PLIA names Loozekoot as new president

THE Philippine Life Insurance Association (PLIA) announced that Hans Loozekoot has been named as President of the association. Mr. Loozekoot is President & CEO of Troo, the life insurance joint venture of Ageas and EastWest Bank.

He succeeds Dr. Olaf Kliesow, who will be moving to Munich, Germany for his new Allianz posting.

Almost 25 years ago, Loozekoot joined Ageas, a listed international insurance group with headquarters in Belgium. For the last 12 years, Hans Loozekoot has worked in Asia.

“Hans will bring his international experience to the PLIA,” said George C. Mina, General Manager of PLIA.

Over the years, Hans Loozekoot has held various senior management positions in the domains of sales, finance and strategy across different businesses of Ageas. In 2007, he moved to Hong Kong as Director of Finance & Reporting of Ageas in Asia.

Two years later, he was assigned to India as Chief Financial Officer of IDBI Federal Life Insurance. After three years, he returned to Hong Kong to take up the posting as Managing Director for Strategy and M&A and as a member of the Management Committee Ageas Asia before coming to the Philippines in 2015.

“It’s an honor to be elected as President of PLIA,” Loozekoot said. “I’m excited to work with other PLIA member companies, the Insurance Commissioner and other stakeholders to further strengthen the life insurance industry”.

Hans Loozekoot is a Dutch national and holds a degree in Economics. Since 2015, he is also a Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Directors in the Philippines.