Banker and family killed in MH17 flight downing


'It is terrible that they have been torn from our society in this way'.

Therese Brouwer, a Managing Director who headed an energy-finance unit at ING Groep died in last week’s downing of Malaysian Air Flight MH17.

Bloomberg News reports that her husband, Charles Smallenburg, son Werther and daughter Carlijn were also killed on July 17 in eastern Ukraine, according to Malaysian Air’s list of victims.

The family was among 13 inhabitants from the Dutch city of Hilversum who perished in the plane disaster. In an obituary in the newspaper NRC Handelsblad, Mayor Pieter Broertjes said, 'It is terrible that they have been torn from our society in this way'.

The brick sidewalk to the family’s home is lined with bouquets of white roses, orange lilies and other brightly colored flowers, and white stones have been assembled in the shape of a heart on the front walk, according to Al Jazeera America.

Brouwer was head of structured finance for utilities, power and renewables for Europe, the Middle East and Africa at the bank. She led the unit since 2011, according to her LinkedIn page.

To access the complete Bloomberg News article hit the link below:

Therese Brouwer, ING Energy Deals Banker, Died in Ukraine Crash

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