Marie de Graaf has joined ABN Amro as head of renewable energy as part of the bank’s energy, commodities and transportation (ECT) clients business.

De Graaf joins from Green Giraffe, a specialist advisory boutique focused on the renewable energy sector, where she had been one of the founders of the business, and had been working as a project manager since 2009. She previously held analyst positions at Econcern and NIBC.

During her career, de Graaf has built strong capabilities in financial and contractual structuring of offshore wind projects, and has played an active role in the acquisition process of new mandates. She will report to Peter Boogers, global head of ECT energy clients.

Maarten Terlouw, global head of ECT clients, comments on the hire: “Further investing in renewables perfectly fits the sustainable growth ambitions of ABN Amro. With her proven years of renewable energy experience and entrepreneurial mindset we are confident that Marie will be a valuable asset to the bank.”

ABN Amro’s ECT clients department provides financial services and advice to global clients in sectors such as commodity finance, shipping, agriculture, oil and gas and offshore oil services.