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Francis Birkeland Head of Transportation & Logistics - Americas at ABN AMRO


Francis is Managing Director and head of Transportation & Logistics for the Americas for ABN AMRO, based in NY. Transportation and Logistics encompass shipping, intermodal, aviation and logistics. He has particular focus in developing this fourth new, broad and important logistics leg since ABN AMRO’s position is already well anchored in the other sectors. Francis started his banking career in 1992 in Luxembourg and moved on to France, Norway and the US. He relocated in 2012 to New York to spearhead the development of ABN AMRO’s presence with shipping and energy offshore companies. He came from the position as Country Head for Norway and Head of Energy, Commodities & Transportation in Scandinavia. Francis joined ABN AMRO’s predecessor Mees Pierson/Fortis in 2000 after prior work experience with Societe Generale and the engineering and construction company Kværner. He post graduated from the University of Mannheim in Germany in 1991 and holds a Master degree in Finance from NHH in Bergen, Norway and HEC in Jouy-en-Josas, France.

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