Jin Mei will join Robeco in April as the firm's head of China, a news release said Monday.
Mr. Jin replaces Mitchelle Chow, who left the firm last year, a Robeco spokeswoman said in an email.
Mr. Jin, based in Shanghai, will lead Robeco's business development in mainland China, reporting to Graham Elliot, head of institutional business for Asia ex-Japan.
Mr. Jin was general manager at Franklin Templeton, where he oversaw the firm's development strategy in China, the news release said.
A Franklin Templeton spokesman, in an email, confirmed Mr. Jin's departure as head of the firm's Shanghai-based wholly foreign owned enterprise. The WFOE's structure is currently being reviewed and an announcement will be made in due time. In the meantime, Christina Chiang, senior business development manager there for the past 15 months, has been promoted to deputy general manager, effective April 1, the spokesman said.
Robeco is planning to expand its Shanghai team further as the firm moves to establish a private fund management platform for the mainland market, Mr. Elliot said in the news release.
In another China-related move Monday, Hong Kong-based Amanda Lin, who leads Robeco's institutional business in Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, was promoted to the expanded role of head of institutional business development for Greater China, overseeing the firm's offshore business development.
The role is also new.
Robeco had €176 billion ($216.2 billion) in assets under management as of Dec. 31.