AEGON has appointed two key executives in its management team including Michiel Katwijk as chief financial officer (CFO) for the Americas and Darryl Button as executive vice president, head of the corporate financial center, effective from September 2012.

Presently, Button is acting as CFO of AEGON Americas and will relocate to Hague to lead the various financial functions such as finance, treasury, tax and actuarial functions, performed at the corporate center, the underwriter said.

According to the Netherlands insurer, Katwijk will relocate to Baltimore, Maryland, US, where he will report to Mark Mullin, CEO of AEGON Americas and a member of the management board.

Katwijk has been working with AEGON for 20 years and had held numerous management position including group treasurer and more recently as head of the corporate financial center.

AEGON N.V CFO Jan Nooitgedagt said, "Leveraging our strong capabilities across our organization is central in our strategy and essential to our ambitions to become a leader in our chosen markets in the coming years."