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Diamond Business Head Erik Jens Departs As ABN AMRO Restructures

Erik Jens

ABN AMRO announced an internal restructuring that has made its  Diamond & Jewellery Clients (D&JC) division part of Trade & Commodity Finance (TCF) within the Commercial & Institutional Banking business.

The bank also announced that Geert van Reisen, its Global Head of Strategy, Risk and Portfolio Management for D&JC, has been appointed interim Global Head of the division with effect from 1 December 2017. Erik Jens, the erstwhile head of the division, has decided to pursue a career outside the bank.

Rutger van Nouhuijs, CEO of Corporate & Institutional Banking, said: “We are extremely grateful to Erik for his enthusiasm and energy in successfully transforming various businesses at ABN AMRO. I wish him every success with the next steps in his career.”

Jens commented, “Our team at D&JC is amazing and I gave it my best five years. I would like above all to thank my team and with Geert at the helm, D&JC will have a great and experienced successor. I’d like to thank our clients for their trust. I will continue to be involved in the financing side of the luxury sector going forward.”

ABN AMRO’s Diamond & Jewellery Clients has been a leading financial services provider for the diamond and jewellery sector for over 100 years. The division currently operates out of four locations globally — Antwerp, Dubai, Hong Kong and New York.

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