TURKEY: Marius POPESCU appointed as NN Hayat ve Emeklilik CEO as of 1 April 2017

NN Group announced that Marius POPESCU (currently CEO of NN Romania) will be appointed CEO of NN Hayat ve Emeklilik Turkey, effective 1 April. He succeeds Frank EIJSINK which was named CEO of NN Life Japan. NN Group pointed out that Marius POPESCU's successor will be announced in due course: "On an interim basis, Mihai MUNTEAN, Chief Sales Officer, will assume responsibility as CEO NN Life Insurance Romania". 

Marius POPESCU joins the Turkish subsidiary after spending 12 years with NN Romania.

Here he held numerous senior roles, including CEO of NN Investment Partners (2008-2010) and CEO of NN Pensions (2010-2013).

He was appointed CEO of NN Romania in 2013 and "since then steered the company in consolidating its leading positions in all three business lines: life insurance, voluntary pension and mandatory pensions".

At the same time, Marius POPESCU holds the position of Vice-president of UNSAR (National Association of Insurance and Reinsurance Companies in Romania) where he leads the Life and Health Section and the Solvency II Commission.

"As CEO of NN Romania, Marius has done a wonderful job, consolidating NN's leadership position in the market. He has successfully built the leading tied agent network and deepened relationships with ING Bank. Presently NN Romania is the leader of the industry, providing financial solutions, life and pensions to more than two million customers. Starting in April, Marius POPESCU will be responsible for NN Hayat ve Emeklilik Turkey and his mandate will be to bring his acquired experience in growing both our life insurance and voluntary pensions businesses to Turkey, and to further improve the customer experience aligned with our global strategy. His deep knowledge of insurance, entrepreneurial spirit and ability to deliver make him the perfect choice for our emerging Turkish business", said Robin SPENCER, CEO International Insurance.

"I enjoyed being part of NN Romania's journey and I want to thank my many colleagues, both in the Management Team and throughout our organisation, for the fruitful cooperation over the years. Without their effort and commitment none of the achievements would have been possible. I am looking forward to my new role at NN Hayat ve Emeklilik Turkey, a company that is well-positioned in a double digit growing market. I hope that together with my new colleagues we will set an innovative and growing course, in an exciting market that requires constant focus on the ability to accelerate", said Marius POPESCU.

NN has had a market presence in Turkey since 2009 and offers mandatory and voluntary pensions and life insurance.

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