Fortis Bank has appointed Louise Fein as managing director of the global commodities group in London. She succeeds Paul Schuilwerve who was recently appointed as managing director and global head of the commodities group.

Fein will continue to report to Schuilwerve, who has relocated to Rotterdam and to Angus MacLennan in London.

Fein joined the commodities team at MeesPierson as an account manager, metals and steel in 1996, following a short career as a solicitor specialising in commercial litigation. In 2000, she became the risk manager for the global commodities group in London, and has handled, together with her team, the legal, credit and operational risk issues relating to the business in London including the energy, metals, structured and derivatives business.