Van Dessel

Asinta Partner

Johan Degryse

Total clients served 32,000

Total employees represented 500,000

Van Dessel specializes in employee benefits in Belgium. They are an independent, family-owned employee benefits consultancy established in 1946. Van Dessel is the fourth largest insurance broker in Belgium providing companies and individuals tailor-made insurance solutions and risk-control advice (life and in non-life benefits). Specializing in transport, logistics, building companies and IT-services, Van Dessel is also well known for its self-labeled insurance products – VD Manager Solutions, VD Sports Solutions, and VD Horeca Solutions.

The Life-team at Van Dessel has 18 staff members who offer employee benefit programs (pension build-up, life insurance and disability coverage) to big and small enterprises. The company employs 215 people in five locations over Belgium, with one location in Luxembourg and another in Slovakia.

Johan Degryse

Van Dessel

Misstraat 112,



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Johan loves to listen to his clients’ plans and help them reach their business objectives.

Together with his colleagues, Johan tries to find the most adequate answer to help clients with the fulfillment of their goals for employee benefits in Belgium. This involves tailor-made risk coverages as well as newly designed reward programs, always taking in account the client’s financial and legal limits. He has a very tight relationship with his clients’ management teams, who see him as an important business advisor.

Johan has 30 years of experience in all areas of the insurance industry. His specialty is life insurance and he completed several courses at Catholic University of Leuven in this area. He completed the course “Leergang Pensioenrecht” (pension law course) in 2009, and since then, he attends the semi-annual update sessions at the university. Johan began his career as an insurance inspector at KBC and went into the broker’s market in 1993. He was an independent broker, leading his own company from 1997 till December 2013. Johan joined Van Dessel and its Life Department in 2014.