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Banker Huibert Boumeester found dead
Huibert Boumeester, a Dutch banker who went missing after leaving his job at troubled banking group ABN Amro, has been found dead with gunshot wounds.

9:04AM BST 29 Jun 2009
The alarm was raised after the high-flying banker - who had been chief financial officer at the banking group - missed a business appointment. He had not been seen for a week.
Police said two of his shotguns had also disappeared from his homes in London and Scotland.
The body of the 49-year-old former chief financial officer at ABN Amro was found in woodland in Winkfield, Windsor, Berkshire, yesterday morning.
A Thames Valley Police spokesman said they could not confirm the identity of the dead man, but added: "He is believed to have died from gunshot wounds.
"At the moment it is being treated as an unexplained death.
"A definite cause of death has not been established."
Mr Boumeester joined ABN Amro, the 2007 takeover of which plunged the Royal Bank of Scotland into record losses, in 1987.
He worked his way up to the post of chief financial officer before leaving early last year. It is not known whether he left the company voluntarily or was forced out.

Staff at Artemis Assets Management, where the missing businessman was appointed to the board following a merger with ABN Amro, said he resigned in March this year citing "personal reasons".
Mr Boumeester, who set up the Boumeester Foundation in a bid to conserve cultures in countries such as Vietnam, China and Bhutan, was described by police as "feeling down of late".
His car, a blue 56-registration Range Rover, also went missing last week.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/5682447/Banker-Huibert-Boumeester-found-dead.html

Missing banker found dead in woodlands
Monday 8th December 2014

A DUTCH financier who went missing after leaving his job at troubled banking group ABN AMRO Bank N.V has been found dead with gunshot wounds.

Fears grew for the safety of high-flying banker Huibert Boumeester when he missed a business appointment. He had not been seen for a week.

Police said two of his shotguns had also disappeared from his homes in London and Scotland.

The body of the 49-year-old former chief financial officer at ABN Amro was found in woodland in Winkfield, near Windsor, Berkshire, on Sunday.

A Thames Valley Police spokesman said they could not confirm the identity of the dead man, but added: "He is believed to have died from gunshot wounds.

"At the moment it is being treated as an unexplained death. A definite cause of death has not been established."

Mr Boumeester joined ABN Amro, the 2007 takeover of which plunged the Royal Bank of Scotland into record losses, in 1987. He worked his way up to the post of chief financial officer before leaving early last year. It is not known whether he left the company voluntarily or was forced out.

Staff at Artemis Assets Management, where the missing businessman was appointed to the board following a merger with ABN Amro, said he resigned in March this year citing "personal reasons".

http://www.scotsman.com/news/uk/missing-banker-found-dead-in-woodlands-1-758188#

 

Financier shot himself in head after failed 50bn RBS takeover
Published: 11 November 2009

A multi-millionaire City financier shot himself in the head after leaving his job at the bank at the centre of a disastrous takeover by the Royal Bank of Scotland.
Huibert Boumeester, 49, killed himself after the 50 billion deal to buy ABN Amro plunged RBS and its then chief executive, Sir Fred Goodwin, into crisis. His body was found in woodland six days after he went missing in June.

The father-of-two, who was believed to have been earning 600,000 a year, wrote in a suicide note to his wife that he could not "go on any longer".

Yesterday an inquest in Windsor concluded that the respected Dutch financier had taken his own life. It heard that Mr Boumeester had retired from his job on the board of ABN Amro in April 2008 and had decided to take a break from banking.

His CV revealed a glittering career, including as head of finance in firms in Europe, Asia and Singapore. He was also a director of three charities. In 2007 the financier was said to have picked up a million Euros bonus.

The family alerted the police after he failed to turn up for a job interview on 22 June. When officers entered his home in Belgravia they found his gun cabinet was empty with the key still in it.

Police tracked Mr Boumeester's last mobile phone signal before it ceased to operate to Windsor Forest in Berkshire. There had also been no transactions on his credit or bank cards.

