Today, ABN AMRO announces that, as of 1st March 2017, Richard de Keijzer will take up a new opportunity as Managing Director for ABN AMRO Commercial Finance in the UK. Richard de Keijzer is currently Managing Director for ABN AMRO Lease UK. Simon Lefevre, who joined ABN AMRO Lease in 2016 as Sales Director, will take over the role of Managing Director Lease UK while continuing as Sales Director.
Richard de Keijzer has been at the forefront of the international activities of ABN AMRO Lease for years. Richard joined ABN AMRO Lease UK in 2015 and became Managing Director in early 2016. Prior to that, he enjoyed a successful track record within ABN AMRO Bank in various commercial and managerial positions within Corporate Banking over a period of 14 years. In his new role, he will lead the further expansion of ABN AMRO Commercial Finance.
Simon Lefevre has extensive experience in Asset Based Finance and knows the UK market well. Prior to joining ABN AMRO, he headed up the UK Leasing Business for Bank of London and the Middle East and held various positions for both ING Lease and Lombard in the UK.
Frank Stienstra, CEO of ABN AMRO Lease and ABN AMRO Commercial Finance, said: ‘Both Richard and Simon are well respected and seasoned in their field of expertise’. Robbert Booij, Country Executive for ABN AMRO in the UK, added: ‘I am confident that these appointments will contribute positively to further growth of the ABN AMRO businesses in the UK’.
ABN AMRO in the UK serves its clients with Capital Markets Solutions, Clearing, Commodities Brokerage, Invoice Financing & Asset Based Lending, Leasing, Escrow & Settlement and Financial Institutions. ABN AMRO's roots in the United Kingdom date back to 1858. Today ABN AMRO UK employs 400 staff and has its Head Office in London.