Mr. Herman Bril joins the UNJSPF as the Director of the Investment Management Division. He is adept at the management and supervision of the investment of complex institutional portfolios of various asset classes and he has progressively responsible experience accrued within international financial institutions in multiple countries, and broad level expertise encompassing asset management, pension funds, life insurance, investment banking, derivatives trading and treasury operations.
Mr. Bril has 23 years of work experience. Most recently, he was with Cardano Risk Management for 6.5 years serving as Group CFO and Managing Director, with postings in London, Rotterdam and Amsterdam. Prior to Cardano, Mr. Bril spent 2.5 years as Senior Vice President, Head of Treasury and Capital Management at Aegon NV. Prior to Aegon, Mr. Bril spent 3.5 years as Head of Asset Management and Chief Investment Officer of Syntrus Achmea Asset Management, where he was responsible for Dutch pension funds with assets under management totaling Euro 45 billion. Before joining Syntrus, Mr. Bril spent 3 years as the Head of Treasury at FGH Bank and trustee of FGH Bank’s pension fund. He started his career as a fixed income derivative trader for ABN AMRO, Dresdner Bank and Deutsche Bank in Amsterdam, Frankfurt and London.
Mr. Bril graduated from the Free University in Amsterdam with a Masters in Economics. Additionally, he graduated from INSEAD where he earned a diploma in Consulting and Coaching for Change. Mr. Bril is currently completing a Masters degree in Studies in Sustainability Leadership from the University of Cambridge.
Mr. Bril’s country of origin is the Netherlands and he is a Dutch national. He is fluent in English and Dutch, proficient in German, and has a working knowledge of French.