Kuno Kennel, Chair
Kuno Kennel is the independent chair of the RobecoSAM Board of Directors. Since 2012, he also chairs the Board of Directors of Schwyzer Kantonalbank and is member of its Strategy & Risk Committee. Prior to that, Kuno Kennel served as CEO and Managing Director of Barclays Capital Switzerland, Country Manager for Royal Bank of Scotland Switzerland and ABN AMRO Bank Switzerland. Today, he also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of OANDA, nebag ag, and Elektrizitätswerk Schwyz AG. Additionally, Kuno Kennel is as a member of the Advisory Board at the University of Applied Sciences and Art Lucerne, Zoo Goldau and Swiss Mountain Aid.
Karin van Baardwijk, Vice Chair
Karin van Baardwijk is currently COO and member of the Executive Committee of Robeco. She has been Chief IT Officer and Head of Global Information Services at Robeco since May 2014. As of 2016 she is also responsible for the back office operations. Previously, she headed the Operational Risk Management department, focusing on internal control for the IT systems and business processes. Karin van Baardwijk graduated from the University of Utrecht and holds a Master’s degree in Business Economics and a Master’s degree in Corporate Law.
Gilbert Van Hassel, Member
Gilbert Van Hassel has been CEO and chairman of the Executive Committee of Robeco since September 2016. Gilbert Van Hassel has over 30 years’ experience in the financial services industry, mainly in asset and wealth management. Until 2013 he was Global CEO of ING Investment Management and Member of the Insurance and Asset Management Board of ING. Before joining ING in 2007, he worked for JP Morgan where he held various executive positions in Europe, Asia and the US. Gilbert Van Hassel has a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Economics from the University of Antwerp St Ignatius (Belgium), an MBA, with a major in International Finance from the Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium), and a Master of Science in Finance from Purdue University (US).