Van Dam is responsible for making sure the investment management practice of PGGM is the best available. He is responsible for formulating the change agenda for investment practice, ranging from principles to framework to building blocks. Van Dam started at PGGM Investments in 2005 as head of in-house equities. In 2006, he was appointed chief strategist. Van Dam is a member of the International Centre for Pension Management, the investment board of the Federation of the Dutch Pension funds (Pensioenfederatie) and the EDHEC‐Risk Institute International advisory board. Van Dam has earned a degree in finance from Rotterdam Erasmus University.