SOURCE: FORTIS

April 18, 2008 06:12 ET

Fortis Private Banking announces future management structure

BRUSSEL, BELGIUM--(Marketwire - April 18, 2008) -


Fortis Private Banking has announced the future management structure and senior appointments at the future combined private bank.

The executive management structure of the combined private bank will be aligned with the enlarged business and with the ambitions of the new combined private bank. The Management Board will be composed of the following people:

* Chris Vogelzang, Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
* Jos ter Avest, Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)
* Rüdiger von Wedel, Chief Commercial Officer (CCO)
* Tom Vanden Borre, Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
* John Smeets, Chief Risk Officer (CRO)
* Daniël de Clerck, Chief Operating Officer (COO)
* Pim van den Heuvel, Head of Private Wealth Management Global
Private Banking
* Rein Heddema, Head of Human Resources
* Rüdiger von Wedel, Head of Products and Solutions
* Andius Teijgeler, Head of Marketing and Sales
* Bernadette Langius, Head of Netherlands (also responsible for
Curaçao)
* Horst Schmidt, Head of Germany
* Philip Howell, Head of United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Italy and
Spain, Gibraltar and Monaco
* Yves Stein, Head of Switzerland (also responsible for Poland)
* Jeroen Rijpkema, Head of Belgium
* Hugues Delcourt, Head of Luxembourg
* Philippe Vayssettes, Head of France
* Barend Janssens, Head of Asia

Chris Vogelzang, CEO Global Private Banking says: "I am very pleased to announce the proposed future management structure and senior appointments at our combined private bank. This combination will create a leading private bank with an unrivalled focus on clients." In the selection process, Fortis Private Banking worked with leading companies in executive search and assessment.

The above appointments are subject to regulatory approval.

Fortis Private Banking

Fortis Private Banking offers integrated services to high net worth individuals and their businesses. We are a specialised partner operating in a market without borders. www.privatebanking.fortis.com.

Fortis is an international financial services provider engaged in banking and insurance. We offer our personal, business and institutional customers a comprehensive package of products and services through our own channels, in collaboration with intermediaries and through other distribution partners. With a market capitalisation of EUR 35.1 billion (31/03/2008), Fortis ranks among the 20 largest financial institutions in Europe. Our sound solvency position, our presence in over 50 countries and our dedicated, professional workforce of 65,000 enable us to combine global strength with local flexibility and provide our clients with optimum support. More information is available at www.fortis.com.





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