Ex-ABN Amro CFO found dead in Britain

30th June 2009, Comments 0 comments

Police had feared for the man's safety since he went missing last week with two of his firearms.

London - A former chief financial officer (CFO) of troubled Dutch bank ABN Amro has been found dead with gunshot wounds in Britain.

Huibert Boumeester, 49, went missing last week with two of his shotguns. Police said he had been "feeling down of late."

A body was found in woodland near Windsor, west of London, Sunday. In line with policy, police did not directly confirm identity but a spokesman said when asked about the case: "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."

Boumeester, a Dutchman, left ABN Amro early last year. The firm was acquired in 2007 by a consortium featuring RBS, Santander and Fortis and its Dutch banking activities were nationalised by the Netherlands last year.

It sustained a first-quarter loss of EUR 886 million (USD 1.2 billion) this year.

AFP / Expatica

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