Aegon to appoint Deborah Waters as Chief Technology Officer

Aegon to appoint Deborah Waters as Chief Technology Officer

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Aegon announced today that Deborah Waters (54, American) will be appointed as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and member of the Management Board of Aegon N.V. effective February 7, 2022.

Deborah Waters joins Aegon from Citigroup Inc., where she held various technology leadership positions. Most recently she served as Citi's Global Head of Private Bank Operations and Technology. Additionally, Deborah was the Head of Inclusion and Diversity for Citi’s Institutional Client Group Operations and Technology.

"We are very pleased that Deborah is joining our Management Board as Chief Technology Officer," said Aegon CEO Lard Friese. "Her broad experience in operations and technology, and her collaborative leadership style will be a great help in transforming our business.”

Deborah Waters has been with Citi for over 25 years. Prior to her current role, she led Client Centric and Equities Technology, supporting the Equities, Research, Commercial Bank, Citi Velocity, and Markets Sales businesses. She also served as the Chief Operating Officer for the Markets Technology organization during her tenure. Before moving to Markets Technology, Deborah Waters managed Markets and Operational Risk Technology for the organization where she started as a developer of Risk solutions.

Prior to Citi, she spent five years in the aerospace industry working for GE and Lockheed Martin. Deborah Waters has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Penn State University, and an MBA from Temple University.

The appointment to the Management Board is subject to regulatory approval.

Aegon's previous Chief Technology Officer, Mark Bloom, stepped down on June 1, 2021.