It is with deep regret and profound sadness that we inform you of the passing of Dr. Harrie Meijers. Harrie co-founded Robeco\'s private equity activities in 2000, after having established Private Equity at ABP, one of the largest pension funds globally. Previously, he worked at AMRO Bank, and at a direct private equity fund in the province of Brabant. In addition, he was an associate professor of Corporate Finance at Tilburg University. After a long career in finance, he retired in 2010.
Harrie was a friend, and mentor, to many of our private equity team members. He was sharp, had profound insights, and an incredible grasp of the investment field. He was kind and honest; someone you could build on. He will be remembered fondly.
We know that Harrie\'s family would appreciate your thoughts.