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The board of CFA Society VBA Netherlands

Melinda Roook RBA: President

Melinda joined the board of VBA beleggingsprofessionals in 2014 and was part of the steering committee that made the merger possible. She serves on the first merged board where she is responsible for Education. Melinda is manager at KPMG Advisory where she supports clients in the pension and insurance industry to address broad investment management questions.

Melinda is an experienced investment professional, with more than 10 years of experience in the financial services industry. She has a focus on investment management for the institutional sector. From 2010 to 2017 Melinda worked at PGGM where she held various roles, such as Risk Manager and Portfolio Manager. Melinda holds a Master degree in International Economics & Business, a Master degree in Investment management (RBA) and an MBA degree from Erasmus RSM.

Melinda has a passion for connecting hard figures from the financial sector with social interests, such as contributing to a financially stable future for society.

Jeroen Bos CAIA CFA: Vice president

Jeroen is a member of the Global Investment Leadership Team (GILT) at NN Investment Partners and Head of the Investment Boutique that is responsible for NN IP's Equity Assets that include Responsible & Impact Investing, Core Equity, Thematic Equity, Real Estate and Sector products. Furthermore, Jeroen has oversights on NN IP’s Value Equity and Emerging Markets Equity strategies. Prior roles at NN IP included Head of Global Equity Research, Portfolio Manager of several Global Equity portfolio's and Buy-side analyst for the Industrials sector.

In the late 90s, Jeroen started his career at MeesPierson as a sell-side analyst in the Technology Team. In 2004 he joined JPMorgan in London focused on covering European Semiconductor companies and he moved to UBS in New York a few years later to cover the US Semiconductor sector.

Jeroen holds a Master Degree in Economics from the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. During his time at the Vrije Universiteit he was also part of the Amsterdam Mutual Fund (Asset Manager run by students), both as a board member and as an analyst. Lastly, Jeroen holds the CFA charter (since 2003), CMA (2010), CAIA (2013) and CPE (2015) designations.

Cees Harm van den Berg CFA: Treasurer

Cees Harm joined the board in October 2016 after volunteering for several years ​and is responsible for events. Besides his activities for CFA, Cees Harm works as an investment consultant at Willis Towers Watson. In that role he advises institutional clients on their investment policy. He supports several Dutch based institutional clients as an external advisor. 

​He is also involved in modeling and analyzing hedging strategies for pension funds, researching the impact of regulations and advising clients on structured products. Cees Harm is a member of the Asset Research Team, the Eurozone Advisory Portfolio Group and co-head of the Dutch Research team.

After his Master of Finance at Tilburg University in 2007, Cees Harm decided to combine traveling and studying in Australia and enrolled in a Master Economics at Macquarie University. He completed his Master with the Vice Chancellor’s Commendation for Academic Excellence in 2008, but decided to return to The Netherlands. After a brief stay at All Options as an equity derivatives trader, he broadened his investment scope by moving to Willis Towers Watson in 2010 to start as an investment consultant. Exactly ten years later Cees Harm came across an interesting opportunity at APG Asset Management, where he started in 2021 as a senior strategist, advising APG's clients on their investment portfolios. In June 2013 he successfully completed the CFA® program and now proudly holds his CFA® designation.

Gerben Jorritsma RBA: Advocacy

Gerben Jorritsma is a seasoned investment professional with almost 30 years of  investment experience as researcher and practitioner. His experience ranges from global asset allocation strategy, investment research and actual portfolio management to leading investment expert teams at both the institutional and private client side of the business.  

Gerben’s professional qualifications include a Master’s degree in Economics, certification as Chartered European Financial Analyst (CEFA), registration as Senior Invest Analyst at the Dutch Securities Institute (DSI) and a Master Practitioner’s degree in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP). More recently Gerben gained experience as moderator at various investment seminars and lecturing at both INSEAD and Nyenrode Business University.

 

Ivo Kuiper, CFA: Board member

Ivo Kuiper joined the board in July 2020 and is responsible for Education. Besides his activities for the society, Ivo is a member of the MT Investment Strategies and senior portfolio manager of Sustainable Equities at Kempen Capital Management. Prior to this, he held the position of Head of Asset Allocation and Rates at Kempen. In 2017 Ivo received a PhD in the field of asset pricing and asset allocation from Tilburg University. Ivo holds a Master's degree in Applied Physics at Delft University of Technology and a Master's degree in Finance & Investments at Erasmus University Rotterdam. Ivo Kuiper is a CFA® charterholder since 2012.

 

 

 

Anisa Salomons: Education Chair

Anisa joined the board of VBA beleggingsprofessionals in 2016, and is in the merged board responsible for culture, integration and inclusion. Anisa is head of DC Investment Design at NN Investment Partners and in that role responsible for advising internal and external clients on the design of lifecycles. She is part of the Integrated Client Solutions department that delivers fiduciary advice to pension funds, insurers and foundations. Anisa has been part of the Risk team at PGGM Investments and she started her career as a consultant at Deloitte Financial Risk Management.

 

 

 

 

 

Alex Morozov, CFA: Board member

Alex Morozov is director of European equity research for Morningstar Holland BV, a wholly owned subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc. He leads a team of equity analysts based in Europe who cover European and global companies across all major sectors of the economy. Before assuming his current role in 2014, Morozov was head of global healthcare equity research. Previously, he was a senior equity analyst, covering the medical instruments, life sciences, and diagnostics industries. Before joining Morningstar in 2006, Morozov worked in the insurance industry. Morozov holds a bachelor's degree in finance, with a minor in mathematics, from the University of Missouri. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.

 

 

 

Vincent Stap, CFA: Board member

Vincent Stap, CFA, is financial risk manager for Invest-NL, where he is responsible for assessing and monitoring financial risk from a second line perspective. Before assuming his current role in 2021, Vincent was risk manager for Triple Jump, focusing on both financial and operational risk. Before that he was senior manager at EY Financial Services Risk Management, servicing the asset management and pension funds sectors. Prior to this Vincent worked as (senior) risk manager for PGGM, focusing on the alternative investment mandates such as private equity and private real estate. Vincent holds a Master's degree in Financial Econometrics from Erasmus University. 

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