Ageas UK, one of the largest personal lines insurers in the UK, has nominated Nerissa Naidu as an independent non-executive director for its board.
Naidu has served as a board member of several businesses globally over the last five years and has filled numerous senior executive roles. She is experienced in advising on ESG, technology enablement, and revenue generation strategies as businesses grow.
Naidu was selected as a Young Global Leader in the World Economic Forum in 2019, and subsequently elected to its Advisory Group, including chair of the diversity, equity, and inclusion sub-committee in 2021. She was also featured in the Financial Times as a leader to watch.
Commenting on her new role, Naidu said: “Ageas is embarking on an exciting journey in an ever-changing social and digital environment. I am pleased to be a part of this experienced team that is redefining its business to continue to support its customers in their most vulnerable moments.”
Ageas UK board welcomes new member
Ageas UK chief executive Ant Middle has welcomed Naidu to the UK board, saying: “It’s great to welcome Nerissa to the Ageas UK Board, bringing her extensive experience of digital strategy transformation and growing businesses as we continue our growth journey in the personal lines market. I look forward to leaning into Nerissa’s passion for diversity, equity, and inclusion and the value this will add to our approach at Ageas UK.”
Alison Platt, chair of the Ageas UK board, added: “It’s great to have attracted someone with Nerissa’s skills and experience to our UK board.”
Naidu replaces Greg Ball, whose tenure with Ageas recently ended.
Middle commented: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank Greg for his loyal and valued contribution to Ageas over the last nine years.”
Platt added: “Replacing Greg was always going to be a challenge, and I’m delighted we’ve been able to further develop the board’s breadth with Nerissa’s appointment.”