Standard Life Investments (SLI) has appointed Johan Langerak as the company’s second investment director for the Netherlands, to be based in the country.
Langerak joins fellow director Pat Woods who has been responsible for Dutch business development at Standard Life Investments for over ten years, as part of a growing European business team of 16 people.
The 51-year-old, who has worked in the Dutch investment market since 1990, has considerable knowledge and experience of financial institutions and a strong track record in business development and client relationships.
He was previously head of Benelux institutional and wholesale business for Bank J Safra Sarasin. Before that, he was head of one of the institutional management teams at ING Investment Management.
Jennifer Richards, co-head of European business for Standard Life Investments, says: "It’s great to welcome Johan on board, his expertise will help us to widen the opportunity set in the Netherlands, working alongside Pat who has been very successful in growing the business with a wide range of clients in fixed income, real estate, private equity and absolute returns.
“As part of the strategy to expand our European footprint we plan to continue strengthening the team with senior people based in key countries, who have experience of working in those local markets.
“We've hired six new people in the European team in the past year, bringing a range of experience and skills which will help to propel Standard life Investments further into Europe, as part of our commitment to expand our global franchise.”