ABN AMRO makes senior Asia Pacific appointments in Trade & Commodity Finance

Abn Amro Eugene Ganchev

ABN AMRO Bank N.V. has announced senior appointments in its Asia Pacific Trade & Commodity Finance (TCF) business with Eugene Ganchev taking the role of Asia Pacific Head of Trade & Commodity Finance, and Gregory Vandeler as Asia Pacific Head of Agri-Commodities & TCF Coverage.

Abn Amro Eugene GanchevEugene Ganchev

Both roles are based in Singapore and oversee the bank’s expanding TCF business across the region.

Commenting on their joint appointments, ABN AMRO’s Asia Pacific Chief Executive Officer Maureen DeRooij, said: “We have steadily won the trust and confidence of our Asia Pacific commodity clients to attain our reputation as their leading commodity bank. Through this time, we recognise our clients’ banking needs have grown in sophistication and we look forward to continue growing with our clients by providing them with relevant sector financing and international advisory expertise. It is with great pleasure that we promote Eugene Ganchev and Gregory Vandeler, our bankers with international and regional sector experience, to further support our clients’ ambitions.”

Leading commodity bank supported by sector bankers

A career veteran with the bank first starting out as a Management Trainee, Eugene joined ABN AMRO in Brussels before assuming roles in Amsterdam and Hong Kong. Before assuming his new role, Eugene gained experience as the Asia Pacific Head for Energy & Metals Commodities where he invested time based in Hong Kong and Singapore building strong regional sector knowledge as well as gaining the trust of the bank’s clients in Greater China and Southeast Asia. In Amsterdam, Eugene was a member of the Energy Commodities team that built the CIS portfolio of energy commodity traders across eastern Europe and increased collaboration with Debt Solutions, Clearing, Corporate Finance and Private Banking.

Abn Amro Gregory VandelerGregory Vandeler

Eugene is a graduate of Solvay Business School in Brussels, and completed an Executive MBA exchange programme with the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bangalore, India.

As Asia-Pacific Head of Agri-Commodities & TCF Coverage, Gregory will be responsible for the region’s agriculture commodities clients and maintain his previous senior coverage role to further strengthen the bank’s strategic dialogue with internationally-focused commodity clients and regional champions. Gregory joined the bank in Amsterdam where he successfully started the ECT Clients Sector Origination team focused on large international commodities clients. Previously with the Royal Bank of Scotland, he has worked in Corporate Finance and Advisory roles in New York, Amsterdam and London. Gregory has experience across origination, structuring, and execution of M&A transactions, capital structure advisory as well as complex financing for large companies.

Gregory has a Master degree of Science in Finance from EM Lyon as well as a Master degree of Science in International Tax and Business Law from Paris II Assas Pantheon Sorbonne.

Testament to ABN AMRO’s standing with commodity clients, the bank was recognised as the ‘Best Commodities Finance Bank in Asia’ from 2012 to 2016 at the Trade Finance Awards. In 2017 at the same awards, the bank was named the ‘Best Commodities Finance Bank globally’.

ABN AMRO is pursuing selective and international growth in its chosen sectors of TCF, Natural Resources, Food, and Transportation & Logistics. In Asia Pacific, the bank has offices in Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Sydney and Tokyo.

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