Erik Van Den Eynden (aged 49) started his career with ING (then BBL) in 1990 as a management trainee. It was his first job after successfully completing his degree in economics at the University of Antwerp.
Erik Van Den Eynden has a varied career path behind him at ING. By way of a number of managerial commercial functions, he has accumulated years of experience as a banker, close to the customer. In addition, he has also gained international experience in the field of finance and controlling, where he implemented several major change projects. During his employment as a member of the Management Team of the Nationale Nederlanden insurance company, he was responsible for sales, marketing and communication and gained valuable experience with major transformation programmes. Erik Van Den Eynden worked in the Netherlands for a total of eight years.
In 2012, Erik Van Den Eynden took up the post of Head of MidCorporates & Institutionals at ING in Belgium. This is an important strategic and operational function with responsibility for results vis-a-vis customers and employees, in a segment where ING is the market leader in Belgium.
Eric Boyer de la Giroday (Chairman of the Board of Directors of ING Belgium): “I’ve known Erik for a very long time and admire the track record he has achieved in the past twenty-seven years at ING. Erik is a man who doesn’t go for his own personal success, but for that of the people around him. He takes the initiative and does what he promises to do.
That makes Erik the right person to lead ING in Belgium successfully through the transformation and in doing so build the bank of the future. I would also like to thank Rik for his 32 years of dedication to ING and wish him every success with his new challenge.”
Erik Van Den Eynden (Chief Executive Officer ING Belgium): “It is with much enthusiasm and energy that I take on the role of the new CEO of ING in Belgium. We are at the beginning of a major transformation to build the bank of the future and to offer a unique customer experience. The customers can count on me to make this into a success story.
The transformation will have a significant impact on our employees. Therefore, we are currently discussing the accompanying measures with the social partners. I am confident that we will succeed in reaching an equitable agreement. After all, a successful transformation will only be possible if we treat all our employees with due respect.”
Emmanuel Verhoosel will combine his role as Head of Wholesale Banking with that of Head of Midcorporates & Institutionals until a successor is appointed to the latter position.
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