Appointment of Ruut Meijer

Ruut Meijer will be appointed as Member of the Supervisory Board of Amsterdam Trade Bank N.V.

Amsterdam Trade Bank N.V. (ATB) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ruut Meijer as a Member of the Supervisory Board as per 1 September 2018. Mr Meijer brings along significant experience in corporate and merchant banking, both domestically and internationally. He started his professional career with ABN AMRO in 1986 and took on various senior management positions. His achievements during his tenure with ABN AMRO included growth of the domestic and international corporate client portfolios, new start-up business models, M&A transactions, performance improvement and the successful implementation of several innovative and sustainable projects. In his most recent position at ABN AMRO as Senior Managing Director Corporate Banking, he was responsible for 2500 employees across Europe. Besides very broad management experience, Ruut is also an experienced supervisory director, having served on a number of supervisory bodies in The Netherlands and abroad.

Ron Emerson, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, says: “My colleagues and I are delighted to welcome Ruut on board. Ruut’s extensive knowledge and experience, in particularly the Western-European financial markets, combined with his commercial and leadership skills will be highly valuable to the Board. We also value Ruut’s prior work related to FinTech which will help further accelerate our new initiatives to deliver business value through the smart use of technology, and enhance our digital offering.

Ruut Meijer comments: “I am very much looking forward to being part of a strong and dedicated team located in Amsterdam, one of the most important Financial, Commodity, Maritime and Technology hubs globally, and support the growth of ATB in The Netherlands and internationally as a modern, innovative and client-oriented member of the banking community.”

ATB is a fully licensed specialised financial institution focused on the entire spectrum of commodity finance (covering softs, metals and energy), as well as shipping, asset-based and corporate financing. Technology is an integrated part of ATB’s strategy. ATB is continuously working on improving and developing its digital solutions to open up opportunities for its customers.