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Executive Committee

1Erik Van Den Eynden - Chief Executive Officer

Erik Van Den Eynden (aged 49) started his career with ING (then BBL) in 1990 as a management trainee. It was his first job after successfully completing his degree in economics at the University of Antwerp.

Erik has a varied career path behind him at ING. By way of a number of managerial commercial functions, he has accumulated years of experience as a banker, close to the customer. In addition, Erik has also gained international experience in the field of finance and controlling, where he implemented several major change projects for ING. During his employment as a member of the Management Team of the Nationale Nederlanden insurance company, he was responsible for sales, marketing and communication and gained valuable experience with major transformation programmes. He worked in the Netherlands for a total of eight years.

In 2012, Erik took up the post of Head of MidCorporates & Institutionals at ING in Belgium. An extremely competitive segment, where ING is market leader.

On the 1st of March 2017 he succeeded Rik Vandenberghe as CEO of ING Belgium.

Since the 1st of July 2018, Erik Van Den Eynden has taken on ad interim responsibility for Wholesale Banking in Belgium and Luxemburg in addition to his current role as CEO of ING Belgium.

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2Krista Baetens - Chief Risk Officer

career

She started her career in 1995 at Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena in Brussels, and moved to Hong Kong in 1996 as a Prince Albert Fund trainee working for a Belgian family owned private equity fund. She joined ING in Hong Kong in 1998 and held a variety of front office and risk management positions over the next 10 years at ING’s offices in Hong Kong, New York and Amsterdam, notably as Director Transactional Approval, Issuer Risk Management (ING Group) in 2004-2005.

Based in Singapore from 2007 to 2012, she combined the role of Regional Head of Corporate and FI Lending for ING Asia, with the positions of Head of ING Bank Singapore and Head of Network ING South East Asia.

In 2012, she was appointed Head of Commercial Banking in Italy, where she served until 2015, when she was appointed Global Head of the Specialized Financing Group of ING.

She has received a number of awards including ING’s Global Engaging Leadership Award and nominations for ING bank-wide best practices. She was also conferred the “Laureat of Prince Albert Fund” title for her contribution to international business development in Belgium. Most recently, she qualified as a business and personal coach. She is one of the executive sponsors of the Orange Bike program in Asia, successfully launched in 2013.

education

Krista (Singapore, 1970) holds a Master of Arts degree in Law from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.

in charge of:

  • Risk Management

3Philippe Wallez - Head of Retail and Private Banking

career

He began his career in 1989 as product manager at Unilever where he held various office in sales and marketing. In 1998, he
joined Norsk Hydro Group as General Manager Marketing Europe.

In 2000, he joined ING as Head of the Marketing Intelligence department. He moved in 2003 to the position of Retail & Private Banking Manager for the region of Namur-Luxembourg-Brabant Wallon. From 2006 to 2012 he served as General Marketing Manager. In 2012, he was appointed General Manager ING Private Banking for ING Belgium.

Since 2015, he is also President of the UBA (Unie van Belgische Adverteerders/Union Belge des Annonceurs). In 2016, he has been
awarded with the title of Master Marketer.

education

Philippe (1964, Belgium) holds a degree in Engineering from the UCL (Université Catholique de Louvain) and an MBA from the University of Western Ontario in Canada.

in charge of:

  • Retail & Private Banking
  • MidCorporates activities in Belux (ad interim since the 1st of July 2018)

4Frank Stockx - CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER

CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER

Career

Frank Stockx (10 June 1969) began his career at BBL in 1994. As from 1997 until 2000 he worked on the euro introduction project. In 2001 he became Business Change Director of Service Center Securities & Financial Markets. Between 2004 and 2007 he held various positions at ING Bank in the Netherlands, including in the department Ops & IT Banking. In 2007 he became Head of Domestic Transformation Program at ING Belgium, where he was subsequently appointed Head of Transformation Office.

On 1 January 2011 Frank Stockx was appointed Head of Information Technology within the Executive Committee of ING Belgium. On 1 July 2013, he succeeds Rik Vandenberghe at the head of ProductManagement & Client Services.

Education

Frank Stockx holds a master in Commercial Engineering, International Business from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (1992). He also obtained an additional degree in International Relations at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (1993). In 2006, he completed the General Management Program at Insead.

In charge of:

  • Presently he is part of the Executive team of ING Belgium as Chief Operations Officer

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5Johan Kestens - CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER

CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER

Johan Kestens (1963, Belgian) has a degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Gent and a Master in Business Administration from the Vlerick School for Management. He began his career in 1989 as a Consultant with Bureau Van Dijck. From 1990 to 1999, he worked as a Business Analyst at McKinsey & Company. From 1999 to 2001, he was General Manager at Almanij. From 2001 to 2007, he was head of Marketing and a member of the Executive Committee at Swift. From 2007 to 2009 he managed the Financial Services business line for SAP. From February 2009 to the end of January 2014, he led the Benelux Financial Institutions team at A.T. Kearney. He has been Head of Information Technology Services (ITS) and a member of the Executive Committee at ING Belgium since 1 February 2014.

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6Tanate Phutrakul - Chief Financial Officer

Tanate Phutrakul (1965, Thai) obtained a Master of Chemical Engineering from Imperial College London in 1984, and also achieved a Master of Business Administration from Harvard in 1991.

He began his career with Finance One PLC in 1991. In 1998, he started working for the ING Group as Managing Director of ING Barings Securities Thailand Limited. He left this position in 2003, first joining DBS Thai Danu Bank PLC as Managing Director, Commercial Banking Group, then moving to TMB Bank PLC as Co-Head, Corporate and Investment Banking Division, later becoming the bank's CFO.

In 2008, he rejoined the ING Group as Chief Financial Officer, Operations and IT Banking Division, becoming Chief Financial Officer, Retail Banking International, in 2012. He moved on from this role on 31 December 2014 to take up the reins as Chief Financial Officer of ING Belgium SA/nv.


In charge of:

  • Finance,
  • Facility Management,
  • Procurement,
  • Tax Departement.

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