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The future of SRI in asset management – Roelfien Kuijpers

30.09.2020 – 13.00

Roelfien Kuijpers is a Managing Director in DWS (formerly Deutsche Asset Management), one of the world’s leading asset managers. Based in London, she is Global ESG Client Officer, Head of the Global Client Group for Ireland, Scandinavia and the UK, and Interim CEO of the UK.

She previously held a variety of senior positions for DWS, including Head of Responsible Investments, Global Head of Strategic Relationships, Global Head of DB Advisors, and Global Head of Strategy, Marketing and Communications. She was a member of the Global Operating Committee of Deutsche Asset Management from 2004-2012.

From 1995-2004, she served in Deutsche Bank’s Global Equity division in a number of different roles, including Head of European Equities Sales, Global Head of Relationship Management, and Global Head of Strategy, Marketing and Communications. From 2002-2004 she served on the Global Equities Executive Management Committee.

During her tenure at Deutsche Bank, she has served as Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Asset Management Investmentgesellschaft mbH in Germany (2006-2013) and as Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board of DWS Investments, France (2006-2007). She is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation and chairs the Investment Committee.

Known as a strong supporter of women and diversity, she served as Chairwoman of Women on Wall Street (WOWS) for many years, and helped establish the Women in European Business (WEB) chapters in the UK and Germany. She was also one of the founders of Deutsche Bank’s ATLAS program to develop senior female talent in the Bank. She has served on the diversity committee for the Americas for over a decade, is the diversity champion for DWS in the Americas, and is an Executive Sponsor for the LGBT network.

Prior to joining Deutsche Bank in 1995, she was a Managing Director and Head of European Equities Sales at SG Warburg (1991-1995), where she was a member of the Global Equities Management Committee, UBS (1986-1987 and 1988-1991) and Barings (1987-1988).

Roelfien is a member of the Board of Directors of the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change.  She is also a member of the Women’s Leadership Board at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, and serves on the President’s Advisory Council at Oberlin College and the Parent’s Committee at Middlebury College. She has served on the Board of the Metropolitan Opera in New York, the Pratt Institute Board of Trustees, and SculptureCenter NY.

In 2019, Roelfien was named one of the “25 Most Powerful Women in Finance” by American Banker magazine.  In 2011, she received the One to World Fulbright Award for Global Business Leadership for building understanding and cooperation across cultures. A Dutch native, Roelfien received a Master’s Degree in History and International Politics from Leiden University in the Netherlands.

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