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Gerard van Leusden

Head of Sales, EMEA

Gerard van Leusden is head of sales in EMEA at Northern Trust Asset Management. Gerard, who is based in Amsterdam, oversees the EMEA sales team and is primarily focused on growing market share as well as building long-term relationships. He is also responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with institutional clients as well as developing new innovative partnerships in the EMEA region.

Gerard has been at Northern Trust since 2010 and held various roles in the distribution channel. Previously, Gerard worked at BlackRock (Barclays Global Investors) for almost five years in the financial institutions group. He focused on institutional strategies and the development of iShares in the Benelux region, from both a sales and marketing perspective. Gerard also worked for five years at Euronext Amsterdam, where he was responsible for the institutional investors team. Before that, he worked two years at Delta Holding in Amsterdam as a portfolio manager. He was also an international equities trader at Rabobank.

Gerard earned his bachelor's degree in business management from the Hogeschool van Utrecht in 1998.