Benoît Legrand (49) began his career as an
investment banker at Bank Bruxelles Lambert in 1994, before it became
ING Belgium. He rejoined the Group a few years later, after founding his
own start-up company in retail distribution.
Benoît has an extensive international experience
within the ING Group having worked in Investment Banking, Retail and Private Banking
covering diverse areas such as Marketing, Sales, Branch Distribution and
Product Management in Belgium, Singapore, Poland, the Netherlands and France.
In 2007 he was appointed to the Executive Board
of ING Nederland where he lead the total make-over of Private Banking and
Securities and took an active part in the merger of Postbank and ING Bank.
He was appointed CEO of ING
Direct France in 2010 and Country CEO ING France in 2013, after merging all retail,
commercial banking and real estate activities in France into one single
In 2015, Benoît has been
appointed President of ING Bank France and Global Head of FinTech and subsequently
CEO of ING Ventures, ING’s EUR 300m Corporate Venture Capital arm, being
instrumental in ING’s innovation leadership.
Since January 2018, Benoît is
ING’s Chief Innovation Officer.
Benoît graduated in Economics from Catholic
University of Leuven and in International Relations from the London School of
Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Benoît.