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Fortis was an insurance, banking and investment company founded in 1990. Being unable to resist the 2008 financial crisis, its banking operations were sold to BNP Paribas and its insurance and banking subsidiaries in the Netherlands were nationalised by the Dutch government in 2010.

Record and Controversies

Revolving Door

  • Philippe Bodson, a Director at Fortis from 1989 to 2000, was a Belgium Senator from 1999 to 2003.[1]
  • Life Peer, David Simon, Lord Simon of Highbury, is a former member of the Advisory Board of Fortis from 2001 to 2004.[2][3]


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  1. Belgian Senate, Philippe Bodson - MR, accessed 04 January 2011.
  2. Volkswagen AG, Financial Statements as at December 31, 2002, accessed 04 January 2011.
  3. Bloomberg Businessweek, GDF SUEZ, accessed 04 January 2011.