of Aegon's Dutch business, Maarten has decided to continue his career outside the organization. Under his leadership, Aegon the Netherlands has become a nimbler and more customer-centric organization.
Lard Friese, CEO Aegon N.V., said: "During his years at Aegon, Maarten has always shown a passion for building a sustainable business. He is known as a compassionate leader, dedicated to our customers and employees. As a member of the Management Board, Maarten made sure to always bring the external perspective to the table. On behalf of all colleagues at Aegon, I would like to thank Maarten for his valuable contributions to our company and wish him all the best in his new role."
"There is never a right time to say goodbye, and I have given this decision a lot of thought. It has been a great pleasure to be part of Aegon, and I am proud of what we have accomplished during the years I had the privilege to lead the Dutch business. I want to thank my colleagues across the whole organization for their support and collaboration over the years and wish them great success for the future," said Maarten Edixhoven.
The process to identify a successor is underway. Further announcements will be made when appropriate.