ABN AMRO Lease has appointed Simon Lefevre to be sales director for its UK business.

Prior to joining ABN AMRO, Lefevre headed the UK Leasing Business for the Bank of London and Middle East. In the past, he also held various positions for both ING Lease and Lombard in the UK.

Richard de Keijzer, managing director of ABN AMRO Lease UK, said: ‘Simon has extensive experience in Asset Based Finance and knows the UK market well. He is well respected and we are proud to have him on board. With his experience and leadership I am very confident that Simon will contribute positively to the further growth of ABN AMRO Lease’s business in the UK’.

ABN AMRO Lease opened its UK branch on the 2nd of June 2014 and has demonstrated a steady growth since. The portfolio now stands at over £500m (€629.5m) and the team consists of 25 employees, covering the whole of the UK.