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Robeco appoints new CEO for Middle East, Africa and Central Asia

09-01-2012 | Press release Robeco announced today that Graham Elliot has been appointed CEO for Robeco Middle East, effective 1 January 2012.

Robeco appoints new CEO for Middle East, Africa and Central Asia


Rotterdam, 9 January 2012 - Robeco announced today that Graham Elliot has been appointed Chief Executive Officer for Robeco Middle East, effective 1 January 2012. Douglas Hansen-Luke, CEO Middle East, is returning to the UK to pursue a career in politics and public service as per 31 December 2011.
 
Graham Elliot will be responsible for Robeco's institutional and wholesale distribution business in the Gulf and for expanding Robeco’s presence in Frontier Markets. He will be based in Dubai, at Dubai International Financial Centre, the new base for Robeco’s Middle East operation effective January 2012. 

Before joining Robeco, Graham Elliot held senior positions in the Middle East for Barclays Global Investors (latterly Blackrock) and most recently at BNP Paribas, where he was CEO of Investment Partners Middle East.
 
On behalf of the Management Board, Hester Borrie comments: “The Middle East is key to the Company’s development and we will continue to commit to our growth in this region. I am delighted to welcome Graham Elliot to lead our Middle East operation in further building a strong foundation in the Gulf, Africa and Central Asia. His long and proven track record in leadership positions and his deep and wide ranging knowledge of dealing with large institutional clients have prepared him well for this role.”
 
“In the meantime, we would like to thank Douglas Hansen-Luke for his great contribution and visionary leadership”, Hester Borrie added. “Thanks to his efforts, Robeco has successfully grown and built up a strong foundation for our business expansion in the region, servicing the region’s sovereign wealth funds and central banks. We admire his decision and wish him great success with his political ambitions”.
 
 “The Middle East, Africa and Central Asia are important markets and I am delighted to accept the role as CEO for the region”, Graham Elliot, newly appointed CEO for Robeco Middle East, said. “I firmly believe that Robeco, with its strong regional network and proven global capabilities, is extremely well positioned to provide the region’s investors with a full range of innovative investment solutions, and I look forward to growing our presence further and to extending our expertise to existing and future clients.”

Robeco celebrates 12 years presence in the Middle East this year, providing local knowledge and specialist investment capabilities to expert institutional investors.
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