Friday, 31 March 2023

ING appoints new head of sustainable finance in Asia Pacific  

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ING announced that Martijn Hoogerwerf has been appointed head of sustainable finance Asia Pacific (APAC) effective 24 March 2022. 

Based in Singapore, Hoogerwerf joined ING’s sustainable finance APAC team in 2019 with over 10 years of experience in the sustainable finance markets, where he took on a variety of climate-related investment and advisory roles during this period. 

Prior to this, Hoogerwerf spent eight years in Fortis’ transportation and logistics and strategic development teams, now merged with ABN Amro and focused on expanding its wholesale banking activities in Asia. He moved to Hong Kong in 2006 as part of his tenure with Fortis. 

Hoogerwerf brings a unique blend of commercial banking knowledge, sustainability expertise and APAC experience. He has been instrumental in ensuring sustainable finance is front and centre in client-facing functions, securing leading mandates, and contributing to the growth of ING’s sustainable finance activities in APAC.  

Notable deals that ING closed included acting as lead sustainability structurer and coordinator for GLP’s first sustainability-linked loan of $658 million and joint green structuring advisor for Vena Energy’s JPY52.8 billion ($500 million) sustainability-linked revolving credit facility.

Hoogerwerf reports functionally to Ana Carolina Oliveira, global head of sustainable finance (ad interim) and regionally to Catherine Low, head of lending and transaction services APAC. 

Anju Abrol, head of wholesale banking APAC said, “Sustainability is at the heart of what we do. Corporates in the region are placing greater emphasis on climate action and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues. This is clearly evident especially in the last year, where the number of sustainability deals we backed in APAC doubled on a year-on-year basis. I’m confident that Hoogerwerf will make a big contribution to the overall objective of helping clients in the region achieve their sustainability goals, as they continue making the transition towards a greener future”.

Re-disseminated by The Asian Banker

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