Currently he is Chief Transformation Officer and the board member of a European real estate investment management company, leading its transformation. This includes the stabilisation of operations, assessing future options and implementing the preferred option.
Recently he was involved in the restructuring of a major fuel distribution company in The Benelux and France, accomplishing significant cost control and headcount reduction.
Before joining A&M, Mr. Thomeer spent two years as Managing Director with Global Credit Restructuring at ING, where he served as Head of Credit Restructuring in Ukraine, managing the financial restructuring and safeguarding a €500+ million distressed credit portfolio in local blue chips.
During five years as Managing Director, Mr. Thomeer was head of ING International Business Clients, delivering cross border financial services to corporate clients in 23 countries. During this period, several performance improvement projects were implemented, leading an annual average 30 percent top line growth and a substantial decrease in cost / income ratio.
Mr. Thomeer served 15 months as Chief Executive Officer / Chief Risk Officer on the board of Slaski Bank Hypoteczny, the commercial real estate bank of ING in Poland. He turned the four-year loss-making bank into a profitable business. After the restructuring, he remained involved for two years as a supervisory board member. He has also been involved in the restructuring of the other Polish commercial banking activities of ING with a specific focus on products and marketing, in which he was responsible for all performance improvement activities.
Mr. Thomeer advised the board and senior management of ING Group in strategic and performance improvement areas covering fields as large as information technology, business and governance. He also launched a new business, selling third party mutual funds in France through the internet. He started his career as an equity and junk bond fund manager in Europe and Asia.
Mr. Thomeer earned a master’s degree in economics, with distinction, from Leuven University. He has worked and lived in Europe and Asia Pacific and is fluent in Dutch, English and French.