Ensur, a Belgium based consulting firm with a focus on the insurance industry, has strengthened its Board of Directors with industry veterans Jan Vanhevel and Frank Dausy.
Founded in the summer of 2014 by five experienced professionals, Ensur is a project management and consulting firm with an exclusive focus on the insurance sector. The firm supports organisations in the industry with all facets of their target operating model (TOM), ranging from TOM design and functional blueprinting to the implementation of improvements across front- and back-office functions.
Since its inception Ensur has grown its ranks to a team of 11 professionals, and on the back of its growth ambitions (“becoming the market reference for insurance consultancy”) for the coming years the firm has decided to expand its Board of Directors with two seasoned veterans: Jan Vanhevel and Frank Dausy. “Both Jan and Frank will bring their rich management experience and knowledge of the sector to challenge and contribute to the development of Ensur’s strategy and mission”, says Peter Knaepkens, one of the five co-founders and a former consultant at Projective and PwC. The move, he adds, brings in “top level external expertise and independent advice”, marking a “major step towards sustainable growth”.
Jan Vanhevel is the former CEO of KBC Group and holds a Doctorate in Law and a Master's Degree in Notarial Sciences from K.U.Leuven, a financial management degree from Vlecho and an advanced management degree from INSEAD. He brings in more than 40 years of expertise and insight in the insurance sector. Vanhevel began his career at the Kredietbank in 1971 in the Legal Division and became a member of the Executive Committee of the Kredietbank in 1996 and of KBC Bank and KBC Group in 1998. In 2006 he was appointed CEO of the Division Central- and Eastern- Europe and Russia of the KBC Group. Vanhevel was named CEO of KBC Groep in 2009, a role he held until his retirement in 2012.
Frank Dausy is a senior executive with experience in banking, insurance and at corporate level. He currently holds a position as Investment Principal for France and the Benelux at Germany headquartered Acathia Capital. Before that he built his career at Ageas and its historic predecessors (Fortis, Fortis Bank and Fortis Insurance). His last assignment was as Managing Director Corporate Development at Ageas Continental Europe where he restored the strategic coherence of the portfolio through an active M&A programme. Dausy has been Board Member of insurance activities in the UK, Portugal, Spain, France and the Benelux.
Both Jan Vanhevel and Frank Dausy have joined Ensur as non-executive board members.