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Rijkman Groenink
Chairman of the Managing Board

Personal details:

Date of birth:
25 August 1949

Appointed Chairman of the Managing Board in May 2000. Responsible for the strategic reorientation and restructuring of the ABN AMRO Group announced in May 2000, which aims to increase ABN AMRO's focus on maximising shareholder value and serving clients.

Joined Amro Bank in 1974, appointed Head of Product Management Retail Accounts in 1976, Head of Syndicated Loans in 1978, Head of International Corporate Accounts in the International Division in 1980, Director of the Dutch Special Credit Department in 1982, and Senior Executive Vice President of Corporate Business in 1986. Appointed to the Managing Board of Amro Bank in 1988.

Following the merger of ABN and Amro Bank in 1990, he was appointed to the Managing Board, with responsibility for the Netherlands Division. In January 2000 he announced the Focus 2005 initiative to reorganise the branch network in the Netherlands and accelerate the implementation of the multi-channel distribution strategy.

Directorships and advisory roles outside ABN AMRO include:

  • Flint Holding
  • Amsterdam Society for City Restoration
  • Struik Holding
  • Rembrandt Society
  • Mondriaan Foundation
  • Stedelijk Museum
  • Law degree from the University of Utrecht
  • Business Administration from Manchester Business School