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Oikocredit appoints new managing director

Thos Gieskes V2.jpgFebruary 07 2017

Thos Gieskes will be welcomed as managing director of Oikocredit on 3 April 2017.

Gieskes brings nearly 30 years of experience in international business and finance to Oikocredit. He spent the majority of his career in leadership positions at Rabobank, a global cooperative bank based in the Netherlands. His most recent roles included CEO of Rabobank Australia for six and a half years and CEO of Rabobank Chile for seven years.

“We are confident that Thos’ passion and experience in successfully leading cooperative entities will be a great asset to Oikocredit’s future,” said Jacinta Hamann de Vivero, chair of Oikocredit’s supervisory board. 

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