Gert-Jan Meppelink to step down from ABN AMRO Executive Committee

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ABN AMRO has announced that Gert-Jan Meppelink will step down as a member of the Executive Committee on 1 August 2019. He is responsible for HR, Transformation & Communications (HTC) within the bank. Gert-Jan Meppelink will step down by mutual agreement in response to the proposed decision to regroup the HTC portfolio in light of ABN AMRO’s strategy.

Building a future-proof bank for our clients is one of the pillars of the bank’s strategy. Employees play a crucial role here, as they do in achieving the bank’s purpose ‘Banking for better, for generations to come’. The HTC portfolio will therefore focus more strongly on HR, which will continue to be a responsibility of the Executive Committee. Following from this, plans are to bring the Brand, Marketing & Communications department under the direct responsibility of the CEO.

In the past two years, Gert-Jan Meppelink has been closely involved in shaping the bank’s new senior management structure (2017) and in the transformation of the bank’s culture and leadership. He has also made a valuable contribution to developing the bank’s new purpose and refreshed strategy. Gert-Jan Meppelink will stay on as an advisor until 31 December 2019 and will leave ABN AMRO on 1 July 2020, in accordance with the contractual six-month period of notice.

Kees van Dijkhuizen, CEO: “I would like to show my gratitude and appreciation for Gert-Jan Meppelink’s vision and drive, especially for his significant contribution during these past few years of transformation. It was a true pleasure working with Gert-Jan and I wish him every success for the future.”

Gert-Jan Meppelink, responsible for HTC: “The bank is in good shape, with a refreshed strategy and as a purpose-driven organisation. I’m proud of the developments at ABN AMRO in recent years and my contribution so far.”

The proposed new portfolio is subject to the opinion of the Employee Council.

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