The chief executive of insurance group Vivat has resigned with immediate effect after just two months in the job.
Gerard van Olphen took over the helm at Vivat, formerly part of nationalised financial services group SNS Reaal, this summer. He was chief executive of SNS Reaal prior to the sale.
Vivat, whose brands include Zwitserleven, Route Mobiel, Reaal and Proteq Dier & Zorg, was sold to China’s Anbang for €150m earlier this year. Sources told the Financieele Dagbad Van Olphen and the Chinese owners had ‘clashed’.
In a short news release on Monday, Vivat said he had stood down ‘in the interests of the company’. Van Olphen had been expected to lead the ambitious Chinese group’s move into Europe.
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