Johannes Antonius Nijssen is a graduate of Erasmus University, Business Econometrics Department in Rotterdam. He began his professional career in 1978 at Nationale Nederlanden, where he held various roles. In 1992, he was appointed General Manager of NN Life Company. After the merger of NMB with Postbank, NN was renamed ING, and Mr. Nijssen was appointed Executive Board Member of ING Netherlands and ING Europe. He served as the Global President of Pension at ING Group and as CEO of Central Europe Insurance. Subsequently, Mr. Nijssen became a partner at Netspar (ThinkTank NETwork Studies Pensions).