Mr. Toppen has more than 25 years of experience in the financial sector. During these 25 years, he has held many different roles within the asset management and banking sectors and especially gained a lot of experience in areas such as Strategy, M&A, Finance, and Risk management. From 2005 to 2008 he was the CFO of Robeco in the US and after that, he was responsible for the financial and corporate development/M&A departments of Robeco’s business in 15 countries. From 2015 to 2018 he was the CFRO and member of the Board of Robeco. In the 20 years in which he was responsible for corporate development/M&A, he has worked on many potential deals and of the 14 acquisitions that have had been completed, no less than 11 have been successful and the 3 that were not a good fit have been successfully sold again during his time as CFRO at Robeco.