FunctieAs an EU Policy Advisor, you will play a key role in advocating Aegon’s policy objectives to significant external stakeholders and translating EU regulatory and policy developments as part of Aegon’s overall strategic planning.
As an EU Policy Advisor, you will be responsible for maintaining a broad range of contacts in all relevant EU institutions, including at senior levels, including the European Parliament, the European Commission, EIOPA, and others, with a view to gathering upstream information in order to proactively respond to any potential EU measures that would affect Aegon’s regulatory structure or products. You will also develops strategies to proactively advance Aegon’s policies and facilitates EU-U.S. cooperation on financial services issues.
As an EU Policy Advisor, you work closely with counterparts in the U.S. to identify linkages between E.U. and U.S. policy developments with the goal of incorporating such trends into Aegon’s overall regulatory strategic planning.
The EU Policy Advisor reports to the Head of Government and Policy Affairs for Europe, who heads the department of Government & Policy Affairs for Europe comprising [seven (Siebren: zonder mij en plus assistant)] professionals covering both the relationships with financial supervisors, most notably De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) as Aegon’s group supervisor, and Aegon’s policy monitoring and advocacy efforts in Europe. The team was established only last year and still has the dynamics of a new team. The department is part of Aegon’s head office in The Hague and works closely with Aegon’s executives on a broad range of subjects as well as across the functions at the head office and with Aegon’s subsidiaries.
ProfielAs an EU policy Advisor you are comfortable with regular interaction with senior policymakers. Also, you are able to provide analyses with speed and clarity and you are aware of intercultural differences. Last but not least, you establish valuable partnerships with the stakeholders.
Moreover, you have the following qualifications:
- Law degree or master’s degree in International Affairs, Government Studies, Economics, or related field.
- 7 – 12 years working experience of which at least five years of experience working at a relevant EU institution or for a company or organization in a comparable role that deals regularly with EU financial services or regulatory policy issues.
- Thorough and complete understanding of the structure, organization and complexities of the European Commission, European Parliament, EIOPA and other EU institutions, with particular emphasis on financial services policy related to insurance, annuity, savings and investment products and the development and implementation of EU regulations.
- Very good experience in draft a variety of executive-level reports.
- Fluent in English.