Aegon Asset Management has appointed Nicole Grootveld-Sandig as its new chief technology officer.
Reporting to Aegon AM’s global chief administration officer Sander Maatman, Grootveld-Sandig will be responsible for defining and executing its enterprise architecture plans and strategic roadmaps, as well as overseeing its governance activities related to technology design, implementation and information security.
Grootveld-Sandig has over 25 years financial, operations and information technology experience and joins Aegon AM from MN NV, Vermogensbeheer, where she was director investment management services (chief operations officer) for the Netherlands based specialist pensions management company.
At MN she was responsible for strategic steering of its shared service center, consisting of investment operations (including asset servicing, data management, reporting and performance measurement) and functional IT.
Prior to MN, Grootveld-Sandig was COO Netherlands at Cardano Risk Management where she was responsible for its derivative servicing operations, functional and infrastructure IT and its operational risk control framework.
Previous roles have included several senior positions within the financial markets division of ABN Amro in The Netherlands, as executive director (markets NL and asset securitisation operations) and global head of fixed income & treasury product control. She also worked at ABN Amro Bank Canada and started her financial career at Royal Bank of Canada.
Maatman says: ‘Nicole has a wealth of financial services experience with over 25 years of working in the sector particularly in operations and IT, which will prove very valuable, as we continue to build our global asset management business.’