BELGIUM – The Belgian Association of Pension Funds in Brussels has appointed Hugo Clemeur as general secretary, replacing Leon Brasseur, who decided last week to leave the association to concentrate on developing his career directly within the pensions industry.

Clemeur, who takes up his new position in May, worked for French insurance and financial group, Axa until march 2000 and is currently a professor and actuary at the Catholic University of Leuven. He is also president of the steering committee for the bancassurance postgraduate course at EHSAL, the Brussels-based school of economics.

Karel Stroobants, president of the ABFP, says that with the appointment of Clemeur, the association is ready to meet the challenges of the new Vandebroucke occupational pensions law in Belgium.