Gijs is Deputy CEO and member of the Executive Committee. Since 2023 he is covering a number of CEO-tasks related to managing the broader DIF organization. In addition, he is overseeing the activities in DIF’s traditional infrastructure fund series and is a member of the relevant investment committees. Gijs joined the company in 2008 as a member in the investment team, mostly focusing on concession type investment opportunities in Western Europe. In 2012 he moved to Canada to establish the Toronto office and open up the North American market investing in utility, concession and (sustainable) energy investment opportunities. Since 2018 he is leading DIF’s traditional infrastructure fund series. Previously to DIF, Gijs worked at ING, where he focused 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.