Wim has been with the group from the very start. Before helping to establish DIF in 2005, he was a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers responsible for infrastructure/PPP and energy-related transactions. Before that, Wim was Head of Project Finance at Rabobank International where he was responsible for a global mandate covering all sectors. During a 12-year tenure at Rabobank International he held various roles within corporate finance. Wim holds a Master’s degree in Business Economics from the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Allard joined DIF in 2007 and was initially responsible for the origination, execution, optimisation and exit of renewable energy and infrastructure transactions. In 2012, he took control of our fund raising, investor relations, business development and marketing & communication. Allard is vice-chairman of the investment committees of all DIF managed funds. Previously as Head of Private Equity, Infrastructure, Commodities and Special Products at MN, one of the largest Dutch asset managers, Allard managed a €5 billion portfolio of alternative investments. Prior to MN, Allard was a Senior Advisor in M&A at energy company Essent (now RWE) and before that held positions at private equity firm Residex Capital and PricewaterhouseCoopers covering among others energy, waste, rail and telecom investments. Allard holds an Executive Master in Auditing from the University of Groningen and is registered as a Register Accountant (Chartered Accountant) with the Dutch Institute of Chartered Accountants.
Andrew joined DIF in 2011 as a member of the origination team, focusing on transactions in the United Kingdom. He took over his current role managing exit processes in 2016 and, with it, the responsibility for leading, preparing and executing the exit of DIF investments. He has managed our UK office since 2018. Previously a member of the Infrastructure Team at PwC, Andrew advised on primary and secondary PPP transactions with a focus on fund setups and exits, listings and valuations. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Accountancy from the University of Portsmouth and is registered as a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.
Angela joined DIF in 2010 and oversees the asset management of all investments. Previously a member of 3i Plc and Actis’s Infrastructure teams, she offers more than 20 years’ experience in the field. Angela has contributed to the origination and asset management of a wide variety of infrastructure assets in the PPP, water, renewable energy and transport sectors in both Europe and emerging markets. She holds an MBA from London Business School and an MA from the University of Cambridge.
Anne joined DIF in 2018 and is responsible for our risk management, compliance and legal activities. Previously Head of Integrated Risk at Rabobank, Anne has also worked at De Nederlandsche Bank as Senior Supervisor and interim Department Head. Before this, she held a variety of roles at ABN-AMRO Bank over the course of her 16-year career there. Anne holds a Bachelor of Arts in Financial Administration from Michigan State University, a Master’s of Business Administration in General Management from the Erasmus University, and has attended executive education in General and Risk Management at both the London Business School and Insead.
Fernando joined DIF in 2015 and is responsible for the origination, execution and asset management of investments in Spain. With 15 years’ experience at several leading Spanish infrastructure businesses, Fernando has been involved in a wide range of transactions in the transportation, healthcare and water sectors. Previous roles include Senior Investment Director at infrastructure developer Globalvia Inversiones, CFO at construction group Sacyr Concesiones, Head of International Structured Finance at concession company Itinere, and Head of Finance at construction company FCC. Fernando holds an EMBA from IESE Business School and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Universidad Complutense.
Since 2018, Gijs is globally responsible for the origination and execution of transactions in the traditional DIF fund series. He joined the company in 2008 to focus on mostly greenfield PPP and concession projects in the Benelux, UK and Central Europe. In 2012 he moved to Canada to establish the Toronto office and open up the North American market, mostly focussing on P3 and renewable energy investments, both in Canada as well as the US. Previously to DIF Gijs worked at ING, where he focussed on lending to and advising large (transportation) infrastructure clients. Gijs holds a Master’s degree in Economics of Infrastructure from the Technical University of Delft.
Marko joined DIF in 2008 as a member of the origination team and is responsible for North America since October 2020. As Head of North America, his remit covers the origination, execution and value enhancement of investments in both Canada and the United States. In 2015 Marko established our Sydney office and opened up the Australian market. Previously an Associate Director in the Leveraged Finance Team at ABN AMRO, Marko was responsible for originating, structuring and executing leveraged finance opportunities. Marko holds a Master’s degree in Management Engineering from the University of Twente and is a CFA and CAIA charter holder.
Thomas joined DIF in 2007 to launch our French operations. He manages the origination, execution, optimisation and exit of PPP and renewable energy transactions in France and Southern Europe. Previously working at the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure of the French Government, Thomas was responsible for the budget and financing of the French public railway sector – including the development and financing of major French rail infrastructure projects. Thomas holds the equivalent of Master’s degrees in Physics and Economics from the French Ecole Polytechnique, where he graduated as Ingénieur des Ponts et Chaussées, in addition to a second Master’s degree from the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées.
Tom Goossens joined DIF in 2014 and is a partner since 1 October 2022. He was appointed as DIF’s deputy Head of Infrastructure for the TDF funds with a primary focus on European investments. In addition, he leads the origination team in London, which invests in the UK, Ireland, and the Nordic countries. Prior to joining DIF, he was a director in the structured finance Natural Resources team at ING Bank. In this role he was responsible for origination, structuring, and managing of project finance and structured corporate debt financings in the global metals and mining sector (2008 – 2014). Prior to ING Bank, Tom worked in the structured finance department within ABN AMRO, in Amsterdam and London. Tom holds a BSc and MSc in Business Administration from the VU Amsterdam University as well as a Masters in Financial Law from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam.
Vincent Liu joined DIF in 2016 and was appointed to partner on the 1st of October 2022. Based in Toronto, Vincent spearheads DIF’s North American origination activities and is one of DIF’s sector specialists in renewable energy, energy transition, and digital infrastructure. Prior to joining DIF, Vincent worked with the North American Infrastructure group at Macquarie Capital, the advisory and principal investment division of Macquarie Group, and the Infrastructure group at BMO Capital Markets where he was primarily responsible for advising North American and international public and private sector clients in M&A and financing mandates. Vincent holds a Bachelor of Applied Sciences degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo and served in the Canadian Navy.
Willem joined DIF in 2016 and is the head of core + and economic infrastructure at DIF. He leads the global origination, investments and management of our DIF CIF funds. Willem has over 20 years of experience in investment banking and private equity in Energy, TMT and infrastructure. He previously worked at Macquarie, Cyrte private equity and ABN AMRO in Amsterdam and London. Willem holds a Master’s degree in Chemistry from Utrecht University and a Master’s degree in Finance from Nyenrode University.