Rob Bauer served as ICPM’s Executive Director from 2014-2022. In 2023, he was ICPM’s Associate Director – Education and managed the Centre’s education programs for pension fund board members, trustees, and C-suite executives.

Rob is also Professor of Finance (chair: Institutional Investments) at Maastricht University, School of Business and Economics in the Netherlands. In addition, Rob is managing director of an investment consulting firm in which he advises pension funds and institutional asset managers on pension and investments related subjects. His present academic research focus is on pension funds, mutual funds, behavioral finance, socially responsible investments (SRI) and corporate governance.

His academic work has been published in various professional and academic (international) research journals. He is also the director of the Netspar-UM SBE Academy, director of the European Centre for Sustainable Finance (ECCE) at Maastricht University, and a senior researcher of Netspar. Moreover, he teaches at various executive courses.