Ageas appoints new chief risk officer for UK

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Evan Waks will become Ageas UK’s chief risk officer in September.

Waks is an experienced insurance professional with a career spanning 30 years.

He joins from AXA where over 17 years he held a number of roles in finance before becoming chief risk officer. Prior to this, he worked for Fedsure Group, a medium-sized South Africa-based financial services group.

As part of the Ageas executive team, Waks will contribute to the leadership and decision making of the wider UK business as it focuses on its profitable growth.

In his role, Waks will be responsible for risk, compliance, legal and the company secretariat for the UK business.

Andy Watson, chief executive officer of Ageas UK, said: “Evan brings a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to our risk function.”

“His appointment completes the management structure changes I announced at the end of last year and his broad experience within the industry further complements the leadership of our business.”

In joining the Ageas executive team, Waks will take over from company secretary Rosemary Smith, who will retire later this year after more than 40 years with the business.

Watson added: “I would like to thank Rosemary for her commitment and loyalty to the business. As part of the leadership team for many years, she has played an instrumental role in the successful development of Ageas and we wish her well in her well earned retirement.”

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