Euler Hermes has appointed Ronald van het Hof chief executive officer of its World Agency activities, effective January 1, 2013. Based in Paris, he will report to Wilfried Verstraete, chairman of Euler Hermes Group.
Van het Hof succeeds Nicolas Delzant, whose appointment as head of region for Euler Hermes France, pending supervisory board and regulatory approval, was announced earlier.
Since 2007 van het Hof has served as chief executive officer of Allianz Nederland Group, with responsibility for non-life and life insurance activities and EUR 5.6 billion in assets under management. In parallel, he was a member of the supervisory board of Mondial Assistance Europe from 2008 -2010, and chairman of the supervisory board of several Allianz insurance entities in The Netherlands. Prior to that he was a member of the management boards of several subsidiaries of Cologne-based Gothaer Insurance Group.
Van het Hof brings to Euler Hermes more than 20 years experience in the insurance sector, including multiple management and supervisory board positions and responsibilities for distribution, marketing, restructuring and sales activities.
He is also active in industry and civic associations including board positions in the Dutch insurance association Verbond van Verzekeraars, where he focused on innovation, digitalization and professional education, and the strategic advisory board to the mayor of the city of Rotterdam.
Euler Hermes World Agency provides multinational corporations with comprehensive trade-supporting solutions such as credit, excess of loss (XoL) and trade finance insurance, and bonding.