Columbia Threadneedle Investments announces the appointment of Willemijn van der Spek as Marketing Executive, based in Amsterdam. Willemijn, who joined the company in July 2018, will be responsible for Columbia Threadneedle’s wholesale marketing in the Benelux region. She will work closely with Prosper van Zanten, the Head of Benelux Distribution. Willemijn will report to Jessica Daunheimer, Columbia Threadneedle’s Head of Northern European Wholesale Marketing.
Willemijn joins from Franklin Templeton Investments, where she spent five years as Marketing Executive for the Netherlands as part of the Benelux team. Previous to this role she worked at Theodoor Gilissen Bankiers N.V. where her latest position was Communications Manager from 2010 to 2012 responsible for the development and implementation of internal and external strategic communications.
Prosper van Zanten, Head of Benelux Distribution said: “We are excited to welcome Willemijn to our team. She has effortlessly settled in the team and is already contributing with her extensive experience and knowledge on the asset management marketing industry in the Benelux region.”