René Steenhart Managing Director Business Improvement and Change

Published on: 30 April 2020

René Steenhart (56) has been appointed Managing Director Business Improvement and Change at APG, the largest pension provider in the Netherlands, as of 1 May 2020. In this role he will be responsible for managing the total and integrated Change organization for APG for the benefit of Participant & Employer Services, Pension Fund Services and Staff departments. René will, among other things, be involved in the further implementation of Value Streams within APG. He will also lead the transformation to the new way of working.


Over a period of more than 20 years, René has held various senior management positions at Rabobank in complex, international environments. In these roles, he has gained extensive experience in leading large-scale change programs at the intersection of Operations, IT, Finance and Risk. Rene was appointed Director of Operations Wholesale & International, CIOO Asia & North America in 2008. Between 2015 and 2018, he was also CEO of RaboHypotheekBank. His last positions before his appointment at APG were Director Operations Finance Private Individuals and Companies and CFRO / COO at RaboGroenBank. René followed various courses in the field of IT and management and in 2006 obtained an Executive MBA at Nijenrode University. René is married and has four children.