Jagdish Hirani has been appointed country executive at ABN Amro UAE, replacing Rob Broedelet who is stepping down after five years in the role.

Hirani has worked with the bank for over 10 years, most recently as head of global markets Asia and alternate chief executive in Hong Kong. His new role includes overseeing energy, commodities and trade financing in the UAE for the bank.

Jeroen Rijpkema, CEO of ABN Amro Private Banking International says: ‘’Our UAE activities have grown significantly over the last few years, and this change of leadership coincides well with moving our organisation into the next phase of sustainable growth. Jagdish Hirani is a seasoned professional with over 20 years international experience in the financial industry.

“He has successfully undertaken various leadership positions, in which he has led teams through various phases of growth and change. I am sure we will be able to continue our pursuit of sustainable growth under his leadership.’’

Hirani will report to Jeroen Rijpkema and Hans Hanegraaf, CEO of private banking Asia and the Middle East.