Aegon has appointed Marco Keim as the new CEO of its Netherlands unit and a member of the management board, effective June 1, 2008.

Mr Keim’s appointment is subject to regulatory approval. Since 2002, he has served as CEO of the Swiss Life activities in the Netherlands.

Alexander Wynaendts, chairman-elect of the executive board, said: We’re delighted that Marco will become CEO of Aegon The Netherlands. Over recent years, he has built a strong track record as an executive and has gained a broad knowledge of the insurance industry.

The Netherlands continues to be an important market for us. We have set ambitious growth targets for the Dutch market and we have every confidence that Marco is the right person for this position.