Ruud Nijs has been appointed head of the corporate social responsibility (CSR) Directorate at Rabobank Nederland. He will succeed Bart Jan Krouwel who will step down in January upon reaching the legal age of retirement. Nijs is currently director of financial logistics. He will transfer internally to the CSR Directorate on 1 October 2008 and will assume the position and responsibilities as head of the CSR Directorate effective 1 January 2009. Krouwel will continue to be associated with Rabobank in the role of adviser. Nijs joined the Rabobank Group in 2003 and has held various positions within the organisation including management posts at corporate clients product management and corporate insurance. He was responsible for setting up the financial logistics business line at Rabobank International Corporate Clients four years ago. Prior to joining Rabobank, Nijs worked for more than 12 years at ABN AMRO, two years at the NASDAQ-listed software house HNC Software and owned his own company.
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