Koen Popleu
Koen Popleu
Senior Fund Manager - Thematic Global Equity
Candriam

In November 2018, Koen Popleu joined the Thematic Global Equity team, where, as Lead Portfolio Manager, he developed and manages the Climate Action strategy. He started his career in 1999 as a financial equity analyst covering the energy and materials sectors for KBC Asset Management. He joined Candriam five years later in a similar role, covering the capital goods and IT sectors. In 2007, he was appointed SRI equity fund manager and, in 2011, Head of SRI European Equity Management. He took up the role of Deputy Head within the Fundamental European Equity team in 2013. Within this division, he had a specific role as lead manager on the innovation strategy. Together with the sector specialists, he was responsible for the development and construction of the innovation analysis and process. Koen Popleu has a Master’s degree in Commercial Engineering from the University of EHSAL in Belgium.