Global CEO & Interim Head of Europe
With almost 20 years of experience in international finance and investment management, Bas joined Aegon in June 2019 as Chief Executive Officer of Aegon Asset Management and member of Aegon's Management Board.
Born in The Netherlands and educated in The Netherlands and the U.S., Bas worked for ING Investment Management Americas from 2000 to 2013 holding several management positions, from US Head of Distribution to Global Head of the Client Group and member of the Management Committee. In 2013, following an IPO of ING's US businesses, Bas was appointed Global Head of the Client Group and member of the Management Committee of VOYA Investment Management. In 2016 Bas joined PGIM as Managing Director and has held the position of Global Head of the Client Advisory Group for PGIM Fixed Income and Global Head of the Institutional Relationship Group at PGIM.
Bas holds a law degree from the University of Amsterdam School of Law with a specialization in tax law and an Executive MBA from the New York University Stern School of Business. He is a member of the Leadership Council of AmeriCares, a health focused relief and development not-for-profit organization, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Netherlands-America Foundation.