(Aegon Headquarters in The Hague, Netherlands. Credit: Aegon)
Aegon (The Hague, Netherlands) has appointed Mark Bloom, from the United States, Global Chief Technology Officer and a member of the company’s Management Committee. Bloom succeeds Brenda Clancy, also from the United States, who is retiring after 39 years with Aegon.
“I’m very pleased that Mark Bloom is joining us as Global Chief Technology Officer, a role essential to both the execution of our strategy and to getting closer to our customers through digital innovation,” says Aegon CEO, Alex Wynaendts. “Mark is highly respected in the industry and has a strong track record in building truly innovative and customer-friendly digital solutions. His experience in the worlds of finance and technology will be a strong asset to the company.”
Aerospace, Defense and Security Background
Bloom has over 29 years of experience in information technology. Most recently he served as Citi’s Global Head of Consumer Digital and Operations Technology. Previously at Citi, he was CIO, Commercial Bank, Mortgage, Retail Partnership Cards, & CitiHoldings. Prior to transitioning into the financial services industry as SVP, Chase Home Finance Technology at JP Morgan Chase, Bloom held roles of increasing responsibility at aerospace, defense and security firms such as GE Aerospace, Lockheed Martin and CACI.
Bloom will be leading Aegon’s global technology initiatives from Baltimore, Maryland. Founded over than 150 years ago, Aegon has operations in more than 20 countries in the Americas, Europe and Asia.