Profiel interim professional

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A long career in the banking industry (> 40 years). The main interest and focus were always connected to the commodity & trade finance industry both in sales and product innovation. Activities in various senior roles with top European banking institutes (London & Frankfurt) variety of roles included: Relationship management, Head of the department, Change management and start-up business (internationally). In 2017 I started a FinTech innovation for a market-leading company in container shipment by setting up a Trade Finance Unit from scratch. To date an independent advisory in supply chain management and digitalization of the logistics industry. Building bridges, simplifying (trade) finance and logistics. Closing the gap between procurement and finance (Treasury)

Fields of expertise:
  • (International) Trade & Commodity Finance,
  • ECA finance (Dutch, UK, Germany)
  • Analyze and improve Working Capital structures (Cash-conversion-cycle)
  • Extensive network
  • Coaching, training and mentoring

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dec 19 - heden

Freelance Interim Manager - Part-time
Trade Finance Specialist :
Freelance Interim Manager - Part-time

Trade Finance Specialist - Company NameTransDocLink - FinTech start-up and a privately held company with a dedicated focus on optimizing the supply chain. TDL delivers a platform with deep visibility, transparency & cost efficiency by applying the latest technology & knowledge to traditional Freight forwarding. TDL is building the bridge by developing innovative services (including Blockchain) by using Trade Finance and financial settlement products enhancing the platform.

sep 17 - nov 19

Amsterdam Trade Bank NV
Senior Director Corporates NL:
Sep 2017 - Nov 2019 – ATB approached me to join the bank and to originate and build up the Dutch Corporate portfolio. The main focus was on Asset-Backed Finance structures. Ability to share my comprehensive network & (int) contacts in the Dutch (large corporate) and international commodity finance industry. Main targets: the large corporate (family) owned companies and larger SMEs. Target markets asset-heavy and storage/terminal business related to offshore (Oil & Gas) industry. ATB offered a full banking product suite (including FX and treasury) i.e. working capital, trade and asset finance (including leasing). Tailored solutions for corporate the Netherlands. USP's - CIS and Russia expertise - subject matter experts in Asset Based Finance, TSF, Network banking and FI's'.

sep 16 - aug 17

Maersk Shipping Lines BV Rotterdam
Trade Finance Manager:
Sep 2016 - Aug 2017 Building a Trade Finance Unit in the Netherlands. By supporting and optimizing the financial supply chain for Maersk shipping lines

customers. The Trade Finance product offered working capital solutions and shortened the cash conversion cycles. Securing the finance (pre and post )for import and export (containerized) transactions. Maersk digital platform also provided market Intelligence globally supported by its extensive network > 120 countries. NL was the 5th country in the roll-out of the global Trade Finance initiative led by a full banking supporting team in India (Risk, Compliance, and AML). Buzzwords: blockchain, disruptive, agile, scrum doing sprints while setting up the franchise. NL locally visited > 100 SME’s (MKB) and large corporate companies within a years’ time.

jun 16 - jul 16

Carl Kliem, fronting FinTech - CRX markets
Senior Broker:
Kickstarted a supplier finance project for Carl Kliem, fronting FinTech - CRX markets in Munich. Carl Kliem diversified product offering for their
International Corporate Desk. Agile and disruptive change for the companies network.
existing largest voice broker in EU. Leveraging from a very sophisticated and strong web-based platform. The aim was to gain direct sales (new
Network builder for clients for the platform) and indirect brokerage for investors and
colleagues financial institutions.

dec 99 - mei 16

Lloyds Banking Group
Various :
Lloyds Banking Group (latest role) Director Trade Sales Global Transaction Bank, London 1999 - 2016 Started as branch manager Rotterdam (5 FTE’s) soon after banking crises (2011/2012) I moved to London (3 days a week) managing the Trade business for the 25 key accounts for the bank (Shell, BP, Glencore, Vitol etc.) in the natural resources team. Received an award for the best-structured Oil & Gas as European co-ordinator.

mrt 79 - nov 99

Deutsche Bank
Various Management and Senior roles:
Deutsche Bank NV - Head of Structured Export Finance, Amsterdam 1979 - 1999 Started my banking career in H. Albert de Bary Rotterdam in operations and subsequently moved to Front Office and leadership roles




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Coach & Trainer Feyenoord Basketball 
May 2000 – Present - Volunteer duration of 20 yrs as active Basketball Coach & Trainer for Rotterdam basketball - teams which delivered championships U22, U20, U18, U16 and my final 6 years for the G Force - >25 players (G - team). Season 2018/19 Ass. Coach U21 - still active for G Force (@gforcerotterdam#instagram)