Karin Kersten appointed as Head of Trade & Commodity Finance ABN AMRO

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ABN AMRO Head Office

ABN AMRO is pleased to announce Karin Kersten has been appointed as Global Head of Trade & Commodity Finance, part of Corporate & Institutional Banking. ABN AMRO has a leading position in trade and commodities financing.

After obtaining a degree in Business Economics at Katholieke Universiteit Nijmegen, Ms Kersten joined MeesPierson in 1996 as a Senior Associate at Corporate Finance & Capital Markets. In 2000, she became a management consultant at McKinsey & Company. Ms Kersten returned to the financial sector in 2003 and has since then held various positions, including in the integration of Fortis Bank Nederland and ABN AMRO, Risk Management and Transaction Banking.

Rutger van Nouhuijs, CEO of Corporate & Institutional Banking: 'Karin is a highly experienced and energetic professional. She is exceptionally qualified to further build up our offering for our trade and commodity clients.'

International growth

ABN AMRO has a solid international presence and has been active in trade and commodity financing for over 100 years. Building on this, as announced in August 2016, ABN AMRO’s ambition is to grow its international business. This includes the growth of corporate banking activities in neighbouring countries of the Netherlands as well as in specific sectors worldwide. Globally, ABN AMRO serves an international client base in sectors where the bank has a leading position.

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