Van Steenis will join in Q4 2016. Based in London and reporting to group chief executive Peter Harrison, he will be responsible for business strategy and corporate development. This newly created role within Schroders will focus on medium and longer-term strategy development.
Van Steenis’ experience includes 14 years as a managing director at Morgan Stanley. Prior to this, he worked at JPMorgan and Boston Consulting Group.
“As a creative thinker and influential collaborator, his deep knowledge and experience of the investment industry is a valuable asset in these times of rapid change,” said Peter Harrison, group chief executive at Schroders.
“I look forward to working with Schroders’ pre-eminent teams to meet the challenges and opportunities for investors,” said van Steenis. “The company has a bold strategy and a culture of ambitious continuous improvement, both of which will be critical in meeting the competitive challenges ahead.”