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Mr Anton van Rossum
Chief Executive Officer

Anton van Rossum chairs the Fortis Executive Committee and is responsible for the day-to-day management of the group, as well as for formulating strategic proposals for discussion and decision-making in the Fortis Board.

In addition to being a Member of the Fortis Board, he is Chairman of the Boards of Fortis Bank, Fortis Insurance and Fortis Inc.

Before his appointment in September 2000, he spent 28 years with McKinsey & Company in a variety of roles in The Netherlands, Scandinavia and Belgium. Since his election as Principal and later as Director of the Firm, he led a large number of consulting assignments, with a primary focus on banking and insurance. He was a co-founder of the Brussels Office of McKinsey and a member of various international committees and European practice groups.

Anton van Rossum obtained a master’s degree in economics and business administration at the Erasmus university in Rotterdam, served in the Dutch army as a staff officer of the Quartermaster General and initially worked for several years in the International Sales division of the Royal Dutch Shell group in London.

He was born in 1945, has a French wife and three children. He holds the Dutch nationality and has lived in Brussels since 1981.

Other functions include:

  • Member of the Board of Trustees and Global Counsellor of The Conference Board
  • Member of the Advisory Council of The Association for the European Securities Industries (APCIMS-EASD)
  • Member of the International Advisory Council of the American European Community Association (AECA)
  • Member of the Advisory Council of the Solvay Business School in Brussels
  • Member of the Management Committee of the Federation of Enterprises in Belgium (FEB)
  • Board member of the Philharmonic Association Brussels