Chris van Eeghen

Chris van Eeghen, ABN Amro Corporate Finance Executive, Dies

By Fred Pals Jan 22, 2015 2:10 AM CT

Chris van Eeghen, head of syndicate and corporate finance markets at ABN Amro Group NV, has died.

His death was confirmed in an e-mailed statement from the state-owned Amsterdam-based bank. The statement, which described his death as “totally unexpected,” didn’t provide his age or the date and cause of death.

Van Eeghen joined ABN Amro in 2006, according to a profile on the LinkedIn Corp. website. He was involved in deals such as Wereldhave NV’s planned 220 million-euro ($255 million) convertible-bond offering to refinance debt in 2013. The Schiphol, Netherlands-based investor in shopping centers decided to abandon the transaction in November of that year, according to a news release, which listed Van Eeghen as the lead contact on the deal at ABN Amro.

He began his career in 2000 in equity sales at Rabo Securities, a unit of Utrecht, Netherlands-based Rabobank Groep. In 2005, he joined Kempen & Co. NV, an Amsterdam-based brokerage, as senior account manager.

Van Eeghen studied business at the University of Buckingham in the U.K. and studied law at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands, according to his LinkedIn profile.

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