Drs. Cees SchrauwersChairman of the Commission
Drs. Schrauwers [Cees] is a Dutch economist with over forty years' experience in financial services. He has served as Managing Director of Aviva International, CGU Insurance and Commercial Union covering both the general insurance and life sectors. He was instrumental in the mergers with General Accident and Norwich Union which resulted in the creation of Aviva plc. Following the mergers he was appointed Managing Director of Aviva International, gaining valuable experience in dealing with regulators across the globe, including North America. Prior to this, he was a Partner with Coopers & Lybrand in charge of its insurance consultancy practice. He has served as Chairman of Drive Assist Holdings Limited, Senior Independent Director of Brit Insurance Holdings Plc. and Brit Syndicates Limited, Non-Executive Director of Canopius Holdings UK Limited and Canopius Managing Agents Limited, Director of Munich Re (UK) Plc and as a Senior Independent Director of Record Plc for nine years. He was also formerly an Independent Director at the Scottish Widows Group. He is currently Chairman and Commissioner of the Guernsey Financial Services Commission. Cees was appointed as a Commissioner in 2008 and Chairman in 2012 and is also a Non-Executive Director of China Taiping Insurance (UK) Company Limited. He was educated at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Nautical College Den Helder. He lives with his wife near London.