Gerke Witteveen becomes CEO of NN Pensii

Gerke Witteveen becomes CEO of NN Pensii

Gerke has a valuable experience of almost 20 years in finance

Gerke Witteveen is appointed CEO of NN Pensii SAFPAP S.A. starting 9 October 2023. Gerke takes over from Andreea Pipernea, who led NN Pensii SAFPAP S.A. for the past six years and who will pursue new professional and entrepreneurial opportunities outside NN.

Gerke has a valuable experience of almost 20 years in finance. In the last seven years, he was CFO of NN Asigurari de Viata and is a member of the board of directors of NN Asigurari since 2020. At the same time, he has also been vice-president of The National Association of Insurance and Reinsurance Companies in Romania (UNSAR) since 2017 until now and is a board member of The Netherlands Romanian Chamber of Commerce (NRCC).

Since joining NN, Gerke Witteveen has strengthened the finance area of the company and contributed the digital transformation of NN, as part of its strategy to become the digital insurer of the future. He has been involved in various projects, most notably the implementation of the IFRS17 financial reporting standard.

"Moving forward, as CEO of NN Pensii I will continue the company’s development of operational excellence and consolidation of its investment strategy through which we support more than 2 million Romanians to save for retirement through Pillar II. The coming years will bring increased attention to sustainable investment policies aligned with ESG standards - Environmental, Social, Governance. Another key priority will be to accelerate digitalization with the aim to provide participants a simple and fast experience when interacting with their mandatory private pension fund", said Gerke Witteveen.

About NN Romania

NN is the first international life insurance company to enter the Romanian market, in 1997, and has been active in the private pensions segment for 15 years, being a leader in its markets. At the same time, NN also expanded in recent years into the health and home insurance segments in Romania. NN currently has 500 employees and 1,600 financial consultants and managers in its sales force and supports over 2.3 million insurance and pension clients, a quarter of Romania's working population, to protect what matters most to them.

NN Romania is part of the NN Group, a financial services company with a history of more than 175 years of international operations and a strong presence in 11 countries, with a total of more than 16,000 employees and over 20 million clients. NN Group has been listed on Euronext Amsterdam since 2014 and has the ambition to be an industry leader, known for our customer engagement, talented people, and contribution to society.