Banking and insurance coverage group KBC has an enormous, sprawling household: 41,000 workers and 12 million purchasers unfold throughout Belgium, Czechia, Slovakia, Hungary and Bulgaria.

CEO: Johan Lema

The person on the helm is chief government Johan Lema, who has years of expertise within the monetary sector, together with technique, merger and acquisitions, gross sales, banking, asset administration, and personal fairness.

KBC Asset Administration NV (KBC AM) acts because the group’s funding arm, working with retail and institutional purchasers, growing merchandise for intra-group distribution, and offering funding fund gross sales and advisory assist.

KBC AM’s motto of “Everybody invested on a regular basis” begins with the 293 workers on the Brussels-based workplace. The corporate prioritises the well being, wellbeing, and work-life steadiness of its workers because the surest path to enterprise success. The proficient workforce pulls collectively to make sure correct asset allocation in managed funds and portfolios.

KBC AM strives for optimum investor participation by decreasing threshold necessities and specializing in digitalisation. The KBC digital assistant, dubbed KATE, helps purchasers to navigate funding choices on digital channels, which account for greater than half of KBC funding plan gross sales. KBC AM was the primary Belgian asset supervisor to launch a fund with an funding technique is pushed by AI software program. As of the tip of 2021, it reviews €236bn in AUM.

Lema began his skilled profession in 1996 with the previous Kredietbank, which later grew to become KBC Group. He has beforehand held the roles of enterprise improvement supervisor at KBC Asset Administration and senior funding supervisor at KBC Personal Fairness.

In 2004, he moved to the technique and enlargement division, turning into head of Group Company Improvement in 2006, answerable for managing KBC Group’s enlargement in Central Europe. In 2008, he was appointed to the place of GM of Group Technique and Company Improvement. In 2010, he was appointed CEO of KBC Asset Administration Group worldwide. In 2012, he joined the administration committee of Enterprise Unit Belgium, with duty for buyer assist retail, and personal banking and enterprise purchasers.

In September 2017, he was appointed CEO of KBC Asset Administration Group worldwide. Johan Lema holds varied mandates in funding administration subsidiaries of the KBC Group, and is the president of BEAMA, the Belgian Asset Managers Affiliation, and a member of FEBELFIN, the Belgian monetary sector federation.