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14 Jun 2016 - 06:50 CET

NN Group appoints Jan-Hendrik Erasmus Chief Risk Officer

NN Group announces today that Jan-Hendrik Erasmus will be appointed Chief Risk Officer (CRO). He joins NN Group as Member of the Management Board as of 1 September 2016. Jan-Hendrik will succeed Doug Caldwell, who will leave NN Group later this year to pursue his career outside of the company. 

Jan-Hendrik Erasmus (1980, South African and British nationality) is Partner at Oliver Wyman’s Financial Services business, Head of the UK Insurance Practice and a member of the European Leadership Team. Jan-Hendrik joined Oliver Wyman in 2009. His consulting work has predominantly focused on risk, capital and asset-liability management for UK and European insurers. He has more than 13 years financial services experience across insurance, risk and investment management in the UK and internationally.

Jan-Hendrik Erasmus will be responsible for NN Group’s overall risk framework and will directly steer the risk management departments as of 1 October 2016. In this role he will report to Lard Friese, CEO of NN Group.

Lard Friese said: ‘I am very pleased that we have found a strong successor for Doug Caldwell. Jan-Hendrik joins NN Group with extensive international risk and capital management experience. For more than 17 years, Doug has shown strong dedication to ING and NN, its customers, employees and other stakeholders. During these years, he contributed to the success of our company in different management roles within the risk function. Especially in recent years, when NN Group developed into an established stand-alone company, and the EU insurance regulatory regime Solvency II was implemented, Doug’s skills and expertise have been of great value. He is leaving the risk function and the company in solid shape. I am thankful for his work, and wish Doug all the best in his future endeavours.’

Jan-Hendrik Erasmus said: ‘I am looking forward to my new role at NN Group. The company is well-positioned as the European insurance sector enters the important post-Solvency II era.’

Doug Caldwell, Chief Risk Officer of NN Group, said: ‘After many years with ING and NN, during some of the most challenging periods for our sector, I feel the time has come for me to make this change. I much enjoyed being part of NN Group’s journey, and want to thank my many colleagues, both in the Management Board and throughout our organisation, for the pleasant cooperation over the years.’

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  • NN Group profile

    NN Group is an international insurance and asset management company, active in more than 18 countries, with a strong presence in a number of European countries and Japan. With around 11,500 employees the group offers retirement services, insurance, investments and banking to more than 15 million customers. NN Group includes Nationale-Nederlanden, NN and NN Investment Partners. NN Group is listed on Euronext Amsterdam (NN).
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