Impact investment manager BlueOrchard names new CEO

Maria Nikolova

The Board of BlueOrchard has appointed Philipp Müller, Head of Investment Solutions at BlueOrchard, as new Chief Executive Officer.

BlueOrchard, a leading global impact investment manager and a member of the Schroders group, today announces the appointment of Philipp Müller, Head of Investment Solutions at BlueOrchard, as new Chief Executive Officer. The appointment is effective April 1, 2020, subject to regulatory approval.

Mr Muller will succeed Patrick Scheurle who has made a significant contribution to the business success of BlueOrchard and has decided to resign from his position to pursue new entrepreneurial challenges.

Maria Teresa Zappia, who has been with BlueOrchard since 2008 in various senior positions, will become Deputy CEO. Additionally, Daniel Perroud, Global Head of Business Development, will strengthen BlueOrchard’s executive management team with his comprehensive industry expertise, subject to regulatory approval.

Philipp Müller joined BlueOrchard in 2018 and is currently responsible for the portfolio management and asset allocation of all managed funds and mandates. He has deep expertise in investment solutions roles. Prior to his employment at BlueOrchard, Mr Müller worked at Partners Group for 10 years, where he held various management positions in the UK and Switzerland. He brings a wealth of experience in developing and managing investment solutions for global clients. Philipp holds an MBA from ETH Zurich and a Master’s degree in Law from the University of Zurich.

Philipp Müller, newly appointed CEO, commented:

“I thank the Board for its trust and I am excited to lead BlueOrchard into the next chapter, working closely with the Chairman and experienced management team. We will further drive innovation and growth to offer convincing impact investment solutions to our clients.”

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