Marjo Vissers Appointed as CEO Coöperatie VGZ
14-07-2022 Coöperatie VGZ announced on 14 July that Marjo Vissers has been appointed as CEO and chairman of the Executive Board.
Marjo Vissers has been employed by VGZ since 2011. She was the division chair of healthcare since 2014 until she was appointed Chief Health Officer (CHO) in 2021. In the latter role, she was responsible for the healthcare and healthcare procurement portfolio (Zvw and Wlz) and the day-to-day management of the organization in this area. Vissers already temporarily took over the role of CEO from Karien van Gennip, who took up the position of Minister of Social Affairs and Employment on 10 January 2022. The Dutch Central Bank has approved her definitive appointment.
Marjo Vissers: 'Healthcare in the Netherlands faces an enormous challenge. And we can only meet that challenge together. To keep healthcare accessible, we must work with the healthcare field to find smart solutions to relieve healthcare staff and increase their job satisfaction. That means an acceleration of appropriate care, including through a transformation to digital where possible. In addition, we are working on a shift from care to health and care. This also requires connection and cooperation with other social partners. I am proud that as CEO I can work together with all my colleagues to make the Netherlands healthier and future-proof healthcare for everyone.'
Ron Icke, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, is pleased with the appointment of Marjo Vissers. 'Marjo Vissers is known for her passion for improving healthcare. From the start she was one of the drivers of the sensible care strategy and the experience network that VGZ built around this with frontrunners in care. Together with them, the transformation to sensible, appropriate care in the Netherlands has been put on the map. Marjo Vissers also played a pioneering role in the development of the cooperative's renewed strategy. The Board sees the definitive appointment of Marjo Vissers as a catalyst for the successful implementation of this strategy.'
Visser's old position, that of Chief Health Officer, is currently being filled by Cas Ceulen on an interim basis. The procedure for the definitive filling of this position is in the final phase.