Rabobank has appointed Els Kamphof to the position of group executive, wholesale banking to lead a strengthened corporate banking operation for Rabobank New Zealand-Australia.
Announcing the appointment, Rabobank Australia and New Zealand group managing director Thos Gieskes says Kamphof has an “impressive track record and extensive experience” in international wholesale banking – including eight years building Rabobank’s client and corporate lending business in the Netherlands.
“Coupled with this, Els has a close and long-standing connection with food and agribusiness, coming from a dairy farming family,” he said. “With this experience and background, Els is ideally placed to lead the bank’s strengthened focus on providing wholesale banking to the New Zealand food and Australian agribusiness corporate market – a key part of the bank’s future growth ambitions,” he says.
In addition to Kamphof’s role, Rabobank has also appointed Karin Van Selm to the role of Head of Loan Products Group, leading the bank’s wholesale client coverage.
Gieskes says that the new strengthened Wholesale Banking operation will “round out the full potential of Rabobank’s food and agribusiness banking franchise in New Zealand and Australia, complementing the bank’s strong position as a leading lender to the farm sector.”