APG Groep (APG) announces today Wim Henk Steenpoorte’s appointment as interim Chief Operations Officer (COO) as of March 1, 2017. Wim Henk Steenpoorte will be temporarily taking on Mark Boerekamp’s key tasks under the ultimate responsibility of CEO Gerard van Olphen.
Wim Henk Steenpoorte (1964) has extensive experience as an executive director in the financial and insurance world. He served as an independent management consultant and supervisory officer from 2015 to 2017. In the period 2001 to 2015, he held various management and board positions at SNS and VIVAT, where he served as a member of the executive board during the last four years of this period (CTO and CEO Insurer). Wim Henk Steenpoorte studied business administration and later received a master’s in information management from the University of Amsterdam. Wim Henk is married with three children.
Gerard van Olphen, Chairman of APG’s Executive Board said: “We are pleased to have been able to manage, in this short time frame, to find an expert executive director to fill this position in an interim capacity. I know him to be a strong and personable team player. His vast knowledge of operations, ICT, customer care, and change management in the financial industry will help us take the next step toward an even more participant and consumer-focused organization.”
Bart le Blanc, Chairman of APG's Supervisory Board, commented: “We went through the procedure for temporarily filling the position of COO quickly and carefully because we feel it is extremely important to ensure the stability and continuity of the management of pension administration and IT. We are fully confident that the appointment of the highly experienced Wim Henk Steenpoorte achieves this.”