About Maarten de Jeu
An accomplished corporate advisor and business strategy expert, Maarten de Jeu currently serves as Director of Strategy and Corporate Development with Chicago-based Aviva Investors North America, Inc. Utilizing his expertise in management consulting, merger and acquisition assessment, and corporate profitability analysis, Maarten de Jeu has developed a record of successful financial evaluation and business strategy implementation. With Aviva Investors, he has helped grow the life insurance market within the United States and maintained Aviva’s number one market position. Through his executive management role, he has developed a five-year strategy which is projected to double U.S. life insurance sales, generating $50 million in profit.
Prior to serving with Aviva North America in Chicago, Maarten de Jeu acted as Manager and International Consultant of Research and Development with Aviva’s global branch in London. In this capacity, Mr. de Jeu worked with clients from European and Asian countries to assess market profitability and conduct corporate reviews regarding new business initiatives within international markets. Among his significant achievements within Aviva, PLC, he directed size and profit assessments of direct insurance markets in eight European countries leading to a new three billion dollar business opportunity.
Originally from the Netherlands, Maarten de Jeu began his career in executive development with Amsterdam-based TVDK Management Consultants. With corporate clients ranging from Heineken to ABN AMRO, TVDK primarily provides international business strategy and management consulting services. While serving as Senior Associate with the corporate consulting institution, Mr. de Jeu helped streamline operations for a Fortune 500 security solutions firm and develop a business plan to reduce redundant staff and generate a top-line growth of three percent.
Maarten de Jeu is fluent in English and Dutch, and has coordinated business relations in German and French. He is a member of several economic societies within Chicago, including his affiliation with the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, the Economic Club of Chicago, the Finance and International Committee Executives Club of Chicago. He earned his Master of Arts in Public Administration from Leiden University in the Netherlands, and his Executive Master of Business Administration from Oxford University in the United Kingdom.