Ivo Frielink to be appointed Head of Strategic Product & Business Development and member of the Executive Committee

Rotterdam, 1 March 2022 – Robeco has announced the appointment of Ivo Frielink as Head of Strategic Product & Business Development and member of the Executive Committee (ExCo), effective 1 March.

Mr. Frielink, currently Regional Business Manager APAC at Robeco Hong Kong, will in his new role be responsible for further aligning Robeco’s product offering with its key commercial priorities and focus, as well as adding capabilities that complement the company’s current offering and drive Robeco’s strategic agenda.

Mr. Frielink started his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers in 2000 and moved to Robeco in 2005, where he held different roles including Corporate Development. At the end of 2017, he moved to NN Investment Partners, where he served as Head of Product Development & Market Intelligence. After just over two years, he returned to Robeco, where he was appointed Regional Business Manager for APAC at Robeco Hong Kong.

Karin van Baardwijk, CEO Robeco: “We are very pleased to have Ivo joining the ExCo and taking on this strategic position for our clients and Robeco. It also makes me proud that we are able to fill this position from our own ranks, which underlines the strength of our organization. Having worked closely with Ivo in the past, I have full confidence that the experience and insights he has gained over his extensive career will be a great asset that we can all profit from.”

Ivo Frielink, Head of Strategic Product & Business Development: “Having spent the majority of my career at Robeco, I am honored to be taking on this important position and working together with the ExCo members and all the different teams within Robeco. I look forward to connecting with and supporting our clients to achieve their financial and sustainability goals by providing superior investment returns and solutions. With Sustainable Investing, Quant, Credits, Thematic and Emerging Market Equities we have a strong suite of capabilities, and I look forward to aligning this even further with what our clients are looking for and where we can add value to them.”

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