Arabesque’s Anja Mikus Announced as Interim CEO of German Government’s EUR 23.6 Billion Nuclear Phase-out Fund

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Arabesque has announced that its CIO, Anja Mikus, has been seconded for six months to become the interim CEO and CIO of the German government’s EUR 23.6 billion nuclear phase-out fund, subject to approval by EU authorities.

“We are delighted for Anja Mikus in her secondment to lead the German government’s nuclear phase-out fund, and it is a privilege for Arabesque to support in this way. We wish her every success as she embarks on what is an important project for Germany’s transition to clean energy.”

The German federal parliament approved a bill on 15th December 2016 to transfer liabilities for storing nuclear waste to the state, marking a significant step for Germany’s journey towards clean energy.

Anja Mikus joined Arabesque in 2014, where she has overseen investment products and processes alongside leading the firm’s growth strategy. In a distinguished 25-year career with some of Europe’s largest asset managers, Mikus has achieved an exceptional and consistent track record resulting in numerous awards both individually, and for the funds and companies under her leadership. Most recently she served as the CIO for Union Investment with more than $250bn assets under management.

Speaking on today’s announcement, Omar Selim, CEO of Arabesque, said: “We are delighted for Anja Mikus in her secondment to lead the German government’s nuclear phase-out fund, and it is a privilege for Arabesque to support in this way. We wish her every success as she embarks on what is an important project for Germany’s transition to clean energy.”