APG announced today that Mark Boerekamp, Chief Operating Officer (COO) is to step down from the Executive Board of the APG Group (APG).
Major changes in the area of communications, pension administration, and ICT are nearing completion, giving rise to a new phase within APG. Mark Boerekamp has decided that this is an opportune time for him to explore the next step of his career with a particular emphasis on digital transformation processes, technological developments, and other innovations, whether combined with entrepreneurship, or otherwise.
Significant progress has been made in recent years by Mark Boerekamp and others in laying the basis for reducing the administration costs per participant, creating an “agile” manner of working, plus technological and other innovations such as the Brightlands Smart Services Campus. This is an unique partnership between APG, the province of Limburg, and the University of Maastricht. Mark will continue to support APG in the coming period in the area of innovation and in the further development of the Brightlands Smart Service Campus. APG will nominate Mark as its representative on the Supervisory Board of this campus.
Mark Boerekamp’s tasks on the Executive Board will be performed in the interim by Gerard van Olphen. The Executive Board and the Supervisory Board respect Mark Boerekamp's decision and are grateful for the major contribution he has made to the firm and the achievements over the years under his leadership.
Gerard van Olphen, Chairman of APG’s Executive Board said: “We have made major strides in recent years in making the organization even more participant oriented. Mark’s expertise in the areas of innovation and technology have resulted in greater administrative efficiency and more effective communications with participants. We are thankful to him for his magnificent input over the years.”
Bart le Blanc, Chairman of APG's Supervisory Board, commented: “Since 2012, Mark has inspiringly and successfully headed up the process of upgrading the APG’s pension fund customer operations. We are really delighted with his ongoing involvement in the Brightlands Smart Services Campus and wish him every success in the next phase of his career.”