Van Lanschot Kempen announced today that Dick Boer and Dirk Saltzherr will be appointed co-heads of Van Lanschot Kempen Investment Banking, effective 1 February 2023. They will succeed Jeroen Berns, who has decided step down from his role. He feels this is a natural moment to move on, with the investment bank in good shape for future success and a strong team and succession plan in place.
Jeroen Berns joined Van Lanschot Kempen in 2009 and has held various leadership roles in equity capital markets and corporate finance since then. He became head of the Investment Banking team in 2020. Since then, the team has been involved in more than 100 transactions, serving its clients in the infrastructure, life sciences, real estate and technology sectors throughout Europe.
Dick Boer has been with the company for nearly 21 years. He started his career with Van Lanschot Kempen in 2002 and has held various roles in corporate finance and real estate since then. He is currently co-head of the Corporate Finance team.
Dirk Saltzherr is currently Managing Director Strategic Development, Operations and Change in the Investment Banking team. He has more than 16 years of experience within Van Lanschot Kempen, active in European real estate and corporate finance.
Richard Bruens, member of Van Lanschot Kempen’s Management Board and responsible for Client Management & Origination: “Under Jeroen’s leadership, our investment bank further strengthened its position and track record in Europe in the sectors we specialise in. He built a team that’s very well equipped to serve our clients, thanks to its level of expertise, personal connections and international investors network. We will miss Jeroen and wish him all the best for the future."
“We are happy that with Dick and Dirk we’ve found two strong successors, with many years of experience within our company and highly complementary skills and personalities. With them, Van Lanschot Kempen Investment Banking is in good shape for continued success.”
Jeroen Berns: “While I will certainly miss Van Lanschot Kempen, I’m very happy to hand over to two talented colleagues with whom I have worked for many years. Dick and Dirk form a powerful combination with excellent management and commercial skills, leaving them well placed to further develop the business. I look back at my time at Van Lanschot Kempen with fondness and pride, and want to thank my team and our valued clients for that.”
In the coming period, Jeroen Berns will work with Dick Boer and Dirk Saltzherr to ensure a smooth transition. The appointments are subject to approval from the Dutch Central Bank.
Van Lanschot Kempen Investment Banking announces leadership change (pdf)
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