Van Lanschot announces today that the Supervisory Board intends to appoint Richard Bruens as a member of the Board of Managing Directors. The announcement of Mr Bruens' appointment is included on the agenda of the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders to be held on 15 May 2014. Mr Bruens is currently Managing Director of Private Banking at Van Lanschot and will represent this core activity of the bank at Board level.
Karl Guha, CEO: "I am delighted with Richard's appointment. Since joining Van Lanschot, Richard has shown that he has a clear vision of client experience and a focus on delivering excellent performance. I'm convinced that he will make a major contribution to the implementation of our strategy and the realisation of our long-term targets."
Richard Bruens (1967) joined Van Lanschot in August 2013 as Managing Director of Private Banking. He started his career at ABN AMRO, where he held various managerial positions in the Global Markets division and at head office up until 2007. During this period, he worked in various countries including the United Kingdom, Greece and Saudi Arabia. In 2007 he was appointed a member of the Managing Board of Renaissance Capital in Moscow, where he was responsible for strategy, marketing, investor relations and communication. He returned to the Netherlands in 2010 to take up the position of Global Head Private Wealth Management and Global Head Products & Solutions at ABN AMRO Private Banking.
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Van Lanschot NV is the holding company of F. van Lanschot Bankiers NV, the oldest independent bank in the Netherlands with a history dating back to 1737. Van Lanschot, a wealth manager operating under the Van Lanschot and Kempen & Co brand names, is active in Private Banking, Asset Management and
Merchant Banking, with the aim of preserving and creating wealth for its clients. Van Lanschot NV is listed on Euronext Amsterdam.
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