Achmea Holding N.V. is one of the largest suppliers of financial
services (mainly insurance) in the Netherlands. The company was formed
by a merger of Zilveren Kruis and Avéro Centraal Beheer Groep on
January 1, 1995. The roots of Achmea date back to 1811 when the Frisian
accountant, Ulbe Piers Draisma [fy], founded the "Onderlinge Brand
Assurantie Sociëteit (Achlum)" in Achlum, Frisia, the Netherlands.
Achmea Holding N.V.
Type: Naamloze vennootschap
Industry Financial services
Founded January 1, 1995 (merger)
Headquarters Zeist, Netherlands
In 2000 Achmea became a part of Eureko BV, which in 2011 merged with
the Dutch parent company Achmea N.V. to form Achmea B.V. The Vereniging
Achmea (association) owns or controls 63.3% of Achmea B.V. of its
votes, the Dutch bank Rabobank owns or controls 31.3% of the shares,
the other 5.4% of the shares are owned or controlled by strategic
Achmea brands include Agis, Avéro, Centraal Beheer, FBTO,
Interpolis, Syntrus and Zilveren Kruis (often suffixed by 'Achmea').
Of the ten largest insurance companies in the Netherlands, Achmea is
one of the two that was found in a 2015 investigation to not invest in
arms trade to dictatorships, fragile states and corrupt countries (ASR
being the other one).