ABN Amro has appointed Richard de Keijzer as managing director for ABN Amro Commercial Finance in the UK and Simon Lefevre as managing director for ABN Amro Lease UK, effective 1st March 2017.

De Keijzer joined ABN Amro Lease UK in 2015 and became managing director in early 2016. Before this, he held various roles in ABN Amro Bank, spanning 14 years.

In his role as managing director for ABN Amro Commercial Finance, de Keijzer will be responsible for leading further expansion.

Prior to joining ABN Amro Lease in 2016 as sales director, Lefevre was in charge of the UK leasing business for Bank of London and the Middle East, and held roles within ING Lease and Lombard in the UK.

Frank Stienstra, chief executive officer of ABN Amro Lease and ABN Amro Commercial Finance, said: “Both Richard and Simon are well respected and seasoned in their field of expertise.”

Robbert Booij, country executive for ABN Amro in the UK, added: “I am confident that these appointments will contribute positively to further growth of the ABN Amro businesses in the UK.”