Jan has recently been appointed to his current role. Prior to this, he was Global CIO for ING. Before joining ING in 2008, he was CEO/CIO of Pear-Axial Investments in London. Prior to that, he held various positions in the field of asset management and pensions, including CIO Capital Markets of ABP Asset Management in the Netherlands. During his tenure with ABP t was selected as ‘best European pension plan’, three years in a row.
The Industrial Era and the Information Age are over and their governing rules are passé. Leading in the Social Era requires a rethinking and reimagining of what can be. As an expert in creating value in the new era of innovation and social media, Merchant has worked for major companies like Apple, where she worked alongside Steve Jobs.