In House: Dutch reformers
ABN Amro's global head of legal and compliance, Laurie Adams, talks to Des Cahill about the department's efforts to move closer to the business, corporate governance and its approach to risk
Dating back in time to 1824, ABN Amro was the product of the merger in 1991 between Algemene Bank Nederland (ABN) and Amsterdam-Rotterdam Bank (Amro). Now a major international bank, ABN Amro currently has over 3,000 branches in more than 60 countries, a staff of over 100,000 and total assets of some e601bn (£403bn). Laurie Adams is the global head of legal and compliance for the wholesale clients division. He joined ABN Amro from Citibank in 2000.
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