Country: Belgium
Net premiums written 1999: $671m (£471.6m)

Head office:
Rue Royale 20
Brussels 1000
Tel. +32 2 510 52 11
Fax +32 2 510 56 26

Year established: 1990 as Fortis

Main classes of business: Life and non-life (accident & health, motor, fire), bancassurance

Chief officer: Anton van Rossum
Biography: Anton van Rossum was director of McKinsey & Company Inc.

He was elected principal in 1980 and he transferred to Belgium to help found the Brussels office. Van Rossum was elected director in 1987 and he has been managing director of the Brussels office between 1992 and 1999.

Key insurance personnel:
Hans Bartelds and Maurice Lippens, chairmen
Anton van Rossum, CEO
Herman Verwilst, Deputy CEO
Gilbert Mittler, CFO

Members of Executive Committee:
Jozef De Mey, insurance intermediaries customers, Belgium and international
Carlo de Swart, insurance intermediaries customers, the Netherlands
Karel De Boeck, network banking customers
Filip Dierckx, merchant banking customers
Joop Feilzer, private banking and asset management customers