ABN Amro has promoted Jacqueline Chang to the newly-created role of regional head of commodities Asia within its energy, commodities and transportation (ECT) business.

She will also oversee ABN Amro’s Hong Kong commodities desk headed by Ben Cheung, as well as the recently-established regional structured inventory product desk in Singapore led by Julien Moreau-Pernet, which supports the combined commodities teams.

Chang was previously head of commodities, Singapore and will report to Jan-Maarten Mulder, global head of commodities and regionally to Maureen DeRooij, CEO Asia, large corporates and merchant banking. She will continue to be based in Singapore.

Chang joined Fortis in 2001 as head of commodities Singapore, responsible for the commercial and operational activities of the agriculture, energy and metals commodities teams.

DeRooij comments on the hire: “Jacqueline’s expanded new role highlights ABN Amro’s strong commitment to its commodities clients and the expansion of our commodities business in the region.”