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FORTIS (BE) - Retirement announced of architect of IT integration at Fortis Bank Belgium

09-07-2005 08:47 AM CET | IT, New Media & Software

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Retirement announced of architect of IT integration at Fortis Bank Belgium

Jean-Pierre Cardinael, Director of Fortis Bank, has today announced that he will resign his directorship and retire on 1 January 2006, having reached the age of 63. Jean-Pierre Cardinael began his career at ASLK in 1973.

Herman Verwilst, Chief Operating Officer van Fortis says: ´We thank Jean-Pierre for his years of commitment, particularly to our very rapidly evolving IT activities. His contribution as the architect of the successful integration of the IT systems of the former ASLK and Générale de Banque into Fortis Bank in 2001 marked a milestone in the bank´s history.´

Jean-Pierre Cardinael joined ASLK as a computer specialist in 1973. After a career of 20 years, he took a seat on the Management Committee in 1993, with responsibility for Human Resources, IT and Buildings. Following the integration with Générale de Banque in 1999, he was appointed a Director of Fortis Bank, with responsibility for IT, Facilities and Purchasing.

Jean-Pierre Cardinael is a professor at the Institut d´Informatique at the Notre-Dame de la Paix University in Namur.

Fortis is an integrated financial services provider active in the fields of banking and insurance. With a market capitalization of EUR 30.1 billion (31/08/2005) and around 55,000 employees, Fortis ranks in the top 20 of European financial institutions. In its home market, the Benelux countries, Fortis occupies a leading position which it aims to develop and bolster. Fortis is drawing on the expertise it has acquired in its home market to realize its European ambitions via growth platforms. Fortis also operates successfully worldwide in selected activities. In specific countries in Europe and Asia it effectively exploits its know-how and experience in bancassurance. Fortis is listed on the exchanges of Amsterdam, Brussels and Luxembourg and has a sponsored ADR programme in the United States. More information is available on

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