Chief Executive Officer
Gijs started his career in 1996 at ABN AMRO Investment Banking and later on ABN AMRO Private Equity (2000-2007) in direct as well as fund investments in Europe, Brazil (1999-2002) and the USA. He moved to the Insurance industry in 2007 and successfully completed a management buy-out together with a renowned PE Fund as CEO of Fortis Life Ukraine in 2009.
In 2013, he sold the re-branded company Fidem Life after a steep growth path to Aegon Group. Following a role as Executive Committee member of Aegon Continental Europe he took charge of the set-up and management of Aegon Growth Capital in 2016. Gijs has held roles as Limited Partner, General Partner and entrepreneur/owner in the venture capital and PE industry for over 12 years, and served on numerous Supervisory Boards.