ABN AMRO is pleased to announce two senior appointments to strengthen its leveraged finance business. Dominik Felsmann (37) has been appointed as Head of Leveraged Finance Germany. Previously he worked as an executive director at IKB Leveraged Finance and in London for Commerzbank and HSBC in their respective Leveraged Finance teams. His appointment fits well in ABN AMRO’s ambition to expand its leveraged finance activities in Germany as part of the bank’s overall strategy to grow its international business selectively.
In addition, the ABN AMRO Leveraged Finance team has been strengthened by the appointment of Arjan van Rijn (47) as Global Head of Leveraged Finance. Mr van Rijn will be responsible for the further international roll-out of Leveraged Finance i.a. in the US and in Asia. Before he came back to the Netherlands, Mr van Rijn headed the corporate bank in Asia. Arjan van Rijn has a long history in Leveraged Finance, as a syndicator and originator for Deutsche Bank, Citi and ABN AMRO in London and later headed the Leveraged Finance syndicate team for Fortis and ABN AMRO in the Netherlands.
Globally, ABN AMRO has a long history of serving international clients in sectors and areas where the bank has leading positions. Building on this, as announced in 2016, ABN AMRO has the ambition to grow its business in specific targeted sectors in the Americas, the APAC region and Northwest Europe.
This includes the growth of corporate banking activities in neighbouring countries of the Netherlands. In January 2017, Stefan Meine was appointed as Head of Corporate Banking Germany to lead the expansion of the bank’s corporate banking activities in Germany. In June 2017, Mr Andreas Weigel, Mr Tim Pankoke and Mr Martin Drosdek came on board to further boost the bank’s offering to corporate clientsin the country.