Business Risk Manager


Our organisation

Ageas is a listed international insurance Group with a heritage spanning 190 years. It offers Retail and Business customers Life and Non-Life insurance products designed to suit their specific needs, today and tomorrow. As one of Europe's larger insurance companies, Ageas concentrates its activities in Europe and Asia, which together make up the major part of the global insurance market. It operates successful insurance businesses in Belgium, the UK, France, Portugal, Turkey, China, Malaysia, India, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Singapore, and the Philippines through a combination of wholly owned subsidiaries and long term partnerships with strong financial institutions and key distributors.

Ageas Group Risk is based in central Brussels and is composed of risk officers (M/F) with a variety of technical expertises and backgrounds. Business Risk Management is the linking actor between the Operational Companies and Group Risk for quantitative risk reports and business risk analysis. Within the team Business Risk Management (BRM), Group risk is looking for a Business Risk Manager combining knowledge of the insurance business with strong quantitative risk background & reporting skills able to convert numbers into management information.

Your function

You will be the main bridge between Group Risk and the local companies and their local risk teams:

  • Know the local businesses

    • You understand the functioning of local businesses and foster trusted relationships with the risk teams;

    • You have a good view of the strengths and weaknesses of the local businesses;

    • You have a deep knowledge of the market in which the local entity is operating.

  • Participate in local risk committees

    • You participate in local business risk committees, bringing the group perspective where necessary and capturing the main attention points from local company to the group;

    • Thanks to your contact with multiple local businesses, you create links between the local risk department allowing local businesses to benefit from the best practices within the group.

  • Promote (quantitative) risk reporting from local company to Ageas Group

    • You enhance local expertise on quantitative risk reporting on multiple frameworks, including Solvency II, Free Capital Generation, Risk Appetite;

    • You coordinate interaction with local companies and Group Finance, allowing smooth collection and validation of risk information;

    • You challenge risk results, leveraging on the expertise of the specialised risk officers;

    • You represent local businesses at group level thanks to your ability to distil main messages from numbers reported by local businesses, allowing transparent communication across Group Risk.

  • BRM group role

    • Based on your expertise, you will be responsible for leading or contributing to BRM’s group function, including executing group risk calculations, representing the BRM team in group risk committees, developing a risk opinion on M&A, contributing to group projects.

Your profile

  • You are an actuary or have a master degree in finance or business administration combined with risk/actuarial related trainings;

  • You have more than 7 years of relevant working experience in the insurance industry, preferably some years in quantitative risk management;

  • You master all technical and quantitative aspects of Solvency II. Knowledge of Insurance Accounting and Reporting as well as other valuation and regulation standards (e.g., IFRS17, IAIS International Capital Standards) will make a difference;

  • You have a track-record in building or continuously improving the reporting of (quantitative) risk information;

  • You can demonstrate excellent analytical mind-set and you are passionate about communicating risk insights, allowing to present complex materials in a structured and synthetic way adapted to different audiences;

  • You are aware of cultural differences and are able to work in a team of people with diverse backgrounds, team player building trusted relations with all stakeholders;

  • You are fluent in English, both verbally and in writing. Knowledge of a language spoken in countries where Ageas operates is a plus.

We offer

Ageas values your talent and knows how to reward it. We offer you an attractive salary and fringe benefits. You will work in a stimulating international environment, with numerous opportunities for personal development. You will work independently within a diverse team.