The Dutch-based global provider of asset finance has announced the appointment of Yke Hoefsmit as chief risk officer (CRO) and member of the executive board of DLL.

Yke Hoefsmit (pictured below) brings almost 20 years of international experience with Rabobank, where she has held relationship management and risk positions of increasing scope and management responsibility.

In her most recent role, she served as executive vice-president and head of financial restructuring for the international wholesale and rural segments, with clients and teams in North America, South America, Australia, New Zealand, Asia and Europe.

Based in the Netherlands, Yke Hoefsmit will assume management responsibility for DLL’s risk organization globally, replacing Fred Weenig who has served as interim CRO since March 2020.

Bill Stephenson, chief executive and chairman of the executive board of DLL, said: “We are very pleased to have found someone of Yke’s calibre and skillset for this important leadership role.

“The fact that we were able to recruit her from our parent, Rabobank, emphasises our common goal to realise mutual business objectives. I look forward to having Yke on the executive board and welcome her input and experience as our company moves forward on its strategic path of partnering for a better world, working closely together with our partners and customers to help them realise their ambitions.”

“I am excited to join DLL; a successful international company that is client-centric, knowledgeable, innovative, entrepreneurial and execution driven.

“A culture that I think will suit me well,” says Yke Hoefsmit. “I am looking forward to contributing to the health of the company’s growing portfolio while supporting our valued partners and customers.”

DLL was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. The company is a global asset finance company for equipment and technology with a managed portfolio of more than €35bn.