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.
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.
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.