ABN AMRO appointed Hans Hanegraaf as the new country executive for Germany. Hanegraaf will also become the new CEO of Bethmann Bank. Both appointments are subject of regulatory approval. Hans is set to succeed Horst Schmidt in both roles. As announced earlier this month, Horst Schmidt will leave ABN AMRO this summer after 13 years of service.
Hanegraaf joined ABN AMRO in 1995. He held senior management positions in private banking as well as leading roles in international corporate banking. As country executive Singapore and CEO private banking he is currently responsible for Asia and the Middle East (Singapore, Hong Kong, Dubai).
In addition to supporting high-net-worth private clients (private banking) at Bethmann Bank, ABN AMRO Germany also offers financial services for companies (corporate banking), online banking via MoneYou and other specialized businesses. In total, the Group employs around 730 people in Germany.
Hans Hanegraaf, (intended) country executive Germany of ABN AMRO Bank NV commented, “I am very much looking forward to my new role and I am grateful for the trust that ABN AMRO has placed in me. My mission in the coming months will be to personally get to know as many customers and staff members in Germany as possible in order to shape the future together with them.”
Pieter van Mierlo, member of the executive committee of ABN AMRO bank NV said, “Germany is an important market to ABN AMRO. We are intending to expand our already excellent market position in private banking and want to achieve strong growth in the other business segments, like in MoneYou and Corporate Banking. I am confident that Hans Hanegraaf will give important impetus to our bank’s further development in Germany thanks to his extensive experience and personal strengths.”