Aegon appoints new domestic market leader


Allegra van Hövell-Patrizi, with immediate effect, takes control of Aegon in the Netherlands. The appointment of the CEO comes after the departure of Maarten Edixhoven in May.

“I am very grateful for the trust placed in me,” said van Hövell-Patrizi, who has worked at Aegon NV for five and a half years now and was the group’s chief risk officer. “I look forward to joining our colleagues in the Netherlands in their efforts to make the Dutch company more agile and even more customer-focused. “

Meanwhile, the search for a new CRO at the Netherlands-based insurer has started. In the meantime, the responsibility for risk management rests with CFO Matt Rider.

Commenting on van Hövell-Patrizi’s new role, Aegon Group boss Lard Friese said: “We are delighted to have someone of Allegra’s caliber and experience as the new CEO of Aegon. in the Nederlands.

“Allegra has demonstrated that she has the right combination of leadership skills and a deep understanding of our business to lead the Dutch company into the next phase of its transformation. “

Originally from Italy, van Hövell-Patrizi began her career in financial services at McKinsey & Company in 1996. She notably worked for UK asset management firm F&C Investments and UK giant Prudential Plc.

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