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About the Board of Investment Trustees - People


Mr. Berkelaar serves on the Board as the member recommended by the County Council.

Mr. Berkelaar is head of investment strategy and risk management at KAUST Investment Management Company (KIMC (U.S.), Inc.), the sole advisor to the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology Endowment. Prior to joining KAUST Investment Management Company, he was a principal investment officer and head of multi-asset class investment strategies at the World Bank Treasury. In that position, he was responsible for developing investment strategies and advising the various internal and external clients of the World Bank Treasury on asset allocation and related policy matters including the World Bank’s pension fund and retiree medical fund.

Mr. Berkelaar advised Central Banks on reserves management issues and Sovereign Wealth Funds, including oil funds and national pension reserve funds, on asset allocation and investment strategies. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Finance from the Erasmus University Rotterdam and a M.Sc. degree in Mathematics (summa cum laude) from the Delft University of Technology and is both a CFA and CAIA charter holder.