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.