ACTIAM announces today that Wim Borgdorff steps down due to personal reasons. Frank Kusse will be appointed as the new interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ACTIAM, effective April 7th 2020. The appointment is subject to review by the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM).
“We regret Wim’s departure and want to express our appreciation for his commitment and the work he has done. We wish him all the best for the future,” said Charlene Wu, Chief Transformation Officer of VIVAT. “At the same time, we would like to welcome Frank Kusse to temporarily fulfill the role of CEO for ACTIAM. Kusse’s extensive international experience and his specific knowledge of the asset management domain will be of great value for ACTIAM. Together with the rest of the ACTIAM Board and the Executive Board of VIVAT, he will drive ACTIAM’s strategy further and safeguard its leading position in a.o. sustainable and responsible asset management.” Frank Kusse: “I am happy to join ACTIAM and look forward to bringing my experience to ACTIAM and its clients. Going forward we will make sure that the key areas of ACTIAM’s strength are being built on for future growth."
Wilma Schouten, Chief Risk Officer, has decided to pursue her career outside ACTIAM as per May 1st 2020. Wilma will ensure a proper transfer of her activities. In the coming period, ACTIAM will work on the recruitment of a successor. Wu: “We are grateful for her contribution to our organization and will miss her knowledge and drive. We wish Wilma every success in the future.”
About Frank Kusse
Frank is a seasoned professional in the asset management industry with many years of board experience. He has most recently served on various supervisory boards in both the public sector and the finance industry. He also ran a consultancy firm which focused on business strategy development, occupying both board member and deal initiator roles.
From 2007-2010 he was a member of Robeco’s Management Board, leading the company’s international activities and business development. Prior to that, Kusse worked for over 19 years at ABN AMRO Asset Management (AAAM) including as CEO AAAM Asia Pacific and member of the Global Board of AAAM. He is currently active as a partner of the Dutch Foundation “Voeding Leeft”, introducing a world-class health care programme into the Asia Pacific region. Frank holds a Master’s Degree in Economics from Erasmus University Rotterdam.