ThomasLloyd has appointed Nadir Maruf as chief investment officer with immediate effect.
He joins the asset management firm’s executive team, reporting to CEO Michael Sieg.
Maruf is responsible for developing and executing the group’s investment strategy, and is also tasked with helping drive ThomasLloyd’s continued expansion as an impact investor in sustainable energy infrastructure projects across Asia.
Prior to joining ThomasLloyd he was head of private markets at Tesco Pension Investment, where he was responsible for the private markets business and underlying portfolios, including overseeing all direct and indirect unlisted strategies.
Earlier, Maruf was based in Singapore as the CIO of alternatives and head of direct infrastructure at Eastspring Investments. His primary role included responsibility for direct infrastructure in the Asia Pacific, global private equity, and direct special situations debt.
He also oversaw the firm’s investment in the IFC MCPP Program, participation in DFI / World Bank initiatives, and the development of Eastspring’s responsible investment policy and initial carbon reporting framework.
Sieg said: “Nadir not only brings a formidable background in asset management and infrastructure, while also having extensive experience of working across ThomasLloyd’s key target markets in the Asia-Pacific region.”
“His leading role in the strategic implementation of the net zero pathway for private assets and obligations, as well as his participation in World Bank initiatives and development of responsible investment policies and frameworks have offered him unique exposure and insights into international sustainable climate policy practices.”