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).
In 2012 he relocated to Budapest as COO for ING Insurance Hungary. Afterwards he was COO for Fidea (Anbang Insurance Group) in Belgium. He is member of the board of directors of the Federation of Belgian Chambers of Commerce.
In 2019 he moved back to Romania where he established Frumoro, a business focused on traditional Romanian handcraft. Koen holds a master’s degree in mathematics from Antwerp University and a master’s 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.