Jeroen Westrik has been named ABN Amro’s global head of energy, commodities and transportation (ECT) clients, natural resources.

He was previously ABN Amro’s head of sector origination, natural resources, since 2014.

Westrik started his career at the bank in 2000, working in the structured finance team for eight years, including two in Houston, where he headed up the structured financial solutions team for energy and resources.

In 2008, he left ABN Amro for RBS’ energy and resources department, where he spent six years in various positions before re-joining ABN Amro.

Under Westrik’s leadership, the natural resources team will focus on global market leaders in metal and mineral reserve extraction, chemical product manufacturing and the production of construction materials such as cement, asphalt, glass and bricks.

Maarten Terlouw, global head of ECT clients, says: “We are excited about this development and are confident that, with his previous experience, financial and commercial knowledge and skills, Jeroen will contribute to a successful expansion of our business to natural resources.”