ABN AMRO today announced that it has appointed Oliver Kuan as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to oversee the entire finance function of its Greater China offices and Wholesale Banking Asia business.
He will be based in Hong Kong and will report to Maureen DeRooij, Country Executive Greater China and CEO Wholesale Banking Asia.
“Oliver is a respected professional in the industry and comes to us with a wealth of experience from corporates and financial institutions. We are delighted that he has joined our team of consummate professionals, who believe in serving our clients to the very best of our abilities,” said Ms DeRooij.
Mr Kuan has in-depth banking experience with an extensive knowledge as supervisory/management board member of public listed companies. He previously worked for United Power Technology AG, where he was the CFO and member of the management board since 2011. He was then responsible for the overall finance function of the group and was instrumental in its IPO preparation and capital markets compliance.
Mr Kuan has worked in corporate finance and governance roles in Germany, China and the United Kingdom, with a variety of corporates focusing on energy, natural resources and transportation. He holds a Masters’ degree in Economics from the London School of Economics.
ABN AMRO is among the oldest foreign banks in Asia and today employs over 700 staff via its offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo – part of the bank’s overall international network spanning 23 countries. Its corporate business provides standard and structured wholesale banking services to global clients in sectors such as commodity finance, shipping, agriculture, oil & gas and offshore oil services. ABN AMRO has been named ‘Best Commodity Trade Finance Bank in Asia’ for the last four years in Trade Finance magazine’s awards. The bank is also a leading provider of private banking and clearing services in the Asia region.
The bank’s Corporate Finance & Capital Markets team offers mergers and acquisitions, equity capital markets, strategic financial advice and corporate broking services to corporate and institutional clients. The bank was named Financial Adviser of the Year for Benelux in the Financial Times/ Mergermarket European M&A Awards 2013 and Best Investment Bank in the Netherlands in the Euromoney Awards for Excellence 2014.