ABN Amro Hires New CEO To Focus On Financial Crime

Law360, London (January 9, 2020, 11:55 AM GMT) -- ABN Amro said Thursday it has appointed an executive from Big Four accounting firm PwC as its new chief executive to help crack down on financial crime after the Dutch banking giant was accused of breaching anti-money laundering rules.

Robert Swaak will become chief executive of ABN Amro in April after nearly 30 years at accounting heavyweight PricewaterhouseCoopers. He will succeed Kees van Dijkhuizen, who has headed the bank since 2017.

The new boss has 30 years of “broad and relevant” experience in the financial services sector, Tom de Swaan, chairman of ABN Amro’s supervisory board, said. “He is a seasoned executive who...

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