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Rigterink steps up to lead FMO

Jürgen Rigterink is taking over as the new Chief Executive Officer of FMO on October 1st, 2016, succeeding Nanno Kleiterp who is stepping down from leading the Dutch development bank after his second term in the role.

Rigterink has been a member of FMO’s management board since 2008 and has served as the institution’s Chief Investment Officer since 2014 in the position of Chief Risk and Finance Officer. He will continue to have responsibility for this role until a replacement has been found.

“Jürgen Rigterink brings a breadth of knowledge in emerging markets and top level management experience across the banking spectrum,” Jean Frijns, the Chairman of FMO’s Supervisory Board as quoted as saying. “The Supervisory Board considers him particularly well placed to deliver on FMO’s strategic priorities of contributing to the Global Goals by driving inclusive and sustainable development abroad and providing international finance for Dutch business”.

Rigterink started his career at Bank Brussels Lambert working in Brussels, Chicago and New York before joining ABN AMRO in 1997 where he served in a variety of senior positions including Sector Head for Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa. In 2005, he was appointed Chairman of the Management Board and Country Executive at ABN AMRO Bank Kazakhstan.

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