ABN AMRO announced on November 30 that Diamond & Jewellery Clients (D&JC) will become part of Trade & Commodity Finance (TCF) within ABN AMRO’s Commercial & Institutional Banking business. It also announced that Geert van Reisen has been appointed interim Global Head of Diamond & Jewellery Clients, until all internal formalities have been arranged, with effect from 1 December 2017. Geert van Reisen takes over from Erik Jens who has decided to pursue his career outside the bank.
“Our team at D&JC is amazing,” Erik A. Jens commented, “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.” Geert van Reisen will report to Karin Kersten, Global Head of Trade and Commodity Finance. Karin Kersten: “D&JC and TCF are a logical fit as the trade and financing of diamonds has much in common with the commodity business.” During his career, Geert van Reisen gained a wealth of experience in various managerial roles in different industries within and outside the Netherlands. At present, Geert is Global Head of Strategy, Risk and Portfolio Management for D&JC. D&JC provides global sector coverage, reaching clients in the entire value chain. D&JC currently operates out of four locations globally (Antwerp, Dubai, Hong Kong and New York).