AMSTERDAM, December 11, 2017 – Blanco supports asset managers such as investment firms, investment institutions and (private) banks with scalable solutions based on the latest technology on the one hand and on the other hand shares knowledge with its clients in the areas of legal, risk, audit and compliance. Blanco’s Advisory Board was installed earlier this year and now consists of former BlackRock executive Leen Meijaard, Brand New Day CEO Kalo Bagijn and Willem Meijer, former CEO of i.a. TOM (The Order Machine). Willem Meijer will reinforce Blanco’s Advisory Board with his extensive experience in the field of stock exchanges, brokers and Fintechs.
After Willem Meijer started his career with employers such as Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan and Van der Moolen, he became CEO of SNS Securities (now NIBC Markets). He then held the role of CEO at TOM (The Order Machine) – the alternative trading platform set up by ABNAMRO, BinckBank, Optiver, IMC and Nasdaq. Under his leadership, TOM (The Order Machine) achieved a Dutch market share in the options trade of 40%. At the moment, Meijer is – in addition to Fintech entrepreneur – owner of Canalize B.V. where he engages in strategic advice, interim management, supervision and mediation. In addition, Meijer is an independent director at the Enterprise Division (Amsterdam Court of Appeal).
Willem Meijer says of his new role in Blanco: “I am convinced that the wealth & asset management market needs to make a big step forward to new, better and faster technology. Blanco’s timing for the introduction of a new generation of cloud-based solutions for wealth-development is therefore excellent. I expect that my knowledge and experience in the field of institutional brokerage, custody and stock exchanges will add value to the development of new products and customer relations.”
Blanco CEO Joost Walgemoed about the new adviser: “With Willem Meijer joining us, the board now consists of three advisors with impressive knowledge, networks and experiences that complement each other. Their knowledge and advice will support us in the growth of our company.”
For more information:
Joost Walgemoed, CEO
Tel.: +31 (0)20 205 01 94