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Executive Committee

G.O.J.M. (Gilbert) Van Hassel

G.O.J.M. (Gilbert) Van HasselChief Executive Officer
Gilbert Van Hassel (1957) has been CEO and chairman of the Executive Committee of Robeco since 19 September 2016.

Gilbert Van Hassel has over 30 years’ experience in the financial services industry, mainly in asset and wealth management, with broad experience in Europe, Asia and the US. Until 2013 he was Global CEO ING Investment Management and Member of the Board Insurance and Asset Management of ING. Before joining ING in 2007, he worked for JP Morgan where he held various executive positions in Europe, Asia and the US.

Gilbert Van Hassel has a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Economics from the University of Antwerp St Ignatius (Belgium), an MBA, with a major in International Finance from the Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium) and a Master of Science in Finance from Purdue University (US).

I. (Ingo) Ahrens

Ingo AhrensDistribution and Marketing (interim)
Ingo Ahrens (1967) is head of Distribution and Marketing (interim) and member of the Executive Committee of Robeco.

Ingo joined Robeco in January 2008 as the Country Head for Germany.
Prior to joining Robeco Ingo worked for seven years at Goldman Sachs. Starting as a sales person within the Fixed Income, Currencies & Commodities division and later heading Goldman Sachs Asset Management’s third party distribution business in Germany and Austria.

K. (Karin) van Baardwijk

Karin van BaardwijkCOO and member of the Executive Committee of Robeco.
Karin has been Chief IT Officer and Head of Global Information Services at Robeco since May 2014. As of 2016 she is also responsible for the back office operations.

Karin has been working at Robeco since June 2006. Previously, she headed the Operational Risk Management department, focusing on internal control for our IT systems, business processes and people.

She started her career in the financial industry in 2004 at Atos Consulting. Karin graduated from the University of Utrecht and holds a Master’s degree in Business Economics and a Master’s degree in Corporate Law.

P. J.J. (Peter) Ferket

Peter FerketHead of Investments
Peter Ferket (1968)  is Head of Investments and member of the Executive Committee of Robeco.

Peter has been Chief Investment Officer Equities at Robeco since July 2010. Previously he was Co-Head of the Quantitative Equities team and portfolio manager of the Rolinco fund. Before that he held various positions at Robeco, among which coordinator of the Alpha Group of the Equity department, Head of Quantitative Research and portfolio manager of the Enhanced Indexing strategy. Peter started his career in the investment industry in 1997.

He holds a PhD in Scientific Computing and a Master's degree in Applied Mathematics (cum laude) from Eindhoven University of Technology.

R. (Roland) Toppen

Roland ToppenCFO
Roland Toppen (1970) is CFO and member of the Executive Committee of Robeco.
 
Roland has been with Robeco since 1993. He has held various positions at Robeco since 1993, including most currently Head of Group Corporate Development & Business Control. From 2005 to 2008 he was the CFO of Robeco Investment Management in the USA. Roland Toppen will be responsible for the Group Finance, Group Fiscal Affairs, Group Business Control and Central Purchasing departments.
 
He holds a Master’s in Business Administration from Erasmus University Rotterdam and he completed his Ph.D. at Tilburg University in 1999 in the area of Business Process Redesign.

M. D. (Monique) Donga

Monique DongaHead of Human Resources (advisory role)
Monique Donga (1965) is a member of the Executive Committee in an advisory role. Monique Donga has been Head of Human Resources and Internal Communications at Robeco since February 2013. Monique joined Robeco in April 2008 as Head of Human Resources Advisory.

Before joining Robeco, she held various positions at IBM as a Consultant and Manager in Business Development, Industrial Relations and Human Resources. Monique’s last job with IBM was HR Director IBM Netherlands. Before joining IBM in January 2000, she held various positions at other ICT companies.

M.A. (Michiel) Prinsze

Michiel PrinszeGeneral Counsel and Head of Legal Affairs (advisory role)
Michiel Prinsze (1965) is Robeco’s General Counsel and Head of Legal Affairs and member of the Executive Committee of Robeco. Michiel has an advisory role in the Executive Committee. Michiel has been with Robeco since 1998.

Initially as corporate counsel, then as legal counsel of Robeco’s alternative investment business between 2001 and 2005, and since 2006 as general counsel/head of legal affairs. Before joining Robeco Michiel worked as an attorney for 6 years and then for 3 years with the Dutch subsidiary of Belgian KBC bank.

Michiel graduated in civil law at Leiden University in 1989.
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