The former chief financial officer of Dutch bank ABN Amro has been found dead
with shotgun wounds near his home in Surrey, the
Huibert Gerard Boumeester was found dead yesterday, Sunday, with shotgun
wounds, one week after being reported missing and “vulnerable”. Reports claim he
was found with two shotguns which he had brought from his home, though Thames
Valley Police say his death is currently being treated as “unexplained”.
Boumeester, 49, left his role as CFO encompassing responsibility for
group-wide finance, risk management, investor relations, communications and
strategic decision support in March 2008 citing “personal reasons” six months
after ABN Amro was bought by Fortis, Royal Bank of Scotland and Santander. The
Dutch government now owns Fortis Bank and has taken direct ownership of its
stake in ABN Amro. The British government owns most of RBS.
An ABN Amro careerist who joined over 20 years previously as a management
trainee, Boumeester had served on the management board prior to his appointment
as CFO and had been the board member responsible for the group’s merger and
acquisition portfolio and group risk management and served as chief executive of
ABN Amro Asset Management. Latterly he was a director at ABN Amro Asset
Management, Montag & Caldwell and Artemis Investment Management.
There are suggestions that Boumeester took his own life, echoing the apparent
Mac CFO David Kellerman just two months ago.