Erik Van Den Eynden to leave ING Belgium
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 — Brussels - Erik Van Den Eynden, CEO of ING in Belgium will leave the bank on 1 October 2020. Following a 30-year career at the bank, including 3.5 years as CEO, he has taken the decision to continue his career outside ING. Under his leadership, the bank was transformed into an agile organisation that is ready for the future. Van Den Eynden will stay on over the coming months to ensure a smooth transition together with other members of the Executive Committee. CFO Hans De Munck will act as CEO ad interim (subject to any necessary regulatory approval) as of 1 October 2020.
"There is never a good time to say goodbye. But this decision was the result of much consideration. I have used my experience as both a banker and a manager to help ING play a leading role in the banking sector. I look back on my first employer with great pride and gratitude. And I leave ING in a solid position to continue its growth. In this respect, it is a good moment for me to leave the bank. It has been a great journey and I am proud of all our achievements. I thank all my colleagues for their trust and dedication," says Erik Van Den Eynden, CEO of ING in Belgium.
“I have followed Erik Van Den Eynden’s career closely for more than 20 years. From a young management trainee to CEO, Erik has shown drive, agility, empathy and passion for both employees and customers. His decision at 52 to change careers was unexpected. Though the Board of Directors regrets to see him go, we thank him for his great contribution to ING Belgium and wish him all the best for the future,” says Diego du Monceau, Chairman of the Board of Directors at ING in Belgium.
"During his 30 years at ING, Erik has always shown a passion for banking. Erik is known as an authentic leader, sharing his enthusiasm for team achievements and showing his dedication to colleagues and customers. I would like to thank Erik and wish him success in his new journey," says Pinar Abay, head of ING Market Leaders.
Erik Van Den Eynden has been CEO of ING in Belgium since 2017. After joining ING (former BBL) in 1990, he has held various commercial and management positions throughout the bank, including director of a branch district, CEO of ING Insurance and head of MidCorporates & Institutionals.