Robeco has announced the appointment of Mariken Tannemaat to its newly created role of the chief innovation officer (CIO).
This role would be based in the Rotterdam, Europe, the firm said.
Tannemaat would be working closely with Robeco’s executive committee, while reporting to CEO Gillbert Van Hassel, to help them identify data and technology solutions aimed to support the firm’s investments and distribution.
She joined from Dutch financial services firm, NN Group, where she served as chief customer officer and was responsible for the group’s innovation efforts worldwide. Prior to that, she was head of commerce international at NN where she was responsible for marketing and sales across the business units outside the Netherlands.
“The new role highlights Robeco’s commitment to providing the best investment solutions for our clients,” said Robeco’s managing director, Australia and New Zealand, Stephen Dennis.
“As cautious pioneers, Robeco has a long track-record of seeking new ways to achieve investment returns, and appointing a chief innovation officer is the next step in this approach.”