SRI asset manager RobecoSAM has appointed Aris Prepoudis as CEO from 1 January 2017, subject to Swiss regulator FINMA approval.
He will succeed Reto Schwager, who has led the company as interim CEO since August 2016. Schwager will retain his roles of global head of Private Equity and member of the executive committee.
Prepoudis has been most recently CEO of Vescore, formerly Notenstein Asset Management, and was previously head of the Institutional Client Business Unit at Notenstein Privatbank, where he led the consolidation of all the asset management activities of Raiffeisen Switzerland into Notenstein Asset Management.
From 2000 to 2013, Prepoudis worked at Bank Sarasin & Cie AG holding a number of senior positions, including global head of Institutional Clients.
He started his career at STG Cooper & Lybrand (now PwC) and worked at ATAG Ernst & Young as an audit manager for Swiss mutual funds and banks.
Commenting on his appointment, Prepoudis said: “As the CEO, I will focus on profitable growth, further develop our expertise and leverage on the burgeoning interest in sustainability investing around the world.”
RobecoSAM is part of Dutch group Robeco and had $10.8bn (€10.1bn) of assets under management or advisory as of 30 June 2016.