Ronald Wuijster appointed member of APG’s Executive Board

Published on: 5 April 2018

Ronald Wuijster (51) has been appointed member of the Executive Board of APG Group NV. He is responsible for the asset management portfolio and as such is ultimately responsible for advising on and implementing the investment policy of the pension funds serviced by APG. The appointment of Ronald Wuijster is for a four-year period and has been approved by the regulator. Alongside his role as member of the Executive Board, he is also Chairman of the Board at APG Asset Management. The APG Group manages €475 billion in pension assets and ensures that over 4.5 million people can be confident that their accrued pension rights are being invested, administered, and paid out correctly.


Ronald Wuijster has some thirty years of experience in the investment world, including twenty years in executive and managing director roles. He has held a number of top positions at APG since 2006, including Managing Director Strategic Portfolio Management and Chief Investment Officer. Since mid-2017 he has served as deputy member of the APG Group’s Executive Board responsible for the asset management portfolio. Before joining APG, he held various managing directorships at Robeco, in the areas of corporate strategy, development, and research, among others. Wuijster studied business economics and law at Erasmus University, Rotterdam. Ronald Wuijster is married and has three children.


Gerard van Olphen, Chairman of the APG's Executive Board: “We have the task of achieving the highest returns at the lowest cost for our pension funds and their participants. Over the past several years we managed to realize a good return on our investments. That is a requirement in order to be able to pay participants’ pensions today and in the future. In the meantime, we are working hard with the funds to make our investing activities even more sustainable. And that is precisely why I’m glad that Ronald is joining our Executive Board. I am really impressed by his knowledge when it comes to sustainable investing and asset management. I am proud that we are wel coming someone from our own organization onto the Executive Board.”


Bart le Blanc, Chairman of the Supervisory Board: “With €475 billion in pension assets under management, APG is among the top investment institutions in the world. Our pension fund clients expect high standards in our investment activities—and rightly so—with sustainability as the core theme. That is why we are pleased to be able to appoint Ronald Wuijster. He has unique knowledge in the area of long-term investing and is attentive to the quality of the investment process. We are therefore fully confident that he is the right person to make the difference for our funds and their participants when it comes to asset management.”


With the appointment of Ronald Wuijster as  member of the executive board of APG Group, there is a vacancy for the position of CIO at APG Asset Management. The search for a successor is in an advanced stage.