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Allard Ruijs is Partner of DIF (www.dif.eu) and a member of the Investment Committee. DIF is an independent fund management company managing funds of approximately €5.6 billion. DIF invests in infrastructure assets that generate long term stable cash flows and a attractive returns, including PPP / PFI / P3, regulated assets, renewable energy, telecom, transportation, rail and energy in Europe, North America and Australia.
Allard joined DIF in 2007 and was responsible for origination, execution, optimisation and exit of investments. In 2012 Allard assumed responsibility for DIF’s investor relations and business development activities. He was previously Head of private equity, infrastructure, commodities and special products at MN, one of the largest Dutch investment managers, where he managed a €5 billion portfolio of alternative investments. Prior to MN, Allard was a Senior Advisor in mergers and acquisitions at Essent (now RWE), and before that he held positions at Residex Capital (private equity) and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Allard graduated from the University of Groningen, the Netherlands and is registered as Register Accountant (Chartered Accountant) with the Dutch Institute of Chartered Accountants.