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APG, AkzoNobel, Eumedion, PFZW, RPMI Railpen, Hermes Equity Ownership Services, Etera, Tikehau, Morgan Stanley, Aviva Investors, BlackRock, Nationale-Nederlanden Life, International Forum of Independent Audit Regulators

APGAkzoNobel has appointed Dick Sluimers, chief executive at the €424bn asset manager and pensions provider APG, as a member of its supervisory board, as well as its audit committee. Sluimers started as financial director at the €373bn civil service scheme ABP in 2003, after a career at several Dutch ministries. In 2008, ABP privatised its asset management and service provision by establishing APG.

EumedionPeter Borgdorff, director of the healthcare scheme Pensioenfonds Zorg en Welzijn, has been reappointed for two years as chairman at Eumedion, the platform for corporate governance and sustainability. The board also appointed Frank Curtiss, head of corporate governance at asset manager RPMI Railpen, as board member for the same period. Curtiss succeeds Colin Melvin, chief executive at Hermes Equity Ownership Services, who stepped down after completing his statutory maximum six-year term. Currently, Eumedion has 70 affiliated institutional investors with combined asset under management of more than €1trn.

EteraHarri Kailasalo and Markus Ainasoja have been re-elected chair and vice-chair of the pension mutual’s supervisory board. Kailasalo is currently executive vice-president of infrastructure construction at Lemminkäinen and has been the board’s chair since 2014, while Ainasoja works as an advocate at Rakennusliitto, the Finnish construction trade union. 

TikehauCarmen Alonso has joined the private debt team. Based in London, she will lead direct lending activities in Germany, the Nordic region, Spain and the UK. She joins from Morgan Stanley, where she was managing director of the European Leverage Finance team. Before then, she worked in leverage finance at HVB, Merrill Lynch and UBS.

Aviva InvestorsSimon Young has been appointed as a UK equities fund manager. He will work on Aviva Investors’ institutional UK Equity Fund and assist on the retail UK Equity Income Fund. He joins from BlackRock, where he was a UK equities fund manager.

Nationale-Nederlanden LifeHans Bonsel has been appointed chief risk officer (CRO) at Dutch insurer Nationale-Nederlanden Life. As of 1 June, he is to succeed Annemarie Mijer. Bonsel has almost 30 years of experience in the insurance sector and has been in several executive and risk management positions at ING, Nationale-Nederlanden and NN Group. Between 2004 and 2011, he headed the actuarial and risk department at Nationale-Nederlanden Life Retail, as well as the company’s section for individual pensions. He also worked as CRO at Nationale Nederlanden Corporate Clients.

International Forum of Independent Audit Regulators – The IFIAR has appointed Janine van Diggelen as its chair for the next two years. Van Diggelen is head of accountants and reporting monitoring at Dutch watchdog AFM. Having served as vice-chair for two years, Van Diggelen succeeds Lew Ferguson, board member of the US supervisor PCAOB during IFIAR’s annual meeting in Taiwan. Brian Hunt, chief executive at Canadian regulator CPAB, was elected vice-chairman.

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