DIF appoints two new partners

The Dutch firm has promoted its heads of asset management and investor relations to the top rank shortly after fully exiting its first fund.

Dutch fund manager DIF has expanded its executive team by promoting Angela Roshier and Allard Ruijs, respectively head of asset management and head of investor relations and business development, to partners.

At DIF since 2010, Roshier oversees the asset management of the firm’s public-private partnership (PPP) and renewables investments. She previously served within 3i’s and Actis’s infrastructure teams, contributing to the origination and management of infrastructure assets in the PPP, water, oil tanking and railway sectors, in Europe and emerging markets.

Ruijs joined DIF in 2007 as managing director in the firm’s investment team, taking the role of head of investor relations in 2012. Prior to DIF he held a number of infrastructure and private equity positions including head of private equity, infrastructure, commodities and special products at Dutch investment manager MnServices.

The promotions mean the firm now counts a total of six partners (Robert Doekes, Thomas Vieillescazes, Paul Nash, Christopher Mansfield, Roshier and Ruijs) in addition to its three managing partners (Wim Blaasse, Maarten Koopman and Menno Witteveen).

They come only days after DIF sold the entirety of its first fund to Aberdeen Asset Management, in a transaction that will see the Scotland-based firm manage the portfolio’s 16 operating assets on behalf of Dutch pension APG Asset Management.

DIF is currently investing its third vehicle, closed last year on its revised hard cap of €800 million.