NETHERLANDS - The Dutch Association of Company Pension Funds (OPF) has appointed Loek Sibbing of the e3bn Unilever Pension Fund as its new chair.
Sibbing, recently replaced Alco Vernooy as the managing director of Unilever. He will succeed Han Thoman, who steps down from the OPF board on the grounds of his retirement from the post of managing director of Blue Sky Group, which manages the pension assets of airline KLM, on September 1.
Thoman has been a member of the OPF board since 1992 and its chairman since January 2001.
The OPF said new appointment would take effect during the OPF congress on November 10.
Prior to his appointment to Unilever, Sibbing served as director of the Volker Wessels Pension Fund and was corporate treasurer and director of the pension fund at Randstad Holding. He has been a member of the OPF board for the past four years.
The OPF represents 370 Dutch company pension funds, with combined assets of e130bn.
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