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MEDIUM-Leni Boeren 2019-3

Leni Boeren

CEO, Kempen Capital Management

Leni Boeren is CEO of Kempen and member of the executive board of Van Lanschot Kempen. Van Lanschot Kempen is listed in the Netherlands, it is a union of two specialized financial boutiques, and is the oldest independent financial institution in the Netherlands (since 1737).

Leni is also an independent member of the board of directors and audit committee of Air France-KLM in France and a member of the supervisory board of Tata Steel Nederland in the Netherlands.

Leni holds a Master’s in Business Management from Erasmus University in Rotterdam.

Leni started her career in the financial sector at Paribas in 1983. She went on to work for Rabobank from 1984 to 1992, where she held various positions. She headed Robeco’s marketing and product management department from 1992 to 1997. From 1997 to 2000 she was a member of the board of directors of Amsterdam Exchanges, and from 2000 to 2005 she was a member of the executive committee of Euronext, the first pan-European stock and derivatives exchange, which resulted from the merger in 2000 of the exchanges of Paris (ParisBourse), Brussels (Brussels Exchanges) and Amsterdam (Amsterdam Exchanges).

From January 2005 till December 2016 Leni Boeren was a member and vice-chair of the management board of Robeco Groep, an international asset management firm. She was responsible for Robeco Groep’s subsidiaries and held several board positions with, among others, Robeco Direct in the Netherlands (2005-2014), Boston Partners Global Investors in the US (2007-2016), SAM Sustainable Asset Management in Switzerland (2010- 2016), Robeco Institutional Asset Management in the Netherlands (2014-2016) and Harbor Capital Advisors in the US (2016).

Leni also served as a member and chair of the board of DUFAS, the Dutch Fund & Asset Management Association in the Netherlands (2009-2016).