Aegon Appoints Global Head of Government and
Policy Affairs

Aug 25, 2016, 02:00 ET from United Business Media

Aegon NV appoints Michael F. Consedine as Global Head of Government and Policy Affairs,
 overseeing all aspects of the company's government relations in Europe, the Americas and

    Mr. Consedine brings together the U.S. and European Government Affairs teams under one
organization to further increase transparency and optimize Aegon's engagement with
policymakers around the globe.

    20-years industry experience

    Mr. Consedine joined Transamerica
[ ] early in 2015,
and has spent his 20+year career in the insurance industry, as a regulator, policy advisor
and counsel. Most notably, he served as the Insurance Commissioner for the Commonwealth of
Pennsylvania from 2011 to 2015.

    In addition, Mr. Consedine  served as President-Elect and in other officer positions
within the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), during which time he
chaired a number of NAIC committees focused on matters of international and domestic
relevance for the U.S. insurance sector.

    In 2011, he was named by the U.S. Treasury Department as a member of the Federal
Advisory Committee on Insurance, charged with advising the Federal Insurance Office on
domestic and international insurance policy.

    Mr. Consedine also served as a U.S. representative on bi-lateral discussions with the
European Union on mutual recognition of each jurisdiction's insurance systems and was an
Executive Committee member of the International Association of Insurance Supervisors.
Prior to his time as Commissioner, Mr. Consedine was a Partner and Vice-Chair of Saul
Ewing LLP's Insurance Practice Group.

    Alex Wynaendts
[ ], CEO of
Aegon NV stated: "We are delighted that Michael has assumed this new global role. As a
worldwide company we serve 30 million customers in over 20 countries, and although the
environments in which we operate are very different, our approach to ensuring transparency
is the same.

    "We are committed to an open and interactive dialogue with those whose decisions
impact our ability to deliver the trusted solutions our customers desire and require for
their long-term financial security."

    About Aegon

    Aegon's roots go back more than 170 years - to the first half of the nineteenth
century. Since then, Aegon has grown into an international company, with businesses in
more than 20 countries in the Americas, Europe and Asia. Today, Aegon is one of the
world's leading financial services organizations, providing life insurance, pensions and
asset management. Aegon's purpose is to help people achieve a lifetime of financial
security. More information on [ ].    
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