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Jean Hilgers reinforces ING Belgium’s Board of Directors

Jean Hilgers reinforces ING Belgium’s Board of Directors

Brussels – The shareholder of ING Belgium has appointed Jean Hilgers as an independent, non-executive director as of April 22ⁿd, 2024. His mandate runs until 2030.

Jean Hilgers plays a prominent role in finance, banking, insurance and academia, both in Belgium and in Europe. Hilgers is a former Executive Director at the National Bank of Belgium, Senior Consultant at Deloitte and a director at Cofinimmo and AG Insurance, among others. He was a member of the Board of Supervisors of EIOPA, the European insurance and pensions supervisory body, and of the Basle Committee on Banking Supervision. He also served on the executive committee of IAIS, the International Association of Insurance Supervisors. His insights and knowledge are also highly valued in university circles. For instance, he is Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Université Catholique de Louvain, the largest French-speaking university in our country and one of the oldest universities in Western Europe.

"I am delighted to join the board of directors of ING Belgium and contribute to an experienced and enthusiastic team," says Jean Hilgers, "The company's vision, values, long-term strategy and professionalism will serve well in these challenging times for the sector."

"I am looking forward to working with Jean. His extensive background in the sector, his network and outstanding reputation in the local market are important assets for our bank," agrees Peter Adams, CEO of ING in Belgium.

View the full composition of ING Belgium’s Board of Directors here.

About ING

ING Belgium is a universal bank that provides financial services for private individuals, businesses and institutional customers. ING Belgium S.A./N.V. is a subsidiary of ING Group N.V. via ING Bank N.V. (

ING is a global financial institution with a strong European base, offering banking services through its operating company ING Bank. The purpose of ING Bank is empowering people to stay a step ahead in life and in business. ING Bank’s more than 60,000 employees offer retail and wholesale banking services to customers in over 40 countries.

ING Group shares are listed on the exchanges of Amsterdam (INGA NA, INGA.AS), Brussels and on the New York Stock Exchange (ADRs: ING US, ING.N).

Sustainability is an integral part of ING’s strategy, evidenced by ING’s leading position in sector benchmarks. ING's Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) rating by MSCI was affirmed 'AA' in July 2023. As of December 2023, Sustainalytics considers ING’s management of ESG material risk to be ‘strong’. ING Group shares are also included in major sustainability and ESG index products of leading providers Euronext, STOXX, Morningstar and FTSE Russell.



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