Executive Board

The Executive Board of VIVAT NV will focus on managing strategic changes at VIVAT and its brands and improving and monitoring the financial performance and risk profile of VIVAT at a consolidated level.

The Executive Board of VIVAT NV is composed of the following persons:

  • Tom Kliphuis, Chief Executive Officer
  • Yinhua Cao, Chief Financial Officer
  • Angelo Sacca, Chief Strategy & Commercial Officer
  • Stefan Spohr, Chief Operating Officer

They will also compose the statutory boards of SRLEV NV and Proteq Levensverzekeringen NV (both Life & Pension risk bearers).

Tom Kliphuis

Chief Executive Officer

Tom Kliphuis (1964) started as CEO of VIVAT in April 1, 2020. Prior to his appointment, he was the chairman of the Board of Directors for the Coöperatie VGZ since 2014. Tom started his career at ING / Nationale Nederlanden and worked in various management positions. From 2000 to 2011, he was responsible for the insurance and pension activities at ING Insurance respectively Mexico, Chile and Central and Southern Europe. Kliphuis was CEO Insurance at ING Benelux from 2011 to 2013.

Yinhua Cao

Chief Financial Officer

Yinhua Cao has a bachelor’s degree in International Finance from the Shanghai University of Economics and Finance. Mr. Cao started his career in financial service sector at PwC in 1998. He was the lead audit partner for large insurance companies and asset management companies, and as the lead partner, he was also involved in various finance and solvency consulting programs for insurers. His last position with PwC was the Partner of the Financial Service Group. At Anbang, Mr. Cao commenced as managing director of Anbang Asset Management Hong Kong and Finance Director of the Anbang Insurance Group.

Angelo Sacca

Chief Strategy & Commercial Officer

Angelo Sacca holds a Master’s Degree in Corporate Communications with Economics from Università degli Studi in Siena and is a certified Chartered Financial Analyst. Formerly a Manging Director in the Athora M&A team, he has led the management of the VIVAT transaction for Athora. Previously, he worked in the Financial Institutions Group at the M&A division of UBS and Greenhill & Co and as a Credit Analyst in the European insurance team of Standard & Poor’s credit ratings. In the early part of his career, Mr Sacca worked as management consultant with a focus on the financial services industry.

Stefan Spohr

Chief Operating Officer

Stefan Spohr holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics & Political Science from Indiana University, Bloomington and a Master’s Degree from Columbia University, New York. Previously, he was CEO Insurance Operations at Athora Germany. Mr Spohr has significant operational and financial services experience garnered over many years as the Global Head of Industries at Willis Towers Watson, CEO UK & Ireland at BearingPoint and Partner at A.T. Kearney.

Annemarie Mijer-Nienhuis

Annemarie Mijer-Nienhuis will take up the position of Chief Risk Officer of VIVAT NV with effect from 1 July.