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3 April 2017 Read time: 2 minutes
Jan-Michiel Cillessen appointed COO at Van Ameyde
Jan-Michiel Cillessen (41) has been appointed Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Van Ameyde International bv. In this role he also strengthens the Board of Directors. The appointment is related to Van Ameyde’s annual growth of over 15%, as a result of which the Board members portfolios have grown substantially. Beside Jan-Michiel Cillessen, the members of the Board are: Piet Middelkoop (Chairman), Carl Berends and Pieter den Dikken.
Jan-Michiel Cillessen, previously Managing Director Property & Casualty SME at Nationale-Nederlanden, has held a variety of roles in the insurance industry. As a result he has an excellent understanding of the markets in which Van Ameyde operates.
In his role of COO, Cillessen will be responsible for all the operation aspects of Van Ameyde at holding level. This includes the implementation of large and complex international contracts for insurers and risk managers, including the IT aspects. The Director of the Operations Department reports to Cillessen.
Piet Middelkoop, Chief Executive Officer of Van Ameyde, explains the appointment, “The Operations portfolios has been the joint responsibility of myself and my fellow Board member Pieter den Dikken. However, in an organisation growing as fast as Van Ameyde has done, Operations requires full-time attention. Jan-Michiel’s appointment secures this role in the Board of Directors.”