Rabobank to Host First New York Leadership Roundtable

Event to Focus on Logistics and Transportation

Jul 01, 2015, 09:00 ET from Rabobank

NEW YORK, July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Rabobank Group, a global financial services leader providing wholesale and retail banking, leasing, and real estate services in more than 40 countries, will host its first-ever Leadership Roundtable on logistics and transportation on Thursday, July 2 at the Dream Downtown Hotel in New York.

"This event touches on some of the critical ways Rabobank seeks to deliver value to clients beyond banking products and services," said Rajiv Singh, CEO of Rabobank North America Wholesale. "We're excited to have experts in the area of logistics and transportation sharing deep knowledge and insights related to the food and agribusiness sectors." 

This first Leadership Roundtable will be one of many events hosted by Rabobank to foster direct dialogue between clients and experts about some of the industry's most pressing strategic issues. Details for the event are provided below:


The Rabobank Leadership Roundtable will begin with a luncheon, and include candid discussions that will explore everything from supply-chain risks, to 3D printing, to other trends that will impact future client shipping and logistics activities.


Thursday, July 2, 2015 / 12pm – 5pm EDT


Dream Downtown

The Gallery

355 W. 16th Street

New York, NY 10011

Joining the event as participants will be Dr. Yossi Sheffi, Director of the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics and Michael Beresford, Director of Caravel Shipping USA, Inc. Mr. John Lanigan will also attend, an executive who served as COO at Schneider National, Inc., the largest truckload motor carrier group in the US, and as CMO with BNSF Railway Company. Mr. Lanigan currently serves as Dean of the School of Business at Baldwin Wallace University.  

In addition to these industry experts, several members of Rabobank senior management and supply chain and logistics leaders will also be in attendance. Bank participants include the following:

  • Rajiv Singh, CEO of Rabobank North America Wholesale, leads the bank's corporate and institutional client activities in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, which include corporate banking, mergers and acquisitions, specialized products, food and agribusiness research, and capital markets activities, as well as all operational and support functions. Singh also chairs the executive management team for the North American Wholesale business.
  • Jan (J.L.) van Nieuwenhuizen, joined Rabobank in 2009 and has served as a member of the Rabobank Executive Board since 2014. He is responsible for the bank's Dutch and international wholesale banking activities.
  • Tjard Westbroek, as Global Sector Head of Supply Chain, is responsible for creating structural client coverage in a new sector within Rabobank's food and agriculture focus.
  • A.M. (Lex) Kloosterman, Senior Executive Vice President for Rabobank, is a member of the Wholesale, Rural & Retail Management team and is responsible for the bank's global corporate clients coverage.

Media are invited to RSVP by contacting Amanda Rodhe at amanda.rodhe@rabobank.com or 212-574-7385. 

About Rabobank
Rabobank Group is a global financial services leader providing wholesale and retail banking, leasing, and real estate services in more than 40 countries worldwide. Founded over a century ago, Rabobank today is one of the largest banks in the world, with nearly $1 trillion in assets, and ranks among the 10 safest banks globally. In the Americas, Rabobank is a premier bank to the food, agribusiness and beverage industry, providing sector expertise, strategic counsel and tailored financial solutions to clients across the entire food value chain.

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