Members of the European Fund and Asset Management Association, Efama, attending the annual general meeting have picked Nicolas Calcoen, deputy general manager of Amundi, to become president of the Association for a term running until June 2021.
The appointment is a promotion of sorts as Calcoen has just completed a two year term as Efama vice president. He will succeed William Nott as president.
Also elected were Myriam Vaneste, global head of Product Management of Candriam, and Jarkko Syyrilä, head of Public Affairs of Nordea Asset and Wealth Management, to serve as vice presidents for the same term.
The AGM was hosted by the Association française de la Gestion Financière (AFG), and included the French minister of Economy and Finance Bruno Le Maire, and the chairman of the French Financial Markets Authority (AMF) Robert Ophèle.
Vanneste (left) is a member of the board of Candriam Belgium. She has held a number of strategic roles at Candriam over the past 21 years, including global head of Group Relations, global head of Distribution and global head of Product Management. She has been on the board of the Belgian Asset Management Association (BeAMA) since 2005, and the board of the Belgian Federation of the Financial Sector (Febelfin) since 2011.
Jarkko Syyrilä (right) has been executive adviser and head of Public Affairs at Nordea Asset and Wealth Management
since March 2016, where he is responsible for coordinating the firm's external advocacy. He has extensive public affairs experience with industry bodies, having been the Investment Management Association's director for International Relations, and Efama's deputy director general before joining Nordea as head of Asset Management Compliance in 2014.