Citigroup hires van Nouhuijs to lead Benelux banking team

Citigroup has hired the former chief executive of corporate and institutional banking at ABN Amro to lead its advisory team in the Benelux region, as the US investment bank continues to bolster headcount in Europe.

Rutger van Nouhuijs has joined as head of banking, capital markets and advisory for Benelux, based in Amsterdam, according to a memo seen by Financial News. His appointment marks the end of a 28-year career at the Dutch lender, and is another senior appointment at Citigroup, which is gunning for the top spot in the Europe, Middle East and Africa investment banking league tables.

The Benelux region represents a “significant wallet opportunity” for Citigroup in Europe, the memo from Nacho Gutiérrez, head of BCMA for Emea at Citigroup said.

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Earlier this month, the bank named Luisa Leyenaar-Huntingford as co-global head of infrastructure, covering private equity funds and promoted Marie-Christine Olive and Philip ten Bosch as co-heads of its new natural resources and clean energy transition group in Emea, with plans to bulk up in the region.

It has also been bolstering its UK investment banking business, hiring James Ibbotson from Deutsche Bank as a managing director, while Simon Lindsay, one of its top UK M&A bankers, returned to the team in September.

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