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Rotterdam, 8 September 2016 – Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. (‘Robeco’) today announces the appointment of Gilbert Van Hassel (1957) as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Management Board of Robeco as of 19 September 2016.
Gilbert Van Hassel has over 30 years of 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 made his career at JP Morgan in various executive roles in Europe, Asia and the US.
Gilbert Van Hassel will succeed Leni Boeren, who, as earlier announced, will leave the company after the hand-over has been completed and successors have been appointed for her other Board positions within Robeco Group.
Gilbert van Hassel said: “I am delighted to be appointed CEO of Robeco. It is a privilege to become part of an organization that offers high quality service and proven, innovative investment solutions to clients all over the world. We operate in an exciting market which will continue to be full of opportunities for Robeco and I am looking forward to leading Robeco’s further growth.”
Jeroen Kremers, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Robeco, said: “Gilbert is an accomplished leader with a deep understanding of the asset management business and a truly global outlook and experience. I’m confident that Robeco is well-positioned to expand on its strong foundation while continuing to provide our clients with excellent service and investment results.”