Posts From October, 2011

ABN AMRO opens Dallas energy lending office. 

October 28, 2011


ABN AMRO announces ECT business expansion with new office in Dallas

Thursday, October 27, 2011 10:38 AM

(Source: Datamonitor)clip_image001ABN AMROclip_image002 has announced a strategic expansion of the global energy banking capabilities of its Energy, Commodities & Transportation, or ECT, business, with the recruitment of a five person team of US energy bankers who will establish a new office in Dallas, Texas.

The team will enable ABN AMRO to build its US and international reserve-based lending, as well secured financing within the midstream and downstream sectors of the oil and gas industry. The Dallas office adds to the bank's US footprint, following the reopening of a New York branch last November which now includes a capital markets function and an existing office in Chicago, the company said.

Darrell Holley joins ABN AMRO as a Managing Director in a new role Global Head of Oil & Gas within the bank's ECT business. He was previously Global Head of Energy Finance at UBS Investment Bank. Mr Holley was Global Head of Oil and Gas at Fortis Bank prior to this and began his career in 1987 in the global energy finance group of Chemical Bank.

Also joining the oil and gas team in the Dallas officeclip_image002[1] from UBS are Casey Lowary, David Montgomery, Brian Wallace and Beth Johnson. Mr Lowary joins as Director, responsible for North American Midstream and Downstream business. Mr Montgomery is also a Director, responsible North American Exploration and Production. Mr Wallace joins as Director and Senior Reserve Engineer and Ms Johnson as Vice- President with a focus on Exploration & Production. The team previously worked together at Fortis Bank.

Marius Messer, Global Head of Energy in ABN AMRO's ECT business, said: "These developments will re-establish our North American reserve-based lending and infrastructure lending activities and is part of our wider strategy to build our footprint in the world's most active energy markets. The addition of a highly experienced team with deep knowledge of the energy sector will enhance our ability to serve clients, grow our overall lending franchise and support the ancillary product offering of the bank."

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NBSO hosted a reception for Stephan Raes, Minister of Economics with Royal Netherlands Embassy. 

October 26, 2011


Netherlands Business Support Office-Texas hosted a reception for Stephan Raes, Plenipotentiary Minister at the Royal Netherlands Embassy at the Buffalo Bayou Room at the Federal Reserve Bank at which he addressed a captive audience on the current Euro Crisis on Thursday, October 20th, 2011. Raes visited the recently opened NBSO office to advise and monitor a research project in “Smart Grid/Metering” currently done in Texas by the two Nijenrode Business School students from the Netherlands; Alexander van Ooijen and Peter van Gellecum.


Discussion about The Netherlands and the Euro Crisis

Gérard A. Brikkenaar van Dijk, Chief Representative of the Netherlands Business Support Office – Texas.


Dr. Raes comments about the Euro Crisis

Dr. Stephan Raes, Plenipotentiary Minister Royal Netherlands Embassy in Washington, D.C.

Business Readiness Fair held on September 29, 2011 in the Victoria Room. 

October 26, 2011

The Harris County Citizen Corps held a Business Readiness Fair at the Federal Reserve Bank on September the 29th, 2011 and the Netherlands Business Support Office had the opportunity to participate. We received very important information on what to do in case of an emergency, how to use a fire extinguisher, what to pack and where to go.

Below are some pictures of the event.


HC Citizens Corps

Meeting with HC Citizens Corps

Emergency Items

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