David Knibbe

Chair and CEO of the Executive Board and the Management Board

(1971, Nationality: Dutch)

Appointed: 2019


David Knibbe was appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and chair of the Executive Board and Management Board as of 1 October 2019. David is responsible for the strategy, performance and day-to-day operations of NN. Previously, he was appointed to the Management Board on 7 July 2014.

From 1 September 2014, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Netherlands. In this role, David was responsible for all insurance and banking business in the Netherlands, and was leading the integration of Nationale-Nederlanden and Delta Lloyd. He has experience in the financial services industry dating from 1997. David is treasurer and member of the board of the Confederation of Netherlands Industry and Employers (VNO-NCW), as well as Member of the Federative Board VNO-NCW and MKB NL.


David holds a master’s degree in Monetary Economics from Erasmus University in Rotterdam (the Netherlands) and completed a general management programme at Harvard Business School (US).


Year Role
2019 CEO NN Group, Chair of the Executive Board and the Management Board NN Group
2014 CEO Netherlands (Nationale-Nederlanden), Member Management Board NN Group
2013 CEO ING Insurance International
2013 Member of the NN Group Operating Committee
2011 CEO ING Insurance Central and Rest of Europe
2010 CEO Corporate Clients at Nationale-Nederlanden
2007 General manager Pensions & Retail Life at Nationale-Nederlanden
2004 Director Disability and Accident Insurance at Nationale-Nederlanden
2002 Managing Director ING Piraeus joint venture in Greece
2000 Head of Investments Central-Holland at ING Bank
1998 Portfolio Manager Institutional Clients at ING Investment Management
1997 Global Management Programme at ING Group