Robeco appoints Marcel Prins as Chief Operating Officer and member of the Executive Committee
Rotterdam, 31 March 2022 – Robeco has announced the appointment of Marcel Prins as Chief Operating Officer (COO) and member of the Executive Committee (ExCo), effective as of 1 June.
Mr. Prins succeeds Karin van Baardwijk, who was Robeco’s COO, until she was appointed CEO on 1 January 2022 and held on to the responsibilities on an interim basis after that.
Joining Robeco from APG Asset Management, Mr. Prins brings more than 25 years of experience in operations and technology in the financial services sector. At APG Asset Management Mr. Prins was COO for over 10 years and recently added Chief Digital Officer (CDO) to his responsibilities. Prior to joining APG, he was Managing Director for International Operations at ABN AMRO, where he was responsible for the effective operational integration of international entities following the merger with Fortis Bank Nederland.
Karin van Baardwijk, CEO Robeco: “We are pleased to have Marcel join Robeco and the ExCo as our new COO. He brings a wealth of experience and expertise that will benefit not only our operation’s organization but many departments across Robeco and of course our clients. I’m proud of the strong executive team we have in place and know that Marcel’s leadership will guide this important domain toward continued success.”
Marcel Prins: “It’s an honor to be appointed COO of Robeco and I very much look forward to joining an organization that is known for its commitment to sustainability and its innovative approach as this aligns very well with my core values. Having worked for over 10 years at APG Asset Management, it wasn’t that I wanted to leave such a great company. The reality is that this opportunity, with a company that has such a good track record and potential, doesn’t come by every day, so I decided to take the step. I look forward to working with the COO team and the other colleagues to accomplish great things for Robeco and its clients.”