American investment management firm Northern Trust has appointed Wim van Ooijen as new head of its Dutch business.

Van Ooijen succeeds Eric Pouwels, who has been named director of Strategic Development for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

In his new role as country head of Netherlands, Van Ooijen will be responsible for all asset servicing business development, sales and client activities across the country and will also serve as the primary contact for the regulators.

Van Ooijen, who joined Northern Trust in 2004, was previously head of Northern Trust’s Dutch relationship management team.

Northern Trust EMEA Institutional Investor Group head Penelope Biggs said that The Netherlands continues to be a key market for Northern Trust and one in which the company been increasingly successful as a corporation for many years.

“Wim has a wealth of experience in supporting the sophisticated needs of our business in the region and we are delighted to promote him to lead our Dutch operations as we drive future growth,” Biggs said.