Jennifer Richards, Head of Business Development Europe at Irish Life

5th October 2021

Posted In: So In Demand

Irish Life Investment Managers (ILIM) announced the appointment of Jennifer Richards as its new Head of Business Development Europe earlier this year.

As Head of Business Development Europe, Jennifer is now responsible for leading ILIM’s new business activities across Continental Europe, focusing on utilising ILIM’s wide range of capabilities to develop long term solutions for investors. Jennifer is also responsible for supporting growth within the Irish market, looking at new opportunities for ILIM to help meet investors’ requirements.

Jennifer joined ILIM six months ago to take up her new position from Aberdeen Standard Investments (formerly Standard Life Investments), where she held several senior roles, including Co-Head of European Business Development. She has a successful track record of growing businesses, and under her steer, the European business of Standard Life Investments grew from €7bn to €20bn in five years.

Previously, Jennifer held the position of Head of Ireland at Standard Life Investments and was a key member of the Standard Life Irish Leadership Team who set the strategic direction and vision for the Irish business with 300+ employees. Prior to this role, Jennifer was Head of European Wholesale Clients and was responsible for designing and implementing the SLI client proposition for her clients across Europe. Preceding her role in ASI, Jennifer worked at AIB Investment Managers and Mercer.