Eugene Zhuchenko has left APG where was senior portfolio manager to help lead the Long-Term Infrastructure Association (LTIIA).

Zhuchenko, who has been with the Dutch pensions group since 2009, has been appointed executive director and will be responsible for implementing LTIIA’s objectives.

LTIIA was founded in Paris last year by investors and investment manager Meridiem to promote long-term investment in infrastructure.

It is working on initiatives to develop benchmarks and as well as environmental, social and governance (ESG) frameworks.

EDHEC-Risk Institute, which is working with LTIIA, is collecting data from investors and seeking to build a series of benchmarks for the asset class.

The announcement comes shortly after a similar body, the Global Infrastructure Investor Association (GIIA), revealed its chairman and 25-strong management board.

Farnum-Schneider, managing director of the chief executive officer’s group at the UK insurer, will become the first chairman of GIIA.