This excerpt taken from the ABN 20-F filed Mar 27, 2009.
David Cole is the Chief Financial Officer (‘CFO’) and Chief Risk Officer (‘CRO’). He is also responsible for Group Finance, Group Risk, Group Legal and Group Compliance. He was appointed to the Managing Board on 28 February 2009. Mr Cole joined ABN AMRO in Amsterdam in 1984 as a corporate client relationship manager. He held a series of credit and relationship management positions over the next 15 years in New York, Houston, Chicago and Amsterdam before being appointed Executive Vice President and Regional Head of Risk Management for Latin America in 1999, where he was based in Sao Paulo, Brazil. In 2001, Mr Cole returned to Amsterdam to undertake Corporate Centre responsibility within GRM for Credit Portfolio Management. Later that year he was appointed Managing Director and Head of Wholesale Clients (‘WCS’) Change Management. In 2002 Mr Cole became CFO of WCS and in 2004 he was appointed Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of WCS. Mr Cole was appointed Head of Group Risk Management (GRM) for ABN AMRO in January 2006. GRM is responsible for the management of credit, country, market, operational and reputational risk across the bank. He studied at the University of Georgia where he graduated in 1984 (Bachelor of Business Administration). He also studied International Business at Nijenrode University in the Netherlands.