Mr. J.P.M. (Jos) Baeten (born 1958) studied law at Erasmus University Rotterdam and started his career in 1980 when he joined Stad Rotterdam Verzekeringen, one of a.s.r’s major predecessors; he was appointed CEO of Stad Rotterdam in 1999. He then joined the Board of Directors of Fortis ASR Verzekeringsgroep N.V., becoming Chairman of the Board of De Amersfoortse Verzekeringen in June 2003. In 2005, he was appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors of Fortis ASR Verzekeringsgroep. He has served as the Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO of a.s.r. since January 2009.
Jos Baeten is a member of the general meeting of the Dutch Association of Insurers, Vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Committee of Gemiva-SVG Groep, an organization providing support to the disabled, and Chairman of the Supervisory Committee of Stichting Rotterdamse Schouwburg (Rotterdam Theatre). In addition, he sits on the General Administrative Board of the Confederation of Netherlands Industry and Employers (VNO-NCW) and is a member of the Advisory Board of ROC Midden-Nederland vocational college.