Robeco appoints new global marketing head

Alex Sword


The Financial Services Forum

Robeco has appointed a long-time insider and BlackRock veteran as its new Global Head of Sales & Marketing.

Malick Badjie has worked at the firm in various sales and distribution roles for six years. He has been doing the role on an interim basis and will now take it on permanently.

He has worked for over 20 years in the asset management industry in both sales and investments, including as a partner at sustainable investor Silk Invest.

From 2003 to 2013 he worked at BlackRock, where he held various roles in sales leadership, product management and relationship management.

Robeco has €181 billion in AUM, with a particular focus on sustainable investing, with a range of propositions across quant, thematic, credit and emerging markets.

Karin van Baardwijk, CEO at Robeco: “His performance and effectiveness demonstrated during the interim period have truly impressed us. Over the past years, Malick has made a significant contribution to the company.

“His in-depth knowledge of asset management, coupled with his values-based leadership skills and international experience, will be pivotal in further strengthening the growth of Robeco.”

Malick Badjie, Global Head of Sales & Marketing at Robeco: “Robeco is a market leading and strong investment company with a rich heritage, driven by talented people who are focused on serving our clients and creating long-term value for our stakeholders.

“I am fully committed to building further on the solid foundation of the sales and marketing domain, together with all our colleagues. We will continue to improve performance, by offering excellent investment strategies and solutions to our clients, by accelerating the transformation of our sales and marketing organisation and by tapping into new business opportunities.”

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