Rabobank Makes Leadership Changes for North American Client Coverage

Rabobank appointed Tamira Treffers-Herrera and Robert Sinescu co-heads of North American client coverage. Treffers-Herrera also assumed the role of vice chairperson and head of the Atlanta office, where she additionally oversees Rabobank Mexico, which is led by Eduardo Palacios. Sinescu is the head of the Chicago office and also oversees Rabobank Canada, which is led by Marc Drouin, who was recently appointed Rabobank Canada’s general manager.

Treffers-Herrera and Sinescu report to David Bassett, head of wholesale banking North America for Rabobank, the bank’s corporate and investment banking business for the region based in New York.

“Both Tamira and Robert have a demonstrated history of strong leadership, operational excellence and passion for our clients,” Bassett said. “Their broad experience and deep sector expertise will be invaluable in delivering dynamic results for clients while accelerating our growth trajectory in North America.”

The Chicago office will drive growth in sectors including dairy, farm inputs, and grains and oilseeds, which are also areas of focus for the Canada office. The Atlanta office will focus on sectors such as animal protein, beverages, sugar and supply chains, which are important sectors in Mexico as well.

“Rabobank is fully committed to our clients throughout North America, and we believe our new sector-focused coverage will improve our ability to provide knowledge-based, value-added solutions that benefit our clients,” Bassett said.

Treffers-Herrera was most recently based in London as CEO of Rabobank’s European region from 2016 to 2020, during which time she took the organization through Brexit. Prior to that, she worked in the Atlanta office from 2002 to 2016. During her tenure in Atlanta, Treffers-Herrera served as global sector head of consumer food and beverages, and prior to that she was a senior banker for a portfolio of beverage and consumer foods clients.

Sinescu has been with Rabobank for more than 21 years and was previously general manager of Rabobank Canada, where he oversaw all operations, business development, commercial strategy and relationships with regulators. In addition, he continues to serve as CEO of Rabo Securities Canada. Prior to Rabobank Canada, he was a senior banker, head of corporate banking, European sector head for sugar and a member of the management team for Rabobank France.

Drouin has worked with Rabobank’s Canadian team for more than nine years and most recently served as a senior banker, head of Rabobank Canada’s AgVendor program and a member of Rabobank Canada’s management team. He has wholesale banking experience within the dairy, G&O, CPG and supply chain sectors.

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