CEO Asia Pacific ABN AMRO Bank N.V. Country Executive Singapore

  • Master’s degree in Corporate Law (University of Leiden)
  • MBA degree (University of Chicago)

Ms. Maureen DeRooij is the Asia-Pacific CEO for ABN AMRO Bank and is based in Singapore where she is also Country Executive. ABN AMRO Bank’s business in Asia-Pacific includes Corporate Advisory and Structured Finance with a focus on client segments in Natural Resources, Transportation & Logistics, Food, and Trade & Commodity Finance.

The bank in this region also has Clearing operations in Sydney, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Singapore. Ms. DeRooij previously worked for Standard Chartered Bank based in Singapore from 2005 as Global Head of Natural Resources and Commodity Trading before her later appointment as Group Chief Operating Officer for the Wholesale Banking business covering 50 countries.

Before Standard Chartered, Ms. DeRooij built the global structured commodity product capability for Citigroup based in New York and headed its Americas business. She was on the Board of Citigroup’s International Trading Company as well as a member of the Editorial Board for Euromoney’s Trade Finance Magazine.

Ms. DeRooij ran the North Americas Structured Commodity Business five years earlier for ABN AMRO Bank in Chicago. Ms. DeRooij commenced her career at ABN AMRO Bank in the Netherlands where she held a number of executive positions including that of Senior Risk Approver advising on large-scale structured transactions for Northeast Asia.

Ms. DeRooij served on the Singapore Management University’s (SMU) International Trading Track and Research Committee and is currently a member of the Advisory Board Member for SMU’s Lee Kong Chian School of Business. She is on the Board of the Europe-ASEAN Business Alliance and the Singapore World Wildlife Fund. She is a frequent speaker and chair of industry events organised by the Financial Times, Dow Jones, Euromoney, Reuters, the American and European Chambers of Commerce as well as industry commentator on Bloomberg and CNBC’s Worldwide Exchange business news programme. She is a regular guest lecturer at INSEAD speaking on operational risk.

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