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Gilke Eeckhoudt was appointed Chief Development and Sustainability Officer (CDSO) in September 2021, with responsibility for leading all transversal business initiatives for the Ageas Group within Business Development, Technology Development & Sustainability and supporting the Groupwide implementation of Impact24. She is a member of the Ageas Management Committee.

Prior to this she held the position of Group Strategy and Corporate Affairs Director where she was tasked among other things with leading a group-wide think tank “Think 2030” and spearheading the development of Ageas’ new long-term sustainable growth strategy “Impact24”.

Gilke began her career in 1997 at ASLK bank and Fortis bank in Belgium, where she held several key management roles in Sales and Marketing. In 2006 she was appointed Director Marketing and Communications.

In 2010 she joined Fortis Insurance as Head of Branding and Advertising to create a new identity and positioning as “Ageas” in the international insurance market. Two years later she became Corporate Communications Director.

Gilke holds a master’s degree in Business Economics from the University of Ghent and a Diploma in Global Business from the University of Oxford, where she is currently studying for a masters in Practical Ethics