She succeeds Mr Johan van der Ende, who after two terms will be stepping down as a member of the Supervisory Board on the same date. Mr van der Ende was an Altera Supervisory Board member for eight years.
Ms Van Wijk has more than 25 years’ management experience in areas including investments and sustainability within all asset categories. From January 2018 until March 2020 she was Global Head of Responsible Business & Public Affairs at Aegon AM. Prior to that, she was CEO of TKP Investments BV (TKPI) for more than eleven years, during the first five of which she also served as a member of the management of TKP Pensioen BV (TKP). Before joining TKPI, she held numerous senior investment and management positions in the financial sector, including at SNS AM, Philips Pensioenfonds, PGGM and ABNAMRO MeesPierson, and a non-executive board position at Spoorwegpensioenfonds.
In the past six years she has also served as a management board member of the Dutch Fund and Asset Management Association (Dufas), of which she was chair in the last two years. Furthermore, she was an active member of the Financing Task Force, part of the government-established Netherlands Climate Consultations, which among other things resulted in the signing of a commitment to the government’s 2019 climate objectives by the entire Dutch financial sector.
Ms Van Wijk currently performs several roles, including external member of the investment committee of the PMT pension fund and member of the Supervisory Board of the Fries Museum and Princessehof Ceramics Museum.
Her background and profile complete Altera’s Supervisory Board. The board now comprises Mr Hoefsloot (chair), Mr Vink and Ms Van Wijk-Russchen.