Private equity push at SAM as Robeco PE chief takes executive position

Andrew Musters steps up to exec committee at Swiss sustainability house.

Andrew Musters, global head of private equity at SAM and Robeco, has been promoted to become a member of SAM’s executive board, reflecting a growing importance of private equity within the Zurich-based sustainability funds house.
SAM said Musters would not relinquish any of his current daily business oversight of SAM and Robeco’s private equity activities. Musters recently oversaw the transfer of Robeco’s clean tech private equity activities from Rotterdam to SAM’s Zurich headquarters. The manager said his promotion to SAM’s board represented the next “logical step” in this process.SAM has recently undergone a series of top-level management changes. Last month, Sander van Eijkern stepped down as chief executive officer and from the management board of Robeco, SAM’s parent group, after a disagreement over future strategy. The surprise move came after Van Eijkern had been in the top job at SAM for little more than a year after taking up the position in January 2009. Stephanie Feigt and Michael Baldinger, chief investment officer and head of global clients & marketing at SAM respectively, have jointly picked up the responsibility of CEO at SAM while the company appoints Van Eijkern’s successor.