Our Management and Sales Team
With a decade in the Middle East, investors have the advantage of global strength and support in combination with our local knowledge. The Robeco Middle East team is led by Graham Elliot. Graham is supported by country managers covering the six GCC countries as well as Africa and Central Asia. This team is complemented by additional staff based at the Robeco Middle East office in Dubai International Financial Centre.
Managing Director, Head of Middle East & Africa
Graham Elliot joined Robeco as Managing Director, Head of Middle East & Africa in January 2012. Graham is responsible for Robeco’s strategic and tactical operating decisions and for overseeing and growing both the institutional and wholesale business in the Middle East region, as well as being tasked with further development and growth of Robeco’s presence in Africa and Central Asia. In December 2015, this role was extended on an interim basis, to include the institutional client business in Asia (ex Japan & Australia).
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Graham has been working in institutional asset management for more than two decades, of which the past six years have been focused on the Middle East. Prior to joining Robeco, Graham held senior positions in the Middle East for Barclays Global Investors (latterly BlackRock), where as Head of Business, he was responsible for setting up their business in the region in 2007. More recently, he was CEO of BNP Paribas Investment Partners Middle East based out of Bahrain.
Previous to his move to the Middle East, Graham covered European institutional investors and pension funds for BGI, Legal & General Investment Management and Mercers from the UK.
Graham holds a BA (Hons) in Business from Birmingham University.
Amr Albialy joined Robeco in July 2011 and is an Executive Director. He is responsible for managing and developing strategic relationships with institutional clients, mainly Sovereign Wealth Funds, Pension Funds,Central Banks and Government Institutions throughout the Middle East.
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Amr has over 16 years of experience in the financial industry. He joined Robeco from Emirates NBD Asset Management, where he was the Head of Business Development. He brings with him extensive experience in Asset Management, Trading, Investment Banking and Private Equity from both international and regional financial institutions including HSBC and Deutsche Bank. Previously, Amr worked as Director, Head of Structured Products and Distribution at the Investment Banking subsidiary of Dubai Islamic Bank where he was also responsible for the development of the asset management business.
Amr graduated with honors from the City University of Seattle, Washington with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Business Administration. He has furthermore completed the Pension Fund and Investment Management program from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Maria Broskov Jensen
Maria Broskov Jensen joined Robeco in October 2009 and is a Regional Director. She is responsible for managing and developing strategic relationships with institutional clients, mainly Sovereign Wealth Funds, Pension Funds, Central Banks and Government Institutions, throughout the Middle East and Africa.
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Maria has lived and worked in the Gulf since 2006. Prior to joining Robeco, she worked as Manager for a division of the A.P. Moller-Maersk Group.
Maria holds a Master Degree in International Management from Copenhagen Business School, as well as a Bachelor in Business Administration
Victoria Iovva joined Robeco in the Netherlands in January 2007 and moved to Dubai in October 2012. She is responsible for developing and managing strategic relationships with institutional and wholesale clients, mainly Pension Funds, Sovereign Wealth Funds, Central Banks and Government Institutions, throughout the Middle East and Central Asia.
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Victoria brings with her more than 15 years of experience, and while in the Netherlands, she was responsible for relationship and account management of institutional clients in the Middle East, Asia and North America. Prior to joining Robeco, Victoria worked for KPMG and Ecorys, a Dutch researched based consultancy firm.
Victoria holds International MBA Degree in General Management from Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University.
Director, Client Account & Operational Management
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Gillian Brown joined Robeco in Dubai in April 2012 and is a Director (Client Account & Operational Management). She has been working in institutional asset management for over 25 years and has extensive experience with institutional clients, including Sovereign Wealth Funds and Government Institutions, in the UK, EMEA and Central Asia.
Gillian is currently responsible for all operational aspects of the Robeco Middle East office, as well as Client Account Management, Sales Support and Marketing. In addition, she is responsible for distribution partners in Africa and the Levant.
Gillian previously worked in London in the institutional sales teams at Fidelity (2000 - 2012) and Capital Group (1992 - 1999).