Former CEO at Natixis John Hailer Welcomes New Position

Former CEO of Natixis John Hailer, who has been with the company since 2003, has accepted a new position as head of business development for ABN AMRO Luxembourg, effective from 1 October. He will relocate from London to Luxembourg and be on the same floor as his old office. In this role, he will work with CEOs in Asia and Europe and be involved in building transactions across all geographies.

John Hailer said: “I am excited about this new opportunity to shape my next chapter for myself and for my family. I have been with the company for 13 years and I have seen it grow from strength to strength over that time. I am happy that I am leaving Natixis in good hands with consistent, strong leadership across the whole business.”

Leon van der Leyen, CEO at ABN AMRO Luxembourg, said: “John is a true asset to our group. His experience, knowledge and expertise in his key markets give us a competitive advantage in his new role. John’s specific skills and experience perfectly complement our CEO’s business development team.” Hailer is stepping down as CEO of the company. He has been actively building the company from strength to strength and has taken on several new responsibilities. These include creating the company in Europe, the first international business in the group, and creating IT solutions for the wealth management industry. He has also headed up an integrated global financial services group.

Commenting on Hailer’s exit, Andrew Tulloch, CEO of The Co-operative Group, said: “John is a talented leader and has made a significant contribution to The Co-operative Group over the past 12 years. I am sure he will be a success in his new role and wish him every success for the future.”

The Co-operative Group will be looking to announce a replacement for John in due course.

About John Hailer: John Hailer joined in 2003 as CEO of the UK and created the first international business in the group. He then headed up an integrated global financial services group. During his time at the company, he has also been involved in several new responsibilities: creating IT solutions for the wealth management industry, heading up an integrated global financial services group and creating Europe, the first international business in the group. Hailer was appointed Chairman of in 2008. He left the company in 2011 and rejoined it in 2013 as CEO of Natixis.

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