ABN AMRO appoints new Asia head of debt solutions

Dutch bank ABN AMRO has promoted Brian McGirr to head of debt solutions in Asia and announced two other appointments in the team.

Dutch bank ABN AMRO has promoted Brian McGirr to head of debt solutions in Asia and announced two other appointments in the team.

Prior to his promotion, McGirr was the head of distribution for Asia and was responsible for building out the syndicated loan business with Debt Solutions Asia for the past four years.

He first joined ABN AMRO in London in 2007 where he headed the European Corporate and Structured Syndicate & Sales team before moving to Singapore with RBS in 2008. He has over 16 years of experience in the debt financing industry.

“Brian has spent many years in Asia and has a very good relationships with our clients. His experience in Asia as well as his expertise across the Debt Solutions’ product suite makes him well-placed to further develop and grow our Asian business,” said Maureen DeRooij, country executive for Greater China and chief executive officer of wholesale banking for Asia.

In his new role, McGirr will be based in Singapore and report to Derooij.

McGirr’s predecessor, Arnoud Sprangers, has relocated to Hong Kong as executive director for client origination.

The bank has also named two other internal transfers to the debt solutions team. Christopher Ang from the Energy Clients Asia team will take the role of head of Energy and Project Finance Loan Origination.

Wilbert Poot from the Loans and Debt Capital Markets Team in Amsterdam will become director Commodities Loan Origination.

ABN AMRO is one of the oldest foreign banks in Asia and employs over 900 staff in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo.

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