Alexander Wynaendts

Director at Citigroup

Alex Wynaendts began his career in 1984 with ABN AMRO Bank, working in Amsterdam and London in the Dutch bank's capital markets, asset management, corporate finance and private banking operations. In 1997, Mr. Wynaendts joined Aegon as Senior Vice President for Group Business Development. He was appointed as a member of Aegon's Executive Board in 2003, overseeing the Company's international growth strategy. In April 2007, Mr. Wynaendts was named Aegon's Chief Operating Officer. A year later, he became CEO. Since becoming CEO in May 2008 Mr. Wynaendts has transformed Aegon into a technology driven and agile business. He has simplified and refocused the business, led significant restructurings in its key markets, solidified the Group's capital position and delivered a strong financial performance. At the same time, he has expanded Aegon's business in Asia and in Continental Europe. The company is now well positioned to realize its full growth potential and better meet its customers' increasing needs. He has recently announced that he will retire from Aegon in May 2020 after serving 12 years as CEO. Mr. Wynaendts has been an Independent Director of the Board of Air France-KLM S.A. since May 2016 and the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Puissance B.V. (not listed) since May 2017. He also serves as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. He was educated in France and has a degree in Electrical Engineering from Ecole Supérieure d'Electricité and a degree in Economics from Paris-Sorbonne University.
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