When Hans De Cuyper took up the reins as the new CEO of Ageas, he made some important management changes at the level of the Executive Committee, designed to further strengthen the Group’s focus on Europe and Asia. Filip Coremans was named Managing Director Asia and Antonio Cano Managing Director Europe.
These appointments provide a dedicated regional focus allowing the Group to respond to the different opportunities and challenges arising in the future.
As MD Asia, Filip Coremans will oversee the Asian activities spanning nine markets, as well as continuing his transversal responsibilities for Business & Technology Developments while strengthening the focus on smart synergies. His priorities will include exploring ways to better highlight the intrinsic value embedded in the Ageas Asian franchise, which today makes the largest contribution to our growth. He will build on the Group’s 20 years of experience of working with partners in Asia, further strengthening these relationships to ensure they are future proof. And finally, he will look at future growth opportunities and new growth engines in the Asian market.
As MD Europe, Antonio Cano takes responsibility for the different European activities which includes the three home markets of Belgium, UK, and Portugal. In addition, he will assume transversal responsibilities for Reinsurance and Real Estate. In his new role he will look to increase the collaboration between the different European entities; leverage reinsurance to maximise the capital position of the Group; and look for ways to benefit from the excellent competences and track record of AG Real Estate groupwide.