AXA Investment Managers-Real Assets – Ruulke Bagijn, CIO for private markets at PGGM, has been recruited by the investment manager.

Bagijn will join in May and take up the role of global head of real assets private equity in Paris.

Eloy Lindeijer, PGGM’s chief of investment management, said Bagijn had been a “prominent colleague and representative of PGGM”.

“She has led the expansion of our private markets platform, which offers clients access to investments in private equity, infrastructure, real estate and other non-listed investments,” Lindeijer said.

Bagijn joined PGGM in 2009 as head of the private equity team. She was appointed CIO for private markets in 2012. 

Before joining PGGM, Bagijn was managing director at 4RAE, a private equity fund specialising in investments in sustainable energy.