TTF Netherlands Ambassadors
Pascal is a former CEO of Aon Hewitt in the Netherlands, Executive Board Member of Aon Group Netherlands, Executive Board Member of the Aon Hewitt EMEA Management Board and Member of the Board of Directors of the European Pension Fund “United Pensions”.
He holds 17+ years of experience in the financial services sector and 8+ years in the Military Service with the Royal Netherlands Marine Corps and the Air Assault Brigade. During this period, he did tours in Bosnia and Kosovo.
The combination of his business and military experience has made him a leader with a proven track record who, under any circumstance, can quickly identify relevant risks and opportunities to lead and manage an organization or project into the next phase successfully.
In addition to many different (international) military courses, Pascal has completed his education on Bsc level in business management and has completed several Senior Executive and Advisory Board courses at Aon and Tilburg University (TIAS).
Pascal is fluent in Dutch, English and German and is a fanatical CrossFit practitioner and regularly runs obstacle runs.
Partner and Head of the Netherlands,
Peter has worked in the pensions industry for most of his career. In two decades he has built extensive knowledge, insight and experience in the areas of asset and risk management, covering the full breadth of the investment organisation (front, mid, back office, support services, manager selection), processes (from strategy to implementation) and asset categories.
Before joining Avida Peter was at Shell Asset Management Company, where his last role was Head of Equities. In that role he was also involved in the consolidation of Shell Pension Funds’ assets. Peter was then CFO/COO of an investment boutique for a few years. Lately, as a consultant to Pension Funds he has focused on the areas of asset and risk management.
Peter is an econometrician and tax lawyer by training, completed by executive education programs at the Harvard Business School and Nyenrode Business School. Today he is a lecturer at Nyenrode Business School.
Senior Policy Advisor,
The Federation of Dutch Pension Funds.
Tomas Wijffels MSc. (1971) has worked as policy advisor for seven years at Pensioen Federatie (the Federation of the Dutch Pension funds). His main topics of interest are the recommendations on administrative costs and the current discussion about the future of second pillar pensions in the Netherlands.
Tomas is board member of the Dutch pension tracking service, www.mijnpensioenoverzicht. This tracking service for 1st and 2nd pillar pensions is built and maintained by a foundation of which all Dutch pension funds and insurance companies contribute to.
Before working for the Federation, Tomas was board member of the company pension fund of TNO, the Dutch Institute for Applied Sciences, where he worked as a consultant in the field of cultural heritage.
Also, Tomas is a valued member of TTF's Team EMEA.
Institutional Benchmarking Institute
Eric Veldpaus has been at the epicentre of cost transparency throughout his career. Before his current position at the independent Institutional Benchmarking Institute he was strategist at APG where his focus was on all aspects of cost and cost transparency including relations with auditors and the Dutch Central Bank.
Prior to APG, he held senior positions at ABP, Robeco and PWC. Eric is author of several prominent publications on cost transparency, including the ‘Recommendations on Administrative Costs’ (Aanbevelingen uitvoeringskosten)’ published by the Federation of the Dutch Pension Funds; he is also a lecturer at Nyenrode Business University in the Netherlands. At APG he was member of the Global Advisory Committee of CEM.
In 2013 he founded the independent Institutional Benchmarking Institute together with partners Nyenrode and Novarca to further his ambitions in the field of cost reporting.
Eric holds a CA degree.
Further information about Eric, his work and organisations can be found through these links:
Also, as well as being an Ambassador of the Transparency Task Force, Eric is a valued member of the TTF's Team EMEA, Team GTI and Team PISCES.
Head of Delegated Solutions,
Marlon is responsible for the development and implementation of Aon’s fiduciary and advisory proposition in the Netherlands.
Marlon has 20 years of experience in institutional investment, business development, risk management and governance, working across different institutional markets and various asset classes, but in particular private markets.
He has worked with a diverse investor base ranging from pension funds and insurers to SWFs, endowments, foundations and development finance institutions. He was a Director, Product Specialist and Global Head of Business Development for the Focus Fund at Hermes Investment Management, where he played a significant role in the developing the stewardship service, the Hermes Equity Ownership Services.
Marlon was an Investment Principal at Aureos Capital, a private equity manager focused on ESG and the emerging markets and at Kempen Capital Management. As an independent consultant he led, worked or advised on various fund raising activities in the private markets, he also worked with Pensions Infrastructure Platform, APG and Commonland.
Marlon has been active at Eumedion, the Dutch Institutional Governance and Sustainability Forum, the ICGN and at the ICPM. And he is a former adviser to the Institutional Investor Roundtable, an investor initiative focused on private equity and infrastructure club deals between large institutional investors.