Koen is a management executive with 25+ years’ cross-cultural experience across Europe (Belgium, Luxembourg, Greece, Netherlands, Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria) in strategy, operations and IT, with specific expertise in insurance, pension and shared services industry. He demonstrated leadership in budget management and team leadership (up to 1000 FTE). He leveraged process improvement (Lean, Six Sigma) to drive business turnaround and capture market share.
Koen lived in Romania from 2006 till 2012 and worked as Chief Operating Officer for ING Asigurari de Viata (Bucharest) where he set up ING Fond de Pensii, and later on General Manager ING Service Center Europe (Cluj-Napoca), a shared service center that centralized the operational, financial and risk processes for Central Europe in ING.
Previously Koen worked as COO in ING Greece where he turned around the Health business. Prior he held several positions in ING Insurance in Belgium.
In 2012 he relocated to Budapest as COO for ING Insurance Hungary. Today he is focused on advice and interim management in Romania.
Koen holds a Master degree in Mathematics from Antwerp University and a Master degree in Actuarial Sciences from Brussels University. Further he graduated from the executive MBA program, Bled School of Management, Slovenia.
His outside interests are golf, travel, philosophy and gastronomy.