Kees van Dijkhuizen, currently Chief Financial Officer of ABN AMRO Group N.V. and ABN AMRO Bank N.V., has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer. His appointment becomes effective upon approval by the regulators. This approval is expected at the latest mid February 2017. Kees van Dijkhuizen succeeds Gerrit Zalm, who was appointed in 2009.
Kees van Dijkhuizen succeeds Gerrit Zalm as CEO of ABN AMRO
In his capacity as CEO, Mr van Dijkhuizen will be responsible for executing and delivering the strategic targets as announced to the market at the time of the IPO in November last year. He will, in consultation with NLFI, create the conditions for the Dutch government to further sell down the remaining shareholding.
Mr van Dijkhuizen will be responsible for providing impetus to the new leadership the bank requires in this next stage. As CEO he will, in consultation with the Supervisory Board, give form and content to the strategy, the organisation and the composition of senior management. This with the objective to ensure that the bank is well-prepared for the challenges in the coming period. ABN AMRO, in this next stage, should stand for an entrepreneurial culture, client focus, sustainable growth and sensitivity to society.