Passing of Jesus Quintanal, founder of Aegon Spain
April 16, 2020, 17:28 CEST
Aegon mourns the loss of Jesús Quintanal, founder and honorary president of Aegon Spain.
Jesús Quintanal, founder of Aegon Spain passed away on March 31, 2020.
Tomas Alfaro, CEO of Aegon Spain: "Jesús created what is now Aegon in Spain, and laid the foundations for the values of customer service, commercial excellence and genuine concern for the people that cross our path. He was a great friend and he will always be an example and benchmark of professionalism, ethics and responsibility for us all".
Alex Wynaendts, CEO Aegon Group, recalls the perseverance, wisdom and professionalism of someone he is proud to call a "great colleague", who also became a personal friend during the 23 years of working closely together.
Jesús Quintanal, led the entry of the Aegon group in Spain with the acquisition of Seguros Galicia in 1980 and the entire stage of growth between 1987 and 2004. His entrepreneurial character and leadership marked a stage that later led Aegon to become a benchmark in Bancassurance business and Health insurance. Jesús was CEO of Aegon Spain from its origin in 1980 to 2011, later chairman of the board of directors and, since 2018, honorary chairman of the company.
He will be missed and we express our condolences to his wife and family.