5 January 2021

Kneip appoints Jacob Koopmans as Chief Commercial Officer

Koopmans joins Kneip to accelerate its product development and sales activities worldwide

With 20 years’ industry experience, Koopmans joins Kneip from Refinitiv, a global provider of financial market data and infrastructure, where he led the sales functions across the EMEA region and executed on Refinitiv’s strategy. Prior to this, he led the UK account management function for Thomson Reuters, a worldwide economic and financial market data provider. Throughout his career, Jacob has developed a successful track record of delivering accelerated revenue in multiple geographies by transforming organisational structures, sales strategies, and talent development programmes. Jacob is a graduate of the University of Groningen with a master’s degree in international business.

Based in Kneip’s London office, Koopmans will lead Kneip’s global product and sales teams to accelerate product development and build closer relationships with clients and partners as the company looks to further expand its worldwide offering. He joins Kneip as a member of the Executive Leadership Team, reporting to CEO, Enrique Sacau.

Commenting on his appointment, Jacob Koopmans, Chief Commercial Officer of Kneip, says, “Having worked in the financial sector for most of my career, I’m delighted to be joining one of the world’s leading fund data companies and working with some of the biggest names in the asset management industry. With growth at the forefront of Kneip’s 2021 plans, I’m looking forward to playing a role by fostering a customer centric approach in product development and through new partnerships.”

Fund and asset managers use Kneip’s services to deliver the most accurate data possible, more quickly than ever before, to their investors. Kneip efficiently collects, cleans and disseminates enormous quantities of data every second of every day, ensuring investors stay in the know, and fund managers stay compliant.

Enrique Sacau, Chief Executive Officer of Kneip, says, “We are excited for Jacob to join Kneip as Chief Commercial Officer. As our industry continues to evolve rapidly, it is ever more critical to engage with the market and develop solutions that help our clients meet their strategic objectives. Jacob brings a wealth of experience in the financial sector, and an excellent track record in developing successful commercial teams and customer centric cultures. Our Executive Team looks forward to working with him to shape our commercial offering and increase our company’s industry-leading position.”

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