Robeco, an international asset manager based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, has appointed Nayan Patel as chief executive officer of Singapore.
Patel, who joined the company in 2014, has 16 years of experience in asset management, including eight years in Asia. He is currently executive director of institutional business development, Southeast Asia. He relocated to Singapore from the Hong Kong office in 2016.
In his newly expanded role, Patel will lead Robeco’s operations and expansion in the country, and will continue to be responsible for institutional sales in Singapore and Southeast Asia.
He will report to Graham Elliot, head of institutional business Asia ex-Japan based in Hong Kong.
Patel replaces former CEO of Singapore Tom Keenan, who left the company on November 18 2020 to return to his native country Australia.
Robeco opened its Singapore office in 2016. The office focuses on credit research, sales distribution and client service for Singapore and the broader Southeast Asia region.