Karien van Gennip

Karien van Gennip (INSEAD MBA ‘95D) serves as the CEO of VGZ, a leading Dutch health care insurer. Karien is passionate about customer experience, innovation, sustainability, diversity, and the future of work.

Karien joined ING Group in the Netherlands in September 2008 as Director of Group Public & Government Affairs. In September 2010, Karien was appointed Director of Private Banking & Investments of ING in the Netherlands. In 2015, she was appointed CEO of ING France.

Karien was elected co-presidente of Financi’Elles in May 2019 and serves on the Board of Directors of INSEAD since February 2019. She is also a Board member of Stiching Oranjefonds since February 2020. From 2012 to 2019, she was a Vice Chair and Board member of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). In 2017 she was a member of the steering committee of the Institut Montaigne publication ‘L’Europe dont nous avons besoin’.

Prior to ING, from 2003 to 2007, Karien served as Secretary of State of Economic Affairs/Minister for Foreign Trade in the Dutch government. She was also a member of the Dutch Parliament from 2006 to 2008. Karien began her career in 1994 as a management consultant for McKinsey&Company in Amsterdam, and later in San Francisco. In 2002, she continued her career with the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM). Karien was previously a member of several Supervisory Boards in the Netherlands (eg. SOS Children’s Villages, Cordaid, Deltares).

Karien is married with four daughters and lives in Paris. She holds a Master degree from Delft University of Technology (1987) and an MBA from INSEAD (1995). In 2008, Karien was elected Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.

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