A search was launched by the Metropolitan and Thames Valley police. Officers found Mr Boumeester's body in woodland at Winkfield on 28 June after dog walkers reported an abandoned Range Rover. Police constable Amy Tapping described finding an empty shotgun case on the back seat and then spotting a body 10 yards from the vehicle. It was sitting against a tree.

The shotgun was dug into the dirt and the barrel pointed at the banker's neck and contained one spent cartridge. His wife Frederique, who did not attend the hearing, said in her statement to the coroner that her husband had been diagnosed with depression in February and was seeing a psychiatrist but had been making "good progress". She said: "He had suicidal thoughts but I thought those had gone. I thought he was starting to look for a new job." The hearing also heard that in March Mr Boumeester went missing for several hours after driving from to woodland near Ascot.

In the note found on his body he blamed an "immeasurable depth of depression". He was likely to have died on 21 June, the inquest heard.

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/financier-shot-himself-in-head-after-failed-50bn-rbs-takeover-6771209.html

Huibert Gerald Boumeester
Former Director, Saudi Hollandi Bank
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Background
Mr. Huibert Gerald Boumeester is the Senior Executive Vice President at ABN AMRO Holding N. V. He has been in the current position since January 1, 2004. Mr. Boumeester serves as Senior Executive Vice President, Private Clients & Asset Management SBU/BU, and Head Asset Management at ABN AMRO Bank. He was appointed to the Managing Board of ABN AMRO Holding N.V. in January 2006. Mr. Boumeester is the Board Member responsible for Corporate Development, Group Merger and Acquisition Portfolio, and Group Risk Management. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Boumeester was Chief Executive of ABN AMRO Asset Management. He joined ABN AMRO in 1987 as a management trainee in Investment Banking and his subsequent appointments include: Head of the Energy Desk Europe; Head of Power Project Finance Europe; Head of Project Finance Asia in Hong Kong; and Head of Structured Finance Asia, based in Singapore, where he was responsible for Project Finance, Structured Trade Finance, Financial Engineering, Loan Syndication, Asset Securitization, and Project Advisory. From 1998 to 2000, Mr. Boumeester was Country Manager at ABN AMRO Malaysia Berhad. From 2000 to 2002, he was Managing Director Global Financial Markets, where he was responsible for Leveraged Finance, Emerging Markets Debt Origination, and Asset Securitisation. In May 2002, Mr. Boumeester was appointed Global Head of Integrated Energy. He is a Director of ABN AMRO Asset Management Holding N.V., Montag & Caldwell Inc., and Artemis Strategic Asset Management Ltd. Mr. Boumeester is also a Director of three charities. He has a Masters degree in Law from the University of Leiden, the Netherlands.

http://investing.businessweek.com/research/stocks/private/person.asp?personId=8251115&privcapId=103823

Missing banker discovered shot dead in woods
By STEPHEN WRIGHT FOR THE DAILY MAIL
CREATED: 15:51 EST, 28 June 2009

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Depressed: Huibert Boumeester had recently lost his job in the City
A multi-millionaire City banker was found shot dead in woodland yesterday days after he disappeared.
Huibert Boumeester, 49, a father of two who had been depressed after recently losing his job, is believed to have shot himself in the head.
His family had been very concerned after it emerged he had vanished with one of his registered shotguns.
Hours after he was last seen alive on Monday his mobile phone signal had ceased and there had been no transactions on his credit or bank cards.
His wife made a desperate public appeal to him to come home, but her worst fears came true yesterday after police were called yesterday to identify a man's body discovered in woodland in Winkfield, Berkshire.
A spokesman said: 'Police are currently at the scene of an unexplained death.
'They discovered the body of a man who is believed to have died from gun shot wounds. It is too early at this stage to speculate or confirm the man's identity.'
However, sources confirmed the body was that of Mr Boumeester. One said: 'There do not appear to be any suspicious circumstances. It is a terrible tragedy, possibly borne out of the credit crunch.'
It was unclear if Mr Boumeester's Range Rover, which had been missing, was found near the scene. But initial inquiries suggested the body may have been in the woods for some days.
The highly respected Dutch financier was reported missing after failing to attend a business appointment in the capital.
Officers searched for him in vain at his homes in Clapham, South-West London, Victoria in Central London, and his vast estate in Scotland. Appealing last week for information about his disappearance, police said he had been 'feeling down of late'.
He had been on the board of the Dutch banking group ABN Amro and a number of other City firms. In 2007 he picked up a million euro bonus.
But his bank was the subject of the disastrous 50billion takeover by the Royal Bank of Scotland that plunged RBS and its then chief executive Sir Fred Goodwin into crisis.
Records show Mr Boumeester was paid a 440,000 salary at ABN but there was speculation his pay could have risen to 600,000 in 2007, a year after he was appointed to the board.
His CV reveals a glittering career with a series of important positions including head of finance positions in Europe, Asia and Singapore. He was also a director of three charities.
Mr Boumeester's brother-in-law, Willem Vandervarm, 45, said last week that the banker had not acted any differently after losing his job.
'I saw him this weekend and he was completely normal,' he said. 'We did not suspect anything was wrong.'
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His family had been very concerned after it emerged he had vanished with one of his registered shotguns.
Hours after he was last seen alive on Monday his mobile phone signal had ceased and there had been no transactions on his credit or bank cards.
His wife made a desperate public appeal to him to come home, but her worst fears came true yesterday after police were called yesterday to identify a man's body discovered in woodland in Winkfield, Berkshire.
A spokesman said: 'Police are currently at the scene of an unexplained death.
'They discovered the body of a man who is believed to have died from gun shot wounds. It is too early at this stage to speculate or confirm the man's identity.'Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

Missing banker discovered shot dead in woods
By STEPHEN WRIGHT FOR THE DAILY MAIL
CREATED: 15:51 EST, 28 June 2009

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Huibert Boumeester
Depressed: Huibert Boumeester had recently lost his job in the City
A multi-millionaire City banker was found shot dead in woodland yesterday days after he disappeared.
Huibert Boumeester, 49, a father of two who had been depressed after recently losing his job, is believed to have shot himself in the head.

However, sources confirmed the body was that of Mr Boumeester. One said: 'There do not appear to be any suspicious circumstances. It is a terrible tragedy, possibly borne out of the credit crunch.'
It was unclear if Mr Boumeester's Range Rover, which had been missing, was found near the scene. But initial inquiries suggested the body may have been in the woods for some days.
The highly respected Dutch financier was reported missing after failing to attend a business appointment in the capital.
Officers searched for him in vain at his homes in Clapham, South-West London, Victoria in Central London, and his vast estate in Scotland. Appealing last week for information about his disappearance, police said he had been 'feeling down of late'.
He had been on the board of the Dutch banking group ABN Amro and a number of other City firms. In 2007 he picked up a million euro bonus.
But his bank was the subject of the disastrous 50billion takeover by the Royal Bank of Scotland that plunged RBS and its then chief executive Sir Fred Goodwin into crisis.
Records show Mr Boumeester was paid a 440,000 salary at ABN but there was speculation his pay could have risen to 600,000 in 2007, a year after he was appointed to the board.
His CV reveals a glittering career with a series of important positions including head of finance positions in Europe, Asia and Singapore. He was also a director of three charities.
Mr Boumeester's brother-in-law, Willem Vandervarm, 45, said last week that the banker had not acted any differently after losing his job.
'I saw him this weekend and he was completely normal,' he said. 'We did not suspect anything was wrong.'

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1196141/Missing-banker-Huibert-Boumeester-discovered-shot-dead-woods.html#ixzz3NMHRc58b